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    Problem putting Music on Flash Drive.
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    Problem putting Music on Flash Drive.
    Hi, Iíve just used iTunes for first time, I started by Ripping a CD to MP3 then I Dragged & Dropped the songs into a folder on my Desktop then Dragged & Dropped the Folder on to my Flash Drive & when I tried it in Car the album looked OK & all the songs played well but the problem was under the album it said UNKNOWN then when I clicked on it it showed a list of all the songs each one had a dot and a line in front of them & they wouldnít play. Not sure how to sort it out, Any advice would be appreciated. John.

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    The song, artist and album info should be in the ID3 tags of the MP3 itself. If iTunes reports all the correct info, then it should be all set. You'll want to make sure to only copy over the MP3 files to the Flash drive and not any of the hidden files/folders which your car isn't going be able to read/deal with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnboy676 View Post
    Hi, I’ve just used iTunes for first time, I started by Ripping a CD to MP3 then I Dragged & Dropped the songs into a folder on my Desktop then Dragged & Dropped the Folder on to my Flash Drive & when I tried it in Car the album looked OK & all the songs played well but the problem was under the album it said UNKNOWN then when I clicked on it it showed a list of all the songs each one had a dot and a line in front of them & they wouldn’t play. Not sure how to sort it out, Any advice would be appreciated. John.
    It sounds like you may have done this the hard way, but hard to tell also.

    If you use iTunes to "rip" a CD, and you're connected to the Internet, iTunes should find and add the ID3 tags automatically, including known album tags and art (art is a bit flaky). If an album tag is missing, when you get the songs into your iTunes library you can select the whole album and then drop the Edit menu and select Song Info (or just hit splat I). You can edit the tags there and add the album if it's missing. Tags shared by a group of songs (an album) can be edited all at once.

    You can drag/drop the album to your flash drive by going to the album in your iTunes library...
    <your home folder>/iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/<artist>/<album>
    Or sometimes <your home folder>/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/....
    The exact location depends on what version of iTunes and macOS was used to build the original. Mine's quite old, yours may be a bit different, but you can find them. If you get lost, pick out a single song, command-click on it and choose "Show in Finder".

    Do not relocate the original! Just drag/drop (copy) to the flash drive. Should work fine. Make sure there's nothing else on the flash drive to confuse things.

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    Problem putting Music on Flash Drive.
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    Many thanks for the replies much appreciated.
    John.

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