Anyone use the Amazon MP3 Store? Something is bothering me...

Discussion in 'iPod' started by odinsride, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. odinsride macrumors 65816

    odinsride

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    So I tried out the Amazon MP3 store today because the album I wanted wasn't available on iTunes Plus and it was actually cheaper on Amazon, so I bought it there. The problem is that when I downloaded the album and added it to iTunes, the song names have all this garbage added (by amazon I'm guessing), such as [Explicit], [Album Version], etc. I had to go in and manually remove all of this junk. Is this normal or was it just the album I bought? I looked at some other albums and it seems they have (Album Version) in the song titles...so I don't know, just doesn't seem like that's part of the song name :) Is there a setting I'm missing in the amazon downloader to turn that extra stuff off?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    That's never happened to me on Amazon. I've had perfect ID3 tags with my songs.
     
  3. odinsride thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well see the attachment for what I'm talking about...These are the files downloaded straight from Amazon (before importing to iTunes).
     

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  4. Beric macrumors 68020

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    You should just stop listening to explicit stuff. ;)

    Classical all the way! :cool:
     
  5. odinsride thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I do appreciate classical music, but most of the time it just doesn't get me pumped up enough to get through the day :)
     
  6. Wee Beastie macrumors regular

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    Yeah this is the case with nearly everything that I purchase from the Amazon mp3 store. I have pretty much been using them exclusively except for the (very) rare times that something is cheaper on iTunes. Anyway I don't see anything in preferences that would rename your files. I just leave 'em the way I get 'em....
     
  7. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    You do realize that Amazon offers a free app that downloads the music right into iTunes?
     
  8. odinsride thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's a shame..I'm really kind of crazy about keeping that kind of stuff out of my music, guess I'll have to do things manually.

    Right, that's what I used. It first downloads the music to a separate folder on your hard drive, then adds them into iTunes. I was showing a screenshot of the Amazon download folder to illustrate how the song titles were infested with crap straight from Amazon.
     

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