iPod Automatically Deleting Duplicate tracks?

M. Malone

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hey everyone...well I have my friend who has an iTunes Library of about 63,000+ songs, no joke seriously...

when he clicks on it to shows duplicates, there are about 25,000 duplicates, now is there a way to be able to get rid of this automatically without having to delete them one by one? and this is all on a Mac...thanks :)
 

sreedy

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dreamsINdigital said:
Shift + click to select all, delete?
Doesn't "show duplicates" show both files (or more). So if you delete all you'll lose all the songs of that name/artist not just the duplicate?

Or am I talking rubbish?
 

dreamsINdigital

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sreedy said:
Doesn't "show duplicates" show both files (or more). So if you delete all you'll lose all the songs of that name/artist not just the duplicate?

Or am I talking rubbish?
Ah, right. I forgot about that. I don't know what else to do than to manually select yourself then.
 

rdowns

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Having to click 25,000 songs is the price you pay for piracy.
 

sreedy

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dreamsINdigital said:
Ah, right. I forgot about that. I don't know what else than to manually select yourself then.
I guess it's hard for iTunes to know which ones you might want deleted out of the duplicates. You might have the same track in single and album version, or maybe you ripped it twice in different formats...... you almost need a smart playlist type thing for duplicates so you could say show me the dulpicate that isn't AAC or something.
 

milo

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rdowns said:
Having to click 25,000 songs is the price you pay for piracy.
:rolleyes:

Have him check out Doug's Scripts, there are a couple for handling duplicate files. At least iTunes seems to have finally fixed the bug where adding a file more than once made it show up multiple times in the iTunes library.
 

M. Malone

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rdowns said:
Having to click 25,000 songs is the price you pay for piracy.
thank you for the helpful post, how did you know they're pirated? did you come over and look inside the library? for your information, every single track on that library is either ripped or purchased, and I mean every single one, so don't go off making assumptions like some moron :rolleyes:
 

M. Malone

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thanks to everyone, I'll look into those scripts, but there must be a simpler way
 

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