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

Duplicate MP3 Finder

Duplicate MP3 Finder

The new 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?


  • 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

Duplicate MP3 Finder

Duplicate MP3 Finder

Audio Dedup 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

Find Duplicate MP3, MP2, MP1, MPA, WAV, OGG, AIFF, AAC, MP4, FLAC, AC3, WV, MPCWMA

Audio Dedupe Duplicate MP3 Finder is released. Audio Dedupe besides finding duplicate mp3 files now supports also – AAC, MP4, FLAC, AC3, WavPack (WV), Musepack (MPC) and Windows Media Audio (WMA) file formats. It also adds support for FLAC, WMA and MP4 tags. AIF is now recognized AIFF extension. You can now quickly rename files using F2 or Rename popup menu (only in registered version). Project modified status in program caption is now updated correctly.

In addition to all the new format and fixes we have provided a new Audio Dedupe Corportate version that supports command line options and can output the results in a file.

Command-Line Parameters Usage: (Available only in Corporate Version)

AudioDedupe.exe -src_list <srclistfilename> -target_list <targetfilename> -log <logfilename> -s <similarity> -db <dbfilename> [-cachenames]

-src_list <srclistfilename> – specifies a plain text file which contains file names that you want to compare against <targetfilename> files
-target_list <targetfilename> – specifies a plain text file which contains file names that you want to compare against <srclistfilename> files

Note: If you omit -target_list parameter only -src_list files will be scanned

-log <logfilename> – specifies full path file name where the log from the comparison will be saved, e.g. c:\log.txt
-s <similarity> – specifies a similarity in percents. Example: -s 70
-db <dbfilename> – specifies the cache file name to be used or created.

-cachenames – if this option is specified, the program will store file names in cache instead of files checksum

Note: Cache files store audio files information gathered during the preprocessing pass (1st pass) of the scanning process. So if you often scan the same files, using cache file speeds up considerably the preprocessing pass.
You don’t need to create the cache file. Just specify it as a parameter and the program will create it. Or if the cache file from previous scan exists the program will use it. The cache files extension is ADCF (Audio Dedupe Cache File).

Example: AudioDedupe.exe -src_list “c:\src.txt” -target_list “c:\target.txt” -log “c:\log.txt” -s 70 -db “c:\db.adcf”

This will find all audio files with similarity >= 70% and save their file names and similarity in c:\log.txt file

Note: If some of the parameters contain spaces, you must enclose them in double quotes. Example: -src_list “c:\program files\files.txt”

Sample src.txt and target.txt file contents:

C:\My Documents\MP3\Track (3).mp3
C:\My Documents\MP3\Track (3).mpc
C:\My Documents\MP3\Track (4).mp3
C:\My Documents\MP3\Track (4).ogg
C:\My Documents\MP3\Track (5).mp3
C:\My Documents\MP3\Track (6).mp3
C:\My Documents\MP3\Track (7).mp3

Sample log.txt file contents:

* DUPLICATES OF * : C:\My Documents\MP3\Track (3).mp3
*** DUPLICATE 1 (SIMILARITY 98) *** : C:\My Documents\MP3\Track (3).mpc
* DUPLICATES OF * : C:\My Documents\MP3\Track (4).mp3
*** DUPLICATE 1 (SIMILARITY 95) *** : C:\My Documents\MP3\Track (4).ogg

Duplicate Audio finder Results