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Tracks in 'Music' are all on wrong albums

237 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Jul 9, 2012 10:27 AM by turingtest2 RSS
miserable cow Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jul 9, 2012 2:13 AM

Whilst trying to import jpegs for album artwork something's happened to the Music file and many of the tracks are now attributed to the wrong albums.

 

The playlists I made are unaffected but the mix-up is so bad I'm going to have to wipe it all. It's as though some of the albums have been put through a giant liquidiser and then reassembled in randon fashion. For instance 101 running songs now appear on an album of C15th choral music etc etc. (It's not the view mode that's doing this.)

 

I'm assuming it's some type of corruption, either in the files or the tracks themselves.

 

Any tips on how to sort it - I don't  really want to have to wipe itunes and start again.

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,940 points)
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    Jul 9, 2012 3:49 AM (in response to miserable cow)

    A screenshot might help us understand the issue. For general tips on organizing things in iTunes see Grouping tracks into albums.

     

    tt2

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,940 points)
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    Jul 9, 2012 7:55 AM (in response to miserable cow)

    It would seem that in your efforts to update artwork you have accidentally edited the album name of the extraneous tracks. Short of manually restoring the original names I can't see what else you can do...

     

    tt2

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,940 points)
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    Jul 9, 2012 8:59 AM (in response to miserable cow)

    Hmm, if you arrange the media in date added order you should be able to spot the album boundaries, then you can fix one album at a time. Probably faster than reripping.

     

    tt2

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,940 points)
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    Jul 9, 2012 10:27 AM (in response to miserable cow)

    That was the idea of sorting on the Date Added column. That, with the Artist/Album Artist column visible should group tracks ripped at the same time together, and make it relatively easy to see which tracks are part of the same album. Won't help if you imported an existing folder of media so much, but for CD rips it should be quite easy.

     

    tt2

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