[iPod/iTunes] How do I display Artist - Song ?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Dzym, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I'm more interested in getting the iPod itself to do this, but I assume it does it the same way iTunes does it. How do I make it display my music

    Artist - Song Title

    Almost all of my music shows up by song title only, but some of my albums show up with the Artist - Song correctly, and then some songs on an album will show up one way and other songs on the same album rip show up by song title only. I can't find any difference between when it shows Artist - Song and when it shows song only.

    Please help.
     
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    2nyRiggz

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    control click on a song and go into "get info" and make sure the tracks have all the info needed...if not then full them in. check your ipod options and make sure it shows all the stuff u want.


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  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    All my songs have the Artist and Song Title filled out.
     
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    2nyRiggz

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    this problem is in itunes and on the ipod? check your itunes/ipod options.


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    What option(s) should I look for? I haven't changed any settings in iTunes or iPod (except turning on the clock and turning the clicker off..)

    It's a brand new iPod & the latest iTunes.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Here's an example.

    Those TOOL songs display the way I WANT it displayed.

    Artist - Song Title

    If I were to load up the iPod now, it would show the songs in the same order (organized alphabetically) and the same way (with most going by song title and some showing me both).

    It seems that it "thinks" the song title is 'Tool - The Patient', when in fact it is properly tagged as artist: Tool, song: The Patient. What's even weirder is that the song Triad (down further on the list) is off the SAME ALBUM and they are both tagged the EXACT SAME WAY as far as I can tell.

    What gives?!
     
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    You've pulled these songs in from another app, rather than ripped them with iTunes, correct? The problem is that the other app puts the tags in a different place, and they're conflicting with each other. There is a way to fix this, although I've never done it. Perhaps it's the "Convert ID3 Tags" function.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Convert ID3 tag doesn't seem to do it.

    Also, If I select one of the songs that displays the way I want, and then do a "Get Info" from iTunes, when I cancel it or not, it updates it to display with song title only. I'm assuming it is doing this because it re-reads the ID3 tag info and then goes back to showing only Song title.

    [​IMG]

    I suppose if no one can solve this, one solution would be to re-tag every song with the song title being Artist Name - Song Title

    but that'd be annoying as crap for everything but the iPod itself. :(
     
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    But am I correct in assuming that the tracks were first ripped using a different app?

    Out of interest, why do you want the artist displayed twice anyway? :confused:
     
  10. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, they were ripped in a different aps.

    Well, it would only be displaying the artist twice in iTunes (once under name and then again under artist). The iPod seems to only display the 'Name' column when you goto Music > Songs > . I just want it to display and organize by Artist. And going to Music > Artist is different because then it plays the song you select, but only draws the next song from the same artist.
     
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    The only reason some songs are being displayed "Tool - The Patient" and others "The Patient" is because you've labled the song name as "Tool - The Patient". the ipod sees the song name being "Tool - The Patient" and the artist being "Tool".

    If you really want all the song names to include the artist you'll either have to figure out some script to insert the artist name into the song name, or do it by hand, or mabey someone has some hack or something.

    On a side note, doesnt your ipod display

    Song Name
    Album
    Artist

    or

    Song Name
    Artist

    Why would you want it to display

    Artist - Song Name
    Album
    Artist

    Seems redundant and possibly anoying to me to have artist in two places on the display.

    Anyway, I guess you might need to clarify with what you currently see on your iPod, and then again tell us what you want it to say.
     
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    Why make it harder than it should be?
    Here's to the Crazy Ones [​IMG]
     
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    balamw

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    You don't see anything but "Name" in playlists or in "Music > Songs".

    It's kinda related to this thread http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=173103

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