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1515 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Dec 18, 2009 4:01 AM by ed2345
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2009 4:44 PM (in response to mike6545)Hopefully this info will be helpful:
If you use iTunes "Get Info" to change the title, artist, or album information for a track, the new information will be written to the file itself.
The only problems you may encounter with this are (1) if you don't have write permission to the file or its containing folder, or (2) if you have multiple copies of the file and are looking at a different copy than the one you fixed.
To validate that the song information was in fact changed, you can play the file in another player, such as Winamp or Windows Media Player.
Also - Consolidation cannot be undone. Make sure you read and understand what it does, before you "pull the trigger."Windows XP, and 30GB iPod
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2009 10:53 PM (in response to mike6545)All I can say is .'BE CAREFUL' before consolidating
Back up the original sync folder before you can do this, because my original sync folder in my hard disk got completely messed up.dell precision m6300, Windows Vista, X64 bit OS - 8 Gb ram ,IPOD Classic 120 GB , Always latest i-tunes
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2009 12:13 AM (in response to ed2345)Wow, i'm an idiot. Ok, i always do the get info thing and change it. For some reason i never noticed it actually changed the file properties. Although when my library crashed a lot of them were messed up again.
Honestly, i don't need to consolidate because all my music is in one place. My only thing was that i read or possibly misread that it fixes filenames. A lot of the filenames on my amazon songs and others are named weirdly like "03-_Sexy_*****_(FeaturingAkonexplicit)" When i wish it were just "Sexy ***** - David Guetta". Meh, not too important.
One last question then:
Is there a way to get the album art to embed itself into the file? I've noticed some of my songs have album art inhe file itself but for others i know that it's only in itunes. (unless i missedd that detail as well) When my library crashed i lost A LOT of album art that took me a very long time to find in the first place.HP Media Center, Windows Vista, 32 GB 1st gen iPod Touch 3.1 software
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2009 12:42 AM (in response to mike6545)
One last question then:
Is there a way to get the album art to embed itself into the file? I've noticed some of my songs have album art inhe file itself but for others i know that it's only in itunes.
If you use the iTunes command Get Album Art, the art is stored separately by iTunes.
If you add art by using Get Info and pasting it in to the Artwork tab, the artwork is emebedded in the MP3.Windows XP, and 30GB iPod
Currently Being ModeratedDec 17, 2009 9:11 PM (in response to ed2345)That totally makes sense. Thanks! It's kind of stupid at the same time that itunes just stores them but whatever.HP Media Center, Windows Vista, 32 GB 1st gen iPod Touch 3.1 software