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266 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Sep 9, 2013 8:38 AM by Scot Walker RSS
Scot Walker Level 2 Level 2 (480 points)
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Aug 29, 2013 12:00 PM

I have iTunes 11.0.5 on my Mac with OS X Lion.

 

I have a soundtrack album for the movie Trainspotting. I want to listen to it. I type in the search field "Trainspottting" and it gives me several results, one for each artist on that album. If I click on one, it starts playing that one song. I see no ability to display all the songs for this album.

 

So if I click on the Album view, I get thumbnails of each album. I have multiple thumbs for Trainspotting, one for each artist. No way here, either, to just have the one album listed with all the songs for that album.

 

I want to play the whole album from track 1. How do I do this? This should be easy. Why is it difficult?

 

Thanks!

  • RogerOut Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
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    Aug 29, 2013 1:32 PM (in response to Scot Walker)

    Because v.11 is a piece of crap.  I made the mistake of upgrading and using it too long and was unable to go back to v.10.  In fact, in many ways, iTunes has been going downhill since v.8, but 11 is just terrible.  For example, there's only one view of your movies when setting up a sync to the iPad.  When you scroll thru the movies, the application generates new thumbnails each time, making for a very slow and clunky listing.  THere is no simple LIST view.  It just plain suuux.

  • RogerOut Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
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    Aug 29, 2013 1:34 PM (in response to Scot Walker)

    BTW, to resolve your challenge, make a play list for those music files.

  • sberman Level 7 Level 7 (23,700 points)
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    Aug 29, 2013 1:36 PM (in response to Scot Walker)

    Here is how you display all the songs for that album:

     

    For each song in the album, do the following:

     

    Control click on a song, and choose "Get Info".  Click the "Info" tab on top, and check the box in the lower right that says "Part of a compilation."

     

    That should do it.

  • Joseph Delaney Level 3 Level 3 (515 points)
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    Aug 29, 2013 1:38 PM (in response to Scot Walker)

    You need to select the songs on your "Trainspotting" album, then right-click and choose "Get Info" (or use the "File" menu). On the "Info" tab, put a checkmark in the "Part of compilation" box. iTunes will then group the music by the album name alone, so it will appear as one album.

  • Joseph Delaney Level 3 Level 3 (515 points)
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    Aug 30, 2013 8:13 AM (in response to Scot Walker)

    Do you mean something like this?

    Screen Shot 2013-08-30 at 11.08.10 AM.png

     

    Yes. You want to fiddle around with the "View" menu, especially the "view options" and the "column browser".

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