Lately, a few albums on my iPod were playing out of order. This is frustrating, because albums sound better in sequence. When songs are listened to out of context, they are like stray dogs, wandering the streets – yet still somewhat beautiful.
No matter how many times I re–synced my iPod through my Mac, the same album kept displaying in the same random order.
Within iTunes, I made sure that the Track # column was displayed in ascending order:
Still, after re–syncing, the same results occured.
The answer lies within the Get Info option, under the File menu:
If you notice the “Disc Number” boxes – this is where information is needed. These boxes should appear as they do in the image. It should say 1 of 1. If you have it set like this, then whatever order you set your playlist within iTunes – that order will also reflect onto your iPod.
In order to be as detailed as possible, I will go back and show every step of the process.
Within iTunes, make sure the “Browser” is showing, which is where the artist and album columns are above the playlist section:
Select the artist and album that you want to put in the correct order, or a custom order.
Go to File, Get Info.
A message box will appear, asking you if you are sure you want to edit information for multiple items:
That will then bring you to the Multiple Song Information dialog box, as pictured earlier, where you can make sure the “Disc Number” boxes are filled in with the number 1.
The important thing to remember is when you select Get Info, you have to do it for the entire ALBUM, not just a single song.