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HT1473 Only HALF of the name gets imported

216 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Nov 30, 2012 4:14 PM by tylerlovesapples RSS
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Nov 28, 2012 7:20 PM

I love classical, however the names of songs are typically long and have a lot of similar words "15 [Orgel Büchlein] Helft mir Gotts Güte preisen, BWV 613."

 

When I drag the songs into my itunes library only part of the song name is there! "[Orgel-Bchlein]-=Helft mir Go" This is is the name I got from the above song.

Here are some examples of what I mean: 0 2012-11-28 at 7.15.23 PM.png, as you can see the name gets cut off.

At this point I'm completly stumped. I have been typing the names in by hand but no one wants to do that!

 

Any sugesstions?

Thanks

 

-Tyler

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.4), 1.8 GHz Intel Core i7
  • the fiend Level 5 Level 5 (6,890 points)
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    Nov 29, 2012 3:32 AM (in response to tylerlovesapples)

    I notice all the titles are exactly the same length in your picture, which leads to me to ask if you are sure this isn't simply the end of the column as it goes into the next column? Do you see three full stops at the end of each title?

    Like so:

    Capture47.PNG

     

    The ... indicates that the title extends beyond the column's end. Notice the area I have ringed. If you put the mouse over that dividing line, you should be able to click-and-drag the column to the width you want, thus showing more (or all) of the title.

     

    If it isn't that, have you looked at the File/Get Info/Info/Name box to see what is actually typed in there? Again, if it's a really long title, you may have to put the cursor into the field and move the cursor to the end so that the title scrolls.

     

    If the tilte in the Name box is truncated, that suggests that the Gracenote dadatbase that iTunes uses has only what you see. In the unlikely event that this is the case, there probably isn't much you can do about it other than type in the mssing information yourself.

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,900 points)
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    Nov 29, 2012 3:55 AM (in response to tylerlovesapples)

    I think you'll find your tracks have ID3v1 tags, or they could have both ID3v1 and ID3v2.x tags but iTunes has only read the data in the ID3v1 version. ID3v1 tags are limited to 30 characters for the song name, artist & album which would seem to correspond to your screenshot. Check the tracks out in MediaMonkey or a dedicated tag editor such as mp3tag to see if ID3v2.x tags are also present and populated. If so clear the ID3v1 tag so each file has a single ID3v2.x tag (preferably ID3v2.3) and then play in iTunes to reveal the additional information.

     

    tt2

  • the fiend Level 5 Level 5 (6,890 points)
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    Nov 29, 2012 3:59 AM (in response to turingtest2)

    I think I'll give up Steve (and bow to your wisdom).

     

    Phil

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,900 points)
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    Nov 29, 2012 4:15 AM (in response to the fiend)

     

    You'll know for next time.

     

    ( Every time I see your highlighted screenshots I imagine you using a real highlighter on the screen which you then have to clean off later. )

     

    tt2

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,900 points)
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    Nov 29, 2012 4:18 AM (in response to tylerlovesapples)

    MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.4), 1.8 GHz Intel Core i7

     

    Sorry, I've only just noticed the Mac in your profile. You'll need to find Mac equiavlents for the tools I suggested earlier...

     

    tt2

  • the fiend Level 5 Level 5 (6,890 points)
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    Nov 29, 2012 9:32 AM (in response to turingtest2)

     

    Phil

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