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Question: Can't play songs with "Unknown Album"

Hi everyone,


I'm having trouble with my iPod touch and although it seems other people have asked similar questions I couldn't find a solution:


When I view songs by artist some of the songs are in albums whilst others are in "Unknown Album". When I choose to play all the songs by an artist those with "Unknown Album" don't play.


So many of my songs are from "Unknown Album" that it's practically impossible to play all the songs by one artist!


Is there a way to make my iPod touch play all the songs by an artist regardless of the album? Or do I have to manually go through all my songs and put something in the "Album" field?


I really don't want to have to go through thousands of songs and put them into albums...


Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Mar 18, 2018 7:24 AM in response to Genericipoduser In response to Genericipoduser

I'd appreciate any feedback, even if there's nothing I can do to sort this out - at least I'll know I should give up.


Do other people have this problem, or is it just me? Do I need to update something etc.?

Mar 18, 2018 7:24 AM

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Mar 19, 2018 3:23 PM in response to Genericipoduser In response to Genericipoduser

If you are not prepared to fill in the album field, I'm not sure what you expect.


For the future though, you should ensure that music you import, or add to your Library, has the relevant information filled in. Although not every single field in a piece of music is necessary, ones such as the song title, artist name and the album title are an important way of finding them on your iPod and it is accepted that such information should be a part of any purchased music or music imported from a commercially produced audio CD, as standard.


Why are so many of your songs missing the album title?

  • Songs imported from an audio CD should have all the fields completed (by allowing iTunes to go online and find the information at import time)
  • Songs purchased from the iTunes Store should have all the fields completed before they are downloaded to you
  • Songs purchased from other outlets, such as Amazon, Beatport, Bandcamp etc. should have all the important fields completed - again, before you download them


Where did you obtain all this music if it's missing crucial information?


Oh and by the way, a frequent reason that the other people you refer to, who have asked this same question, have not received answer to their problem is often because they neglect to tell us something relevant.

Mar 19, 2018 3:23 PM

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