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Is Jaikoz capable of detecting songs you have twice (or more) in your collection? If so, what options does it have to (let the user) handle them?
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Not at the moment, but hoping to add finding duplicates (by acoustic id) in the next release, is this what you mean by duplicate ?

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Yes, that's what I meant

There are some songs I simply have twice (same version, same bit rate, same size, etc.), but other songs I have different versions of ('normal', live, remix, radio edit, lower bitrate, and sometimes combinations of the aforementioned). It's probably quite difficult to handle all these situations and present options to the user for them.
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In Jaikoz 1.5 released today you can easily identify duplicates based on either their Acoustic Id or their MusicBrainz Id, this can be done via either a filter so that only matching files are displayed or a highlighter that highlights duplicate fields.

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And is there a way to mark the duplicates for delete or does that have to be one by one?
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Anonymous wrote:
And is there a way to mark the duplicates for delete or does that have to be one by one? 

Well you can select a number of files and mark them for deletion but with duplicates you want to delete all the duplicates, you want to be left with one file per duplicate song but how could Jaikoz choose which one you want to save and which one you want to keep ?
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I think the system is already pretty good. Nicely implemented! And pretty fast, too, it hasn't been long since I first created this topic. But if you want to improve it, I have some ideas.

What I do now is filter the list so it only shows duplicates, then sort by ID, and mark all for deletion but the 'best' one. The 'best' one might be different for different users, so to automate it, something like the system below could work.

You could add a preferences dialog that asks what the user likes to be done in case of duplicates: "keep the one with the highest/lowest bitrate/filesize/play length/...", "If this criterium matches, keep the one with the highest/lowest bitrate/filesize/play length/...", and so on. Add a new item in the Action menu that executes these rules for all duplicate files automatically.

The problem with this is that usually you want to delete duplicates (songs or entire CD's you simply have twice), but sometimes you want to keep some: say you have a song that's both on a normal CD, and a Best Of-CD. You'd probably want to keep both, so the CD's remain complete on the filesystem.
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I think the system is already pretty good. Nicely implemented! And pretty fast, too, it hasn't been long since I first created this topic. But if you want to improve it, I have some ideas.

What I do now is filter the list so it only shows duplicates, then sort by ID, and mark all for deletion but the 'best' one. The 'best' one might be different for different users, so to automate it, something like the system below could work.

You could add a preferences dialog that asks what the user likes to be done in case of duplicates: "keep the one with the highest/lowest bitrate/filesize/play length/...", "If this criterium is the same for the duplicates in question, keep the one with the highest/lowest bitrate/filesize/play length/...", and so on. Add a new item in the Action menu that executes these rules for all duplicate files automatically.

The problem with this is that usually you want to delete duplicates (songs or entire CD's you simply have twice), but sometimes you want to keep some: say you have a song that's both on a normal CD, and a Best Of-CD. You'd probably want to keep both, so the CD's remain complete on the filesystem. 
 
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