Is it posible to show more details?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Exmosquito, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. Exmosquito macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hi, this is driving me nuts! I hope someone can help. My prolem is basically when I am viewing a folder full of mp3's, on windowsxp the info bar at the top of the dir had "Album/Artist info etc, just like Itunes. This makes is so much easier to see what album the song belongs in, but I dont want to have to open up itunes just to view album/artist info in a normal folder. Is there a way to get the same amount of info(tag info) from a normal folder on osx as in a windows folder?

    This is how its shown in xp, much more useful info.

    (ps: i dont want to use itunes to do this)

    It seems very lazy of apple not to include such a basic function.
  2. nout72 macrumors regular


    Dec 27, 2007
    The Netherlands
    I don't think it is possible, maybe using Pathfinder?

    But what are your objections just leaving iTunes on? (It doesn't use any CPU if not used actively)
    Set it to its own space and don't close the window, clicking on the icon in the dock instantly lets you view the list.
  3. Exmosquito thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2008
    Thank for the quick replay, the prog didnt list artist/album, though :)

    I dont want to use itunes because if the album/artist isnt correct and i open with itunes, it gets added with all mp other mp3's, then I have to look through a huge list and find out what ive added last, its very annoying.
  4. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    In iTunes, click view songs by 'Date Added' and it'll show the ones you've just added.
  5. BigCatz macrumors member

    Aug 30, 2007
    You don't have to launch iTunes to view the files there. Open your iTunes folder using Finder. And maybe try using the column view? Then you can drill down the folders.

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