Cover Flow - Album Shown Twice Though EXACTLY The Same

Discussion in 'iPod' started by HappyDude20, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. macrumors 68020

    HappyDude20

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    Jul 13, 2008
    Location:
    Los Angeles, Ca
    #1
    I use cover flow within iTunes but i've noticed that a few albums, no more than 4 are shown twice even though there is no difference between songs within the album.

    It's very odd because one day my whole album cover collection was fine/normal but one day a few split. This is most odd since I do not have this problem within cover flow on my ipod touch.

    What can be the issue?
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Jun 1, 2008
    Location:
    The Netherlands.
    #2
    I would check the songs again in iTunes if they are correct, if they are not, just select all those songs from 1 album, rename to album to whatever name, and then rename them back to the original, this has helped several times for me.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Agathon

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    Jan 19, 2004
    #3
    Likely the Album Artist tag, or the compilation tag has been enabled for some of the songs.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    May 3, 2008
    #4
    I agree, I do that, check every space tag... in the album info and put everyspace the same... year, album etc... and if still happen rename the artist or the album with of that way:

    original with issue that you say:
    beatles

    put this
    beatles1 (the 1 or wharever that you put fixed that issue)

    back to original name
    beatles

    that fixed to me...

    by the way I recommend a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this software iTunify! they made me my life easy on itunes, in seconds I do a lot things, by example when albums dont have tracking numbers, he put 1 2 3 etc... in seconds... or they can change all changing case Caps etc... to all album... they remove dead tracks etc.. a lot thing do that little app ;)
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    Aug 25, 2008
    #5
    What I do in this situation is just select everything (all the songs across the duplicate albums) and under get info, set the "part of a compilation" to yes. This will reshuffle everything and providing the album artist and album title is the same across everything it should be all ok.
     
  6. macrumors 68040

    ntrigue

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    Jul 30, 2007
    #6
    Even if the field has a space after the Artist it will show duplicate. Select All and Get Info then make sure the Check next to each one.
     

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