Question concerning iTunes...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Captain Planet, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. Captain Planet macrumors 6502a

    Captain Planet

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    #1
    So, I've got some songs downloaded and with some albums, when I click to add them to the library, they get duplicated...so I get the same song twice, for every tracks on the album. Again, it only does it on a few, not all of them...but still, I don't understand why. Did this ever happen to anyone, or do you know how I can stop that?
     
  2. fistful macrumors 6502a

    fistful

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    You're probably opening an .mpu playlist file as well as the individual song files which causes them to be added twice.
     
  3. Captain Planet thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Captain Planet

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    Well, if I am, I don't know how I'm doing it. All I do is open iTunes, click on Add to Library, and click on the files from where they were downloaded to...and I tried choosing them all at once and adding them. It's always the same ones that get double, and the others are just fine.
     
  4. fistful macrumors 6502a

    fistful

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    I realized I got the extension wrong, it's actually ".m3u". I haven't seen it in awhile.

    Anyways I still think this is your problem. If you are importing a folder into iTunes and the folder contains an .m3u file it will import each song twice. Basically it's a plain text file that points to each file and it's location. Instead of having to select each song separately double clicking this file will import all songs into iTunes. If you select this file plus each individual file it'll import each song twice. Next time this occurs take a closer look at the contents of the folder and I'm sure you'll see an .m3u file in there.
     

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