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Uknown artist and title

I have transferred data onto my Sony E438F and some of the tracks are going into a file listed "unknown". I need to find a way to catalogue them so that they go back in with the relevant tracks by the same artist, i.e. if I have a whole album by the beatles I want the whole album in one file, I don`t want one of the tracks in a separate file because it has no data. Please help me to solve this problem, I would really appreciate it. Thanks. xXxXx

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  • dangalanti Feb 12, 2009

    When I ripped tracks off CD in the .wav format (higher sound quality) and uploaded them they would list unknown artist and album, but the title of the songs would appear. They would all go into the "folder" area, and not get listed in the other music options. When I tried ripping in as an .mp3 file, the artist, song title, album title, genre and release date info WOULD appear.



    A separate issue with the album artwork. The thumbnail files get ripped into the picture area but never show up when you play the music - is that connected?

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For those of you that are taking music from old cd's youtube etc., this is how you can get around it. I learned how to make what you'd call pseudo-albums when I first got mine. Ok so if you're like me and don't have the money for rhapsody and you're taking old cd songs or getting them off youtube, then here's what you do. When you're connected, go to the WALKMAN symbol. When in there go to the MUSIC folder. Make sure that you don't have anything highlighted. Inside the MUSIC folder go to FILE. And in FILE go to NEW. Click on FOLDER. You shold have a new folder with New Folder highlighted in the name area.

Now, for instance you want the album "Herzeleid" from the group Rammstein just name the new folder that. Then put in all the songs from that album. My next recommendation is to put something like Rammstein-Herzelied-01-Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen? for the first song. So that when you go to you album-folder your songs will be in the order they are on the actual album.

This is the easy way.

The hard way is to go into the properties of each song you put on your Mp3.

When there go into summary. When in summary if it says Advanced>> on the big button click on it.

On this page you should see:
Music with
Artist
Album Title
Year, etc.

go in and click on the far right to see a text box. There you wanna type in the name of the artist etc. And if you want an album this way then go ahead and type in the albums name on the next one down and the track number and make sure that the Apply button is "popping out" You can make sure by clicking on another box and click the apply button and viola! New album. The only thing is I don't know how to get cover art on their it might be in the file transfer disk which i don't have with me but if you need more information go to my file.

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