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h4nne5



Joined: 11/08/2008 01:09:16
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jaikoz is creating duplicate entries in my itunes library!
i'm not talking about playlists, but the library.
there are songs i already had added to itunes and now they appear doubled. two entries pointing to the exact same file on my hard drive.

what can i do?
paultaylor

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h4nne5 wrote:
two entries pointing to the exact same file on my hard drive.
 

Really, when a song is moved jaikoz doesnt always mange to delete the old reference because of a bug in iTunes but Ive never seen two songs pointing to the exact same file, are you sure?

Does iTunes Show Duplicates help ?

Can you see a pattern for which files it has occurred for ?

thanks Paul (Administrator)
mcammer

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Joined: 06/02/2008 07:04:28
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I've had this problem too.

http://www.jthink.net/jaikozforum/posts/list/323.page

Two things I do now:

1) uncheck "keep files organized" in iTunes

2) uncheck the "auto update iTunes" options in Jaikoz

I don't see that problem any more. It does mean that I have to scroll through Jaikoz-modified files in iTunes* to get the changes entered into iTunes database, but that's a minor inconvenience.

* make sure the art box at bottom left in iTunes is set to "selected item". In that case, iTunes looks to the file for artwork and updates other information.
skaven



Joined: 17/08/2008 20:29:05
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I'm having the same problem. I was updating album artwork when all the duplicates were created. Each one points to the same song as the original. When I look in the XML file for iTunes, I have two entries for about 95% of the songs in my library. The difference in the two is that one entry shows all the data I set, such as ratings. The second entry shows album artwork info. Here is an example:

Original entry:

<key>786</key>
<dict>
<key>Track ID</key><integer>786</integer>
<key>Name</key><string>Live Wire</string>
<key>Artist</key><string>AC/DC</string>
<key>Album Artist</key><string>AC/DC</string>
<key>Composer</key><string>Bon Scott, Malcolm Young</string>
<key>Album</key><string>High Voltage</string>
<key>Genre</key><string>Rock</string>
<key>Kind</key><string>AAC audio file</string>
<key>Size</key><integer>5675212</integer>
<key>Total Time</key><integer>349946</integer>
<key>Disc Number</key><integer>1</integer>
<key>Disc Count</key><integer>1</integer>
<key>Track Number</key><integer>4</integer>
<key>Year</key><integer>1976</integer>
<key>BPM</key><integer>2</integer>
<key>Date Modified</key><date>2008-08-09T20:07:25Z</date>
<key>Date Added</key><date>2008-08-07T20:31:04Z</date>
<key>Bit Rate</key><integer>128</integer>
<key>Sample Rate</key><integer>44100</integer>
<key>Rating</key><integer>80</integer>
<key>Album Rating</key><integer>40</integer>
<key>Sort Album Artist</key><string>AC/DC</string>
<key>Sort Artist</key><string>AC/DC</string>
<key>Persistent ID</key><string>4A0824A5AEA2E41A</string>
<key>Track Type</key><string>File</string>
<key>Location</key><string>file://localhost/Users/skaven/Music/iTunes/iTunes%20Music/AC_DC/High%20Voltage/04%20Live%20Wire.m4a</string>
<key>File Folder Count</key><integer>4</integer>
<key>Library Folder Count</key><integer>1</integer>
</dict>
<key>787</key>

2nd entry, added after updating artwork with Jaikoz. Notice that ratings have been changed:

<key>3693</key>
<dict>
<key>Track ID</key><integer>3693</integer>
<key>Name</key><string>Live Wire</string>
<key>Artist</key><string>AC/DC</string>
<key>Album Artist</key><string>AC/DC</string>
<key>Composer</key><string>Bon Scott, Malcolm Young</string>
<key>Album</key><string>High Voltage</string>
<key>Genre</key><string>Rock</string>
<key>Kind</key><string>AAC audio file</string>
<key>Size</key><integer>5679030</integer>
<key>Total Time</key><integer>349946</integer>
<key>Disc Number</key><integer>1</integer>
<key>Disc Count</key><integer>1</integer>
<key>Track Number</key><integer>4</integer>
<key>Year</key><integer>1976</integer>
<key>BPM</key><integer>2</integer>
<key>Date Modified</key><date>2008-08-18T01:25:50Z</date>
<key>Date Added</key><date>2008-08-18T01:37:11Z</date>
<key>Bit Rate</key><integer>128</integer>
<key>Sample Rate</key><integer>44100</integer>
<key>Release Date</key><date>1976-09-28T00:00:00Z</date>
<key>Rating</key><integer>40</integer>
<key>Rating Computed</key><true/>
<key>Album Rating</key><integer>40</integer>
<key>Artwork Count</key><integer>1</integer>
<key>Sort Album Artist</key><string>AC/DC</string>
<key>Sort Artist</key><string>AC/DC</string>
<key>Persistent ID</key><string>736BE4680BDC7776</string>
<key>Track Type</key><string>File</string>
<key>Location</key><string>file://localhost/Users/skaven/Music/iTunes/iTunes%20Music/AC_DC/High%20Voltage/04%20Live%20Wire.m4a</string>
<key>File Folder Count</key><integer>4</integer>
<key>Library Folder Count</key><integer>1</integer>
</dict>
<key>3694</key>
paultaylor

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Hmmm, okay I'll look into this further.

thanks Paul (Administrator)
h4nne5



Joined: 11/08/2008 01:09:16
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i'd even prefer apple looking into this!
it is fucking annoying and doesnt happen only with jaikoz.

i'm so happy the same thing is happening to skaven! all i can find on the net are forum-admins saying duplicate entries for the same file are impossible.

thanks,
hannes
abernathy



Joined: 03/09/2008 06:13:02
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I thought I was the only person having this issue too.

I've turned off "update itunes" and unchecked "keep itunes folders organized".

I have about 8,500 songs- will I have to scroll through each one to get it to update in iTunes? Is there some way to refresh? I suppose this is really an iTunes issue so any help is much appreciated.

Great program btw. The amount of control you allow over the matching is pretty intense. There's a small learning curve to get over in the beginning, but after that, so simple. More people should know about this program.
abernathy



Joined: 03/09/2008 06:13:02
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Got it!

I refreshed my iTunes library by dragging my iTunes music folder into my iTunes Library.
Enricus W. Funk

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Joined: 19/02/2008 12:46:37
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With iTunes v8, it seems that this issue is corrected. The default "keep folders organised" is working perfectly, and the update itunes xml in Jaikoz works as expected. Now we can enjoy Jaikoz+iTunes without problems! (just checked it by playing files and editing them in Jaikoz meanwhile).
 
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