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asked 2015-01-05 21:50:48 +0300

Holger gravatar image

The tracker for indexing media files does not work here as it should be: I have my music (19 music albums in summary) on my vfat formatted ext. sdcard. For nearly all albums the indexing works fine, but one directory fails: all songs in that directory are shown twice in the respective album within the Media app. If I place an empty .nomedia file in that directory, the files are only indexed once (aka only shown once in the respective album), while it should not be indexed at all! The directory in question contains mp3 files. Rebuilding the tracker database with tracker-control -krs does not change anything. Something I can do?

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The question has been closed for the following reason "the question is answered, an answer was accepted" by nthn
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I also experience such a behaviour after copying new music to my SD (fat32) card that this will be duplicated. And the duplicates have a different time-length shown and they are unplayable. I don't experience that hidden filders will be indexed though. I have to re-index the tracker every time after adding some new music.

Alex ( 2015-01-05 23:56:51 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-01-05 23:30:24 +0300

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If you have terminal installed and/or SSH access, try the following:

tracker-search -m filenamepart

where "filenamepart" is a hopefully unique part of one of the MP3-files in the specific directory. The output should look something like this:

[nemo@Jolla ~]$ tracker-search -m ringtone
The First One Ringtone


This once helped me when I had simply forgotten that a had a second copy of a few songs; I must have copied them instead of moving them. Maybe your problem is more complex, but it's good to try this first before you do more complicated (or destructive) stuff.

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I am sorry, I have to say that it was my own fault indeed. It was exactly as ossi1967 wrote: I had some sort of forgotten copy from one mp3 directory, so the files were in fact existing twice. "tracker-search -m part-of-filename" showed that fact. Many thanks to ossi1967

Holger ( 2015-01-06 18:34:43 +0300 )edit

@Holger: Glad I could help! Have fun listening to your music. :)

ossi1967 ( 2015-01-06 18:52:35 +0300 )edit

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