Well, dont buy mp3s.
Well, dont buy mp3s.
Were they DRM? Don't those not work anymore? I don't use itunes so i don't know if they ever sold DRM.
for some reason the ID tags on the files are set to a strange order. in that case you might want to check the info of a couple tracks and see what number they are (like track 5 of 500, etc)
Another thing, would be that you had shuffle hit for the playlist and just didn't notice it
How are the .mp3 files labeled in the folder to keep them in that order? If the titles are literally "01artist-song," "02artist-song" etc in the file name, all you really need to do, despite what the tags might be is hit the "song" clolumn and arrange it alpha-numerically.
If these seem like stupid answers to you, i'm sorry, but it's what comes to mind without actually sitting in front of your iTunes
Not sure if this is related, but my Blur Think Tank CD broke after I used it in my work computer years ago (2003?). I think I ended up buying it on itunes to replace it. The CD itself had some special content on it and the computer probably didn't allow wonky downloads, and I figure that's how it broke the CD. *shrug*
* - actually I think I learned this from yablonowitz.
1) The updates...Apple seriously likes to release updates and tries to force you to download the itunes/quicktime install files like every 3 weeks it seems, and then most of the time it would give me issues telling me to uninstall first (wtf???)
2) Doesn't support lossless codecs like the popular .FLAC and the once popular .shn (while winamp does). 95% of all live music and bootlegs is flac...I really don't want to waste time downloading these flacs if I have to convert to mp3 just to listen in itunes...of course Apple won't support flac because it wants to push it's own apple lossless codec on us (which no one uses or cares about). Be thankful itunes supports mp3, if Apple had their way, it would only be playing .aac files.
3) EVERY TIME (sooner or later), when I would play files in itunes, the music would sound like it was being shat on under water...it was so garbled, you couldn't listen to it...so then you would go through the fun stuff of trying to allow quicktime settings to accept waveout (safemode) or some shit, then that did nothing, then you would uninstall and reinstall and find that the problem wasn't fixed because quicktime is a piece of shit...again so much fun!
4) If you have a library of music that is like 80gb or more, itunes would move at the pace of sap strolling along tree bark.
5) If you're not careful, it tries to organize your files for you in a bs manner.