iTunes Sorting Fields

iTunes is smart enough that when you sort your library by artist, it knows to put The Beatles under B. But sometimes exceptions can be more complex than just a ‘the.’ You can set an artist, album or song name to sort with in iTunes by selecting a song or songs, pressing Command+I to bring up the info window, and selecting the Sorting tab. Then you can set a name to sort by that will be different than the name selected.

Comments: 5 Responses to “iTunes Sorting Fields”

    khamis
    10/5/10 @ 12:24 pm

    Hi..
    i wonder why when i use numbers in Name fields it dont sorting logically !!!! for example … use the leatest iTunes .. wirte numbers from 1 to 20 in each filed with name like 1 ep 10, 2 ep 11 and so on …. it would sort it according like this
    1
    11
    12
    13
    2
    22
    why!!!!! and thanks

    10/5/10 @ 12:28 pm

    It is sorting them alphabetically. And alphabetically, 11 is before 2 just as aa is before b.
    But why are you putting numbers like that in front of your artist or song names? If you want to sort the order of songs, then set the track number for the song and leave the name as the real name of the song. Then when you view by artist or album the tracks will sort by track number.

    khamis
    10/5/10 @ 1:49 pm

    thanks for the replay but let me tell what i mean
    i have episodes about 30 and and each one has to part such as
    ep 1 part 1, ep 1 part 2, ep 2 part 1. the funny thing is that in my iPhone is fine.. but in my new and old ipod nano … NO !!!!!

    khamis
    10/5/10 @ 1:50 pm

    sorry i just forget that i am talking about movies

      10/5/10 @ 1:58 pm

      Right. Even for videos you can set an Album and Track number. So use the track number to set the ordering of the episodes.

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