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Poll: Do you care about play counts/watched flags?

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Which media manager/player do you use, and does it support play counts?

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Do you care about them?

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If you care about play counts/watch flags, what media do you want or need it for?

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#16 crazzy88ss

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 22:45

omg I love them.

i'm a numbers guy, though -_-


#17 thomastmc

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 22:52

No matter how you may rate a song, 3 stars or 5 stars, nothing tells you how much you like a song more than the play count. Same for albums and artists.

Play count is the best gauge for what you really like, not what you think you like.

#18 sean.ferguson

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 11:52

Im currently using cmus as a music player and personally i don't care how many times i have listened to a track. :)

#19 Ambroos

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 14:41

I use Foobar, Spotify and my phone, everything comes together on my Last.fm profile.

I can't believe nobody else mentioned that. It's the ultimate solution for play counts since it works with pretty much anything.

#20 +Nik L

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 14:55

Yes, very much

#21 n_K

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 15:13

I only really cared when I was wanted to free up space, so looked for the number of plays: 0/1/2 etc. and found that actually ipod's random is just crap and actually it didn't play a load of songs but played some other songs all the time.

#22 Nick H.

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 15:18

I use iTunes, so it keeps count of my songs, but I only check occasionally to see what my most listened to music is. I can't say that I care about it though, if it got reset (a new computer, for example) I wouldn't mind at all.

#23 LUTZIFER

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 15:33

I use Winamp and YES it does support play counts. I do not care about or even pay any attention to play counts. Couldn't care less.

#24 vetDirtyLarry

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 16:43

I only really cared when I was wanted to free up space, so looked for the number of plays: 0/1/2 etc. and found that actually ipod's random is just crap and actually it didn't play a load of songs but played some other songs all the time.

I was actually just thinking to myself why on earth would anyone care at all about how many times they chose to listen to a song, so thank you for providing a reason it does actually make sense.

#25 Richard C.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 09:51

I tend to just leave my music player on shuffle as I have more than enough songs to never hear the same song more than twice in several weeks. So while playcounts are a fun little "did you know that" type statistic, they hold little management value to me.