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Author Topic: remove duplicate songs (mp3/ogg)  (Read 3251 times)

justice

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remove duplicate songs (mp3/ogg)
« on: July 08, 2007, 06:23:33 AM »
I'm looking for a good application for listing and removing duplicate songs in my music library. Due to some organisation functions of certain music library managers and syncs I now have too many duplicates to manually weed through it.

I have looked at itunes, musicip, but am thinking a dedicated application will probably work best.
Itunes lists different mixes of files as duplicates (scary), and musicip does not delete the files (just removes them from library) and takes ages to validate my library (due to duplicates).

Best match would be an app that matches on partial id tags, file names, and/or track time.
i guess if there's no id tags and the song is incomplete it couldn't check on track time either, but removing all identical tracks would be a good start.

any apps that are free or fully functional trial to try out?

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Re: remove duplicate songs (mp3/ogg)
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2007, 07:03:25 AM »
Looks like using Doublekiller Free (size and CRC only), then mediamonkey free, then musicIP will get rid of nearly all duplicates (Ctrl-D to delete files).
« Last Edit: July 08, 2007, 08:28:11 AM by justice »

Hirudin

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Re: remove duplicate songs (mp3/ogg)
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2007, 07:40:47 PM »
TGF (The GodFather) has a duplicate search that seems to work pretty well. I'd say it's definitely worth a try.