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Filter Duplicate File Artist and Title in The Playlist, [moved from General Audio/TOS #6]
post Sep 29 2013, 10:09
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Dear all,

I am new to foobar2000 and I have a lot of collection of music files which are scattered in several folders and some may be duplicates. I intend to sort out those duplicates, but I don't know how to filter the duplicated artist and title to be considered for displayed in the playlist. Sorry if this question is too basic or has been asked before. I tried to look for it, in the forum it was mentioned to use Playlist Tree but I downloaded it and tried it but unsuccessful. Please explain in detail if possible. Thank you.
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post Sep 29 2013, 13:08
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i'm not familiar with playlist tree but you can do this with foo_facets. http://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_facets

make sure foobar is set to watch all your music folders under file>preferences>media library
install the component and add a panel to your layout.
right click the column header in the first pane and select columns>artist.
right click the column header>columns>multiple columns
right click the column header> columns>Title
right click the column header>statistics>items
now click the items heading until it's reverse sorted with the highest value first.
select each one in turn and it will send all duplicates to a playlist.

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post Sep 29 2013, 13:37
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Hi marc2003,

Thank you for the quick response .. It works like charm biggrin.gif ..

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