Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2012 7:58 AM (in response to turingtest2)
Thank you so much for the script, it has sorted out all my music problems, I still consider myself an itunes newbie and after much googling I could not find a soltion until I came across this thread-great work.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2012 6:19 PM (in response to Suavecito69)
I have a lot of the type 2 duplicates and ran the script but am getting the following errors. I appreciate that your still following this thread and have put so much time into it. Any ideas? (Windows 7, full permissions, no read only on the files)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2012 6:34 PM (in response to RaymondOverman)
Hi, what error message are you getting?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2012 6:46 PM (in response to turingtest2)
Sorry. Pasted the screen shot but it didn't take.
activex component can't create object: 'iTunes.Application'
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2012 7:05 PM (in response to RaymondOverman)
Hmm, the relevant line from the script is:
Which is fundemantal to the script doing anything useful. Looking up the error code 800a01ad would suggest that the error occurs when the automation object we want to connect to hasn't been registed properly. A repair install of iTunes might fix it.
tt2Various PCs, iTunes 10.5.2.11, Windows XP Pro, iPad 2,iPhone3GS,iPod Classic+Nano
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2012 7:30 PM (in response to turingtest2)
That worked. It's running through the files now and removing the dupes. Excellent.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 18, 2012 6:08 AM (in response to Suavecito69)
Im having a problem, because my music was on an external HD i had all my music there now i moved it to my laptop and so ever single song is a double, but when i try to use the DeDuper it just says select 2 or more tracks. so i have about 20 k songs for deduping
Currently Being ModeratedApr 18, 2012 6:45 AM (in response to TheronSimon)
The message you have seen simply means you haven't selected any files before starting the script.
Normally I suggest you hold down Shift and click the menu File > Display Exact Duplicates to cut down the number of files to compare, but if you have essentially doubled up all entries there is no point in that step.
Press CTRL-A on your keyboard to select all files before running the script. You will need to repeat the process for each source, Movies, Podcasts, TV Shows etc.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 18, 2012 9:00 AM (in response to turingtest2)
alright thank you for your help, its running now. i guess the shift file display exact wasnt working right.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 18, 2012 9:30 AM (in response to turingtest2)
k so the script finished and deleted about 600 songs..... my library is 20 k songs and half are doubles so it should be deleteing around 10 k songs how come it only did 600 ish
Currently Being ModeratedApr 18, 2012 10:30 AM (in response to TheronSimon)
I'm guessing your library is full of broken links. The script is designed to tackle the situation where you either have multiple links to the same songs or have physically imorted multiple copies to the media folder. The script FindTracks ought to be able to repair the broken links, after which DeDuper should be able to do its thing properly.
An alternative approach would be to use iTunes Folder Watch with its option to check for dead tracks on startup however this would likely remove the entries holding your ratings, playcounts, playlists membership etc. which is what DeDuper aims to preserve.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2012 5:53 PM (in response to turingtest2)
Im running this script now, through a playlist of 96k songs. Its really about 46k, but there are some duplicates, and triplicates. Question is, how do I know the script is running, and how will I know when it is finished?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2012 8:32 PM (in response to stedy)
If possible the script will generate a progress bar as it runs but even if it can't there are prompts at the end of each phase of the operation and a final summary when the task is completed.
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