Author Topic: WHY is Cleaning up a Music Library so D@MN Difficult?  (Read 8190 times)

Russinthailand

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WHY is Cleaning up a Music Library so D@MN Difficult?
« on: August 19, 2013, 08:46:41 »
Hi all,

I'm about to rant here, so if you don't want to read it, I suggest you just click the back button now.

I really don't understand why there are so many of these de-dupe tools and they all SUCK. This is at least the 10th that I have tried and the 4th that I have purchased, and NONE of them work.

I'm not a software developer, but I just don't understand why this is so difficult. All the tools and databases already exist.
1) Scan the songs, one at a time, and do a Shazam like match on the song.
2) Download the correct tag data from a CDDB type database.
3) Check the bitrate of the song
4) Determine if you have already found a higher bitrate version of that same song already
            If not, Save the tag data to the song and move on.
            If Yes, Delete this version of the song and move on (or move it to a specified folder)
5) Go to step 1 and repeat until finished.

It's really not that hard, is it?

I would really like someone to quit trying to be cute with all the bullshit features and techno-jargon and just make a simple app that DOES THE JOB.

How about it Similarity? Can you do it?

hsei

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Re: WHY is Cleaning up a Music Library so D@MN Difficult?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2013, 16:32:03 »
Similarity does the job.

The complications come in when you have hundreds ore thousands of possible dupes.