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  • operator101 Level 1 (10 points)


    I had the same problem. After a bit of googling, I found this..


    It's for iTunes 8, but it worked for me, so hopefully it'll work for you too.



    Mac Pro 8x2.8, 6GB RAM; MacBook Pro 2.2 C2D, 4GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6)




    This worked. I had 4 different albums on my work computer (iTunes 11 running on Windows XP) that just "split" for no reason. This was the onloy process that worked flawlessly.

  • Shoyur Level 1 (0 points)

    The "consider as a compilation" thing worked for me, but only in iTunes, when i sync, it doesnt change in my ipod touch 5... ? anyone knows a solution ?


    iTunes way of doing things is awesome, *caugh*...


    Thank you !

  • turingtest2 Level 9 (68,658 points)

    iOS firmware doesn't use the Part of a compilation setting and instead uses Album Artist to connect things together. See Grouping tracks into albums for the full low-down.



  • DaveDagostino Level 1 (0 points)

    This worked for me.  Rather than deal with each sone in turn, I highlighted every song in the album and then did the right-click - get Info - Part of compilation.   worked like a charm  :-)

  • Shoyur Level 1 (0 points)

    Perfect, thank you !

  • turingtest2 Level 9 (68,658 points)

    You're welcome.



  • icerabbit Level 3 (770 points)

    I was just faced with the split album issue going from 11.0.2 to 11.0.3 with the new art work column.

    I have used iTunes since inception and never experienced the issue (for whatever reason). Months ago I rebuilt my library in iTunes 11 on a different system from HDD backup and ripping CDs. Everything seemed fine, locally and remotely. Now went to song view with show artwork column and poof. Basically any album title that was not absolutely unique was split.


    Album Artist was the key.


    Took some switching back and forth between song view (to check what all was split) and album view where I did get info on the title and declaring the Album Artist for multiple items. It fixed all the albums back to normal.


    The interesting thing is that none of our music has Album Artist set, even recent rips, but apparently it matters.


    I guess if you download/purchase from the iTunes store they fill it out?

  • turingtest2 Level 9 (68,658 points)

    In the past iTunes albums with multiple artists would be listed with Part of a Compilation set to Yes. Not sure what happens now, I'm so used to imposing my own tweaks as soon as I add anything to the library that I don't pay attention.



  • Laurent Seroude Level 1 (65 points)

    Add me to the list of people that fix the issue thanks to ED91 (adding a space then removing it works!)

  • mulberrybean Level 1 (0 points)

    It worked perfectly!  Thank you!

  • 1gnotus Level 1 (0 points)

    I have an iPod Touch 3. My friend has an iPod Classic 160GB he bought 1 week ago. I have an album that is correctly tagged. I tagged it with mp3tag. When imported into iTunes (v10.7 as artist grid is removed from v11, thanks Apple!), it shows up correctly within iTunes on both of our computers. When I sync it to my iPod Touch on my computer, it is correct. When I sync the same album to his Classic on his computer, it creates an album entry for each individual song even though it is correct in his library on the computer. The Classic shows 9 albums called "Dominator" and each "album" contains 1 song. I selected all of the songs for this album in iTunes on his PC, did "get info" and verified there is NO disc number for any of the songs and the album, artist, and album artist are all correct. I deleted it from his device and resync'd it. It still shows 9 separate albums containing 1 song each. I can't try the compilation check box because I'm not at his house now. I don't want to use that anyway because it is not a compilation and there aren't any guest artists or featured artists.


    I think iTunes is just the worst piece of software I've ever had to work with. Half the time it won't even detect my Touch unless I plug it in several times or restart iTunes repeatedly. I was using manual sync, which is preferable, but when I did that, all the art on my Touch was mixed up even though it is tagged correctly and displays properly in iTunes. Auto sync is the only way I've been able to get my Touch to sync properly with correct art. With my Android, I just plug it in and drag n drop files in Windows Explorer. Nothing ever gets corrupted and I don't need special software. I wouldn't even use this Touch, but I got it cheap from a friend. Apple has sold millions of iPods and iPhones, and they are on v11 of iTunes, and this stuff still doesn't work properly.

  • Stella89r6 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi i know this has been talked about alot i have read through the entire guide on split tracks and how to re do all the info and group with the part of compilation option i have had some success with these methods and no problems atall with the older itunes but there still seems to be some albums no matter what i try to rename and group with it just dusent work atall. And i have this same problem with some album art trying to copy and paste from file works some times and some times dusnt always make sure i use a jpeg at my wits end even considerd using a third party media player very frustrating do you have any ideas? Any help would be great and much aprecated.

  • Stella89r6 Level 1 (0 points)

    Also i should add some of the albums im talking about when i add the info album name, album artist etc once i click ol and go back onto it the infomation hasnt changed atall it reverts back to what it was before i even tried to change it

  • turingtest2 Level 9 (68,658 points)

    iTunes can't update tracks that are marked as read-only or for which your account doesn't have full access permissions. In certain cases it can also fail to properly update tracks that have multiple embedded tags.



    Repair Permissions

    Right-click on your main iTunes folder, or media folder if located separately, and click Properties, then go to the Security tab and click Advanced. If necessary grant your account and SYSTEM full control of this folder, subfolders and files, then tick the option to replace permissions on child objects which will repair permissions throughout the library. This is the XP dialog but Windows 7 shouldn't be too different although may need to click a few more buttons to get to the point where you can make changes.


    If it won't let you change the permissions use the Owner tab to take ownership from an account with administrator privileges.






    With regard to the potential for multiple tags I'd suggest you select all tracks of a problem album as a group, then right-click and use Convert ID3 Tags > None, repeat two or three times, then Convert ID3 Tags > ID3v2.3. This will remove any embedded artwork, but subsequent edits should take. Assuming it helps try the same technique on other problem albums.




  • Stella89r6 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you very much and for getting back to me so qickly. the first bit worked for me problem albums doing as there told now haha. The last bit though about album art incatbseem to find the convert id3 tags bit i highlight all the trqcks of the album i wish to have artwork right click but no convert id3 tags option im on windows 8 wih itunes 11

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