Organizing Albums when importing

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  1. coolecho

    coolecho New Member

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    Hello,

    I have Albums that are in separate subdirectories and within are the songs. I left click and drag the album subdirectory onto itunes and usually it already knows the album name and cover. But sometimes it does not recognize the album and displays it "unknown album" or chops up into several incorrectly named albums spreading some of the songs across those albums. Is there something in the mp3 file that helps itunes categorize it? If so is there a way to edit the mp3 to force itunes to put them all under one correctly named album?

    Thanks!
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    Yes, right click on the file you imported (Look under Recently Added to help with this....they should be in there - just do a few at a time, or right click on the Recently Added tab on the left and choose Edit Smart Playlist and play around with those choices to get what you want to show up)..

    Once you see your files....then right click the file and choose GET INFO.

    Here you change the "tags" so that Itunes now knows what those files are.. and you can add artwork, etc.....and you can keep your itunes clean and tidy.

    Some things you might want to read -

    http://www.apple.com/itunes/how-to/
    http://www.ehow.com/how_2023664_edit-information-itunes.html

    or check out youtube with keywords like "itunes edit info" or similar if you want to get one-on-one help.

    It can be a long, boring, dirty job.... and you can get quite OCD about it... but it looks good on the iPod when you're done so it's rewarding work! Prepare to get addicted to your Itunes library cleanup! I spent over 7 hours on it myself yesterday as i'd tidied up my iPod but had to restore it.. and realised I never made the same changes to iTunes.... what a mission!

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    Good luck!
  3. coolecho

    coolecho New Member

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    Thank you so much for the good info!
    I was perplexed searching around on mp3 information yesterday and found an application "Mp3Tag v2.45a" http://download.cnet.com/Mp3tag/3000-2141_4-10313616.html?tag=mncol#editorsreview
    I opened the directory containing the problem mp3's and saw that Title, artist, and album were incorrectly set. Once I fixed those and dragged the folder into iTunes it displays perfectly!

    Thank You!

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