Adding folders to iTunes (not as easy :p)

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  1. Starr0w macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2009

    I want to add 18 cd's in one folder to iTunes so I just dragged the folder into iTunes but iTunes took every song and placed it as an album instead of making it a compilation. Is there a way I can take all the songs of one cd and turn them into a compilation WITHOUT having to "get info" every file? Cos now i have 300+ albums all with one song since the artists are all different. I know i can get the info per file and change it there but i don't wanna do that for all those songs. Any suggestions?
  2. xlii macrumors 68000


    Sep 19, 2006
    Millis, Massachusetts
    Have you tried using smartplaylists? I know it's not automatic.
  3. Starr0w thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2009
    Don't really know what you mean. I don't want to make a playlist. I want to make my albums appear correctly in the albums window. I just want to let iTunes know what those songs are part of a compilation instead of separate cd's. If that is possible with your suggestion please elaborate. Thanks :)
  4. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603


    Jan 10, 2006
    Not sure if its the best way but create a playlist for each album and place the songs in the correct playlist now you can select all of the songs in each playlist and change the settings of all the songs in the album only filling in the details once.

    Once your done you can delete the playlists and your albums should show up correctly in album view.

    Thats how I'd do it. Probably not the best way but it works. Creating the playlists is not actually needed as you can multiple select each file but it helps keep track of all the songs and you can easily see if you have missed one.

    EDIT: Or in far fewer words, select the songs you want in each album, press command/apple + i change the settings click confirm. Do this for each album. :D
  5. Starr0w thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2009

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