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Newbie Question Large (100K+) MP3 collection, I need an organizer
Jimmy
post Jul 13 2006, 00:30
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Hi All. Sorry for the dupe post, but I haven't found the answer anywhere yet. I have an MP3 collection of over 100K songs. I need a better storage & organizing system. I'm currently using the software that came with my audio card by Creative Media. It works okay, but has no duplicate finder, & the search is really slow! Any help is greatly appreciated.
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post Jul 13 2006, 01:10
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QUOTE (Jimmy @ Jul 12 2006, 19:30) *
Hi All. Sorry for the dupe post, but I haven't found the answer anywhere yet. I have an MP3 collection of over 100K songs. I need a better storage & organizing system. I'm currently using the software that came with my audio card by Creative Media. It works okay, but has no duplicate finder, & the search is really slow! Any help is greatly appreciated.
Jimmy

I use foobar2000, but it doesn't find duplicates.
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greynol
post Jul 13 2006, 01:24
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iTunes finds duplicates, but I can't recommend it in good conscience. sick.gif wink.gif biggrin.gif


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post Jul 13 2006, 02:51
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Try:

MediaMonkey
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post Jul 13 2006, 02:57
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QUOTE (Jimmy @ Jul 12 2006, 18:30) *
I have an MP3 collection of over 100K songs. I need a better storage & organizing system. I'm currently using the software that came with my audio card by Creative Media. It works okay, but has no duplicate finder, & the search is really slow! Any help is greatly appreciated.
Jimmy



Fineware's Space Hound 4 has a new feature that intelligently finds duplicate MP3 files. Basically, it ignores the tags that might confuse other file comparison tools into thinking that certain MP3s are different when in fact, they are the same.

http://www.fineware.com

I tried it on my laptop with 350 MP3 files (about 30 gigabytes). After 1 hour, it was still processing so I cancelled it before it had a chance to finish. I can't say the utility can scale up to handle 100,000 files. You'll probably have to let it run overnight or maybe even a couple of days nonstop!
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post Sep 17 2008, 19:50
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I haven't used iTunes since version 7, and then only with part of my music library. However, I can say that Foobar2000 is the only software that works with my music collection without grinding to a halt (50'000 songs). I would recommend either it or Mediamonkey.
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post Oct 6 2008, 11:16
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for losslessly size reduction try stuffit (www.stuffit.com) or sound slimmer www.soundslimmer.com
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