Not quite happy with any of the programs I found to identify iTunes duplicates, I spent an hour making my own (beats tracking down duplicates. ) I thought I’d share it with you. It’s my first attempt at using OS X’ ScriptingBridge and written in Python. I have no clue if it runs out of the box, I suppose you should have Developer Tools installed. It’s not the fastest beast either, and Python and iTunes both use 50% CPU. But it gets the job done. If you wonder why I give so many parameters to the track class I should say that I plan on reusing it to do some more iTunes housekeeping. The script will mark all the duplicates with one star. Then I can round them up and delete them afterwards.
import struct from ScriptingBridge import * class Track: def __init__(self, name, album, artist, size, length, track, path): self.name= self.str(name) self.album= self.str(album) self.artist= self.str(artist) self.size = size self.length= self.str(length) self.track = track self.path= self.str(path) def str(self, s): try: return s.encode('utf-8') except: return "N/A" def equals(self, t): test = t.name == self.name test = test and t.album == self.album test = test and t.artist == self.artist test = test and t.size == self.size test = test and t.length == self.length test = test and t.track == self.track return test def __eq__(self, t): return self.equals(t) iTunes = SBApplication.applicationWithBundleIdentifier_("com.apple.iTunes") lib = iTunes.sources().playlists() tracks = lib.tracks() filetracks = lib.elementArrayWithCode_(struct.unpack('>L', 'cFlT')) Tracks =  Duplicates =  duplicates =  for track in filetracks: t = Track(track.name(), track.album(), track.artist(), track.size(), track.time(), track.trackNumber(),track.location()) if(Tracks.__contains__(t)): Duplicates.append(t) duplicates.append(track) else: Tracks.append(t) print len(duplicates) # Deal with duplicates for track in duplicates: track.setRating_(20)
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