How do you....

Posted by: Bryan

How do you.... - 08/12/06 04:16 PM

....when you're importing tracks into itunes, how do you keep it from importing duplicates?<br><br>I thought it used to ask, but no such luck. <br><br>
Posted by: Trog

Re: How do you.... - 08/12/06 04:33 PM

I don't remember it ever asking... but if you leave this unchecked it won't duplicate.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>edit:<br><br>I just realized that's probably not what you're talking about. You mean two of the same track in your library? There are some Applescripts for removing dupes.<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Trog on 08/12/06 07:37 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
Posted by: Bryan

Re: How do you.... - 08/12/06 05:19 PM

Right..two of the same tracks in the library...I somehow thought that it would ask you, as you were importing it, if you wanted to copy over duplicate tracks. <br><br>Maybe I'm thinking of iPhoto, which I know does that. <br><br>
Posted by: Trog

Re: How do you.... - 08/12/06 07:01 PM

How are you importing it? If I drag a song into my library that is already imported nothing happens (i.e. I don't get a dupe). <br><br>I imagine if I moved the file to another directory it would probably import it as a dupe, but I don't know how iTunes (or iPhoto) would know that two files in different locations are the same thing (especially with different time stamps, etc.)? Are you sure iPhoto can do this?<br><br>
Posted by: Bryan

Re: How do you.... - 08/12/06 11:59 PM

I'm importing it by dragging it into the library window in iTunes. <br><br>iPhoto asks you if you want to import a duplicate photo. I'm assuming it just goes based on the file name or exif info or whatever. Here it is...and this is what iTunes needs:<br><br><img src=http://bellsouthpwp2.net/f/i/filelocker/iphoto.jpg> <br><br>
Posted by: Mike

Re: How do you.... - 08/13/06 06:43 PM

If it's the exact, same track, nothing will happen; i.e.: no duplicate.<br><br><br>[color:blue][/b]Been there. Done that.</font color=blue>[/b]
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: How do you.... - 08/14/06 10:40 AM

And in order for iTunes to recognize a duplicate, the tracks must be the same name and length, otherwise iTunes thinks it's a different track.<br><br>CreativeGuy for daily tips, tricks and commentary on all things graphic design.
Posted by: SgtBaxter

Re: How do you.... - 08/15/06 10:09 AM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>the tracks must be the same name and length<p><hr></blockquote><p>and same ID3 information too I believe.<br><br><br><br>Hey I'm an F'n Jerk!<
Posted by: lanovami

Re: How do you.... - 02/13/07 01:01 PM

Hey Bryan. Good to see you are still among the living. It seems I remember iTunes used to ask about duplicates when I imported as well...strange.<br><br>We are what we repeatedly do. -Aristotle
Posted by: OSXaddict

Re: How do you.... - 02/13/07 01:37 PM

Uh...can't you see the date? It's from August 2006.<br><br>
Posted by: Pete

Re: How do you.... - 02/13/07 01:42 PM

So you're saying he's dead?<br><br>
Posted by: OSXaddict

Re: How do you.... - 02/13/07 01:48 PM

Have no idea...but he's speaking as if this was posted recently.<br><br>
Posted by: lanovami

Re: How do you.... - 02/13/07 03:41 PM

Sorry, my goof. Someone bounced it to the top, no? Just assumed it must be recent if it's at the top of the pile. It certainly wasn't me who bumped it there.<br><br>We are what we repeatedly do. -Aristotle
Posted by: OSXaddict

Re: How do you.... - 02/13/07 03:44 PM

Then they probably bumped it and then deleted their post. I was wondering if you really thought this was a new thread. Time to lay off the sake! <br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: How do you.... - 02/13/07 04:06 PM

I guess the sock drawer is stirring again.<br><br>
Posted by: OSXaddict

Re: How do you.... - 02/13/07 04:09 PM

Well, I thought they pulled out fresh socks with that whiskerbisket ID...or so it sounds like it.<br><br>
Posted by: lanovami

Re: How do you.... - 02/13/07 04:13 PM

Hated sake at first, but I tell ya, it grows on ya >hiccup<<br><br>We are what we repeatedly do. -Aristotle
Posted by: OSXaddict

Re: How do you.... - 02/13/07 04:14 PM

I think I tried it once or twice. Isn't it served warm? (that's how long it's been!)<br><br>
Posted by: lanovami

Re: How do you.... - 02/13/07 04:18 PM

It is served both cold and warm. I usually only drink it in winter though, even though it tastes pretty good chilled as well.<br><br>We are what we repeatedly do. -Aristotle
Posted by: Celandine

Re: How do you.... - 02/17/07 12:34 AM

My thoughts exactly...<br><br>~just testing the waters~<br><br>to see if going back to bizniz as usual gets the ol smack-down<br><br>some people just never learn that lotz of shyte slides until<br>the day that the "BIG-ONE" comes like a bolt from "out of the blue". <br><br>