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cephinux
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Post by cephinux » Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:02 am

Hi

I have a lot of duplicates in my libary. a view in guayadeque that lists them up makes them compareable would be great. There's a songbird plugin that is similiar to my description: http://addons.songbirdnest.com/addon/216

thanks for reading

bigthinker
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Post by bigthinker » Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:46 pm

i too have a ton of duplicates, this would be a great plugin. Only thing is this plugin would have to have settings for which versions to keep, like difference in sound quality and the length of the audio file.

cephinux
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Post by cephinux » Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:47 am

I don't think that the duplicates should be removed automatically. What if two tracks have the same tags but are two different songs because of wrong tagging?

bigthinker
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Post by bigthinker » Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:20 am

so, the criteria for duplicate tracks should be

* Length of the audio file
* Tags and File name
* Size of the file (this should help determine the audio quality)
* Audio quality

Then a side by side comparison should be displayed showing the result and ask what to do next. Delete keep rename delete all

Looks like the songbird plugin also finds Ghost files, files no longer present on the specified folder/hard drive/etc

cephinux
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Post by cephinux » Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:36 pm

you summed it up pretty good. So the question is what do other people think?
I don't think that it should be on high priority list, but it would be a nice bonus feature. Of course anonbeat has always the last word on implementing it...

anyway, I think guayadeque is allready the best musicplayer on linux.

mekanix
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Post by mekanix » Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:47 am

Well, I don't really have this problem. Even though I think this could be useful!

I think that guayadeque could be improved a bit in all the stuff regarding, tagging, file renaming, duplicate searching, and so on

earlski
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Post by earlski » Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:24 am

The feature is very useful, but not on high priority.
I have the problem, that I have a folder with single files and manually to find out if I have the same file in a album is not really possible.
The above requested fields I agree, but the plug-in should have the possibility to choose the Option(-s)
See the software: Advanced mp3 catalog

kertison
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Post by kertison » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:09 am

whenever i need to find & delete duplicates,i generally use an app duplicate files deleter which has the option of automatic deletion of all the duplicate files.

http://DuplicateFilesDeleter.com

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