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Modified Track Titles Revert back to Original Titles

447 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 2, 2013 10:21 AM by GregMac1213 RSS
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  • Purchase Track in iTunes
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Observed Bug:

Modified Track Titles revert back to the original Title after time. Playing the track or requesting track info will reset back to the modified title. but eventually the title will revert again to the original title that it was in the iTunes Store.

I do not have iTunes Match on, this only happens to Tracks purchased in iTunes.


Anybody have any suggestions to avoid this Apple BUG?

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    this is horrible and to me extremely annoying because i have spend many hours modifiying the song info to my liking.  now they got sporadically changed back to the itunes store default info without my knowing!

  • GregMac1213 Level 2 Level 2 (250 points)

    This problem, as well as reset play counts, plagued me until I turned off the option to Show iTunes in the Cloud purchases (iTunes > Preferences > Store).


    I have not had the problem since unchecking that box.


    Others have also speculated that Genius could be a culprit as well. But I have not used the Genius feature in a year or so, so I can't say either way if it's to blame or not.

  • GregMac1213 Level 2 Level 2 (250 points)
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    Mar 2, 2013 10:21 AM (in response to djwldo)

    People in other threads have speculated that any kind of communications with Apple's servers can be at fault, including the Cloud, Genius, automatic downloads, sharing info with Apple, and even making store purchases.


    It might very well be a combination of any of these (like maybe it could happen if you make a purchase but only if you have automatic downloads on). I don't know.


    I have not experienced the problem since I turned the Cloud option off. Here are my current settings:


    • Show Cloud purchases: off (turned off when I started having play count and metadata issues)
    • Genius: off (never liked it, and it caused long sync times)
    • Automatic downloads: off (just annoyed me; I want control of what to sync where and when)
    • Share info with Apple: on (never thought about this option, so I left it alone)


    And I have made quite a few purchases from the store with these settings and no ill effects.


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