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How do I get rid of double albums on iTunes

Albums on iTunes, can sometimes appear as duplicates and the album information is entered incorrectly. This may make it difficult to songs from the same album, as they could be divided into two or more different disks. Fortunately, this can be easily solved by editing the information about the artist on iTunes.


1. Open iTunes. Click "View" and then "as Cover Flow." This will make it easier to find albums doubled.


2. Select all double albums, recorded in the spotlight as a separate album covers, clicking and holding down the control key.


3. Right-click on selected albums and choose "Get Info". Click "Yes" when asked if you edit information for multiple albums.


4. Enter the name of the artist in the "Artist" and "Album Artist" fields. Enter the name of the album "Album" field. Click "OK".

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Cant delete incorrect album artwork from itunes albums; on my mac. Trying to drag new artwork onto the album doesn't work, nor can I remove by dragging incorrect artwork to trash. The artwork appears to be locked on to the album once entered.


The easiest way to address this issue is to edit multiple album tracks at once. To do this, select the first track of the album artwork you would like to change. Hold the shift key and click the final track. Next, right click the songs you have selected (which will now be in blue). Select the menu item "Get Info". From the "Multiple Item Information" pop up, remove the current artwork in the artwork box (if needed) and click the check box next to artwork. Select ok.

This will remove the artwork for all items which you have selected.

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I have a Coby MP620-8G mp3 player. For some reason, I've been getting a whole bunch (at least 15 albums) of my artists thrown into the Unknown Artist category, making it difficult to find songs. In my itunes library, they are all correctly labelled- artist, album, genre, etc. And when I open up the mp3 player on my computer, there isn't even a file called 'Unknown Artist', all the songs are in their correct folder with the correct label. But once I turn on the mp3 player, suddenly all those artist folders are gone and the songs are buried in the Unknown Artist folder. (It also seems to have thrown the track numbers in front of only those songs- thus when displaying all songs, it shows all teh first tracks of those particular albums and then the second tracks, rather than organize it alphabetically- the unaffected albums are listed alphabetically after the track number line.) I have noticed this problem has only occured with albums that I own the physical copy, but not all of them. Any song that I got from another source remains correctly labelled. (Although a couple bands randomly end up in genre '17' or '50'- also not in existence in my itunes library.) Anybody no what's going on here?


I just had this problem as well. Find one of the files that is showing up on the MP3 player as "Unknown Artist" in your iTunes library. Right click that song/file and click "Get Info". You'll most likely find that the song is an "ACC Audio File" which happens often when you copy CDs or download from the iTunes Store. Close the info window about the song and then you can select the entire album or individual songs from your iTunes playlist that are showing up as "Unknown Artist". Once all the songs that you need are selected, right click again and select "Create MP3 Version". This will create a duplicate, however, so you'll want to go back to the main library in iTunes (or stay there if you are already there) and then remove the original "ACC" versions. You can, if you'd like, keep them on your hard drive, but you really don't need them because MP3 is the standard. From here you can remove those files from the Coby MP3 player and replace them with the new MP3 versions you have created in iTunes.
I hope this helps!

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when I select an album it says it's empty


go to your songs and it usually says albums. i use itunes....

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Below is a link to a FREE program, download and install it.
It will help find duplicate files (music, and others) to help free up space and organize your files.

http://download.cnet.com/Easy-Duplicate-Finder/3000-2248_4-10692636.html

Hope this helps, thank you for stopping by Fixya! Please leave a positive rating if this solution helps.

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