Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] duplicate-format songs in library; speed of import
- From: "Derek Cramer" <cramerd gmail com>
- To: shivers ccs neu edu
- Cc: rhythmbox-devel gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] duplicate-format songs in library; speed of import
- Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 12:02:05 +0100
On 21/05/07, shivers ccs neu edu <shivers ccs neu edu> wrote:
Is there some way to handle this issue? What I'd like is some way to
say: if two tracks with different formats match on some specified set
of metadata (e.g., title/artist/album/year), then just show me the track
with the preferred format. Or something along those lines.
I had a similar problem with my library containing duplicate files in
different formats. I have a mixture of flac/ogg/mp3, but a lot of the
mp3s are duplicates of the others (for my iPod), so I created a
directory called "all" and wrote a shell script to symlink all my
music files into all, then prune all the duplicates with the
preference order flac>ogg>mp3. I just point Rhythmbox at the "all"
directory, et voila, no duplicates. :-) This works quite well for me.
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