In the process of collecting good music, we end up with a lot of duplicates. You might not see how many duplicate MP3 songs you have unless you set your player to shuffle tracks and the same song plays over and over again. The duplicates in your collection not only occupy space but will stop it from becoming the ideal music collection.
Manually sorting and removing duplicate MP3s from your computer, smartphone, or other media device is an option. However, apart from being tedious to manually find duplicate music files one by one, you cannot do this until all your duplicates either have the same name or you play each file to eliminate duplicate music. You can also find and remove duplicate music using media players like Windows media player, iTunes or VLC has limitations.
Limitations of Manual Method:
- It is a tedious process since you need to sort the files alphabetically. Then Remove it one by one.
- Even removing the duplicate music files using VLC or iTunes, will not free up your storage space.
Then how does one find and remove duplicate audio files on a computer or phone without all that effort? This article streamlines the entire process of finding duplicates in your music library or audio recordings and removing them.
How Do I Find and Delete Duplicate Music Files Instantly?
If you are looking for the easiest way to remove the duplicate MP3 files on any of your devices, Remo Duplicate File remover is the way to go. Remo Duplicate file remover is an ingenious tool that can find any kind of duplicate files on your computer. Additionally, it also has a dedicated feature that segregates all duplicate music files and presents them in a single click.
Here is the download link for you click on it and install the Remo Duplicate file remover tool and follow the 3 simple steps mentioned below to find and delete duplicate songs.
- From the home screen Scan Drive or Scan Folder option based on your requirement and define where the duplicate audio files are located.
- Select the Start scan option, after scanning the drive you will be able to see all the duplicates existing on a selected folder or drive
- From the final window select the Audio option to segregate the duplicate music files and delete them
How to Find the Duplicate in My Music Library?
You can also find the duplicates from the music library using media player apps such as Windows media player or VLC media player. Here is how you do it.
How to Find Duplicate Audio Files using Windows Media Player?
Open Windows Media Player > Tap CTRL+M > Files > Manage Libraries. Add all the folders with audio files to your computer.
After adding the files alphabetically Sort all the duplicate files. Once the files are sorted you can easily find the duplicate files within seconds.
How to Find the Duplicates in Music Library Using VLC?
Open VLC Media player > CTRL + L > CTRL+F. You will see the music library, now select and add the music folders. Additionally, you can also delete duplicate videos with this method.
After adding all the audio files in the VLC library, click on the title to sort all the music files alphabetically.
From here identify the duplicate files and delete them individually.
Unfortunately, in both cases it is easy to find duplicate audio files from the music library but, it is annoying to select every individual duplicate audio file, go to the folder and remove them.
How do I find duplicates in my iTunes library?
Unlike Windows and VLC media players, iTunes on Mac has a dedicated option that will help you find duplicate music files.
Steps to find the Duplicates in iTunes Library on Mac and Windows
Steps stay the same on both Mac and Windows iTunes Versions
- Open Music or iTunes application. From the left sidebar select, the songs option to list all the songs available on your Mac
- Go to File > Library > Show Duplicate Items
- Now select the duplicate music files and tap the delete key to directly remove the duplicates from the iTunes library.
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