iTunes duplicate remover!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by simondemartini, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. simondemartini macrumors newbie

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    I have recently added about 10,000 songs from my friend to my itunes library, i already have about 4,000 of them, so I have about 4000 duplicate songs and I would like to know about a good, free itunes duplicate remover.... any help would be appreciated! Thanks
     
  2. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    Hi-light "Music" in iTunes, then click the show duplicates button.
     

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  3. Apple Architect macrumors regular

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    adding friends song

    Surely that is illegal. I do hope that you own the songs that you have added.
     
  4. simondemartini thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I really don't want to select every other song in itunes... that about 4000! Unless there is an applescript or something to select every other song, i would be happier
     
  5. psingh01 macrumors 65816

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    The Show Duplicates isn't really that good if you plan to do a mass delete of files. Cause it'll flag a song as a duplicate if the tags match. Lots off songs from Limewire and other sites are poorly tagged so it's possible you end up with different versions of a song similarly tagged and so it gets listed as a duplicate. So you should still do a quick listen of the duplicates to make sure you're not deleting something you'd like to keep.
     
  6. gibbz macrumors 68030

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  7. Galley macrumors 65816

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    There's also the option of showing "exact duplicates" if you hold down the Option key when selecting the menu item.
     
  8. Benito macrumors 6502

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    Are there any good apps to remove duplicate songs from iTunes on a Mac? Any free ones? I don't know what happened by when I moved my files from my old PC to my new MBP, I duplicated and even triplicated all the songs.:mad: I am using SL by the way and have the newest iTunes version.
     
  9. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Ohnoes! The DRM police have arrived! Shut up.

    I use Dupin from Doug's Applescripts. It gets the job done.
     
  10. ptsube macrumors 6502

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    It's one thing to hate DRM, it's entirely different to steal 10,000 songs.
     
  11. irwan macrumors newbie

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  12. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Second this. For some reason when I load up the wifes mac mini from our iTunes library a boat load of files are duplicated. Run the script, creats a dup playlist then go in and delete. It also gives you options for finding the duplicate files.
     
  13. solomanii macrumors member

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    Any suggestions on something that removes music and video dupes?
     

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