iTunes "Get Track Names"

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by aswiec, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. aswiec macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2011
    How does iTunes know if a song was imported using iTunes or not?
    If you right click a song in iTunes and try to get the Track Name and the song wasn't imported using iTunes, you get the error

    "iTunes cannot get CD track names for songs that were not imported using iTunes.

    To allow iTunes to look for CD track names for this song, import the song again using iTunes."

    If there was a way to change the metadata in the song file itself to trick iTunes into thinking it was ripped using iTunes, could you then use "Get Track Names" on that file?

    Then if you could do this to all of the songs in your library, could you then get perfect track listings for all of you songs using iTunes instead of crappy software like TuneUp?
  2. craigsharp macrumors regular

    Aug 2, 2008
    Get Track Names works on the files that have been imported using iTunes only. For instance... let's just say that you imported a CD and did not have an internet connection... What does iTunes do? It uses the generic "Track 1" naming system... Then you can simply click "Get track names" when you have an internet connection and iTunes does the rest... Try it out... It works and is very simple... What you are saying about editing the meta data and then having iTunes use that info to get track name... why not just fill in the track name while you are editing the meta data??? Sounds kind of redundant... You can also do a batch edit of the meta data...

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