1191 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 15, 2009 10:17 AM by shan101
If it's all on one CD, you can do this (from the iTunes Help file):
"When you import songs from a CD into iTunes, you can combine songs so that they always play together (even when shuffling songs).
To join tracks:
Insert an audio CD into your computer's CD or DVD drive.
When the songs on the CD appear in the iTunes window, select the ones you want to join (hold down the Shift key to select multiple songs).
Choose Advanced > Join CD Tracks."
I have only one thing to add to the recommendation --
Say you want tracks 1-10 (or any continuous ten tracks) of your source CD to make them into one track on your computer. Just use the shift key as you select the songs you want to join together, as recommended here.
BUT, let's say you want to make 10 non-continuous tracks into one continuous track -- that is, you want tracks 1-3, 5, 6, and 8-12 for the 10 tracks you are importing to join together into one single track on your computer. (It only takes one non-sequential track to make the selection non-continuous.) THEN, you would use the Apple key () as you select each CD track instead of the shift key. The shift key will allow you to select only items continuous to each other in the source. The apple key lets you select any number of continuous OR non-continuous items from the source CD.
One last point -- you correctly recite that tracks from a CD may be joined together during import to your Mac. I do not believe you can use this trick when downloading tracks from any store or other source online. iTunes can perform its tricks on tracks you already possess on CD. That does not mean that you must have an original CD -- you may download tracks from ANY source (to my knowledge...) and burn them to CD to use as the source.
Happy trails! Tim
I forgot to add that you need to then import the tracks selected as described above so that the tracks are joined on your computer. Only by importing the selection(s) through the "join tracks" process will this work as planned.
Sorry to have left this instruction out. I assume you knew you still had to use the special importing process, but I wanted to be sure.