What I know is that when you play at least 30 seconds of a song, it will be counted as a play. There are many songs shorter than 30 seconds and their 'play count' is suspiciously small compared to others in the same album.. which means that if you play a song less than 30 seconds long, it won't be counted as a play. I think the same would apply to playing a long song from whatever part of it. 🙂
Sadly I can't think of any ways to register this... I have last.fm, but this service won't even bother registering the playback of last 5 seconds of any song... It also has the 30+ seconds long limit for a song, but it works a little differently...
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