Old gold: Edit iTunes track info


As one of the organisers of Webstock 08 I don’t have time at the moment to write a brand new MacTip. So I thought that rather than skip a couple of weeks, I’d like to re-acquaint you with a couple of older Tips from the archive: Old gold.

This week’s visit is with Edit iTunes track info, Mac Tip #225/21-December-2005. I’ve edited it slightly.

Old gold: Edit iTunes track info
Mac Tip #325, 13 February 2008

Edit track information in the Info window.

Edit track information in the Info window.

I download a lot of podcasts and often want to make small changes to the name of the track or the genre or other fields.

One way to do this is to select one or more tracks and choose Get Info from the File menu. Then click on the Info tab and make changes.

The field is marked by a dark outline.

The field is marked by a dark outline.

Another way is to stay in the main iTunes Browser window and click once on the text you want to edit. Then click on the actual word you want to change. If you do this correctly the words in that field should be highlighted and outlined with a dark line. Now type or paste in the new text.

Enter the new text into the field.

Enter the new text into the field.

If a field is empty you may think you can’t select it to edit the contents. The trick is that the target area is very narrow and at the extreme left side of the field. Click where the first letter will appear.

Click at the extreme left end of the field.

Click at the extreme left end of the field.

If you aim to change many tracks, use an AppleScript (see Mac Tip #222/30-November-2005, Add iTunes Comments.)

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