App to tag Album Artist from Artist.

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bunraku

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Totally messed up in ITunes last night by deleting Album Artist and just keeping Artist. I only have 2 columns in ITunes which are song and artist. I don't have any albums.
Now all I have in my IPod Touch is songs with no Artist category to look for Artists. So basically over 4000 songs in alphabetical order.

So I need to get the Album Artist tags back. I could do this manually, but as I have over 1500 artists I was wondering if there is an app that will or a way to automatically retag the Album Artist from Artist??

Hope that makes sense.

Thanks
 

cjmnews

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You can have a script do that.

Save the following code as a file named ArtistToAlbumArtitst.js remembering where you saved it. Desktop for example.
Code:
var iTunesApp = WScript.CreateObject("iTunes.Application");
var mainLibrary = iTunesApp.LibraryPlaylist;
var tracks = iTunesApp.SelectedTracks;
var numTracks = tracks.Count;
var i;
var sortArtist;
var sortName;

for (i = 1; i <= numTracks; i++)
{
  var currTrack = tracks.Item(i);
  var artist = currTrack.Artist;
  currTrack.AlbumArtist = artist;
}
WScript.Echo("Done");
Select all the tracks you want to update in iTunes.
Open a Command Prompt and change directory to where you saved it (e.g.: CD Desktop)
Type the command wscript /nologo ArtistToAlbumArtist.js

When the Done box appears the data will have been copied from one field to the other.
 
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