Change the way iTunes stores its music

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by redneon, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. redneon macrumors member

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    Is there any way to change the way iTunes stores its music?

    I use Shoutcast to stream album from home so I can listen to my choons from work but if I want to listen to a compilation album it makes things a little difficult because of how iTunes stores its music.

    Currently, all my music is organised in folders by artist which is fine, for the most part, until it comes to a compilation album, where the songs are then split up into different folders for each artist.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. boast macrumors 65816

    boast

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    #2
    if itunes does the tagging, it puts the songs together in a "compilations" section per album
     
  3. mpshay macrumors 6502

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    If you go into the preferences section and deselect the manage my library for me option you can put the song in any folder structure you want
     
  4. Diaresi macrumors regular

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    You can fix it by...

    1. Selecting all the songs you need to change
    2. Right Click > Get Info
    3. Untick the Compilation tick-box at the bottom

    :)
     
  5. Galley macrumors 65816

    Galley

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    Make sure the "part of a compilation" tag is checked, and those albums will be grouped as such: Compilations/Album Name/Track Name.m4a
     

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