Can MediaMonkey help me find and delete duplicate tracks?
Updated by Stephen Platt on Nov 13, 2014
You have several options to manage dups with MediaMonkey.
- MediaMonkey can help find and eliminate duplicates via the "Files to Edit" node, which is located in the tree as a sub node of the Collection nodes (ie. Music, Classical Music, etc.).
-The "Duplicate Titles" node will find and list tracks with the same Title and Artist.
-The "Duplicate Content" node will analyze each file's audio content and compare it to the audio content of other files in your library. For Duplicate Content to work, you must have the option "Analyze tracks for duplicates (takes longer)" enabled under Tools > Options > Library. Then when you do a rescan of the files a hash will be generated for each one, which is used for the check.
Both nodes will display all duplicate copies, so you'll have to delete the duplicates that you don't want to keep manually. Though time-consuming, it is the safest way to ensure that you don't delete tracks that you actually wanted to keep.
- There are also addons available to assist you in finding and deleting duplicates. Two popular options are:
-Advanced Duplicate Find & Fix by Bex
-Duplicate Report by Trixmoto
For more information regarding these scripts (including how they work and how to download, install, and use them) you should consult the individual script thread (linked to above) as these scripts are updated often and any description of them listed here would not be complete. In general though, both scripts will make it easier to automate deleting a large number of duplicates.