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Subject: Duplicates In Database

Duplicates In Database

From: Purple Dynasty <purpledynasty_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2008 16:09:49 -0400

Why would some tracks appear twice in the database? Some of the
tracks that appear twice are loose in a "/My Music" folder, and
others are every track within one or two (of about 30) folders within
the aforementioned folder (i.e. /My Music/Across The Universe Disc 1/
* - * - every track within Across The Universe Disc 1 appears twice).
As mentioned, the duplication only affects a couple of folders and
certain loose mp3s on the player.
The player is a Sansa e270, running a recent daily build and
otherwise works 100%. The database is set to autoupdate, directory
cache is ON, the database loads to RAM and it is gathering runtime
data. I've twice tried to delete the database after initializing and
I ended up with the same duplication problem. The second time I even
reorganized the tracks (into the current hierarchical format I
described!), and the same problem keeps occurring. Could it have
something to do with extreme length of the ID3 album tag, as one
that's duplicating is showing up in DB mode as album title "Across
The Universe-Music From The Motion Picture (Deluxe Edition)"? Does
the folder name have to match the ID3 tag for album title, could THAT
be the reason, as I have it in a folder of a different name.

Disclaimer - No, my musical taste isn't that lame (Across The
Universe). I'm more of a King Crimson, Jeff Beck, opera & classical
music listener. :)
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Received on 2008-10-13


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