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Preview for library features

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Thanks for the great tool.
It would be great if you can add a feature to preview the library functions (Remove dead tracks, duplicate tracks). I believe a lot of people are a little bit paranoid to let a tool automatically do these changes. Especially because all other tools did such a poor job in the past...

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stevenmcohn wrote May 4, 2010 at 3:13 AM

Sure, I'll think about how this might work. Possibly an option to enable/disable preview. Meanwhile, in hopes of easing your worries...
  • Dead tracks are entries in iTunes that don't have media files behind them - these are safely removed. If there were mistake here, removing the iTunes entry would not delete the media file, so the entry is easily recoverable.
  • Duplicates tracks are now fully explained under Documentation/User Guide - duplicates are not deleted but instead moved to a safe archive location. So again, easily recoverable.

gagga wrote May 4, 2010 at 3:44 PM

I have a lot of dead tracks because a $§%§%§% tool cut off the file names after a certain lenght but did not change the entry in the iTunes Lib. A preview would be great so that I can fix the files manually and I don't loose them.

stevenmcohn wrote May 4, 2010 at 5:16 PM

I know this may not be suitable for all users but I've found that if you set iTunes to "Keep iTunes Media folder organized" on the Preferences dialog Advanced tab then it will ensure that the entry name equates to the file name and vice versa.

Also, as a last resort - but a safe one - you can refresh of your iTunes library using this brute force approach:
  1. Open iTunes and select your "Music"%2

stevenmcohn wrote May 4, 2010 at 5:19 PM

I know this may not be suitable for all users but I've found that if you set iTunes to "Keep iTunes Media folder organized" on the Preferences dialog Advanced tab then it will ensure that the entry name equates to the file name and vice versa.

Also, as a last resort - but a safe one - you can refresh your iTunes library using this brute force approach:
  1. Open iTunes and select your "Music" play

stevenmcohn wrote May 4, 2010 at 5:29 PM

sorry, i don't know why the full posting doesn't show up... I've posted it as a Discussion entry here: http://ituner.codeplex.com/Thread/View.aspx?ThreadId=211540

gagga wrote Jul 27, 2010 at 8:48 PM

Hi Steven, did you do any work on this preview feature? Is it in any source I could compile?

stevenmcohn wrote Jul 28, 2010 at 12:06 PM

Not yet. I've been contemplating if it should be done and how best to do it. I understand it makes users comfortable but one of my main goals of iTuner is to keep it simple and only provide functions that are absolutely required. This is "bells and whistles". I do understand your reserve but I'm looking at higher priority issues at the moment.