Strange iTunes behavior...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jlamb0, May 26, 2009.

  1. jlamb0 macrumors member

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    Can somebody help me understand what is going on here? I'll admit to being a little obsessive about organization, but this is seriously bugging me.

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    These are the same podcast, meaning same feed, same name, etc. For whatever reason, they show up in Grid View with two separate icons with slightly different names. When I double click on the icon on the right, I get this:
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    The icon on the left leads here:
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    I've checked the Get Info window and nothing seems out of the ordinary. And in list view, everything appears normal:
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    Any ideas?
     
  2. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    If you select both covers and open Get Info, is there anything listed in Album Artist? If not, try putting something in there.
     
  3. jlamb0 thread starter macrumors member

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    I just tried entering an album artist for them all, and I even checked the "part of a compilation" box, but I still get the same odd behavior.
     
  4. RumMunkey macrumors 6502a

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    I get this. Mostly with the "How Stuff Works" family of podcasts. I think iTunes suddenly started paying attention to a field it previously didn't (as suggest upthread, 'Album Artist' perhaps?) causing it to see these as two different podcasts.

    Haven't had time to figure out what though. If YOU do, by all means, please share ;)
     
  5. jlamb0 thread starter macrumors member

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    Here's a sample of the Info and Sorting tabs of the Get Info windows from the two different groupings. The only difference is the Name.

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    If you see something I don't, please tell me.
     

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