View Full Version : [ubuntu] music files keep multiplying

January 20th, 2010, 11:35 AM
on 9.04 using rythymbox i had no dramas
upgraded to 9.10 and started trying different music players, songbird being the latest
i copied my family's entire cd collection - about 250 cd's
i have added another 150 album's by download, so about 400 albums
but Rbox tells me i have 600 albums and 16000 tracks!!!!!!!
Some of my music file have multiplied so much so that some albums have 8 copies of each track mp3 and .ogg in equal numbers
i have searched preference setttings in all music players but find nothing
what i want to know is, Is there a program that gets rid of the duplicates
i tried songbird to get rid of ghost tracks and duplicates but it just freezes, i even left it "running" or frozen or whatever for 3 days

i can follow instructions, but i am a newbie,

any help muchly appreciated

January 21st, 2010, 02:52 AM
have you check the setting (preferences) to see if you Copy files to media folder when importing?

it would be a place to start looking why you have so many copies.

good luck and have fun learning