Program to find and remove lower quality music?

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  1. Ctt713 macrumors member

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    I have recently started to re-rip most of my music collection in flac but as a result I am ending up with many duplicates. I have found many programs such as MrClean that find duplicates of songs but I do not want to accidentally delete the high quality mp3's or flac files. Is there any program that can do this for me? I would prefer it free but I would be willing to pay 10 dollars or so if the program is legit. Thanks.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can always File > Display Duplicates, then sort by Bit Rate to identify the lower quality items.
     
  3. Ctt713 thread starter macrumors member

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    I have done that to remove them from iTunes but they still seem to exist on my hard drive. I would always hit move to trash but it ends up just removing them from iTunes only.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Here's how you remove them from the drive:
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    Note the circled message.
     
  5. Ctt713 thread starter macrumors member

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    Exactly,my problem is my music is not in my iTunes media folder because it would cause an issue with duplicates in iTunes.
     
  6. macswitcha2 macrumors 65816

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  7. IronLogik macrumors 6502

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    You can always try to use Smart Playlists to do this. Have it find files with bit rates lower than you specify.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The OP's problem is that even if you find them in iTunes, because they're not in the iTunes Music Folder, you can't delete the files from iTunes. A Smart Playlist won't help.
     
  9. IronLogik macrumors 6502

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    Consolidate first then.
     
  10. UpDownAeroplane macrumors member

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    wait, why are you ripping in FLAC? do you really have the audio equipment to tell the difference between FLAC and a high-quality mp3? i suggest V0 rips or 320 CBR rather than FLAC.
     

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