iTunes it is without a doubt one of the best software to manage and catalog your digital music collection, like all programs of this genre, however, it is not infallible and its ability to download song information from the Internet does not always provide all the necessary data to keep a tidy song library.
That’s why I want to show you today how to sort songs in itunes with some tips and tools that will allow you to make your playlist on iTunes much more accessible and “convenient”. What do you say, shall we start right away?
If you want to find out how to sort songs in itunes because the program was unable to correctly download the information for many of the songs in your library, the first thing I recommend you do is use MusicBrainz Picard. It is a free program that uses a huge online database to automatically recognize and apply to music tracks the information they need to be sorted in a library (title, artist, album, track number, etc.).
If you want to try it, connect to its website and click on the item picard-setup-0.16.exe to download the program to your PC. When the download is complete, double-click on it to open the file you just downloaded (picard-setup-0.16.exe) and, in the window that opens, first click on Yup and then up Next, I agreestill Next, install And Finish to finish the installation process and start Music Brainz Picard.
How to sort songs in iTunes
In the window that opens, authorize the program in the Windows firewall (if prompted) and click on the button Add folder to select the folder containing the iTunes music you want to reorder. At this point, click on the button Near (the one with the magic wand icon) present in the MusicBrainz Picard toolbar and wait for the program to recognize the tracks you have fed it. At the end of the operation, if you are satisfied with the result obtained, select the songs placed in the right part of the program window and click on the button Save to save the information added to songs by MusicBrainz Picard.
At this point, you can go back to the iTunes library and complete the organization of your songs by selecting the albums without cover with the right mouse button and clicking on the item Get scrapbook illustrations from the menu that appears to also have the covers in the missing albums.
Finally, I advise you to Sort songs in iTunes creating dynamic playlists based on the stars you have assigned to your songs, in this way you will be sure to find all the songs that you consider of a certain value in one place.
To create such a playlist, select the entry New Smart Playlist from the menu File of iTunes and, in the window that opens, select Classification in the first drop-down menu, is in the second drop-down menu and the number of little stars which must have the songs included in the playlist in the field with the stars. So make sure there is a checkmark next to the item Active update and click on the button, Okay and you will have created your dynamic playlist where all your favorite songs will be automatically added. Happy listening!