iTunes: Compilations, multiple disc albums. Tracks won't display in order.
February 2, 2006 8:04 PM Subscribe
Help me with iTunes: Why won't my compilations display the tracks in order? Similarly: Why won't my multiple-disc albums display the tracks in order?
posted by defenestration to Computers & Internet (8 answers total)
I'm using the most recent iTunes on OS X Panther. I swear I never had a problem with this before...
Recently I had a hard drive die. So, after I got a new one, I used iPodRip to transfer the songs from my iPod onto my new hard drive. Now some things seem to be fishy about the way my library is displayed.
The first problem was with the Recently Added playlist. It didn't update. I fixed that by simply creating a new Smart Playlist. No problem.
The other two problems are similar, and can probably be fixed at the same time. I just can't figure it out. OK, let me get some things out of the way. iTunes organizes my files which are all located in the iTunes directory. I'm 100% sure in both cases that the mp3s are properly tagged(I've checked... a bunch of times). Basically the problem is this: when I view album on a multiple disc album(disc 1 of 2, disc 2 of 2, etc), it just displays them as alphabetical. And when I view album on a compilation album(part of a compilation: yes, and individual artist tags), it does the same... alphabetical. Same if I search the name of the album in the search box. I figure the problem is with the way it's displaying the library. If I click the 'album' column, it displays the order of the multiple disc and compilation albums correctly, but when I click back to artist column(the way I prefer to view it), it goes alphabetical again when I view the album(or type its name in the searchbox).
I'm fairly clueless on how to fix this. Can someboooody help me?