Currently Being ModeratedMay 15, 2013 10:13 PM (in response to turingtest2)
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!
Your script DeDuper saved me a a ton of time!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2013 8:11 AM (in response to turingtest2)
While trying to delete so many duplicates, I'm getting the error
"cant find script engine"vbscript" for script" ..... destination of script....".
Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2013 8:22 AM (in response to abhinav.rellan)
What version of Windows? Is the Windows Scripting Host installed and enabled?
If you're still having trouble could you post a screen shot of the error message?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2013 12:47 PM (in response to Suavecito69)
I'm getting an error just before the delete stage.
Error: Object required: 'T'
Source Microsoft VBScript runtime error
OS is a fully up to Windows 7 SP2
iTunes version is 18.104.22.168, I'm just updating to 11.0.3 to see if that works (however I never find iTunes updates to be particularly reliable)
any ideas on what the problem could be? or what software I can use to debug the script? (I get the feeling that this is an obvious question but please humor me)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2013 1:43 PM (in response to VraelSix)
The current version doesn't cope if the source playlist has multiple references to the same track. This shouldn't happen if you've started with the Songs view and then use Shift > View > Show Duplicate Items, but if you've prepared a playlist elsewhere and dragged suspect dupes into it for sorting later that could be why. I'm scratching my head for other possible reasons just now but if that's not it let me know and I'm sure I can track it down.
Or better yet finish off the next version.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2013 2:27 PM (in response to turingtest2)
I've just run it again after only selecting whats shown when I view exact duplicates as I was previously running it with all duplicates, and all songs.
However I'm still getting the same crash, so its crashing on all possible combinations of tracks: "All Songs", "Duplicates" and "Exact Duplicates".
I am asking it to only delete true duplicates ("no" on the final confirmation dialogue) could this have something to do with it?
Thanks for your support!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 31, 2013 6:05 PM (in response to VraelSix)
No the choice isn't a problem. Have I mentioned turning off iTunes in the cloud yet?
Use View > Hide <Media Kind> in the cloud or Edit > Preferences > Store and untick Show iTunes in the cloud purchases to hide the cloud items.
I've really got to find some time to update all my scripts to account for cloudy items. Been snowed under at work lately but let me know if that makes any difference. If not I'll see what else I can come up with.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 2, 2013 11:23 AM (in response to turingtest2)
I've tried with with cloud purchaces off as well but alas still no avail. It is a strange one :/
Currently Being ModeratedJun 3, 2013 6:45 AM (in response to turingtest2)
I've just had a thought, would it be possible to modify the script so instead of deleting the dupliates it moves the tracks that it would have normally deleted into a separate playlist? Then I can simply delete them by hand.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 3, 2013 7:22 AM (in response to VraelSix)
That's probably a good idea... I've been pressed for time lately so I haven't had a chance to do any testing so see if I can work out was going on but adding to a playlist should be feasible. I'll try to work on it tonight.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 4, 2013 2:56 PM (in response to turingtest2)
Hi TT2 -
I'm running Windows 8 and iTunes 11 and used your script to create the ExactDuplicates playlist, which worked perfectly. I then selected the files in the playlist and ran the DeDuper script. It runs, but doesn't detect any duplicates "No duplicates were found from the xx (where xx is the number of tracks I have selected) processed tracks: No duplicates were removed." I've done this with the source being the Exact Duplicates playlist and the show exact duplicates items list. I have amlost 13,000 duplicates so I'm hoping to avoid doing this manually. Any ideas what's going on?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2013 1:55 AM (in response to MunchBox)
Hmm. Just fired up a test library, deliberately created the three types of dupes the script is able to find, and it clears them perfectly. I'm running iTunes 22.214.171.124 on 32-bit versions of Windows 7 & XP. I don't have access to a Windows 8 system as yet but perhaps I can set up a trial virtual machine.
I had hoped to work on the "make a playlist of the dupes" version last night but work intervened. Perhaps I can make time today. In the meantime it might be worth testing what happens if, having revealled the exact duplicates, you then narrow down to a single artist using the search box (click the magnifying glass and untick "Search entire library") and run the script on the smaller selection.
tt2Various,iTunes 126.96.36.199,iOS 6.1.3, Windows XP Pro, iPad 2,iPhone 4,iPod classic,nano
Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2013 5:24 AM (in response to turingtest2)
Did this and it works perfectly. Selected one album and it de-duped from 22 songs down to 11.
I'll gradually increase the sample size and see when it starts bugging out.
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