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Song numbering in iTunes’ Library

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Q: The iTunes page displays a number in the first data display column for each song in my playlists, but NOT when looking at my library folder.

How can I get iTunes to display a number in this column next to each song in my library?

- Tom

A: You can’t display numbering in the Library, or at least not the way you want to. The easiest workaround is to create a smart playlist which automatically contains all the items in your library. One way to accomplish this is with the following rule:

Now, you’ll have a playlist version of your library, which - when displayed - has the single distinction from the real library that each song is numbered.

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Comments

1

I have plenty of mix CD’s and when I play them with a CD Player they don’t skip but when I download the CD’s on Itunes, there is a 1-2 second pause, Why?

Posted by leeaia11 on July 28, 2006 at 12:17 AM (PDT)

2

The iPod does not support gapless playback.  iTunes allows you to fade in and out of tracks through the Edit > Preferences > Playback > Crossfade Playback slider, but this will only affect playback in iTunes, not the iPod.  The best way to solve your problem would be to join tracks into one track.  In iTunes, after you insert a CD, browse to it in the source menu, highlight all of the tracks (ctrl+a on Windows) and select Advanced > Join CD Tracks.  Then, import the CD by cliking the import button in the top right.

Posted by papayaninja on July 28, 2006 at 10:39 AM (PDT)

3

Before my old laptop crashed, I wisely had all data copied onto discs, including almost 1200 I-tunes hits.  Same songs on my I-pod.  I now have a new laptop, but I can’t get I-tunes data from discs onto new computer’s I-tunes library.  Any hints?

Thanks

Posted by mike the d on July 28, 2006 at 2:14 PM (PDT)

4

If you burned the songs to data disks then you will need to highlight the songs on the disks then drag-n-drop the songs onto the word ‘library’ in the source list and they will be added.  Data disks cannot be imported into the iTunes library.

Posted by Audrey McGirt on July 30, 2006 at 7:52 AM (PDT)

5

I have two AirPorts connected to individual stereo systems and play music from my iTunes library through them.  I have recently noticed that I am now able to play music on “Multiple Speakers” (cool!), however I get an error message reporting that one of my AirPorts does not suport playback as part of a group.  Is this a configuration issue, or a firmware issue?  The firmware version on this AirPort is 6.2.

Posted by Bourno65 on August 2, 2006 at 12:02 AM (PDT)

6

i have an ipod that does not support video playback, but several video files with audiol I would like to extract and convert to mp3 for playback.  Is there any free software that will let me do this?

Posted by Chibithulhu on August 2, 2006 at 6:26 PM (PDT)

7

is it possible to play music on my ipod via a tv? the only way i have managed it so far is to display a photo slideshow and select what i want to play via selecting a playlist. obviously i can’t skip or select individual songs via this method. i have the apple av cable

Posted by wayne calvert on August 14, 2006 at 12:42 PM (PDT)

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