Help With Duplicate Software

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by DjChrisChip, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. DjChrisChip macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2009
    Hi guys brand new to forum,

    I currently own a Macbook Pro (pre unibody 17") 2.6 ghz, 4 gb ram, with a 2 tb western digital premium edition II external hard drive for my audio files. (mostly .mp3 <few aac>) and a 1 tb western digital studio edition external with my music videos. These are filled 1.1 tb and approx 800 gb respectively. I am currently using a program called Serato with its VSL plug in. (in case anyone was interested.

    Ok So I found two programs that might work
    here are the links if anyone knows how to use them or wants to try and learn them with me,

    Any help would be super appreciated and I definitely apologize if this has been discussed before. If anyone is in NYC area and can help with the situation I would in turn be glad to hook them up at any spots I or any of my friends dj at.

    If anyone has any insight i can be reached at, in this thread, or bbm pin24A71F0A.
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    Not really seeing a question there. What exactly are you needing help with?
  3. DjChrisChip thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2009
    k it a long story but here is how it went <it went something like this>

    1. I djed for Charlie P. got his whole music collection- 200+ gbs
    2. DJ'ed for MIKE P. got his whole music collection.- 400 gb and change
    3. DJ'ed WITH BILLY got his whole music collection- 150 gbs
    4. DJED for M2M got there whoe music collection- 150 gbs (same as BILLY collection
    5. MIKE P redid his hd. Got his music collection again- 350 gbs <identical filenames.
    6. Got Danny from M2M's hd- same as billy and m2m
    7. Got Chris D's hd aout 2 or 3 times
    8. My video collection got a massive amount of doubles from a miss move n copy.

    u get the idea in there there is like at least 2 or 3 doubles of every song

    I want to make TIDY UP V2...

    1. Analyze this and if a song has
    2- IDENTICAL Legnth of track
    3- IDENTICAL bit rate

    flag it for deletion

    also I would like a byte by byte analysis of the doubles to REALLY make sure they aren't two different versions of same song.

    I haven't decided whether I want tidy up to delete one of all the doubles OR if it is possible for tidy up to just simply move ALL of the original tracks/ <songs/ videos with no doubles> to a seperate hd.

    also as a 4th criteria
    identical ending thingeeeeyy
    ie. .mp3, .mp4, .wav, .aac, .vob etc

    ok so now having given up on the tech support at tidy up v2...

    I researched and found dupin an itunes duplicate finder.

    So Now I am in the process of copy n pasting two hds onto my spare 2tb external,
    I will then add them as a separate library into itunes,

    After this I will use the program to find doubles, and do its thing"

    However first I am waiting on an email back on two questions I have for them.

    1. I want the program to search by all criterias it currently does and also, by file name...(not sure if that is possible though)

    2. I want to know if it also does a byte by byte analysis to make sure they are exact doubles n not different versions.

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