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Author Topic: Audio Comparer - duplicate MP3 finder for Windows  (Read 6900 times)

maxic

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Audio Comparer - duplicate MP3 finder for Windows
« on: March 30, 2010, 01:56 PM »
Hi there!

As a developer and founder of Bolide Software I want to announce one of our programs here. I am talking about Audio Comparer - MP3 duplicate finder.

Yet another duplicate finder? Not exactly. The main difference of our program from a dozen of the similar ones is those fact that our program actually "listens" to the music files of different formats (MP3, MP2, MP1, WMA, AIF, WAV, WavPack, FLAC, APE, AAC, and OGG) and compares them by their actual sound data.
Here are some benefits of such approach:

  • our program is able to detect similar songs, not only exact duplicates
  • our program is able to detect duplicate songs stored in different formats (one in FLAC and one in MP3) or stored with different bitrate
  • our program is able to detect duplicates if no ID3 tags are filled

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The program is still in development, we are going to make a smarter auto marking feature, that can select given files from the found similar groups for further file operations. Your suggestions for the new features are welcome here!

Here is the link to the program's website: http://AudioComparer.com

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Re: Audio Comparer - duplicate MP3 finder for Windows
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2010, 01:59 PM »
Welcome maxic !
I happen to know that a few people on the DC forums have been wanting something like this; discussed on these threads:
https://www.donation...ex.php?topic=15664.0
https://www.donation....msg169636#msg169636

seems like something that is difficult to do, so i look forward to hear what people think.  :up:

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Re: Audio Comparer - duplicate MP3 finder for Windows
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2010, 08:08 AM »
Thanks, mouser :)

I forgot to mention, the program is not free, it is shareware.
A little tip: use coupon code EB2E75E4 during checkout to save 10%

And here is the direct download link (2.7 MB)

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Re: Audio Comparer - duplicate MP3 finder for Windows
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2010, 11:01 AM »
... not free, it is shareware.
A little tip: use coupon code EB2E75E4 during checkout to save 10%

An even better deal would be to bundle it with Image Comparer; the set's normal price is $70 but this way it is $50 -10% = $45

https://secure.avang...DS=1743711&QTY=1 + EB2E75E4

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Re: Audio Comparer - duplicate MP3 finder for Windows
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2010, 12:55 AM »
I tried your program and it seems to work quite well. It found the dupes in my test sample after listening to the files (I mangled the filenames and erased all tags just to be sure :) ).

It seems unable to decipher the bitrates for .flac files, however, and marks .flacs as the lowest quality files in the bunch! A critical flaw, IMO.

The interface is elegant and I can see myself using the program after it undergoes a little refinement.