i read the topic but it did not satify my need on duplicate item in artist name only.
as Mp3tag can load 50k of files in memory, maybe it can analyse the tag in a array, sort them seek the doublons...
Can it detect such duplicates cases ?:
case 1 (problem with THE) :
beatles - together
the beatles - together
beatles, the - together
case 2 (problem with accents with/or uppercase) :
yéyé - bonjour
yete - bonjour
YÉYÉ - bonjour
case 3, the harder (problem with feat. or duo)
artist1 & artist2 - the song
artist1 with artist2 - the song
artist1 - the song feat. artist2
artist1 - the song (& artist 2)
artist1 - the song (duet with artist 2)
artist1 - the song (with artist 2)
I notice that you are quite new to Mp3Tag and already have a lot of feature requests.
Nothing against feature requests but should you not discover the already existing features of Mp3Tag of which you just have scratched on the surface and then decide to make suggestions what is missing to be perfect?
But anyway how sophisticated a software is:
The focus alway has to be on the detecting of the possible duplicates, not on the automatic removal.
As soon as possible duplicates habe been detected the user has to decide over the removal of one or more duplicates and which one to remove.
I would never trust a software in this.
Even detection by acoustic fingerprints would have the necessity
to know how long the song has to be and if one duplicate plays to the end and the other cuts off 5 seconds before the end
to decide if one of the duplicated has better sound
to decide if a "Radio Edit" is the same as the "Album Ediition"
to decide if Take 2 ofthe sessions is the same as Take 3 or Take 4
As like me I think a lot of users have the wish to collect complete albums and not to automatically delete 1 song of 2 if they have the same song in 2 albums.
Agree, but I wonder about you, watched that quickstart guide I've posted yesterday?
(Quickstart guide Video 2:01 "Mediapurge won't delete anything at this step" ... 2:45 "all important information shown here, you can choose...) It won't delete anything atomatically In manual selection it makes proposals to you
I will try to give you some answers:
acoustic fingerprint can detect same song with different length (cut off) and prefers longer
it can decide from encoding format and paramters (sure, if you use an 64 kbit file and transcode it to 320kbit it will not see - but it will show you will be able to decide in last step of manual selection)
Not the same acoustic fingerprint if it's not the same song.
acousting fingerprint don't know about editions, it simply listen if it's the same or not.
Agree, completions will be screwed up when deleting duplicates.
But there are user who want to do that, and if he like to do that, it's ok, and we should help him.