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Topic # 199032 1-Aug-2016 18:26
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So I have 8 Double CD's I am importing into Itunes for Windows. 

 

Everything was going well until it has decided to split some albums off into diferent tracks on some albums being split into different logical containers. This means tracks 1, 2, 7, 8 in some albums are in a different "album". 

 

How do I put them back the way the "actual" order is done. Drag and drop doesn't work.

 

 


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  Reply # 1602428 1-Aug-2016 18:35
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It also annoys the snot out of me that it can sometimes identify the second album in a set but not the first or vica versa, but NEVER gets the album art right for both! 

 

For a company so focused on the customer experience, iTunes is mind numbingly stupid sometimes!


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  Reply # 1602429 1-Aug-2016 18:37
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You are supposed to be paying apple for music, not ripping your own.

 

IME itunes is pretty poor at handling metadata compared to other rippers, often setting track artists on some but not all of an album if it has contributing artists. That will lead to what you see.





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  Reply # 1602432 1-Aug-2016 18:41
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richms:

You are supposed to be paying apple for music, not ripping your own.


IME itunes is pretty poor at handling metadata compared to other rippers, often setting track artists on some but not all of an album if it has contributing artists. That will lead to what you see.



Dropping or adding "The" to/from band names is annoying, meaning you it groups the same artist under two different band names.



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  Reply # 1602434 1-Aug-2016 18:43
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Ok, well I know it's rubbish, but how do I fix it? :) 

 

 


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  Reply # 1602436 1-Aug-2016 18:47
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Use something else to re-tag the files





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  Reply # 1602440 1-Aug-2016 19:00
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Select all the songs that should be on a single album, and do Get Info on all of them at once. Make sure that the "Album" and "Album Artist" are set, then click OK and it should fix up the entire album.

 

As far as I'm aware, iTunes uses a third-party database for track names etc. so it's likely that the problems are with that data rather than iTunes itself.


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  Reply # 1603299 3-Aug-2016 07:48
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I've been using Tag and Rename for a number of years to change track numbers etc. It takes a bit of experimenting to figure out which data re-orders stuff in iTunes. The album art as I recall you can just add or drag and drop somewhere in iTunes under 'album art'... Under 'get info' or something like that (I'm not presently on my PC).

Edit: I don't listen to music- I use it for Audio books but it works the same way.

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