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  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.itunes
    iTunes

    The Convert ID3 tags trick will only work on tracks in mp3 format, and should only be tried if nothing else works.

     

    tt2

  • Denef Level 1 Level 1

    I think I have found a simple solution for this problem. Your "album artist" needs to be same for all numbers on the album. So go to the ""tracks""  view in I Tunes,  mark all tracks from the album with  ""ctrl shift"" , right click on "" get info". I then copy the album name into the ''album artist" field, click on ''ok''. A short update follows and in the album view you then see all the tracks clustered into one album.

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.itunes
    iTunes

    Indeed, that is often all that is needed. When it isn't see http://samsoft.org.uk/iTunes/grouping.asp for a comprehensive approach.


    tt2

  • Ocarina_of_Tim Level 1 Level 1

    I don't know if this has officially been solved but the best way to do it as I've found is to highlight what you need to go into the same album, Get Info and then click on sorting. Put in the relevant info in Artist and Album fields and then click ok. Works for me every time.

  • 10kellem Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks bsteed! That fixed my problem beautifully!

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.itunes
    iTunes

    Ocarina_of_Tim wrote:

     

    I don't know if this has officially been solved but the best way to do it as I've found is to highlight what you need to go into the same album, Get Info and then click on sorting. Put in the relevant info in Artist and Album fields and then click ok. Works for me every time.

     

    Depending on why the album was split in the first place that may be sufficient to link things in iTunes, then fail if the same tracks are put onto an iPod. Consistency in the primary fields is preferable to attempting to mash distinct values with the sort field.  The Grouping tracks into albums article should provide a solution that works regardless of the cause, and works reliably when the tracks are put onto a device or the library is expanded.

     

    Given this discussion was "solved" nearly three years ago I'm really not sure why it hasn't been archived yet.

     

    tt2

  • Rasseru Level 1 Level 1

    I am glad it has not been archived, turingtest2.  It has turned into a useful place for many to come and get help and offer ideas for solving the same kinds of problems, just as the original poster said was his purpose when he deliberately did not mark this thread as having solved his problem.

     

    I would like to express my appreciation to turingtest2, as one of the chief contributors to the thread, and to all the others who have taken the time to explain the solutions that worked for them.

     

    Today I tried, repeatedly, everything I could find in this thread to solve my problem of having tracks from one album appear, in my iTunes library on my Mac, separately in two different abums of the same name. Nothing worked. In the end, what did work was a solution that I had not seen in the thread (or in any of the links in the thread), or if it was there and my eyes had passed over it I had not grasped it when I saw it.

     

    My solution was to highlight all the tracks, choose to edit the information in all of them, choose 'Sorting' from the options that appeared and then choose 'Sort Album' and type in the album name there. 

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.itunes
    iTunes

    Glad to hear you got it fixed... The trailing X trick at Tried that, there are STILL too many covers! will usually sort out stubborn problems.

     

    tt2

  • jeremyatitunes Level 1 Level 1

    Just utilised this solution http://www.technipages.com/itunes-album-songs-split-up-in-grid-view.html in iTunes 11.0.4 with the double album Buddha Bar X (split into 33 separate 1 track per album stems) and it worked perfectly.  Thank you.

  • Rasseru Level 1 Level 1

    'Glad to hear you got it fixed... The trailing X trick at Tried that, there are STILL too many covers! will usually sort out stubborn problems.'

     

    Thank you.  I had tried the trailing X trick too, along with all the other methods described.  It, like they, did not work for me. 

  • Grendeloak Level 1 Level 1

    You are a Star, Worked great.

    Many thanks

  • RyanSmith111093 Level 1 Level 1

    BSTEED YOU ARE A TOP GUY!!!

     

    I have been trying everything for hours! I use your little tip and *Bada-Bing-Bada-Boom* all is fixed.

  • MDJCM Level 1 Level 1

    Well done, this works!

     

    I tried all other fields etc, but for some reason, changing Album to blank and then back works. Must be a bug.

  • Straydingo Level 1 Level 1

    Ed91 - you are a legend - I have been trying to solve this issue for a while and your link totally sorted it for me

     

    Cheers

     

    Nicholas

  • illfingas Level 1 Level 1

    renaming the album worked for my situation where i had one track that just didnt want to group with its album even tho all info was the same

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