Find Duplicate and Similar Audio Files via Audio Recognition with Audio Comparer » read source
Audio Comparer 1.0, a duplicate MP3 finder for Windows has been released by Bolide Software. Most tools worked by searching for duplicate files by file name, file size, date and ID3 tags until now, and were unable to find similar audio files.
Audio Comparer brings a whole new methodology to how we can search for similar MP3 music files. By literally listening to audio files and finding close matches by actual audio content is how it works.
Most users download MP3 files from the Internet or grab them from CD-ROM disks. When they do so, hoping to organize all this later, they often save and re-save files and their duplicates to different folders and subfolders. These records become heavily scattered throughout the hard disk drive over time, gobbling up disk space and making it harder to find the right MP3 file. Eventually the number of files grows to the point when the user understands it’s too late to organize this digital clutter unless one has a few days he can spend to pick each file, listen to it, compare with others, delete duplicates and put the right files into proper folders. Bolide Software has come up with a very clever and easy application – Audio Comparer and that is fortunately for everyone. This application can find exact or close matches with phenomenal accuracy, speed and ease by using the newest audio-recognition algorithm.
The user runs Audio Comparer to begin the search. It opens into a comparison wizard that takes one through the entire process in a point-and-click manner. Firstly, it’s necessary to specify whether to search within one folder or comparer the content of two folders. Secondly, the user must select the folder(s) with audio files. To indicate whether to search for exact duplicates or similar files is the third step. The final screen of the wizard tells the user to choose the output folder. The search is started by clicking on the Process button. Currently the program can identify exact or close matches in MP3, MP1, MP2, AIF, WMA, WAV and OGG files.