Ability to hide duplicate tracks

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Sixtiesman
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Ability to hide duplicate tracks

Post by Sixtiesman » Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:55 am

Would really like to be able to hide as well as delete duplicate tracks. I appreciate that the duplicate tracks feature lists all instances of duplicated tracks and you would then need to select which to hide (or delete).

You'd also need a 'show hidden tracks' feature with the ability to restore them to 'displayed'.

For me this is the only area where MusicBee is better than MusicMonkey. I was astonished to find that with some 14,000 tracks from Various Artists CDs a third were duplicates. Don't mind keeping the tracks on my computer but not to have them show in the MusicMonkey library would be good.

Thanks
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Re: Ability to hide duplicate tracks

Post by Lowlander » Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:18 pm

Collections already allow you to Filter the Library. You'll need to use some tag (like a Custom field) and a value to filter files on.
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Sixtiesman
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Re: Ability to hide duplicate tracks

Post by Sixtiesman » Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:01 pm

Thanks I'll give it a try

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Re: Ability to hide duplicate tracks

Post by Sixtiesman » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:18 am

Look like I need to amend the File Properties of every track setting Custom 1 to say 'show'
Then in Collections / Music add to Search Criteria a new value Custom 1 = show

every track will continue to be displayed

Any track I don't want displayed change to Custom 1 to 'hide'

Set up a second Music Collection with search criteria Custom 1 = hide and I will be able to view all the hidden tracks with the option to change them back to 'show'

Not quite sure how I switch between viewing the 2 music collections though?

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