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Some songs on my mp3 player are under the title 'unknown'

by chardo92 / September 17, 2008 6:18 AM PDT

On my mp3 player it has artist names and then when i click on that it has the names of the albums and 'all' which has all the albums in and then 'unknown' which when i click on that it has a list of all the 'unknown' album songs. Im guessing that this is because i use limewire to get my songs and the songs dont have all the info filled in. I've tried renaming some of the songs so the album is filled in and album artist etc. but that has only worked with one song. I know its not a major problem but its a problem that has ocurred since i got my mp3 player a year or so ago, please help me if you know how to sort it out.

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MP3 help
by floyderman / September 17, 2008 10:32 AM PDT


I think your problem mostly depends on what music device and software. If you are using iTunes, then you right click the song you need to edit, and fill in the info. Then connect your iPod, and it will sync automatically.

Hope this helps!

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tried it
by chardo92 / September 18, 2008 1:19 AM PDT
In reply to: MP3 help

Im using a samsung mp3 player and i usually use windows media player to sync my songs and use itunes to store all my music. I tried editing the songs so it has album info filled in but it doesnt work when i drag the song after editing back into windows media player to sync. :s

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by blitzfreedom / October 8, 2008 2:24 PM PDT

Is it because of some characters that your mp3 doesn't recognize. This could include hyphens and other languages etc.

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Same with me
by lamedb / January 18, 2010 5:45 AM PST

I'm using a Samsung P3, but on OSX.

I can't seem to get my music to be filed properly; a lot of my songs (about 50%) are under 'Unknown', EXCEPT for when I go to 'Music Browser' instead of going to a listing like 'Artists', 'Albums', etc.

Basically, I think there should be a way of altering the titles, because changing the folder names only works for the 'Music Browser'.

I'll work on it, and check back in when there are new developments.

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Would've been better to...
by make_or_break / January 18, 2010 3:29 PM PST
In reply to: Same with me

...start a new thread rather than necropost to a thread from over a year ago.

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