A smart duplicates scanner for iTunes
Finally, the real dupe tool we’ve all been looking for. more testimonials »
- Makes smart judgement calls about duplicates
- Lets you make final judgement calls before removing any music
- Easy to use out of the box
- More powerful special modes
- Restore dead tracks
iTunes has a “Show Duplicates” command, but it is of limited use. It offers no way to remove duplicates while keeping one version of a song. It can’t identify which songs are duplicates as opposed to different recordings of the same song.
iDupe deals with this in a smart way. Playlist entries which refer to exactly the same file and “dead tracks” are treated as unambiguously undesirable.
Other potential duplicates are ranked according to a number of criteria, which include whether a song is likely to be a loose single, what the best bit rate is, etc.
iDupe is compatible with iTunes 11 in any view that can show list checkboxes. Please see this blog entry.