iTunes duplicate remover!

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

  1. simondemartini macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2009
    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


    Apr 19, 2008
    Pandora, Home Tree
    Hi-light "Music" in iTunes, then click the show duplicates button.

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  3. Apple Architect macrumors regular

    Apple Architect

    Apr 4, 2007
    United Kingdom
    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

    Nov 1, 2009
    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

    Apr 19, 2004
    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

    May 31, 2007
  7. Galley macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2008
    There's also the option of showing "exact duplicates" if you hold down the Option key when selecting the menu item.
  8. Benito macrumors 6502a


    Jan 5, 2010
    Toronto, Canada
    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


    Jul 30, 2007
    Ohnoes! The DRM police have arrived! Shut up.

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

    Oct 12, 2008
    It's one thing to hate DRM, it's entirely different to steal 10,000 songs.
  11. irwan macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2010
  12. rhett7660 macrumors G4


    Jan 9, 2008
    Sunny, Southern California
    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


    Dec 6, 2012
    Any suggestions on something that removes music and video dupes?

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