iTunes importing all files as a single track

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by pauld, Sep 1, 2003.

  1. pauld macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2003
    Tokyo (London for the holidays!)
    anyone who has ever imported a DJ mix or something similar into iTunes will know the frustration it causes when you are listening back and the 'flow' of the mix is interupted by the time it takes to go from one track to another. I mean, that defeats the purpose of the cd being a mix, right?

    this is even worse on an iPod since you can't minimise the gap through the crossfade playback thing (which seems to work best clicked on and put down to zero ).

    What i'm wondering is;

    is there a way/hack/whatever of importing the whole cd as one track?

    if not would that not be a good idea for the next iTunes? (or at least some function that enables you to have a fluid mix (that also works on iPod))


  2. saint macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2002
    Not sure if this is what you are talking about, but:

    When you insert a CD, select all of the tracks in iTunes, then menu Advanced-> Join CD Tracks, then import. It should all import as one track then.
  3. pauld thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2003
    Tokyo (London for the holidays!)
    i can't believe i missed it!

  4. jasonM macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2002
    The problem I've found with importing "Joined Tracks" is that they cause the iPod to hiccup when you reach the end of its buffer. You can hear it, though it is pretty minor, and the time counter jumps backwards in time for a moment and then corrects itself.
  5. rhpenguin macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2003
    London, Ontario
    I use an addon script that i found over at that adds lame encoding to iTunes. Works well.

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