Removing duplicate songs with beatunes

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Scott Ullrich

14 Apr, 2011 02:49 PM


I recently purchased beatunes and ran it across my entire Library. I can see duplicates in the list of files inside beatunes.

How can I instruct beatunes to delete duplicate songs?

Thanks in advance

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 14 Apr, 2011 06:43 PM

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    please run the Inpection - it will show files beaTunes thinks are duplicates and offer solutions for the "problem".


  2. 2 Posted by amabrocopop on 16 Apr, 2011 10:45 PM

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    i have run the inspection and applied the changes. it deleted about 25 gigs of duplicates but there is still more, Itunes it still showing over 2000 duplicates i can see the duplicates in the betunes library. any ideas?
    i am using beatunes 2.1.19 mac osx 10.6.7 there are over 25000 songs in the library.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by hendrik on 17 Apr, 2011 08:55 AM

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    beaTunes does not regard songs as duplicates when their lengths are too different = perhaps that is why beaTunes does not show them. Or perhaps the spelling is slightly different. Can you give a complete example (with duration, album, artist, title) for two songs that beaTunes does not recognize as duplicates?


    PS: You can also use the "Lookup MusicIP PUIDs" tool from the Tool menu and then re-run the duplicates inspection. It will then also recognize songs as duplicates that have the same PUID (a unique identifier, regardless of title etc.).

  4. 4 Posted by Bill Parkinson on 31 Jan, 2018 08:02 PM

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    This comment was split into a new discussion: Removing duplicate songs with beatunes

    How can I get Beatunes to ignore duplicates on different albums?

  5. hendrik closed this discussion on 02 Feb, 2018 05:06 PM.

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