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Find Duplicate And Similar Songs – Audio Dedupe 4.3.0.1

Find Similar Music

Find Similar MP3 – Audio Dedupe 64 Bit

Audio Dedupe 4.3.0.1 –  Find Similar Songs

Audio Dedupe is the best tool for finding similar and duplicate songs. It can compare audio files even if they are stored in different audio formats. This is a task that no standard duplicate finder can achieve. If the songs have titles and artists the tool can search those for similarities too. Find what is new in this release below.

Fast Save, Load and Export

Fast is actually not very proper description for this optimization as it can be hundreds of times faster on large projects. The code is completely redesigned and provides lighting fast performance. It can load, save or export hundreds of thousands of results in seconds.

Option “Match full path” in Advanced Auto-Check

This option makes it possible to exclude folder names that contain certain characters or words in the name. In past version there was an option to match only file names.

Duplicates and scanned files count

Duplicates and scanned files count are displayed above the results grid.

Download: Find Similar Songs

Find Similar MP3

Find Similar Songs

All improvements in this release can be found on the Duplicate MP3 Finder’s What’s new page

Do you have suggestions? Do you miss a feature? Let us know in the comments below. We will be glad to hear from you!

Find Similar And Duplicate WebP Images – VS Duplicate Image Finder 7.2.0.1

Find Similar And Duplicate WebP Images

Find Similar And Duplicate WebP Images

Find duplicate WebP images – VSDIF 7.2.0.1

The latest version of Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder provides support for the WebP image format that was announced by Google as a new open standard for lossy compressed true-color graphics on the web. Current WebP implementation supports both lossy and lossless compression including alpha (transparency) channel. (Find more information on the WebP image format below)

The corrupt DNG images issue

We received complaints from our users who use Adobe Lightroom and DNG files, that VSDIF may crash on preview and/or scan of damaged DNG files. Our research on the topic fond many forum posts regarding DNG files and Adobe Lightroom – Google for: “dng+files+lightroom+corrupt”
We have not investigated those in details, but if you experienced issues with DNG files you should check those posts and the version of Adobe Lightroom that you are using. We have not analyzed those in details nor we claim that a relation between the damaged DNG files and Lightroom exists, but according to the search results above such possibility can not be excluded. The latest version of VSDIF can not load the DNG files as they are corrupt, but it will not crash.

A pre-release fix for the above issue was already provided to all our customers and it is included in this new version.

Find Similar Photos

WebP – A new image format for the Web

Here is a quote from Google – ” WebP is a modern image format that provides superior lossless and lossy compression for images on the web. Using WebP, webmasters and web developers can create smaller, richer images that make the web faster.”

Announced in 2010 the format aimed to produce smaller files of similar image quality to the popular JPEG scheme. Later Google announced WebP support for animation, ICC profile, XMP metadata, and tiling (compositing very large images from maximum 16384×16384 tiles). Google began to experiment with lossless compression and support for transparency (alpha channel) in both lossless and lossy modes; support has been enabled by default in libwebp 0.2.0 (16 August 2012). Google’s tests reveal that a conversion from PNG to WebP results in a 45% reduction in file size when using PNGs found on the Internet, and a 28% reduction in size when compared to PNGs that are recompressed with pngcrush or PNGOUT.

WebP Support

Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge, the Opera browser, and other tools and software libraries support natively WebP. Developers have also added support to a variety of image editing tools.

How To Compare Two Or More Folders For Duplicates

Compare Two Or More Folders For Duplicates

Compare Two Or More Folders For Duplicates

Compare Folders For Duplicates – How To Compare “Source” And “Target” Folders

This information applies to:
Fast Duplicate File Finder
Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder
Audio Dedupe

There are situations where merging folders or comparing two or more folders is necessary. In such cases a “source” folder should not be checked for duplicates and should only be compared with one or more “target” folders. Comparing two or more folders for duplicates is very easy using the “Exclude From Self Scan” feature in the folders list.

Compare Folders For Duplicates

Disable “Self-scan”

If self-scan for folder ‘VSD’ is disabled (as displayed in the image above) the files inside that folder will not be compared against each-other – they will be compared only with files that are located inside the other folders that are added in the folders list.

If self-scan is disabled for the folders ‘VSD’ and ‘VSD1’ the files in ‘VSD’ will be compared with the files in ‘VSD1’ and vice-versa instead of comparing all the files in ‘VSD’ and ‘VSD1’ against each other.

As some of our users still have doubts how this feature works, here are some extra examples:

Scenario1:
Folders in the folder list:
[ ][ ]vsd
[ ][ ]vsd1
All files in both folders are compared against each other.

Scenario2:
Folders in the folder list:
[ ][x]vsd
[ ][ ]vsd1
Files inside ‘vsd’ will be compared only with the files in other folders – in this case ‘vsd1’. They will not be compared with each other. The files in ‘vsd1’ will be compared with the files in all other folders and they will be compared among each other too – which is the difference with ‘vsd’.

Scenario3:
Folders in the folder list:
[ ][x]vsd
[ ][x]vsd1
Files in ‘vsd’ will not be compared against each other. Files in ‘vsd1’ will not be compared against each other. Files in ‘vsd’ will be compared with the files in ‘vsd1’ and vice-versa. If there were more folders in the list files in ‘vsd’ would be compared with those too. Also files in ‘vsd1’ would be compared with them too.

Ticking ‘Disable self scan’ tells the application not to compare the items inside the corresponding folder with each-other.

Self-scan can be disabled for a folder by ticking the checkbox in front of the corresponding folder name. There are two columns in front of the folder name column. The column with the icon that illustrates a red circle with a white dash inside contains the “Disable self-scan” check-boxes.

A related article can be found here: How To Exclude A Folder From Auto-Check Or How To Set A “Source” Folder