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I have downloaded a complete album but want to identify each individual track in itunes with album name, composer, year, track# etc. With the music i have downloaded from the itunes store I simply click on the info tab and fill in the content. But this one only shows as a complete album. Is it possible to add the content I need and if so, how do I do it?
You do it exactly the same way.
If you are viewing by Album (top of iTunes below the now playing window), click an album to see the individual songs.
Thanks for your response but I don't think you have understood what I am trying to say (my fault!)
When I go to view the album in the way you have suggested there is no mention of tracks at all. All it gives me is the name of the album and the length of time the album is.
For instance, if the Album was called "Nine of the Best" by a group called "Apple Cores" and the length of the entire album was 40 minutes, the ONLY information I am getting in iTunes is that the track is called "Nine of the Best" and it is 40 minutes long.
What I want to do, along the lines of my other music, is to have 1. First Song 3:50 (minutes) 2. Second Song 4:10 (minutes) and so on until I list all nine songs on the album.
I basically want to split the complete album into (in this case) nine individual tracks.
Buy the album from a source that sells it as individually tagged tracks.
Look for software to split the source audio into the constituent tracks (you'll need to chose the cut points manually) and then edit the metadata.
I already have the album so I need not buy it again.
Your second point looks like it could be a winner. I will try for something along those lines. I've heard that Audacity provide a suitable software package
Thanks for your help
Very much appreciated
Audacity is a handy tool, but unless the original file is in an uncompressed format you may want to find a (preferably free) tool that specifically chops up mp3/aac/whatever without transcoding as that would reduce fidelity. I've used Portable MPEG Audio Scissors or something that looks just like it at some point in the past.