Originally posted by Voldemort
you could try finddupe in your music directory or noclone on several directories, it generates a hash number and compares that... so it finds duplicates nicely, i have used them
That will never work.
The hashes are based upon the file. It is just the same as simply comparing the file. The ID3 tags are contained within the files, so if they are different and the actual MP3 data stream is the same, the hashes would be different too and thus those duplicate songs will never be detected.
What is needed is a program which compares the actual decoded audio stream
. (and prefereably does frequency analisys
too, so that tiny differences can be dismissed or noted as 'almost similar' using spectography
I requested the very same thing a very very very long time ago (back in the time the animals could still talk
), never found a decent program: compare MP3's
And in January, the very same thing was also asked, but for images: Find copies of images