I've spent three weeks tidying my MP3 tags and now find I can't sort properly in iTunes and more importantly, on my 160GB iPod which has (according to iTunes) 2093 albums.
I'm not overly concerned about sorting in iTunes, but really I must be able to sort properly on the iPod.
I want to be able to navigate on the iPod by Artist, then album by release year/date, which is the way I organise my folder structure in Windows, using a NAS box. Frustratingly, iTunes v.11 only reads the first four digits in the year field, though I have employed the format 1969-09-29 to provide a full release date using MP3tag v2.54.
Firstly, has anyone overcome this issue in iTunes to allow the iPod to sort as I've described?
Secondly, I think one way to do it may be to tag the album field in the following way:
Currently I have employed the following year/date method in my year field:
1969 (for albums by an artist of whose work I do not have more than one album release in any given year)
1969-09 (for albums by an artist of whose work I do not have more than one album release in any one month in any given year)
1969-09-29 (for albums by an artist of whose work I have more than one album release in any one month in any given year)
If I tag my whole collection in this way and assuming a cleaner solution becomes available at a later time, is there a way I can later remove the leading year/date information so I can revert to just the album named as originally entered?
Thanks and Regards