Has anybody figured out the duplicate entries problem?

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Has anybody figured out the duplicate entries problem?

Post by paulrhyan » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:05 pm

So after several trials & errors, I finally figured out why all my music was syncing as 'unknown artist'. I still have one persisting problem though. Every time I sync my library I keep getting duplicate entries showing in the MMA library. Some songs show as duplicates every time I delete and create a new library. Sometimes some songs that once showed up a duplicates no longer become 'duplicated'. I need to emphasize that these songs are not physically duplicated on the device. There is only one copy of the song. When I look at my MMA library and display the properties of the duplicated song(s); the properties of both songs point to the same directory and song.

If I/we can't figure this out then this app isn't going to work for me. I suppose it will work well enough to sync my phone to the library on the PC but other than that it won't work [for me] for playing media.

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Re: Has anybody figured out the duplicate entries problem?

Post by Lowlander » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:03 am

Which version of MMA and MMW and how exactly did you sync when duplicates occur?
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Re: Has anybody figured out the duplicate entries problem?

Post by paulrhyan » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:41 pm

Lowlander wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:03 am
Which version of MMA and MMW and how exactly did you sync when duplicates occur?
I am using MMW v4.1.20.1864 and MMA v1.3.3.0842.

I connected my OnePlus 6T to my PC via USB. When the device was recognized by MMW I synced from MMW. It took about 60-90 minutes for the files to copy to the phone. When It was done I disconnected the phone from the PC and started MMA. MMA began scanning the library and adding the files to the database. That took another 60-90 minutes. When It was done I started looking through the library and saw that there were duplicates.

As mentioned in the OP, none of these tracks are physically duplicated. MMA properties point to the same directory for both files. If I check the files through an Android file manager or connect to the PC and use Windows Explorer I can't find any instance of an actual duplicated file. I don't know exactly how many files are 'duplicated' and going through the entire library to find them all just isn't going to happen. If I had to guess I would say there are about 400-500 'duplicates'.

I hope this helps since about two weeks of off & on searching has yielded no results for me. Thanks.

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Re: Has anybody figured out the duplicate entries problem?

Post by Lowlander » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:40 am

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Re: Has anybody figured out the duplicate entries problem?

Post by paulrhyan » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:21 pm

Lowlander wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:40 am
Start with updating MMW: https://www.mediamonkey.com/news/2019/0 ... ey-5-beta/
How would updating MMW help with a problem that appears to be in MMA? The files synced/copied just fine. There are no physical duplicates on the device. It is MMA that is 'seeing doubles'.

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Re: Has anybody figured out the duplicate entries problem?

Post by Lowlander » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:33 pm

If you sync from MMW to MMA, MMW updates MMA thus could be the source.

You'll likely need to start fresh in MMA anyway as any solution to preventing the duplicates possibly won't resolve the existing ones.
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