· Can I reset the number of plays and other statistics?
(Entry last updated on September 29th, 2006)
Each song on the player has some dynamic statistics associated with it, such as the last time the song was played, how many times it has been played, and the graph of its volume levels for the Seek Tool screen. This information is stored on the player's dynamic data partition.
The latest version of Jemplode allows you to hand-edit some of these statistics. To erase this data and start over from scratch, install the developer version of the software and use the shell prompt to run the following command:
dd if=/dev/zero bs=512 seek=4096 count=28672 of=/dev/hda3
This should erase the per-song dynamic data without harming the player settings such as the tuner and EQ presets.
Here are some additional commands that erase the dynamic data partition (thanks Peter and Mark):
Fully erase the entire dynamic data partition, including EQ details, bookmarks, the current playlist running order, the tuner presets, and all per-song dynamic data (this may also clean up errors on the dynamic data partition as described here):
cat /dev/zero >/dev/hda3
Erase the current playlist running order and bookmarks, without touching the tuner, EQ, or the per-song dynamic data:
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda3 bs=512 count=2048
If you've done the set-max-FID hack (and if you don't know what that is, don't worry about it), you also need to do this in addition to the previous command:
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda3 bs=512 seek=2176 count=1920