PLEASE HELP WITH ITUNES

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Joined: 06/03/2006

I have put all the correct tags for all my music so that when i right click on the song file and click properties, all the right information comes back up. So i think that all the songs have the correct information. But for some reason, when i load the song into itunes, it says "various artist" under artist and i see that the album name is also wrong (specifically the name which i changed already shows back up in itunes)
For example a song with the following tag
Bring me to life- title
Evanescence- Author
Fallen- album
Shows up in itunes as
Bring me to life- title
Various artists- author
Unknown- album
This was the old tag that i thought i had already changed.

Please help
Jay

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Joined: 06/03/2006

I dont know if this has anything to do with it, but i am using a mac and i used the program "ID tunes" to correct all the tag information in my songs.

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Joined: 02/12/2009

I looked up ID Tunes because it's new- I had not heard of it. Looks like a handy tool. But it can't possibly get all of the tags right. It's guessing based on limited info, and filling them in from a limited database. At least it's a start. (Note that the demo version only fills in 25 tracks. Maybe you can get support from them about this.)

http://plumamazing.com/mac/idtunes

If you're using a Mac, you wouldn't see the contextual menu item called "properties," which is a PC only term. (The Mac OS calls this "Get Info".) So perhaps you're using ID Tunes on a Mac then switching to a PC version of iTunes?

Regardless, you can correct all your tag info in iTunes, but it might require editing them all one-by-one. If there are groups of files (ie albums), you can edit them in batches.

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One note, your files might not have ID3 tags which are version 2. Check it out in the first iTunes Get Info/Properties tab, "Summary." If the ID3 tag is lower than version 2.3, update it by using the menu item "Advanced-->Convert ID3 Tags.

You can read more about this in an excessively long article of mine,
http://www.silentway.com/node/1170

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