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Audio & Music Manager – Remove Duplicate Songs

Audio Manager

Audio Manager

Music Manager – Delete Duplicate Songs

Managing music files and deleting duplicate songs will not only result in a better organized music collection, but will also save gigabytes of valuable disk space. It is extremely annoying to have duplicate songs in your iTunes Library, iPhone, iPod, iPad or any other mp3 player. Using a musing manager application can solve this issue and keep a clean of duplicates music collection.

Audio Dedupe is an innovative tool that can put and end to the mess in a music collection. There are plenty of methods that Audio Dedupe offer in organizing songs. The most notable thing about this product is the fact that it will actually “Listen” to the songs in a music collection in order to find similar or duplicate items. The tool performs a real audio analysis and can find similar songs even if they are stored in different audio formats. It does not rely on data like ID3 tags. If the songs are ripped from a CD or imported/downloaded from other locations and miss their ID3 tags Audio Dedupe is still able to identify them.

While many duplicate file finders are marketed like duplicate music finders the only thing they do is to find exact duplicates or in best case to look for duplicate ID3 tags. This is not much convenient as files that are stored in different file formats or have different ID3 tags or are not tagged at all will not be identified. This is the most often case when looking for duplicates so a standard duplicate file finder does not help much when the word comes to managing music libraries.

Using Audio Dedupe to manage a music collection is easy. It can scan an entire computer or just certain folders where the audio files are stored. The tool will locate and analyze all supported audio files and list them in a neat table grouped by similarity. While talking about file format we should mention that it support all common audio formats like – AAC Files (*.aac; *.mp4, *.m4a) – iTunes, iPod, iPhone Audio Files including Apple Lossles audio, AC3 Files (*.ac3), Audio IFF Files (*.aif; *.aiff), FLAC Files (*.flac), MPEG Audio Files (*.mp3;*.mp2;*.mp1;*.mpa), Musepack Files (*.mpc), OGG Files (*.ogg), WAVE Files (*.wav), WavPack Files (*.wv), Windows Media Audio Files (*.wma).

There is a built in player that supports continuous playback while switching between files. This is very handy as one can easily compare the quality of the audio in order to keep the best one in the collection. Speaking about quality, the application lists the bit rate, size, length, format and many other properties for every file in order for the user to easily choose the one to keep. There are also auto-check features that can automatically select files for deletion based on the above mentioned properties and also file date, file time, file location and so on.

Keeping an organized music collection and managing songs is easy using Audio Dedupe.

Music Manager

Music Manager

Find Duplicate Photos and Pictures – VSDIF 4.2.0.1 is Released

Duplicate Photo Finder

Duplicate Photo Finder

Version 4.2.0.1 of Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder comes with important new features and fixes. One of the important new features is the support for symbolic links in Windows 7. Now Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder will work flawlessly under Windows 7.

There is a new option to set the cache folder location. This is extremely useful if you have a large collection of photos and you are lacking space on your system drive.

A lot of GUI improvements and fixes are also available. You can now set each column’s auto-size attribute individually, some issues with column sizing and splitter were also fixed.

An enhanced Move/Delete files window will report details for the operation. If files were in use during the delete operation and they could not be moved/deleted they will be listed so that you can free the files and retry the delete operation.

The program will check for Recycle Bin size and show a warning if you want to delete the files to Recycle Bin and there is not enough space available. Automatic delete can now also delete read-only files.

Check the complete What’s New List here.

Find Duplicate Files Free – Fast Duplicate File Finder 2.8.0.1 is released

Duplicate File Finder

Free Duplicate File Finder

Fast Duplicate File Finder 2.8.0.1 is available for download. In the new version you can pause and continue the scan process. The duplicates list can now be customized via the new tab in the options. You can choose which columns to be visible and which not. If you are unchecking a selection of files and there is a manually checked file in the list a warning message will be displayed. Hints in the filter dialog will display the full folder location if it doesn’t fit in the “Don’t Scan Folders” box. The improved folder selection dialog will let you select multiple folders simultaneously. The preview window has a lot of improvements and now uses Media Player 9 to preview video files. The fixes include some fixes related to moving files and a lot of improvements to the GUI.

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Here is a complete list of the new features and fixes in this release.

Version 2.8.0.1:

  • Added Pause/Resume functionality.
  • Added new options tab to select which columns you want to be shown in the results grid.
  • Added warnings when unchecking a selection of files and there are user checked files.
  • Added hints in filter dialog if the folder location doesn’t fit in the “Don’t Scan Folders” box.
  • You can now add/remove multiple folders at once in the filter dialog.
  • Preview window now uses Media Player 9 for previewing video files.
  • Fixed some bugs when moving files.
  • Other small GUI fixes and enhancements, nicer disabled toolbar.

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Export Duplicate Files List – Fast Duplicate File Finder 2.5.0.1

Duplicate File Finder

Duplicate File Finder

Fast Duplicate File Finder 2.5.0.1 is released packed with new features. The new enhanced Browse for Folder dialog will let you add multiple folders at once.  “Remove from list groups containing single file after delete/move” option is added. “Show user checked files in different color” and “Show user checked files in bold font” are useful in order to track the files that you have checked manually.  The auto Check option to check “Files with newer dates” can be used to preserve your original files. New Auto Check option to check “Files with bigger sizes” in similarity mode is also available. A handy new feature is available via popup menu in the folders list – “Disable self-Scan For This Folder”. This is useful if you want to scan two (or more) folders against each other. You can now export the duplicates list to XML or CSV file. Added grid popup menu item “Check All Except Excluded” (CTRL+E) which will check all files except the excluded ones from the Advanced dialog in Auto-check options or files whose folder is excluded from auto-check. A lot of other new features and fixes are available.  Please check the complete “What’s New” list below.

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What’s New

Version 2.5.0.1:

  • You can now add multiple folders at once using the enhanced Browse for Folder dialog.
  • Added new option “Remove from list groups containing single file after delete/move”.
  • Added new option “Show user checked files in different color”.
  • Added new option “Show user checked files in bold font”.
  • Added new Auto Check option to check “Files with newer dates”.
  • Added new Auto Check option to check “Files with bigger sizes” in similarity mode (available only in Pro version)
  • Added folder popup menu “Disable self-Scan For This Folder”. This is useful if you want to scan two (or more) folders against each other. (available only in Pro version)
  • Export the results to XML or CSV file. (available only in Pro version)
  • Added grid popup menu item “Check All Except Excluded” (CTRL+E) which will check all files except the excluded ones from the Advanced dialog in Auto-check options or files whose folder is excluded from auto-check.
  • Added grid popup menu item “Properties” which shows windows explorer file properties window.
  • Ctrl+K checks the selected files (also available as a grid popup menu)
  • Ctrl+U unchecks the selected files (also available as a popup menu)
  • Quick rename files using F2 or Rename grid popup menu.
  • Left and Right arrow keys can now be used to navigate to previous/next duplicate in the big preview window.
  • Enter and ‘C’ key checks/unchecks the duplicate in the big preview window.
  • Added line nubmers in duplicate results grid.
  • Fixed column sorting on all columns.
  • There are now two separate columns for File Name and Folder.
  • Other small GUI fixes and enhancements.

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