Hmm... someone is already working on this:
Once I'm allowed to post on those forums I'll try to ask more details.
Jorg Schuler wrote:
> Instead of a file "Play Counts" there is a file "PlayCounts.plist".
> This conveniently explains why you won't see any playcounts...
> Can you remove the file and see if is created by the iPod itself, and if
> so, with which contents? In either case, can you send one more example
> right after creation (either by the iPod itself or by iTunes)?
> Pieter De Decker wrote:
>> I've backed up my database files, unmounted my iPod, played a song,
>> backed up the database once again, unmounted my iPod, rated a song,
>> backed up the database one more time and attached the three backups I
>> made to this mail.
>> From the included README file:
>> 'ORIGINAL' FOLDER:
>> The original state of my database before playing a song.
>> 'STATE1' FOLDER:
>> The state of my database after playing 'What Was I Thinking' by
>> Junior. Ironically, the size of PlayCounts.plist shrunk.
>> 'STATE2' FOLDER:
>> The state of my database after playing the song and giving 'In My
>> Element' by Jeremy Rowe a three star rating.
>> Hope that helps clear this up.
>> On Jan 17, 2008 10:13 AM, Jorg Schuler <jorg.schuler@...
>> <mailto:jorg.schuler@...>> wrote:
>> > > @developers: would it be of any help if I granted you access to
>> my iPod
>> > > using SSH? I don't have the skills to track down the problem
>> but perhaps
>> > you
>> > > can.
>> > >
>> > I'm not a gtkpod dev, but something which might help the devs to
>> > down your problem:
>> > ...
>> Good idea -- the playcounts and rating are usually stored in a file
>> called "Playcounts". Don't forget to include this.