Ask the Tunes Guy: iTunes Store authorization, library splitting, and more
Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:48 AM
Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:34 AM
An alternative to @ReggaeFire's suggestion is to select all the split-up files and change the name of the Album, then change it back. I generally find just adding a space to the end of the Album title, saving, and then going back and removing the space does the trick, and you don't have to go to another tab to do it (I'm a big fan of doing things from the keyboard).
Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:14 PM
The iTunes guy is right, you can't do exactly what you asked, but you can come closer than he suggests.
You can give each track a different album name that is only slightly different and assign each track different artwork.
Using your compilation album as an example, you can give the first track the album compilation name, say, 20 Eighties's Rock Hits, if you want to use the compilation album artwork to lead with.
Each track after that, give a different album name such as 20 Eighties's Rock Hits 1, 20 Eighties Rock Hits 2 etc. or 20 Eighties Rock Hits a, 20 Eighties Rock Hits b.
iTunes will then ask for new artwork for each track, which could be the old single 45 record sleeve art or what ever eye candy you want to assign.
Drag the artwork you want into the Selected Item Box for each track.
You can easily find loads of artwork using google images, or an application like Cover Scout.
Using this method your searches for that album will still show all the album tracks in order, under the album or artist column as long as you add 1,2,3 or a,b,c etc. (For albums that you have only a few tracks of you can even add characters at the end of the title, such as; !, !!,!!!.)
I have added a lot of different images instead of just album art to make things more interesting.
Concert Posters, Old 45 Jackets, Front and back covers, Scanned vinyl records, Autographed memorabilia, Concert Photos etc.
This method will also work if you uncheck the compilation box in the track info box and give each track the different artist name, keeping the original album name.
For compilations, I usually don't use the almost always tacky album art at all.
Instead I find the original release album for each track.
So to sum up, each track done this way will show separate artwork when played either separately in a playlist, or together as a whole album.
Posted 08 May 2013 - 01:48 PM
What to do?