Category Archives: Audio Dedupe

Audio Dedupe 3.3.0.1 – Find Similar Songs 20% Faster

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Find Similar Songs

Audio Dedupe 3.3.0.1 – 20% Faster, More Stable And Provides Information For Potentially Damaged Audio Files

Audio Dedupe is the fastest and the most precise tool for finding similar and duplicate songs and can recognize similar audio regardless of the file format. It “Listens” to the audio files in order to find similarities. The tool is able to identify exact duplicates or remixes of the same song stored in various audio file formats. Support for most of the popular audio formats  is present and it is easy to organize songs in iTunes, iPod, iPad, iPhone or other mp3 player devices. Here are some of the supported file formats: Supports MP3, MP2, MP1, MPA, WAV, OGG, AIFF, AAC, MP4, FLAC, AC3, WavPack (WV), Musepack (MPC) and Windows Media Audio (WMA) file formats.

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This release does not add much features and is mostly oriented towards STABILITY and PERFORMANCE.

The key improvements in this release extracted directly from the Duplicate MP3 Finder’s What’s new page:

Version 3.3.0.1:

  • 20% faster performance
  • Stability improvements
  • Added support for reading UTF8 encoded tags
  • Fixed log file saving issues
  • Log file now contains error codes for files that can not be loaded

 

Not all improvements are listed above, but these are just a few of the new features and fixes in this release.

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The log file now provides extra details about damaged audio files that may be present in your audio collection. If you have issues with freezing you can enable logging in settings and after the scan check the log file content which is located in “My Documents” folder and named “AudioDedupe_Log.txt”. Even if you do not have any issues with the Audio Dedupe application it is a good idea to run a scan with the log file enabled in order to identify damaged files and clean your audio collection by removing or repairing them. It is recommended to disable this feature if not needed as it will degrade the performance a bit.

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Organize Music Libraries, Find Similar Songs – Audio Dedupe 3.2.0.1 Is Released

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Find Similar Songs – Organize Audio Libraries

Audio Dedupe 3.2.0.1 – Find Similar Songs And Duplicate Audio Files In Any File Format

Audio Dedupe is popular for its features that go beyond the standard duplicate file finders. Audio Dedupe can find similar and duplicate songs regardless of the file format. It analyzes the files and “Listens” to the audio file in order to find similarities. It can identify exact duplicates or remixes of the same song stored in various audio file formats. The tool supports most of the popular aduio formats and will put an end to the mess in you music collection, iTunes, iPod, iPad, iPhone or other mp3 player devices. Here are some of the supported file formats: Supports MP3, MP2, MP1, MPA, WAV, OGG, AIFF, AAC, MP4, FLAC, AC3, WavPack (WV), Musepack (MPC) and Windows Media Audio (WMA) file formats.

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The key improvements in this release extracted directly from the Duplicate MP3 Finder’s What’s new page:

Version 3.2.0.1:

  • In Filter dialog added option to filter folders by name
  • Clicking on the folders grid header icons now checks/unchecks all folders
  • Browse for folder dialog is updated – if no folders are checked the currently selected folder is added
  • If delete/move file operation fails, hex error code is displayed in the log

Not all improvements are listed above, but these are just a few of the new features and fixes in this release.

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The Key New Features Of The Duplicate Audio Finder Tool

Filtering Duplicate Audio Files

The filtering panel provides a handy new option that makes it possible to filter folders by a phrase including wildcards. If the text “original” is entered – all the folders that contain “original” in the name will be matched. Vertical line e.g.: “copy|backup|bckp” can be used in order to specify and combine several phrases. Using the above example all the folders that contain “copy”,“backup” or “bckp” will be matched. A more sophisticated example is “b??(*)*” – it will match all folders starting with “b” followed by two characters then an opening bracket followed by one character and then a closing bracket followed by any number of characters.

The asterisk denotes that zero or more characters should be present and the question mark denotes that exactly one character should be present at that position. There are unlimited number of combinations that can be created in order to match a specific folder name. A screenshot of the new filtering window is available below:

Duplicate File Finder Filter

Filter Duplicate Music Files

Duplicate Music Finder User Interface And Features Improvements

Exclusion from “Auto-check” or from “Self-scan” can now be set for all folders in the list by clicking on the header of the corresponding column. The browse for folder dialog is also updated. If no folders are checked, the currently selected folder is added. This makes it easier to add a single folder to the list and saves the extra click to check it.

