Too much music! I should have such a problem...
December 8, 2009 10:39 AM Subscribe
Perl script to manage enormous, and growing, music library?
posted by chez shoes to Technology (9 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
First things first - I am not a programmer by any stretch of the imagination, but I do have some SQL and Perl knowledge (more SQL, less Perl). And, I'm willing to learn more.
The problem: 1000's of MP3 files. Some are duplicates (and triplicates) from compilation albums, some have really bad metadata. What I'd like to do is run a script that will pull all the dupes into a file, so I can see how bad it is. Then, in the interest of saving space, I'd like to delete all redundancies. And further, I'd like to be able to manipulate the metadata - normalize such things as &/and, bulk-change misspellings, etc.
If a tried and true script to do this sort of thing exists, can you point me to it? Thanks in advance.