Consolidating different folders in itunes
So, let's dust off i Tunes and get in there and clean up your library.Every track in i Tunes has data behind it that helps i Tunes catalog it, from the obvious track, artist, and album information to year, track number, and genre.Find the art using Google or the search engine of your choice.Open the image in your browser and keep the window open next to i Tunes. If dragging doesn't work, you can save the image to your desktop and then double-click the blank Artwork box to select a local file.In i Tunes, click on the album in need of this art and select Get Info. From this list, you can view all duplicates, which will show the same song no matter which album it's on.Or you can click Same Album at the top of the list to view only duplicates from -- you guessed it -- the same album.Thus, after you consolidated your i Tunes library, all your i Tunes contents will be stored in a single place.
In fact, as it becomes more common to stream music and videos to connected devices throughout the house, more homes may have just one PC.
I have found that i Tunes is pretty good at grabbing album art; it found art for the majority of albums I have imported to i Tunes over the years, the vast majority of which were from CDs.
For the albums that i Tunes failed to find art for, you have two options.
On the Info tab, you'll find various fields to edit.
I'm a big fan of shuffling songs via genre (jazz shuffle during dinner, reggae shuffle on Sunday morning, a blues shuffle nearly any time of day), so I keep a close watch on how an album is categorized in this regard.
And you'll find a Compilations item at the top of the artist list for easy access to any and all of your compilation albums.