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1clue
August 25th, 2011, 05:44 AM
Sorry for the pun. It's a weakness of mine.

I am trying to get music which was originally on iTunes into banshee, such that I can transfer "ownership" from a Mac onto Ubuntu, and still sync with my iPhone 3GS.

Every piece of this music came from CDs which I still own and have collected since CDs were something most people hadn't heard of, but I seriously do not want to sit there and scan in hundreds of CDs again when I already have them in digital form.

I've tried several things, including dragging and dropping from a USB stick.

So I've been getting duplicates, and in the process I deleted an album in order to start over. Now I can't get that album back no matter what. It's like it's black listed or something. I can try to load it from the USB stick, I can copy the containing folder from the USB stick to some place on my hard drive, anything. It knows I deleted it once upon a time and it refuses to touch it.


How do I get that album back?

Thanks in advance.

1clue
August 25th, 2011, 05:57 AM
Actually being new to this, I know almost nothing about running music on my Linux box. It's always been a mac.

I have some needs that I can't figure out here.

How do I remove duplicate songs? The metadata fixer doesn't do it.
Where is the actual music stored?
Is there a way to query that music without having to do file searches? Maybe with SQL?
My deleting quest would be to delete the older item for every duplicate.
The aforementioned problem with deleting an album and then not being able to reload it under any circumstance is frustrating.


Thanks.

madjr
August 25th, 2011, 06:44 AM
for duplicates i think you might find a solution here:

http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-848915.html

http://ywwg.com/wordpress/?p=862

http://askubuntu.com/questions/21301/how-to-remove-duplicate-tracks-from-banshee