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Duplicate song detection and deletion


It's really easy to bloat up Google Music with duplicate songs. Could we please get a decent duplicate song detector, and an option to automatically delete duplicates?

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JCRoberrtson wrote Dec 26, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Google Play Music already has a duplication detection system that identifies songs by metadata.

Are you uploading songs from multiple locations?

wrote Feb 22, 2013 at 1:30 AM

StanTeate wrote Nov 18, 2013 at 2:29 AM

I am a tester for a major product. Come on folks, you know that users will find every conceiveable way to mess up an application. Uploading from multiple locations/devices, computers. You have to program the stupid out of a product. Meta data, no meta data, file size mismatch, file name inconsistent, Google is WAY too big and smart to have this an issue. Apple isn't great but does a decient job of minimizing duplicates. Are they really that much better than you? At the VERY LEAST, make it easy to unmark titles one does not want to see in a play list. The world is full of non programmers and programming for them is a nightmare.

wrote Nov 25, 2013 at 7:25 PM

bozdoz wrote Nov 25, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Duplicate checking doesn't seem to be working.

Especially if you download your collection, and then add something new. It will re-add every single song.

wrote Dec 30, 2013 at 11:09 PM

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wrote Mar 11, 2014 at 7:57 AM

setpermissions wrote Mar 29, 2014 at 12:50 AM

I've noticed that one of the apparent reasons why Google Play Music will download duplicates (or MORE) is b/c the file properties at source (Goodle Play Music) have been changed and so no longer match previous downloads to your computer. Sometimes they will change the Artist field, or change the Owner (buyer) from a long number to the owner's actual name and email, etc.

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wrote Oct 19, 2014 at 11:59 AM

krazyjakee wrote Oct 28, 2014 at 11:19 AM

This is still an issue.

My library is loaded with duplicate tracks that have the same title, artist and album. How rediculous.

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wrote Feb 20, 2015 at 1:02 PM

tedsan wrote Feb 20, 2015 at 1:05 PM

I agree, this is a big issue. I've uploaded music from my file server through a couple generations of server (i.e. replaced the machine) in hopes of having it just refresh the library, adding new tracks but ended up with duplicate albums.

Making it exactly match the metadata really isn't intelligent. At the very least, we need a utility that scans the library, deleting duplicates within the same album. Without this, my library is almost unusable since every song plays twice.

Is there a public API for the Google music service so that I could write my own scrubber?

wrote Mar 10, 2015 at 5:01 AM

wrote Apr 29, 2015 at 7:05 PM