Renaming Songs

Discussion in 'iPod' started by pavvento, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I have a lot of songs, that for whatever reason appear as the band name, track number, then song title all as the song title (ex: Dave Matthews Band 06 Sattelite). This is really annoying and I can't see half of my song titles on the ipod. I renamed the songs in Windows (on my old computer) before transferring them over, I renamed them in the music folder on the Mac, but they still show up like this in itunes and the ipod. Any ideas?
     
  2. Guest

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    Jan 30, 2006
    #2
    Rename the song within iTunes, not in the Finder. There is a program named iEatBrainz that gets all the info for the songs, but I don't trust it a lot, it would make mistakes sometimes.

    So try renaming them within iTunes.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    #3
    Try this iTunes script. "This script will rename the selected tracks in iTunes with their filenames (minus the extension)."
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks for the replies, one more question. I've renamed all of the songs in iTunes. When I go to file and 'add to library', will all of the files be renamed back to what they were and all of my work lost? Thanks.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    #5
    No. When you rename files in iTunes it changes the ID3 tag's which are built into the mp3 files. So if you send them to a friend, get a new computer and reupload them to iTunes, they'll always say the same thing they do now.
     

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