Converting files. Easy way to clean up after?

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Converting files. Easy way to clean up after?

Post by Agrajag »

I just set dbpowerAMP to convert my APE collection of 1600 songs in artist/album/title format on the disk into FLAC format (I have a couple uses where APE just isn't working for me but where FLAC is supported).

Unfortunately I missed setting the option to delete the original file. Thus, when I'm done I'm going to have 1600+ APE files and 1600+ FLAC files.

Can MediaMonkey clean this up quickly and, if so, how?
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Post by Teknojnky »

Well, you can use the following magic nodes code to easily see ape files:

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Encodings\<format>\<vbr>\<bitrate>
Or you can use the standard search (in either windows or in MM itself) for .ape files, or you can open a command prompt in your music folder and type:

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del /f /s /q *.ape
Which should remove all .ape files from all subfolders, with no prompting.
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Post by Agrajag »

I can't believe I've reached a point where I'd forgotten enough DOS commands to have not thought of the del variation you mentioned.

Thanks.
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Post by Teknojnky »

np 8)

Altho if you delete them via dos prompt, you still need a way to find and delete them from the MM library, unless you got file monitoring on... altho that does not always get all changes.
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Post by Agrajag »

I thought I'd just rebuild the library.
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