iTunes Question

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  1. someone28624 macrumors 6502a

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    I have all of the albums by an artist. He then made a "best of" album. I have all of the songs on it except 2, which I can easily buy as singles. What's the best way in iTunes to compile all the songs into the "best of" album while still keeping a copy of them in their original album? I don't want to buy the album when I already own copies of every song on it.
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Unfortunately a song can only be assigned to one album.

    However, if you just want a solution that doesn't require you to buy the same songs again but leaves you with having a Greatest Hits album then simply create copies of the song files, and in itunes change the album name of the copy to Greatest Hits
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I keep "Best of" albums in addition to studio albums. That makes duplicates in my library, but I'd rather have all albums complete, so I don't mind the dupes.
     
  4. someone28624 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So you have to duplicate the file in Finder, not iTunes?
     
  5. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Yes, duplicate the file in finder, add the duplicated file to iTunes library, then change the album to Best Of. That way you can have it in the Best Of album without having to purchase it again.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, both.
     

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