iTunes7.1 new sort options

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by camilletom, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. camilletom macrumors member


    Jan 9, 2007
    Hi yall.
    Has anyone updated to iTunes 7.1 yet?
    Well, there is one thing I don't understand...
    What are the new "sort album", "sort artist", "sort count", checkboxes in the view options?
  2. reubs macrumors 68000

    Jun 22, 2006
    I don't know, but I really like the "Year" option. Has that always been there? In my CD catalog I have artists alphabetically and then the albums in release order...I wish there was an easy way to do this in iTunes and on my iPod, and maybe these new options do that.
  3. rubenm macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2006
    Sort Fields

    It is really a neat new feature. If you get information for the file, and go to the Sort Tab, it will allow to Override the Fields names when Sorting. I.E. by default when you install 7.10, get the property of any file with the word "The" as the First word in the field and go to the sort page it will say "Beatles" instead of "The Beatles" and when you sort the Artist name is still "The Beatle", but now it appears under "B" instead of "T". You can use this to over ride names that start with "!", "...", "The", "(", etc...
  4. camilletom thread starter macrumors member


    Jan 9, 2007
  5. RoxStrongo macrumors regular


    Oct 8, 2005
    Bournemouth, UK
    can someone please explain to me the exact usefullness of this new sorting tab as i feel that maybe i am missing the point so far?
  6. sealed macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2005
    You could sort, for example, Jimi Hendrix under the Hs rather than the Js. Or for hip hop tracks, if the artist is Ghostface feat. Obie Trie, for instance, it messes with the sorting, so you could opt to sort them all as "Ghostface" instead.
  7. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    This could be (at least the start of) the answer to many of my small gripes with, the otherwise excellent, iTunes... :)

    Now, give us the ability to point to the same physical file from multiple albums (in a user friendly way)...

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