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Old 11-24-2006, 05:00 PM   #1
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Can't change song info for some tracks

I'm pulling songs off an external NTFS drive and I've noticed that some of them won't let me change the data in the get info section. They allow me to enter new data in blank spaces, but I can't change data already there. The iTunes says its updating but the data stays the same. I've checked the permissions of the folders and individual files that are stored in my library and they are both read and write. Any ideas? Thanks!!!!
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Old 11-24-2006, 11:42 PM   #2
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Note that OS X only supports read-only access to NTFS drives - no writing is possible. So maybe that accounts for what you are experiencing.
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Old 11-25-2006, 02:59 PM   #3
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Let me restate that I'm ripping off of the NTFS, not using it to store the library. I'm not copying the stuff to my HFS drive first and then importing to the library, so the NTFS drive is no longer involved. However, Im still getting this problem on abourt 30% of my albums (no individual songs, mind you.Either I can edit the whole album or I can't edit it at all).
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Old 12-20-2006, 11:03 PM   #4
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I am having this same issue. I am unable to change Song info in iTunes 7. I have verified that the music library .xml file has write permissions, and it will actually update the last time played when I play a song.

I just cannot manually change any song/album information when I right click a song and click "Get Info" and go to the "Info" tab. Mark (or anyone), have you had any luck resolving this issue?
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Old 12-27-2006, 10:27 AM   #5
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I have the same problem. Please let me know if you find a solution. Thanks
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Old 12-28-2006, 11:22 AM   #6
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Try converting the ID3 tags of those songs to the latest version via the advanced menu. This did it for me.
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Old 04-12-2008, 10:30 PM   #7
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It's a bit of a roundabout way to do it but it worked for me....

1. Go to the advanced menu and convert the tracks that don't work to AAC.

2. Remove the old files from your computer (they are just taking up space).

3. Remove the tracks from your itunes library but select "keep files" when prompted to delete.

4 Go to the itunes menu and select "add to library"

5. select the converted tracks from your itunes music folder something like [home/music/itunes/itunes music/whatever track you have converted]

6. Update the info with get info from the file menu
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Old 02-21-2010, 12:53 PM   #8
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"Advanced Menu"

Where is this? I tried under iTunes' advanced options...and there's nothing there that allows me to change song info. Thank you.
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Old 05-21-2011, 10:57 AM   #9
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1- In iTunes - right click on the song name and choose "show in windows explorer".
2- Right click on the folder where the songs are and choose "properties".
3- Uncheck the "read only" box at the bottom and choose "apply to this folder, subfolders and files".
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