Ripping CDs -> Track Order

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by savar, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. savar macrumors 68000

    savar

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    I've been ripping CDs for my ipod touch, and I notice that when I look at the albums on my ipod the songs aren't in the correct order. For example, #1 on the CD is actually #5 in the playlist. Am I doing something wrong? How does the ipod pick the order that the songs go?
     
  2. Gee macrumors 65816

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    CDs are ripped in order; a play list can be in any order you like - you can move tracks up and down by hand. They will first appear in the playlist in the order the list you're copying from is sorted - so, if your library is sorted by track name (by clicking the 'Track Name' column), your playlist will be sorted this way as well. Click on Track number to sort by track number.
     
  3. savar thread starter macrumors 68000

    savar

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    I guess my question wasn't worded well. I'm not talking about a playlist that I made myself.

    Rather, when I'm in album view on the ipod, and i tap my finger on an album, a list of tracks comes up for that album. If i click a song it plays that song and then all the songs after it in the order they are displayed. But the songs aren't in the original order of the album, even though I am in album view.

    I'm not at my Mac to check, but I'm pretty sure that when I ripped the albums, CDDB provided track number information that got saved into the song metadata, so there's no reason that itunes can't show an album's songs in order.
     
  4. MacNewbie03 macrumors regular

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    Even in album view you can choose how the songs are arranged. Just Click the track number heading to sort it how you want.
     
  5. toaster_oven macrumors regular

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    sorry to revive an old thread - I was having the same problem, but I think I figured it out.

    in iTunes - select "get info" for each song -

    under "options" - select "sorting"

    Make sure that "Sort Name" is empty, and that "sort artist," sort album artist," and "sort album" are the same on all songs.

    You'd think that the play order would relate solely to the song number, but apparently the order is related to "sorting."
     

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