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I (Windows OS user) am currently listening to some audio tutorials (mostly mp3 formats). The tutorial set contains hundreds of media files. I am requiring a function in the media player which helps me to know what I have already listed and what tutorials are left?

Is there a media player which can logs files played? Or, is there any way to achieve this using the common media players such as AIMP, VLC media player, Windows media player, Winamp and so on.


It is not sufficient for me to know what files are played and how often. As I am listening to these tutorials on my PC I cannot always keep the media player open. I may need to restart my PC at times. So, how will I know when I come back which tutorial I was listening to and at what position. The statistics regarding the frequency of the file and when it was last played is not so useful to me. This is because I will not have the info of the position where I stopped. I have to go through the files and sort them as per last played. But these are not so helpful.

Of course I can just maintain a log book but I was looking for a program to automatically do the logging (last played and the position I stopped it was stopped at) for me.

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I did something similar but I'm not putting it as an answer as it wasn't really any good. What I did was to sign up to and create my own podcast with just me as an subscriber. That way iTunes and my iPhone automaticly kept track of what I had listened to. It worked but I never used it again. – Nifle Jul 29 '12 at 17:37

You could use foobar 2000 with the plugin foo playcount. It gives you statistics about what you have played, when you have played it and how often.

According to this post on Windows Media Player is supposed to have a play count that you can use to sort your library. I don't have Win7 right now, but I suggest you look into that as well because it is the easiest way in my opinion.


Media Player Classic can remember the last position of any file it was playing when closed. See How to remember positions within multiple files in Media Player Classic? for an explanation. I don't think it can handle an index of all files, though.

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I do not actually need any information on every file's statistics but information pertaining to which file was played last and before... – Stat-R Jul 30 '12 at 15:19
If it knows how often you have listened to it, it also knows which ones you haven't heard. What number > 1 it shows you can just ignore. If you sort by number played you can clearly distinguish between the ones you've heard and the ones that are left. – simbabque Jul 30 '12 at 15:54
Thanks for your efforts. Please see: I have edited my original question – Stat-R Jul 30 '12 at 17:10
@Stat-R: I updated my answer. – simbabque Jul 30 '12 at 18:56
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Actually 1by1 does it. You need to enable the log by pressing F6 and then selecting log/scrobble before you begin to play anything... enter image description here Then when you play your mp3 files, you need to go press ctrl+shift+L to get the log displayed as illustrated below.

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and then you see this enter image description here

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