iTunes - Compilations Problem

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  1. UnluckyXIII macrumors 6502

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    Hi Guys,

    Not sure if this is the right place or not but I couldn't see an iTunes specific section on the forum, no doubt someone is now going to link it for me ;)

    Anyway, the issue I am experiencing is that I've imported several compilations albums (Now that's what I call music) to my iTunes library, the albums have imported and display in my iTunes list of music but for some reason they haven't grouped together as an album and are listed with each song under each artists name. Now this should just be a simple fix of selecting every song from each album and then doing edit > get info > Compilation and checking the box and clicking ok but for some reason iTunes doesn't recognise that I've done this and keeps the songs as individual items (I can change any info in the "get info" window and iTunes doesn't remember the editing I've made). I've tried opening and closing iTunes but this doesn't seem to fix the problem.

    Additional to this, I'm also having an issue where iTunes doesn't show all albums/songs and requires several "reboots" to show everything within my library, now I could understands this if I was rocking a library of 100,000+ songs but I'm not, the entire library only consists of less than 5,000

    Does anyone know why these issues are arising??

    Cheers,
    XIII
     
  2. Brookzy macrumors 601

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  3. UnluckyXIII thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I'm running the following:

    Windows 10 (Latest Update - 14393 - Anniversary Update)
    iTunes 12.4.3.1 (latest?)
     
  4. Eisselmann macrumors newbie

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    That sounds like just one of the usual shortcomings of the iTunes versions for Windows.

    The meta data management is totally messed up for the last months.

    Whenever I rename tracks iTunes won't recognize it and changes back to the old names.

    Not to mention the pain in the ass to get iDevices to display correct album art, correct track names and so on after they've been matched with wron names... :/

    Did you try to remove the file protection in windows for those audio files and edit the meta data again?
     
  5. Brookzy macrumors 601

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  6. UnluckyXIII thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunately still doesn't make any difference, I can now make changes to the "Get Info" page but it still sees the compilation as individual artists/albums rather than the album as a whole :(
    --- Post Merged, Sep 4, 2016 ---
    Never mind, after hours of scouring the internet this seems to be one of the unsolved mysteries of iTunes so I've resorted to the simple solution of deleting the albums and not including them within my iTunes library.

    Thanks for the help guys.
     

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