iTunes compilations fix?
October 23, 2005 4:46 PM   Subscribe

Why does iTunes think that some of my single-artist CDs are compilations, and how do I tell it otherwise?

When I use the "keep iTunes music folder organized," certain CDs by certain artists (say, Luna) are placed in the "compilations" folder. I really like having iTunes organize my stuff, aside from these few exceptions, so hopefully solutions would allow me to keep doing that. If I manually fix them, the next time I have iTunes organize my library, it unfixes them. Any suggestions on how to convince it that it's wrong about certain albums?
posted by goatdog to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
Have the album highlighted. Press command +i. A box will pop up that has the information for the album on it. At the lower left is "part of a compilation". Select "no".
posted by interrobang at 4:49 PM on October 23, 2005 [1 favorite]

As for a cause: if you have a guest artist (you know - "artist feat. Soandso"), or Gracenote has faulty data that has slight typos in the artist name, I believe it treats the album as a compilation.
posted by Remy at 5:17 PM on October 23, 2005

Response by poster: That was too easy. Thanks, interrobang.
posted by goatdog at 5:49 PM on October 23, 2005

In the General section of the prefs, de-select the "Group Compilations when browsing" pref. Then you won't have to change the info for every album.
posted by doctor_negative at 7:08 PM on October 23, 2005

As for the "Why" question, pretty sure it gets that info from CDDB when retrieving track names.
posted by softlord at 5:49 AM on October 24, 2005

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