iPhone albums bug... ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Dr_Maybe, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. Dr_Maybe macrumors 6502


    Sep 17, 2003
    South America
    If I have two albums with the same album name, but from a different artist, the iPhone thinks it's the same album!

    iTunes treats it as two different albums, but the iPhone think that Tom Petty's Greatest Hits and Jay-Z's Greatest Hits is one and the same album!

    For now, I will have to call the album "Greatest Hits (Jay-Z)" for instance, to make the iPhone understand that it's a different album from the other one called "Greatest Hits". I tried checking the "Compilation" checkbox in the song info window (command-I), but that didn't help.

    I believe it's a bug, since it's handled differently on iTunes and the iPhone.

    Anyone else with the same problem?

    P.S. These songs are not from the iTunes Music Store. It might work differently with albums from iTMS if they are tagged in a way that the iPhone can handle
  2. Me1000 macrumors 68000


    Jul 15, 2006
    Yeah, I have a lot of greatest hits albums.

    my biggest problem is when I add album are to a greatest hits album, my widgets lets me add it to all the songs of a album.

    that is great unless it is a greatest hits album!
  3. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

    Clix Pix

    Oct 9, 2005
    8 miles from the Apple Store at Tysons (VA)
    My iPhone gets confused because I've got the Original Broadway Cast album of "Rent" and also the original movie soundtrack of "Rent." It keeps displaying the cover art from the "Hairspray" album for the "Rent" Soundtrack! I need to get into iTunes and fix things....
  4. Mabus51 macrumors 65816

    Aug 16, 2007
    Easiest way to fix this. Is to use the grouping feature in iTunes. Set the album as a complition and then select to group complitions together.

    Or you can Group by certain phrases. Right click on the song or album and change the grouping to whatever phrase you want to put in.

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