Are you planning to add play count integration?

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Lots of my smart playlists on iTunes have play counts integrated and I would like the Djay app to update those play counts to accurately reflect what I play out.
Is this a feature that can be added? If so, when are you planning to implement it?

Would using iTunes Match solve this issue?
Thanks
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Paul Synnerg

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Charles Glaspole

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YES a thousand times YES.
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Daniel Scotcher-Photography

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Yes this would be very good to have as i never know when i have already played the song
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russmoore07

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Any update this this?
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Q

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russmoore07

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Unfortunately iOS doesn’t currently allow to update the play count in the music library, since the library is read-only. We have requested the ability to update the play count from Apple, so hopefully this will be possible in a future iOS version.
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Thomas Koppensteiner

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Will it be possible with iOS 8?
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Thomas Koppensteiner

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Can the itunes library / the play count on the mac be updated by djay? That would be a very cool feature for me!
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russmoore07

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I see the new version is out.. Does it keep track of playcount as of yet?
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russmoore07

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Just downloaded it.. The answer looks to be a big no.. That's too bad. I would use this exclusively . I need playcounts to keep track of my playlists and how they update.
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Anders, Official Rep

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Unfortunately iOS doesn’t currently allow to update the play count in the music library, so it’s not possible to implement this feature for us. :(
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Q

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I make my ringtones and text tones with this app to its better than any ringtone app out there.... I record it and the playback don't lose no quality....i wonder if they have changed it were it save the recordings in m4p
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How about on the Mac version, Anders?
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David Williamson

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Instead of updating the play count in the itunes library, can't djay 2 just keep track of the songs played all on it's own? There could be a button somewhere to reset the count for each session. I'd guess that most event DJs would only want to see a play count for that event, and then would want to reset the count for the next night/event.

I'd think that wouldn't be too hard to do, simply keeping a log of what's been playing with a timestamp, and then clearing that log whenever the user taps a button. The only alternative is writing down each song as you play it...bummer.
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Thomas Koppensteiner

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I think this is a good idea, but a different use case.
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iRWeasel

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Hi,

this would be a very useful feature for Pro Dj's, a list showing top 100 tracks played on a continuously updating basis, plus a play count for all tracks played, kept within DjPro, nothing to do with iTunes.

rgds Tim
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Thinking about this, since you can export the playlist (at least on the mac version I am not sure about the iOS versions), if you export the playlist at the end of your set, then you could create playlists within iTunes to reflect what you played. Not a true count list sure, but you could track what it is a bit more.
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There may not be an API for this but AppleScript can update this count. So it is very much possible to do. I have an AppleScript made by Doug Adams (dougscripts.com) that I paid a donation to. Now I have a pulldown option in iTunes that lets me make the count anything I want for any selected song or songs. This tells me that it is likely possible to make DJay do this too. I am not sure it would be super high on the priority list but I think it would be a cool feature option.
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I can’t believe this was requested SIX years ago and still hasn’t been implemented. I love djay Pro but how does it STILL not have Play Count?!?! Every other DJ software has it...
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I dont use this software because of this issue.. What is everyone using to play and manage music now?