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Keep 1 Lossless and 1 Lossy on Delete Duplicates?  XML
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Augestflex

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Joined: 17/08/2014 22:34:26
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Hello!

So I have a question regarding the Delete Duplicate Songs functionality in SongKong.

Due to limitations in some devices and players I would like to be able to use the Delete Duplicate Songs feature but keep the highest bitrate lossless song AND the highest bitrate lossy song I have. Admittedly the bitrate choice is my own preference, the Advanced -> Preferred Deletion Criteria and Advanced -> Preferred Audio Format should be used as the criteria.


Unfortunately this is necessary because many devices still do not recognize flacs, ogg, etc, so I keep around a flac file and an mp3 file in my library.

Example, I have The Beatles USB Boxed set and have both the flac and mp3 versions of the songs in my library because I prefer to play the flac files on devices that support it. However my car radio will play songs, which I directly copy from my library, but it does not play flac files.

This is true of songs I have by Judith de los Santos and others.

Can you add a check-box toggle to enable keeping one lossless and one lossy song?


Thanks!
paultaylor

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Joined: 21/08/2006 09:21:27
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Hi, Ive raised this issue http://www.jthink.net:8081/browse/SONGKONG-664 for consideration but I would suggest you keep your lossless and lossy files in separate subdirs

i.e
/Music/Lossless
/Music/Mp3

then you can just Delete Duplicates twice, once on each subdir.

It that a possibility, personally I would find that easier to manage.

thanks Paul (Administrator)
Augestflex

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I'll give this consideration, but I suspect people will have lossless files in many different artist or album subfolders and won't always have them sorted out as you suggest. Especially for large collections.

Still, I agree that digging through the folders and then recreating their structure in a lossless folder would be a good recommendation for people starting new on a collection or who have few lossless files.

In the case were libraries grew organically over time though, I don't think everyone will have had the luxury or foresight to separate them off into their own folder.
paultaylor

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No, but would you could do is:

1. Use Finder/Windows/Explorer/Find to find all files of particular format (.flac etc) then copy to a new folder /MusicLossless

2. Then use SongKong to move the files into a proper folder structure, when you run FixSongs and have For songs already matched to filename set to Update Metadata and Filename Only the matched files will be renamed according to your filename mask (this includes filepath)

Note:This wont have any effect on files not matched to MusicBrainz/Discogs - but I plan to add a rename only task that could be applied to all files http://jthink.net:8081/browse/SONGKONG-506

Note:If you have Jaikoz you can rename files as reuired without them already being matched.

thanks Paul (Administrator)
 
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