iTunes Match and Apple Music Breaks Play Count Edit

In 2010 I wrote a script for Windows’ iTunes users called Adjust Play Count. I though some people may be interested in it. It is the most popular post on my blog and it’s had more than 400 comments (although I’ve lost a lot of them in server moves).

There’s a bug on Apple’s side with iTunes Match (and Apple Music as well). Doug’s AppleScripts for iTunes mentioned it last year and it was a problem on Apple’s forums in 2011 and 2014 and 2017 (oops!).

So it’s a problem on Apple’s back end, not with any edit play count scripts for Windows or Mac.

Strangely this does not affect all users (according to the internet). I suspect it does and those of us who use playcounts to build smart playlists are the only one’s who notice.

The fix for some is 

  • De-authorise your iTunes from your PC.
  • Sign out.
  • Re-boot.
  • Re-authorise and sign in. 

That may fix it, or it may not. Or it may fix it and then the problem returns.

Image credit: Broken iTunes by Speaking of Animation

 

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