New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Music, Audio, and Podcasting Do you use your Mac to create music? This is the place for discussions on creating and editing music on the Mac!

iTunes 8 Albums


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
RobW

 
Member Since: May 19, 2007
Posts: 76
RobW is on a distinguished road

RobW is offline
When updating to version 8, iTunes split some of my albums up, so that I have a separate album for each track. It happened mostly on soundtracks, but it happened on others as well, so I don't really see a pattern. My question is, can I somehow combine the albums so that there is only one album instead of 12 - sort of like combining events in iPhoto?
QUOTE Thanks
louishen

 
louishen's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 22, 2007
Location: London
Posts: 8,945
louishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver

louishen is offline
Use the Album Artists tag

Also useful when you have ablums with band feat. another person

You can keep any individual artist info in artist but the ablum artist tag was added to do exactly what you are after
QUOTE Thanks
Zoolook

 
Zoolook's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 24, 2006
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Posts: 2,751
Zoolook has much to be proud ofZoolook has much to be proud ofZoolook has much to be proud ofZoolook has much to be proud ofZoolook has much to be proud ofZoolook has much to be proud ofZoolook has much to be proud ofZoolook has much to be proud ofZoolook has much to be proud of
Mac Specs: 15" MacBook Pro, i7 2.66Ghz, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD; iPad 3, iPhone 5

Zoolook is offline
This happened to me too, along with some other quirks. The way to get around it, is to change the 'album artist' to one person and select the sort by this category. If it's a compilation, call the album artist 'Various Artists'.

That way, the actual track artist is maintained, but the album only appears once. I had a huge compilation album (Electronic Collection) I purchased from iTunes, and my CoverFlow on my iPod showed it as about 45 albums - it took my more than an hour to clean it up.

For some reason, iTunes 8 has messed a lot of things up. A lot of my album art vanished too, even from purchased tracks.

In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is stoned to death.
- Joan D. Vinge

QUOTE Thanks
RobW

 
Member Since: May 19, 2007
Posts: 76
RobW is on a distinguished road

RobW is offline
Thanks for the tips -- it worked.
QUOTE Thanks
thetruth

 
thetruth's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 13, 2008
Location: SoCal
Posts: 102
thetruth is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 2.4 GHz Blackbook, 4GB memory, 250GB HD

thetruth is offline
Is there a way to get the album art work for the albums in my iTunes?

Loving OSX!!!
QUOTE Thanks
cceverett

 
Member Since: Jul 10, 2008
Posts: 33
cceverett is on a distinguished road

cceverett is offline
I was having the same problem. I got the various artist figured out for the Album Artists. What I need now is to know how to sort by Song Artist. When I choose Artist at the top of my Grid View, It uses "Various" as the artist. How can I make this sort by the Song Artist?

Thanks
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Alesis D5 with Garageband | Recording through the built in mic question!?!?! »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
iTunes - Display only 'real' albums Ge64 OS X - Apps and Games 1 09-13-2008 05:24 AM
Same iTunes under 2 accounts lardyboy Music, Audio, and Podcasting 6 01-16-2008 08:22 PM
iPhoto albums don't show up in iTunes for sync bence8810 iPhone Hardware and Accessories 3 01-02-2008 10:16 AM
iTunes Tips And Tricks RJgamer iPod Hardware and Accessories 2 07-12-2007 11:59 AM
iTunes is setting its own burn speeds... help! Manny Pantz iPod Hardware and Accessories 4 03-15-2007 02:41 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:37 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?