I liked this iTunes stats thing on Facebook, What's on my iPod? but I wanted to get the stats without having to upload my file all the time. So, I taught myself a little VB Script and wrote a rudimentary stats/metrics program. It basically spits out a bunch of numbers and lists to a date-stamped file and it takes about a minute to run for every 1,000 songs you have. For me, it takes just over 3 minutes to run on my aging home PC (with nearly 5,000 songs).
You can save it anywhere on your PC and double-click on it and it should run. You may need to have VB.NET installed, so you can go to the Microsoft Updates site for that. I am VERY interested in feedback on this, and I'd welcome enhancements to the script as well. You can email me at yanoff-NOSPAM@yahoo.com (just remove the "-NOSPAM").
Download iTunesStats.vbs for free!
View sample output text file of iTunes Stats
I can also make available other useful iTunes scripts that can do things such as generate a file that shows which of your tracks are missing lyrics, which are missing tracks, etc. Just let me know!
Added 2 new sections: top albums by total play count of the songs on that album and top albums by total play time
I had to remove the most-skipped songs because now that songs can exist in the iCloud, they do not have a skipped count and they also do not have a "location" field so I can't detect if a song is in the cloud or local.
|2.29||8-8-2014||Now also skips podcasts. These were causing an issue when trying to determine the skip counts of tracks.|
|2.28||12-18-2012||Now skips audio streams and videos|