itunes problem

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  1. derajfast macrumors 6502a

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    my sister ripped some of my cds for me on her computer and labeled them in itunes, and then sent them to me because i am at college.....however when i open up itunes and try renaming the album, it works fine....but then i go to play the song, and it goes back to what it was originally named as i cant seem to figure out how to fix this....i am VERY anal about my itunes library and how organized it is, and id really like to figure out how to rename these files, otherwise i will probably delete them
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Have you moved the files from the CDs to your harddrive? CD-Rs are write once media. You cannot change the ID tags in files on them!
     
  3. derajfast thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    they are my cds, i just asked my sister to burn them to itunes and then send them to me.....so there is no cd now, just files in itunes
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    OK. Are the files writable by you (they should be but you never know).
     
  5. derajfast thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    well i dont see why they wouldnt be? if my sister ripped them....how would i find out if they are writeable by me
     
  6. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    Get Info (Command+I) and make sure you have Read & Write permissions.
     
  7. derajfast thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ownership and permissions: you can read and write.....but i can choose which it is since there is a drop down box.....but all are under read and write
     
  8. redeye be macrumors 65816

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    This might help

    Go to itunes prefs, advanced (,general)
    check "Copy files to iTunes... library"

    In the advanced menu of iTunes, next to Visualizer
    Choose "Consolidate Library..."

    Then try renaming

    (this just makes absolutely sure all you files are in the same folder)

    cheers
     
  9. derajfast thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah theyre in the itunes folder......still no luck
     
  10. redeye be macrumors 65816

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    try:
    repair permissions (disk utility)
    try rename --> jeej!
    delete itunes
    download itunes
    install itunes
    try rename --> jeej!
    --> ...
     

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