MM copies music files after adding artwork?!

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Zerophux
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MM copies music files after adding artwork?!

Post by Zerophux » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:13 pm

Hello,

So I've been manually adding artwork to albums by multiple selecting them, opening up properties and hitting the artwork tab, then dragging the album images from my browser and dropping it in. I thought it worked a treat, until I realised that for no apparent reason, each file would then be duplicated within the album's file on the hard drive! What I really don't get is the duplicate that is newly created, is not the file with the artwork attached?! Any help on this would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

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Re: MM copies music files after adding artwork?!

Post by Lowlander » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:50 pm

Which version of MediaMonkey and what File Type(s)? Are you saying the music file is duplicated (if so, maybe MediaMonkey has no right to delete files)?
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Re: MM copies music files after adding artwork?!

Post by Zerophux » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:53 pm

I have version 4.1.19.1859 (Gold), and yes I'm talking about FLAC files being duplicated.

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Re: MM copies music files after adding artwork?!

Post by Lowlander » Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:05 pm

I'm not seeing this with MediaMonkey 4.1.20. Can you delete a duplicate file from within MediaMonkey?
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Zerophux
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Re: MM copies music files after adding artwork?!

Post by Zerophux » Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:13 pm

It doesn't duplicate them within MM, it only duplicates them in their hard drive location, so any deletion within MM will take away the original file. Deleting the duplicates through windows explorer has no effect on playback either as it's the originals that MM is using obviously (now with added artwork!) it's just annoying!

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Re: MM copies music files after adding artwork?!

Post by Lowlander » Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:26 pm

Use the My Computer node to delete duplicates (it's just a test). Does it work?
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Zerophux
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Re: MM copies music files after adding artwork?!

Post by Zerophux » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:49 pm

Oh they are visible in the My Computer node, and I can delete them too...

EDIT: Just updated to latest version too, didn't realise there was an update available.

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Re: MM copies music files after adding artwork?!

Post by Lowlander » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:26 pm

Then capture the problem in a debug log (step 4b) and attach the log to a Support Ticket: http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=69
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