How can I eliminate duplicate music files on Mac and iTunes and tag the rest properly?

Mark September 30, 2010
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I have lots of duplicate music files on my Mac and in iTunes. When I synced them to my Samsung Galaxy S it has added all of them. I’m also finding that my tracks aren’t tagged properly.

What app can I use to remove my duplicate files and to fix my music tags?

  1. Aibek
    October 4, 2010 at 11:11 am
  2. Mike
    September 30, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    actually the new iTunes has an option for that!
    File > Display Exact Duplicates
    (http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2905)

    tagging your music is a bit of pain but there are apps that can help you with that:
    MusicBrainz Picard (free, http://musicbrainz.org/doc/PicardDownload)
    Equinux Songgenie (~30USD, http://www.equinux.com/us/products/songgenie)
    TuneUP (100 songs free/~30USD unlimited, http://www.tuneupmedia.com/)

    for covers I use Fetch Art but there are also alternatives:
    Fetch Art (free, http://fetchartblog.blogspot.com/)
    TuneUP (50 covers free)
    Album Artwork Assistant (free, http://www.entropy.ch/software/macosx/album-artwork-assistant/)
    Equinux CoverScout (~40USD, http://www.equinux.com/us/products/coverscout/index.html)

  3. M.S. Smith
    September 30, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    I suggest trying Dupin: http://dougscripts.com/itunes/itinfo/dupin.php

    This should make it a lot easier to track down and delete duplicate music files in iTunes.