What I want in iTunes: Song Aliases

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by swiftaw, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. swiftaw macrumors 603

    swiftaw

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    #1
    This is something I really want, the ability to have a song show up on many albums but only need one copy of it on the disk/ipod. For example, I have the song 'Bohemian Rhapsody' 4 times in my itunes library, one the original release album, Queen's Greatest Hits, and on two compilation albums. I really wish I didn't need to have 4 copies of the file on my disk. I would love the ability to have one copy on the disk and then aliases to it for the three albums.

    Of course, I could have chose not to rip in the last 3 times, but I don't like partial albums , even if it does end up with duplicate copies of a song on my disk.

    Does anyone else wish you could have song aliases?
     
  2. kgarner macrumors 68000

    kgarner

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    #2
    That's an interesting idea.I too have a few duplicates like that, but sometimes the versions are different. Like if I have song from a movie soundtrack and then from the real album they are often different lengths and such. But for those times where it really is a repeat it could be handy.
     
  3. cube macrumors G4

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    #3
    Not worth the complication and development for the few times one might have exact duplicates (and even if they were not exactly the same).
     
  4. notjustjay macrumors 603

    notjustjay

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    Canada, eh?
    #4
    What would happen if you manually replaced one of the duplicate files (in your iTunes library) with a symlink to the original?
     

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