I have a fairly large collection of music, some of which I have ripped at different times with different software. Through all my updates and additions to my collection, I have ended up with a mixture of file formats.

Through the magic of MusicBrainz, I have organized all my music into a Artist/Album/Title.fmt directory structure. What I want is to find files where Artist/Album/Title are the same, but .fmt (.mp3, .ogg, .wma, etc) is different. Basically, I want to get a list of duplicate songs that differ only by file extension.

If it makes a difference, I'm on Windows 7.

  • Unless I'm missing something obvious, don't you already see this list if you open the specific folder? If you sort by file name, you should see all the files with same name but different extension one after the other. Sep 1 '10 at 8:56
  • 1
    That would be OK if it was a single folder with a few files. However, the size of the collection would make that long, drawn out, and tedious. I'm seeking a more automated method. Sep 1 '10 at 14:43

If they were all iTunes-compatible formats, it could do it for you, but I suspect they're not.

  • Unfortunately iTunes doesn't (didn't?) handle Ogg Vorbis. I'll have to investigate if this has changed. Sep 1 '10 at 14:45

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.