2/2014 UPDATE: This software is no longer available.
With all this talk about PRO/Playlists and Spotify I can't forget my friends with iTunes 🙂
I received an email today from Richard, who's an ICI/PRO member, asking if I could help him…
Over a year ago I had to restore my computer and I used a back up drive to restore my music, actually I gave it to someone else to restore. When I got it back all my music was there but there were multiple entries of the same songs, some as many as 7 or 8 in iTunes.
I tried the iTunes duplicate feature to try to eliminate them but I have so many it was an endless task. Then I tried to delete all but one song in the list but when I clicked on some of the song listings, some played and some did not. So by mistake I deleted a lot of songs before I realized my error. I use Mixmeister 6 to build all of my playlist and then export a 1 hour long mixed file to iTunes to download to an iPod Touch. I think I might as well delete the music I have in the iTunes files and rebuild iTunes from what I have left in my music files.
I really don’t use iTunes much other than to transfer to the Touch. Do you have any thoughts on how I might correct this huge file problem?
You may remember (I sure haven't forgotten) that last fall I needed to replace my computer's hard drive after dropping it on the floor. Thankfully I was completely backed up with Carbonite and was able to restore everything… except I now have the same problem as Richard, dozens of duplicates showing in iTunes. So I thought this would be a good time for another I Can Help Video where I look into TuneUp – a popular plugin for iTunes designed to quickly remove duplicate listings in iTunes.
UPDATE: I just got an email from this company and they offered a 20% to our community. Use promo code CYCLING if you decide to invest in the full version.
If duplicate listings, missing artwork and Track 1/Track2/Track3 listings drives you crazy – TuneUp for iTunes looks like a good solution for you.
Update: As I continued to explore TuneUp I discovered how well it can replace Track 1/Track2/Track3 and I made another video about it here at iTunes TuneUp Software Review Videos.
John is a member on the AFS (Association of Fitness Studios) Advisory Council.
Holding certifications from; Schwinn, Heart Zones, Team ICG and Life Time Fitness, John's held regularly scheduled cycling classes between 1998 and 2015 when he moved to Florida.
When the weather permits, you'll find him riding and leading outdoor groups by himself or with his Tandem partner (wife) Amy.