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tliptak
Mar 26, 2003, 01:33 PM
An Application that finds mutiple copies of songs and deletes them??? I say some app in macaddict but I forgot the name. It organizes and deletes songs that I have more then one of!!! Anyone know that name or names of apps that can do this???? Thanks

hereXORthere
Mar 26, 2003, 02:21 PM
You can try MP3Rage, it is available at here (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/mac/3019) . Another possibility is to use AppleScript to do the job. A good archive can be found here (http://www.malcolmadams.com/itunes/index.shtml) . Specifically you might want to look at this (http://www.malcolmadams.com/itunes/scrx/trashduplicates.sit) file. From its description, This script will help you determine if you have duplicates of the same song on your local volumes by providing track info and sampling, plus assistance in removing duplicate tracks and deleting duplicate files.


-hereXORthere

coolbreeze
Mar 26, 2003, 02:56 PM
Hmm. On a related note, is there any software that will to this for photos?

Mr. Anderson
Mar 26, 2003, 02:59 PM
Originally posted by coolbreeze
Hmm. On a related note, is there any software that will to this for photos?

well, if it did it for photos, it would basically be doing it for any files. And in some cases that wouldn't be a good idea.

D

tliptak
Mar 26, 2003, 03:11 PM
Originally posted by hereXORthere
You can try MP3Rage, it is available at here (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/mac/3019) . Another possibility is to use AppleScript to do the job. A good archive can be found here (http://www.malcolmadams.com/itunes/index.shtml) . Specifically you might want to look at this (http://www.malcolmadams.com/itunes/scrx/trashduplicates.sit) file. From its description, This script will help you determine if you have duplicates of the same song on your local volumes by providing track info and sampling, plus assistance in removing duplicate tracks and deleting duplicate files.


-hereXORthere

Thanks mp3Rage was what I was looking for... Just didn't remember the name

bombensington
Mar 26, 2003, 03:15 PM
Originally posted by hereXORthere
You can try MP3Rage, it is available at here (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/mac/3019) . Another possibility is to use AppleScript to do the job. A good archive can be found here (http://www.malcolmadams.com/itunes/index.shtml) . Specifically you might want to look at this (http://www.malcolmadams.com/itunes/scrx/trashduplicates.sit) file. From its description, This script will help you determine if you have duplicates of the same song on your local volumes by providing track info and sampling, plus assistance in removing duplicate tracks and deleting duplicate files.


-hereXORthere

the link you referenced for the applescript duplicate trasher, it's a pain.

you still have to manually go through and pick 2 songs you think are the same. it's just as easy to do it yourself, as this does not automate the process.

hereXORthere
Mar 26, 2003, 03:33 PM
Originally posted by bombensington
the link you referenced for the applescript duplicate trasher, it's a pain.

you still have to manually go through and pick 2 songs you think are the same. it's just as easy to do it yourself, as this does not automate the process.

I did not know that. I am picky about my music library so I do most things manually. I have used some of the scripts off that page before with some success and I just figured that they would all be of similar quality. Glad to know they are not, I will have to start looking at those scripts more carefully when I use them next time.

--hereXORthere

Jaykay
Mar 26, 2003, 04:10 PM
Originally posted by hereXORthere
You can try MP3Rage

hey that worked for me too, say hello to a big load of free HD space comin my way...:D

scem0
Mar 26, 2003, 09:03 PM
Originally posted by coolbreeze
Hmm. On a related note, is there any software that will to this for photos?

This couldn't be that hard to program, if someone has any
programming skills, I bet they could do it. Unfortunately, I can
barely make a source file :( ;) :D.

Kwyjibo
Mar 26, 2003, 09:45 PM
mp3rage does exactly what you want.... Great suggestion