What’s the best way to search for duplicate audio files?
I need to sort, filter, and archive a hard drive for one of the local churches.
I was given a drive with 2,000 audio files (mix of wma, m4a, mp3), going through very quickly I found the following.
Root Folder containing the files…
FolderA (containing the above mentioned files again)
Another problematic naming of files I received.
- 2015 - Lecture Title.mp3
2015 - Lecture Title.mp3
Folder called 2015 with the same files above.
Folder called Lectures with the same files above.
That’s 3 copies.
I am trying to think of a good workflow that does the following.
- Sort out the duplicates
- Compare them to the ones in the folders
- Compare the extensions to each other to verify it’s the same file.
- Keep the highest quality (file extension) and delete the rest.