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My music player keeps making duplacates of my MP3

Discussion in 'General Linux Discussion' started by Daniel~, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. Daniel~

    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    I'm a reasonably tidy person. I like all my files to be neat and clean of abnormalities. Yet every time I load my music into Banshee or rhythm box they arbitrarily and sporadically throw out duplicates sometime triplicates with out rhyme or reason.

    I've put up with this for several years...I need a cure!
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Is this in relation to your other post about mounting your drives when playing music?
    I wonder if the music player is caching the MP3's while its playing?
    Or maybe they are just shortcuts?
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    Short cuts, that's what I'm thinking as they don't take up any appreciable space on the drive. Most likely a Linux thing , a way of keeping track of mounted drives.
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    If I enter my mounted main backup drive and go one up with the arrow I changes from showing my contents

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    To this

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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Where are your MP3's stored?

    I hope they are shortcuts. Maybe your media player has an option to not automatically make a link to the MP3. I'm sure it does that to find the songs quickly next time you want to play your music
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    The copy I feed my MP3 player is on it's own 90 gig SSD driver.

    After much thought , I'm guessing that at some point Banshee asked me if I wanted it to search my drives for music other than what's on my Music drive, and I unthinkingly said yes. This mixed my MP4a conversions, I keep for backup with my MP3's on the music drive. I spent 4 days at lest 50 hours going though 6700 songs eliminating the M4a's from my MP3 files. I now have 4640 songs, that's how bad thisv was. Anything beats having to reacquire the CD's from the library, and re-rip them.

    So I think the main problem is solved.

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