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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.

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

Audio Dedupe Duplicate MP3 Finder 1.2.0.1 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

Audio Dedupe – Duplicate Mp3 Finder Released

MindGems Inc. is proud to present Audio Dedupe – duplicate audio finder.
A perfect fit for our innovative software collection.

What is so special about Audio Dedupe?

Audio Dedupe uses an innovative audio analysis technology that actually LISTENS to your audio files and can recognize two files that contain the same song even if they are sorted in different file formats. Audio Dedupe does not require ID3 tags to be present in order to find duplicate mp3 files.

Why do you need Audio Dedupe?

If you have a vast audio collection it is difficult to find duplicate files. Audio Dedupe will not only find the duplicates, but will also mark the ones with lower quality for deletion. An internal audio playback is also provided. You can easily compare the two (or more) duplicate songs as Audio Dedupe has a smart feature and can play the songs from the same position while you are switching between files. Having in mind that media files are usually quite large, you can easily guess that Audio Dedupe can free up a lot of disk space by removing useless duplicates. Even if you have a lot of storage space the ever growing size of media files usually eats it up pretty quickly. You can free up gigabytes of storage in just few minutes.

Audio Dedupe Internal Audio Playback

Why shall I choose Audio Dedupe?

Fast, Precise and Easy are the words that describe Audio Dedupe perfectly. Audio Dedupe can analyse thousands of audio files in just few minutes. You can easily set the similarity detection level in order to broaden or narrow the results. All duplicates are listed and grouped for easy preview. The auto-mark will let you easily select older files or files with lower quality for deletion. There are also options to select files with smaller file size, ignore certain file types from being marked, ignore files containing certain keywords in the title, ignore certain folders from being marked etc. Once you have reviewed the results you can delete the files, move them to the Recycle Bin or move them to a certain folder in order to create a backup.

Duplicate Audio finder Results