Every delete/move file operation that fails displays a HEX (hexadecimal) error code. That makes it easier to isolate the issue e.g. if the files is locked by another application, if the user account used to start the application does not have sufficient permissions to manipulate the file, if the file is stored on a read only media and so on. All the error codes can be found at the Duplicate MP3 Finder FAQ page

“Keep Folder Structure while moving files” is now optional. In previous versions of Audio Dedupe it was ON by default. Name conflicts in cases where there are more files with the same name from different locations that should be moved to the same backup folder are also solved. If the file “Intro.mp3” for example is moved to the same folder from multiple locations the extra copies will be moved with the name “Intro (1).mp3”, “Intro (2).mp3” and so on. While it does not make much sense if the source files are exact duplicates it is useful to preserve the source files if they are similar versions, but not 100% duplicates.

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Find Similar Songs And Organize Music Libraries Faster With Audio Dedupe 3.1.0.1

Organize Music Library

Find Similar & Duplicate Songs

The Best Tool For Finding Similar Songs And Duplicate Music Just Got Better – Audio Dedupe 3.1.0.1

Unlike standard duplicate file finders Audio Dedupe can find similar and duplicate songs regardless of the file format. Audio Dedupe performs real audio analysis and “Listens” to the songs in order to find similarities. It can recognize exact duplicates or even remixes of the same song stored in different file formats. The tool supports plenty of file formats and will put an end to the mess in you music collention, iTunes, iPod, iPad, iPhone or other mp3 player devices. Here are some of the supported file formats: Supports MP3, MP2, MP1, MPA, WAV, OGG, AIFF, AAC, MP4, FLAC, AC3, WavPack (WV), Musepack (MPC) and Windows Media Audio (WMA) file formats.

Manage duplicates list – remove duplicate files easier

Version 3.1.0.1 provides two new features for managing the duplicates list. “Remove from List” context menu item is added that will remove the selected entries from the list. If the option “Remove groups that contain single file after move/delete” is enabled in the settings removing an item from a group that contains just two entries will automatically remove the group from the list. This option minimizes the chance of removing unique files from the library.

The other context menu item named “Remove Group from List” will remove the selected group without deleting any files.

Find duplicate songs faster

This release adds some performance improvements and provides better multithreading support. This means that the resources of a computer will be utilized better in order to provide faster performance. These improvements have higher impact on systems with multi-core CPU’s.

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Find Similar Songs

Additional duplicate music finder improvements

Issues related to deleting large amounts of files are now fixed and performance improvements are applied. A problem related to rotated desktops (mostly on tablet devices) is now resolved. A fix is added for better backward compatibility and old project files are now handled without issues.

An issue with the manual selection of files (ticking) is now resolved. In certain cases the space bar was not working.

An improvement related to to extracting associated file icons is applied which adds also performance improvements.

The full Chage-log can be found here: Audio Dedupe What’s New

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Find Duplicate Songs, Organize Music Collections – Audio Dedupe 3.0.0.1 Provides Improved Speed And Accuracy!

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Find Duplicate Songs

Remove duplicate songs, organize audio libraries and save valuable disk space with Audio Dedup 3.0.0.1

The new release of Audio Dedupe is packed with plenty of new features and improvements. As you already know Audio Dedupe is a tool that goes beyond the features of the standard duplicate file finders available on the market. Unlike those tools it can find similar songs comparing audio content. This makes it capable of finding similar songs even if they are stored in different audio formats. The standard duplicate finders can not identify even exact audio file duplicates if they are stored in different file formats as they compare file data instead of audio content.

Find Duplicate Songs In Multiple Languages (Full Unicode Support)

While older version of Audio Dedupe could work with two alphabets simultaneously the current version lifts that limit completely. Now the tool can handle files named in any number of languages at the same time. For example files using Japanese, Chinese, Greek, English or other languages in their names can be compared without the need to switch encoding inside Windows.

Find Similar Songs Faster Than Ever

This release utilizes all the cores of a modern CPU. The comparison phase is now multi-threaded. This means that a scan will be 2x, 4x, 8x, etc. faster depending on how many CPU cores you have. There are also additional speed optimizations in the preprocessing phase that provide at least 30% better performance than before.

 

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Find Similar Songs

Improved Duplicate Song Finder Engine

Older versions of Audio Dedupe were limited to a minimum of 90 seconds of audio data necessary in order to compare songs. This limitations is now reduced to just 30 seconds which means that Audio Dedupe can compare more files than before. Usually songs are larger than 2 minutes, but this improvements helps when comparing sound clips or parts of songs.

