Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] duplicate-format songs in library; speed of import
- From: Ritesh Khadgaray <khadgaray gmail com>
- To: Derek Cramer <cramerd gmail com>
- Cc: rhythmbox-devel gnome org, shivers ccs neu edu
- Subject: Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] duplicate-format songs in library; speed of import
- Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 20:36:51 +0530
On Tue, 2007-05-22 at 12:02 +0100, Derek Cramer wrote:
> 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.
care to share the script ?
Does it handle duplicate files based on tag, or filename ?
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