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Remove Duplicates on your iPod

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Apple iTunes

Have you ever stressed out about all those duplicate songs on your iPod. I know I have and I’ve recently done some research to help remedy the problem. I found a great free tool for Mac’s that removes duplicates from your iPod and also allows you to copy songs from your iPod back to your Mac.

You can download the program here: YamiPod

Download the software, mount the DMG and the copy YamiPod to your Applications folder. Run the YamiPod Application if your iPod is disconnected you will get the following prompt

 

YamiPod - iPod Not Connected

YamiPod - iPod Not Connected

 

Connect your iPod and you will be prompted with the following screen

 

YamiPod - Select iPod and enter FWID

YamiPod - Select iPod and enter FWID

 

Select your iPod and type in your FWID also known as the serial number. You can find this ID by following theses steps.

  1. From the apple menu ( top left of screen ) select About this Mac and click More Info
  2. In the left column select Hardware and then USB
  3. In the USB Device Tree you should see your iPod listed, select it
  4. The FWID is the Serial Number listed in the lower box

Once you enter in the FWID and click OK you may be presented with the following warning

 

YamiPod - Warning

YamiPod - Warning

 

Ignore it, click on Continue, at this point you should have a window with a list of all the songs on your iPod.

 

YamiPod - Song List

YamiPod - Song List

 

To remove duplicates follow these steps

  1. Tools -> Advanced -> Remove Duplicates
  2. By default everything being compared will be checked, you can uncheck anything that you don’t want YamiPod to compare, I usually leave defaults.
  3. Click OK
  4. If any duplicates are found it will show you which ones it found and give you the option to remove them

To copy songs from your iPod to your Mac follow these steps

  1. You’ve got several options here, you can copy all the songs from your iPod, a particular album, a particular artist, or a single song.
  2. In the top left pane you’ll see your artists, select one and it will show you all songs by that artist in the bottom pane, you can Right Click ( Control-Click ) on a song to save a single song or you can Select all and then right click again and click Copy Song To, this applies for any of the configurations in step 1.
  3. After clicking on Copy Song To, you will be presented with a window with options. Leave the defaults then click on Destination, a window will pop-up that will ask you where you want to copy the songs to.
  4. Select your destination and click copy.

This software has many other useful features, have fun exploring. Hopefully this tutorial was helpful.

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7 Responses to “Remove Duplicates on your iPod”
  1. KrisBelucci says:

    Great post! Just wanted to let you know you have a new subscriber- me!

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  2. Dylan says:

    Awesome!

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  3. dangermouse says:

    Yamipod gives me a firmware error then quits. Reported in forums. No response.

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  4. Matt says:

    Having same problem as dangermouse. After the error message (which is supposedly easy to get passed) I get “firmware unsupported, quitting…”

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  5. KEITH D BOURTON says:

    Same here…..firmware unsupported. Any solutions?

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  6. Christi says:

    It seems that this only works with the mac’s. I have a PC and after downloading the file and trying to open it, it can’t. Is there something like this that will work for a PC??!!

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  7. Chris says:

    Christi,

    You can try DupeEliminator, its a free app for Windows, here’s a link http://www.markelsoft.com/html/dupe_eliminator_help.html

    Hope that helps.

    Chris

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