Duplicates on device when the song is in multiple playlists.

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Duplicates on device when the song is in multiple playlists.

Post by DerekWade »

Hey guys,

This might be answered in another thread. I ran a search before asking, but nothing came up, possibly because of my description.

TL;DR: MediaMonkey is duplicating files on my Android phone when the song is contained in two or more playlists. How to avoid this?

Body: So, I recently installed MediaMonkey after losing my iTunes library in a computer crash and not wanting to have Apple dredging my hard drive for information about my personal music choices. I like the way it interacts with my phone (Android, Samsung Galaxy S6, running whatever is the current OS. I don't pay much attention.)

I have a strange sync problem. I teach Krav Maga, and I have playlists I use in class. Many of the songs on these playlists are also used in my personal workout playlists, however, some songs I personally like are not appropriate for teaching, particularly when youth are involved (Profanity, etc.)

So, I might have two playlists that look like this:

Class List: Rock You Like a Hurricane, Last Man Standing

Personal List: Rock You Like a Hurricane, Last Man Standing, Say My Name (Adult Mix)

When I sync both lists to my phone, I am finding that it is putting two physical copies of each song that is in both lists onto my phone. Obviously this is waste of space. Using iSyncr and iTunes I did not have this problem, so I'm assuming there is probably a fix for it in MediaMonkey as well.

Has anyone encountered this issue, and/or does anyone know how to fix it?

Thanks!

DW
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Re: Duplicates on device when the song is in multiple playli

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How (exact steps) are you syncing?
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Re: Duplicates on device when the song is in multiple playli

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Lowlander wrote:How (exact steps) are you syncing?
Pretty much the exact steps as described in the Wiki. Either right clicking on the playlist and selecting "send to" via USB or click and drag. Both seem to end up with the same result.

Thx,

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Re: Duplicates on device when the song is in multiple playli

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Yes, as you're sending those specific files to the device. Use Auto-Sync instead: http://www.mediamonkey.com/wiki/index.p ... oid_device
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