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abdu

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Instead of having several pairs for all the duplicates, display all of them in a single group for each audio file, auto mark all of them except the best quality one so it's easy to see the files and delete.

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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2010, 01:44:27 »
download version 1.1.

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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2010, 04:25:47 »
OK. I am using 1.1. So  please explain how this is done in 1.1. You right click and there's a delete option. Looks like it works on a per file. What if you have hundreds of files and/if you have several dups for some files. Delete one file at a time is a time consuming process.

Check out Audio Dedupe and Audio Comparer and see how they do theirs.

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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2010, 10:17:13 »
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use ctrl or shift to select

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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2010, 04:02:20 »
If I have 200 files and each has 1-3 duplicate files, shift or ctrl wont be of much help. I have to manually select tens of files.  It would be better if the program select the dups and I confirm the selections for deletion.

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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2010, 19:49:09 »
I have something like 2000 duplicates (out of total 13000). Now you can imagine how helpful manual selection and deletion is to me :D + delete keyboard button is ignored, you have to right click, choose delete, and then click yes in order to delete the files you just selected :D

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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2010, 20:20:28 »
All the files should have a checkbox. By default similarity would select all the dups except one (for each distinct audio file). The selected files are chosen based on criteria set in the program's options.
By default, it selects all the dups which have the lower bit rate. If the the files have the same bit rate, then choose the ones which are shorter in length... and so on. The user can change this default behavior.

but going through tens or hundreds of files and selecting each manually is  not a good user experience. It works for a few files.

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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2010, 19:01:31 »
abdu you are true. Also I wont, that files with lowe bitrate was in left side and with biger bitrates in right side.

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« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2010, 22:31:32 »
Great program !

But the ability to define which files to autoselect based on a similarity percentage of our choice is REALLY NEEDED.

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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2010, 12:47:38 »
a checkbox is a great idea.

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« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2010, 18:49:58 »
4675 duplicates (down from ~5200).  If you had a checkbox in every one of those (many of which are false positives, probably at least a couple thousand), it would take me forever.  Using ctrl/shift/click to highlight more than one is good in this instance.  

Some people want autoselect.  Some people (like me) like it how it is.  Perhaps make it configurable so it can be either way.  

What I would REALLY like to see is the ability for Similarity to 'remember' your selections - it would be nice to NOT have to scan 15000 files and compare them every time I run the program.  Then I can choose to scan any new files I add to my machine and Similarity could bounce the results of scanning those files to the stored results from previous scans and wouldn't have to run the algorithms in real time, but could still tell me if any of the files in previous scans are matches for the new files.

Also, if I "ignore" a similarity match, it should remember it, but I should be able to go into a config file and "unignore" a match.

Great program, by the way!

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« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2010, 23:16:53 »
I'm starting to see what abdu was talking about, I believe.

Let's say I have 2 files, one.mp3 and two.mp3.  If Similarity detects those as duplicate files, I get two sets of results:

PATH\one.mp3
    PATH\two.mp3
PATH\two.mp3
    PATH\one.mp3

If you delete (or ignore) just one of those files, it clears both sets of results.  THAT works properly.  But is there really a need to show both sets?  If one.mp3 is similar to two.mp3, doesn't it stand to reason the opposite is true?

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« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2010, 05:48:15 »
I understand, but what we do in this situation:

one.mp3
two.mp3
three.mp3

two.mp3
one.mp3

three.mp3
one.mp3
four.mp3
five.mp3

it possible situation.

Saving results will be in future releases.

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« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2010, 06:56:23 »
I think the problem is solved after the "Dont show duplicates under xx% similarity". In addition, it can be protected (ask confirmation) removal of two files with a high degree of similarity.

Thank you. I look forward to the next version (I hope it will appear soon).