iTunes Album Views

With the new album views where you can browse your songs grouped together with an album cover, I noticed it was quite inconsistent with the groups, often splitting albums into multiple groups. For example:

itunes heaven album

So I consulted Belldandy (him being the Apple expert). He said this was a known issue with iTunes and the current resolution is to check the Part of a compilation checkbox. I never really touched that checkbox as I didn’t really know what it meant and really never had a reason to. I tried his suggestion and it indeed worked, so I went on and merged the remainder of my albums which were somehow mysteriously split.

However, I then hit the above problem. I had 2 albums called Heaven. Even when I enabled “Part of a compilation”, they didn’t merge, so I played around trying to figure out why they were getting splitted and not grouped together.

It turns out that iTunes will ONLY group tracks together if the ALBUM + ARTIST is the same. If you enabled “Part of a compilation”, it marks the album having various artists and then that allows grouping of an album with different artists. However, in my case above, I have 2 Track #1s on different albums titled Heaven. I couldn’t mark the other track as part of a compilation as it’ll group both albums together. So what I ended up doing was setting one album to be Disc 1 of 1 and that seemed to work as the other didn’t have any disc info.

Did I mention how neat the turntable view is?
itunes turntable

Though it does take up a lot of unnecessary resources.

Random Crap:

And the grad students most likely to cheat are… (from /.) – The study of 5,300 graduate students in the United States and Canada found that 56 percent of graduate business students admitted to cheating in the past year, with many saying they cheated because they believed it was an accepted practice in business. Following business students, 54 percent of graduate engineering students admitted to cheating, as did 50 percent of physical science students, 49 percent of medical and health-care students, 45 percent of law students, 43 percent of liberal arts students and 39 percent of social science and humanities students. Business students need to cheat?

Samaritans unwittingly help in car theftPeople got behind and pushed and even offered an impromptu driving lesson to help a boy who was struggling to drive a car — failing to realize that the 14-year-old was stealing the vehicle, police said.

Eat a roach and be the first in lineWhy wait in line when you can just eat a cockroach? That’s the question Six Flags Great America is asking its thrill seekers during its Halloween-themed FrightFest. The amusement park is daring customers to eat a live Madagascar hissing cockroach in exchange for unlimited line-jumping privileges.

Sex or a long life? Guess which Britons choseA large number of Britons would be prepared to give up sex if it meant they would live to be 100, according to a survey on Friday.

Brain stimulation produces creepy shadow feelingStimulating a certain area of the brain can produce a creepy feeling that someone is watching you when no one is, scientists said Wednesday. I hate that feeling!

Panda bites man, man bites him backNo one ever said they would bite people,” Zhang said. “I just wanted to touch it. I was so dizzy from the beer. I don’t remember much.

Jerusalem? Never heard of it“Jerusalem. There is no such city!” the Jerusalem municipality said in the English-language version of a sightseeing brochure it had published originally in Hebrew. The correct translation: “Jerusalem. There is no city like it!”

Virgin Atlantic Bans Dell, Apple LaptopsAmid a slew of incidents involving exploding Sony batteries, Virgin Atlantic announced that it won’t allow passengers to carry any Apple or Dell laptops onto flights.

How to Talk Like a Pirate (from /.) – A classroom educational film on the language of Pirate. A rather hilarious video on pirate linguistics.

Mr. Rogers puts in the wrong tape (from RayAlome) – It’s suppose to be a video tape about making hoes (or maybe hose), but someone edited those out and made it about making… You get my drift.

Mad for U.S. beef, herd heads for Tokyo restaurantHundreds of people queued up at a central Tokyo restaurant on Monday to savour a dish not tasted for more than two years — “beef bowl” made with U.S. meat.

Man sets sights on eye-popping recordClaudio Paulo Pinto is looking to break an eye-popping record. Literally. Pinto can pop his eyeballs out of their sockets at least 7 millimeters (0.3 inches), a national record for eye-popping according to RankBrasil, an organization modeled after the Guinness Book of World Records that lists Brazilian records.
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X-rated font used on third-grade handoutSchool officials apologized after an X-rated font was used on a third-grade spelling packet handed out to parents. The font showed male and female stick figures in provocative poses to form the letters of the alphabet. How does a teacher mess up something like this?

First penis transplant reversed after two weeksSurgeons in China who said they performed the first successful penis transplant had to remove the donated organ because of the severe psychological problems it caused to the recipient and his wife.

Punctuation author collects examples on Web site“Goats Cheese Salad … tomatoes, onions, goats, cheese.” A misplaced comma in the list of ingredients gives diners a totally different dish — and gives British writer Lynne Truss new ammunition in her campaign for the proper use of punctuation. The author, who was totally stunned when her book on punctuation “Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation” became a British and U.S. hit, has set up a Web site ( that is collecting funny examples of wrongly used commas and apostrophes such as the above example. Here’s the direct link to the funnies. Not much so far.

Woman accused of hammer attack over gasPolice arrested a woman who allegedly attacked a San Antonio convenience store clerk on the head with a hammer after he turned down her demand for free gasoline on Tuesday.

U-Va.’s One-Year Wonder (from /.) – David Banh, an 18-year-old from Annandale, just graduated from the University of Virginia in one year. With a double major. His college education, almost entirely covered by a patchwork of scholarships, cost him about $200. And he sold back textbooks for more than that. Now he’s starting graduate study at U-Va. with a research grant. So at this point, he’s technically running a profit. … He was helped by the fact that U-Va., as a public school, costs a lot less than most private colleges. And that the university accepted many of his Advanced Placement credits from high school; many of the most selective private schools wouldn’t. As it was, he doubled up on course credits and took more physics over the summer to finish his second major.

USBCELL: Batteries That Recharge Through USBProduced by Moixa Energy, USBCELL batteries are simply batteries that recharge from any USB port. They require no separate recharging devices, cradles or cables and can be used exactly like a normal battery. The design itself is rather like a typical memory stick with its flip top lid and they could be set to deliver the same killer blow to the battery market that memory sticks did to floppy discs. A very interesting concept, but one that would fail due to several factors. It’s only a 1300mAH battery (most digicams require ~2000mAH) and the price of £12.99 (~US$25) is rather steep for just 1 rechargable AA battery. I can get a NiMH charger and a pack of AA batteries for less than that.

The never-ending mortgage (from MS newsgroup) – I first of this from Derek and how there’s a mortgage in Japan that you can pass down onto your children. Appears it’s hit the UK (and maybe the states soon). In a revolutionary move, homeowners would never need to repay a single penny of their mortgage before they die. Instead, the debt would be passed to their offspring, allowing them to slash the amount of inheritance tax they would have to pay. One expert yesterday nicknamed the new mortgages ‘the debt that never dies’ because they can continue to be passed down through the generations.

Here’s some funny math solutions (from MS newsgroup):
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3 Replies to “iTunes Album Views”

  1. I just got my 2000t and all of my songs are skipping in iTunes, and I cant figure out why. If someone could help me out and tell me how to fix this I would really appreciate it because its driving me crazy. Thanks for the replys.

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