Duplicate Music Finder Features And User Interface Improvements

Some of the major new features include the improved folders list. It now provides the display of the Exclude From Auto-check and Exclude From Self-scan features. These are handy when comparing two or more folders for duplicates or merging songs from different locations. A “source” folder can be set in order to exclude the items inside from the auto-check feature and make sure that those are not marked for any move or delete operations.

The results grid provides advanced sorting features. The new version can sort the items in the list by preserving the integrity of the groups and also sort the items inside the groups. This means that the list can now be sorted by file size for example in order to get rid of the largest files first.

A “Default” cache is added and used if no cache settings are applied. The currently selected cache is reused for new projects. Using the cache system can dramatically reduce scan time for consequential scans. Scanning files that are cached can be thousands of times faster.

Download the free Audio Dedupe demo here: Duplicate Songs Finder

 

Audio Dedupe Music Manager – Organize Songs in Windows 8

Audio Dedupe - Music Manager

Audio Dedupe - Music Manager

Remove Duplicate Songs, Find Similar MP3 Files, Save Valuable Disk Space with Audio Dedupe Music Manager 2.9.0.1

Finding similar songs and organizing audio files has never been easier. Version 2.9.0.1 of the popular duplicate mp3 finder Audio Dedupe is released and available for download.

There are plenty of new features and performance improvements in the latest Audio Dedupe relese. The latest version of Windows 8 is now fully supported.

This brand new release utilizes the new cache system that was introduced in our duplicate photo finder application recently and brings immense performance improvement. Searching for duplicate mp3 files can be more than 1000 (thousand) times faster when using the cache.

The filtering dialog now provides an option to exclude certain files based on different properties like type, location, size, date, name and more. This provides a lot more flexibility when searching for duplicate songs.

There is a new option in “Quick Check” – “Check All Except First in Group”. A new option “Show warning if all files in a group are marked for deleting” provides a higher reliability and will warn if someone tries to delete all the copies of the same song.

Project loading times are optimized and now large projects will be loaded much faster. A new command-line -p option to save the project after scan is added.

There are quite some optimizations applied to the “Browse for folder” dialog. It now displays much faster and can navigate to a path that is pasted from the clipboard. There is also ‘drag and drop’ support available inside Audio Dedupe and you can drag your folder from Windows Explorer inside the application in order to include them in the scan.

There are plenty of other small bug fixes and improvements that you can find listed in the What’s New section.

Find Similar MP3 Files - Music Manager

Find Similar MP3 Files - Music Manager

Audio Dedupe Pro 2.5.0.1 – Duplicate MP3 Finder Tool

Audio Dedupe Duplicate MP3 Finder verison 2.5.0.1 is released.

There is new Quick Check/Uncheck functionality, which allows you to check/uncheck files by their folder, extension, file size, file date, etc.

Duplicate MP3 Finder Quick Check

Duplicate MP3 Finder Quick Check

The move/delete window is enhanced and the Duplicate MP3 Finder will let you delete read-only files too.  There is also check if the space in the Recycle Bin is sufficient to hold the deleted files when deleting to Recycle Bin. If you have manually checked some file the application will display warning if an operation will alter your changes. The enhanced support for Windows 7 now includes also support for symbolic links ( symlinks ).  The fixes include some wildcard issues fixed in the filter dialog and 120dpi support. The new tab in options can be used to set which columns are visible in the results table.

The PRO and Corporate versions of the duplicate mp3 finder software now include the option to export the results in XML or CSV file formats. The CSV file format can be viewed as a table directly in Excel. An option to delete empty folders during the delete operation will keep your folder-tree tight.

The new Compare Folders menu item is available in the Professional and Corporate versions. It will let you easily compare a folder with audio files with one or more folders.

Please check the Audio Dedupe Comparison table and Audio Dedupe What’s New section for more details.

Find Duplicate APE (Monkey’s Audio) and TTA (True Audio) Files

Duplicate MP3 Finder

Duplicate MP3 Finder

The new 2.0.0.1 major release of Audio Dedupe is packed with plenty of new features.

Two new file formats are now added to the supported file formats:

APE – Monkey’s Audio

Monkey’s Audio is a file format for audio data compression. Being a lossless format, Monkey’s Audio does not discard data during the process of encoding, unlike lossy compression methods such as AAC, MP3, Vorbis and Musepack.
Data file compression is employed in order to reduce bandwidth, file transfer time, and/or storage requirements. A digital recording (such as a CD) encoded to the Monkey’s Audio format can be decompressed into an identical copy of the original audio data. As with the FLAC and Apple Lossless format, files encoded to Monkey’s Audio are typically reduced to about half of the original size,[1] with data transfer rates and bandwidth requirements being reduced accordingly.

