Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2012 6:31 PM (in response to efunc)
Select all the songs, right click - get info.
Click the Options tab.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2012 7:04 PM (in response to efunc)
Cmd + i To see the nformation menu or ctrl + click to right click
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2012 7:16 PM (in response to Ferretbite)
I'm not in front of my Mac right now unfortunately. But 'Get Info' does not reveal the Compilation option for multiple track selections, only individual track selections. Are you saying that you have to first use an additional modifier key whilst selecting Cmd + i in order to Get Info on multiple tracks? Will this finally reveal the 'Part of a compilation' tag option? If so, why did Apple make it so obscure and complicated?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2012 7:48 PM (in response to efunc)
They probably did it to prevent people from modifying their track info by clicking mindlessly away thus
Now what you have to do is:
1.- Select multiple songs at once (using the Shift key)
2.- press cmd + i
3.- click the Options tab and check the compilation box.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2012 8:46 PM (in response to efunc)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2012 9:27 PM (in response to Chris CA)
OK, I think you're right. I'll confirm when I get home from work, but I think I was looking in the wrong place before. When you Get Info on an individual track the 'Part of a compilation' flag is ticked in the same page as Artist Name, Track Name, Album, Genre, etc. For multiple-track selection it looks like this function appears in the Options tab instead, as you've suggested. A strange inconsistency, but at least I know where to find it now! Thanks for your help, I can't wait to try it
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2012 9:35 PM (in response to efunc)
Yes, it moves from the Info tab for individual songs to the Options tab for multiple songs.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 23, 2012 3:54 PM (in response to Chris CA)
Thanks both, I can confirm you are both correct about setting the function in the Options tab. Brilliant.
I am trying to get iTunes to organise my media so that it only creates one folder for each compilation album and puts all the individual tracks in there. Currently it has created many many folders, for each individual artist, and put just one mp3 in each. Now that I've set the flags for these albums as 'compilations' will iTunes delete these folders and re-organise my music library to create a one album one folder kind of arrangement? Or will the current layout remain? I want to eventually consolidate the library and have it neatly backed up to an external drive. Thanks again.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 23, 2012 4:12 PM (in response to efunc)
Make sure the Album Artist is the same for all songs on one compilation album
Album Artist is usually whoever put the album out and eveyone else is a "guest".
You can use "Various Artists" if there is no specific artist such as the "Now That's What I Call Music" series.