Automated deletion of duplicates
The duplicate detection feature is nice, but with a very large library (and also with with the relatively slow operation in the Synology version, at least on my NAS) it is unworkably time-consuming to delete the individual duplicates manually. It would be really helpful to have an automatic deletion of duplicates - when a duplicate is detected, it is automatically deleted based on preference rules (higher bitrate, more complete metadata, etc.). Any chance of this?
S B commented
Should be conditional however.....automatic detection and choice for deletion
My library is over 1TB this would be extremely helpful. If going to implement I would base options / logic on:
> Choose and keep the highest quality sound file (flac over mp3 320kbps over 128kbps) throughout the entire library
> Copy that highest quality result file to any other albums compilations that use same exact song (if length of song and fingerprint match so as to avoid losing a "live" version of a song with same title.
> Ideally these would be preference based for flexibillity in end user use cases - but honestly I think this and a couple options (like file name length for previous poster) would button this up for 99% of your users! Thanks!
Thanks @Christopher . Those are some good heuristics to add to the list.
Christopher Keller commented
I have a large library and after running it through Bliss I have quite a lot of duplicate tracks to take care of. Currently, these must be resolved manually one at a time since Bliss has no way of knowing which duplicates to delete automatically. It would be nice if the user could select a rule to apply for deletion of duplicate tracks. Choices could be:
(1) Let the user decide on a case by case basis (the current approach)
(2) Keep the most recent one
(3) Keep the oldest one
(4) Keep the shortest file name
(5) Do nothing (keep all duplicates)
I would choose option 4, as I think many people would. This would be a nice choice because iTunes appends the original file names when creating duplicates.
If we could configure this rule in Settings, or make a choice in the Inbox page under Select by Type before doing a batch fix, this would be a HUGE time/labor saver for users!