Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2012 7:45 AM (in response to turingtest2)
Thanks for your reply.
Here's a screenshot. If you can read it you'll see it's album by artist view, except that it isn't.
Rautavaara, album name, has a variety of tracks on it that shouldn't be there, all from other albums. If I go to 'Modern Classical', the playlist I created, Rautavvara is there as it should be, with its 3 tracks on it.
All the albums that are mixed up like this, with completely the wrong tracks on them, are ones on which I attempted unsucessfully to paste album artwork, JPEG format, from google images.
Do you think this might have corrupted the iTunes files or actually the music itself?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 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...
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2012 8:25 AM (in response to turingtest2)
Thanks. My worst fears.
Will have to delete and reload it all as the carnage is simply too great to deal with.
And it's happened to all the albums that wouldn't accept artwork. Strange that some suck the artwork up straight away and other simply won't absorb it. I don't have OCD - I just wanted it all to be lovely.
Many thanks for your help
Currently Being ModeratedJul 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.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2012 9:33 AM (in response to turingtest2)
Just tried one very simple album and have renamed its 6 tracks which seem to have worked. Things are looking up!
It's quite hard to tell which tracks originate from which album. I have no idea at all where some of them should live. Is there a sure fire way to tell this?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2012 9:54 AM (in response to miserable cow)
It's OK, just realised can open iTunes on my iPad at the same time. That way I can view some albums in the individual playlists, which are not affected, and identify what should live where and just edit it on the PC.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 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.