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Satoshi

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Duplicate music entries
« on: December 25, 2009, 03:20:29 »
I am using gmb 1.0.2 and I am having some problems with duplicate music entries.

When I am in the Browser, with music sorted by anything except by Path, every music will be show duplicated:


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Also, whenever I search any term, regardless of sorting method, it will show every entry duplicated:

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This is really annoying because all that happens with sorting order happens when setting playing order. I have to use playing orders that follow the path, otherwise any song will always be played twice (sometimes it seems to play even more times than that, but I am not sure).

« Last Edit: December 25, 2009, 03:23:36 by Satoshi »

Quentin Sculo

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Re: Duplicate music entries
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2009, 22:40:49 »
Do you use symbolic links ?
Can you check the folder names of 2 duplicated entries (in song properties->info), are they exactly the same ? (in particular, check for double slashes, or presence of a slash at the end of the folder name)
Were the duplicated entries present from the start, or did they appeared later ?

If you are willing, sending me your ~/.config/gmusicbrowser/tags file by email could help me find what is wrong (I promise to keep it private).

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Re: Duplicate music entries
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2009, 23:26:21 »
Yes, I do use symbolic links.

I have a link in my home directory pointing to a folder in a Windows partition.

When I check the songs, each has indeed a diferent path, one of them being /home/satoshi/Music/... and the other being the /mnt/windows/Music/....

My library folder points directly to the Windows directory, not to the symlink.

Deleting the symlink (it wasn't all that necessary) did the trick.

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Re: Duplicate music entries
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2009, 00:38:14 »
You can use symlinks, you just have to be careful with them, and not add the same folder with multiple names.
Using the ~/Music symlink instead of the real folder name is probably better for the future. That way if you move your /mnt/windows/Music/ to some other folder, you'll just have to update the symlink and everything will be fine :)

Currently, when scanning, gmb will make sure not to scan the same folder twice with different names. But it doesn't currently check if a newly found file is already present in the library under a different path. I will probably improve that one day.