TTA – True Audio

True Audio (abbreviated TTA) is a free, real-time lossless audio codec, based on adaptive prognostic filters. Also, .tta is the generic extension to filenames  of audio files created by True Audio codec.
TTA performs lossless compression on multichannel 8, 16 and 24 bit data of uncompressed wav  input files. The compression ratio of TTA depends on the type of music file being compressed, but after compression the size of output file will generally range between 30% – 70% of the original. TTA format supports both of ID3  v1 and ID3 v2 information tags. APEv2 tags support has been added recently.

Audio Dedupe – What’s New?


Version 2.0.0.1:

  • Added Monkey’s Audio APE files support.
  • Added True Audio TTA files support.
  • Added filter files and folders functionality, so you can exclude files or folders from scanning.
  • Added Pause/Resume functionality.
  • Added new options tab to select which columns you want to be shown in the results grid.
  • Added new option to set the cache folder location.
  • Added new option “Remove from list groups containing single file after delete/move”.
  • Added new option “Files are not duplicates if their play time differ more than xxx sec.”.
  • Added volume slider in the preview window.
  • Fixed some bugs when moving files.
  • Other small bug fixes and GUI improvements.

Duplicate MP3 Finder Packed With New Features – Audio Dedup 1.8.0.1

Duplicate MP3 Finder

Duplicate MP3 Finder

Audio Dedup 1.8.0.1 is released packed with new features.

The option to automatically log-off, shutdown, hibernate or stand-by the system after scan is finished will let you leave large scans overnight. After Audio Dedupe completes its work the project will be autosaved in <My Documents>\AudioDedupe_AutoSave.adpf and you can check the results on the next morning.

A grid popup menu item Properties is added and will show windows explorer file properties window.

We have added new Auto Check option to mark “Files with newer file dates”. This may be useful if you are editing your files and you would like to keep the most recent version that you have on your system.

A new option “Show user checked files in bold color” will let you easier distinguish the files that you have checked manually. If you are reviewing all the groups in the list manually it is handy also to track your progress.

One of the handy new features is the enhanced browse for folder dialog. You can now add multiple folders simultaneously. Just mark the folders that you would like to be scanned by ticking the check box near the folder name and click the OK button.

Multiple Folder Selection Dialog

Multiple Folder Selection Dialog

Duplicate MP3 Finder – Audio Dedupe 1.5.0.1

The Duplicate MP3 Finder – Audio Dedupe 1.5.0.1 is released and available for download. The new versions include plenty of new features and fixes. The new in supported audio file format is the added support for 64-bit floating-point WAVE/AIFF files and little-endian AIFF files.

The folder popup menu “Disable self-Scan For This Folder” is useful if you want to scan two (or more) folders against each other. (Available only in the Corporate version)

The grid popup menu item “Check All Except Excluded” will check all files except the excluded ones from the Advanced dialog in Auto-check options or files whose folder was disabled for auto-check.

A lot faster “100% Identical Files” method and a lot faster Check Selected/Invert Selection/Uncheck All when there are a lot of files in the duplicates list.

There are now two separate columns for File Name and Folder so you can easily navigate through files and folder with long names.

The optimised memory usage and allocation results in a faster speed when scanning many files.

And in addition the are also quite some fixes. Some of them are the fixed logging under Windows Vista/7, fixed auto-check when there are folders disabled for auto-check, fixed column sorting on all columns, fixed loading a project causes all file sizes in the results list to be shown as zero.

Duplicate MP3 Finder
Duplicate MP3 Finder

Audio Dedupe 1.3.0.1 Supports iTunes, iPod and iPhone MP4, M4A, AAC

Audio Dedupe

Audio Dedupe

Audio Dedupe 1.3.0.1 adds support for iTunes MP4, M4A, AAC including the Apple Lossles audio format.

You can now easily locate the duplicate files inside your iTunes audio collection even if the files are not marked with ID3 tags and are stored using different file formats.

Audio Dedupe will also remove duplicate files from your iPhone and iPod in order to save valuable storage space.

Of course such feature will be useful also to people who do not use iTunes and have MP4, M4A and AAC audio files in their audio collections. You can download the latest Audio Dedupe version here.