2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 21, 2015 10:04 AM by hhgttg27
Astrocakes Level 1 (0 points)

When I import a CD to itunes, it splits the album in to multiple entries. I have changed the info on some but others just will not merge. Is there an easy way to do this and can I stop them from splitting in future? Thanks

  • Indy69 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem here.

  • hhgttg27 Level 5 (4,502 points)

    iTunes will group tracks into a common album if:

     

    • all songs have the same Artist value and the same Album value, or
    • all songs have the same Album Artist value and the same Album value, or
    • all songs have the same Album value and the "Album is a compilation ..." flag is checked.

     

    There do seem to be cases (starting from iTunes 12.0, as far as I recall) when grouping is not evaluated correctly even when one or more of these rules is satisfied.  This can normally be addressed as follows:

     

    • select all songs that should be part of a common album
    • edit the Album field and insert a "dummy" character at the start - e.g., change "Dark Side of the Moon" to "xDark Side of the Moon"
    • the songs should now group correctly
    • repeat the edit operation to remove the dummy character - the album grouping should be retained.