Avoiding duplicate media files

Recording processes sometimes create several copies of one song in your output folder. You can avoid that by setting filters which are based on the files in your existing collection and on the files already recorded by XStream.

Restriction: The duplicate filter settings apply to views Radio and Music wishes, only.

To filter out duplicates

  1. Go to Options > Filters.
  2. Under Filter duplicates, select one of the following settings to avoid duplicate files:
    Option Description
    Only keep best version. All versions with worse quality are deleted! XStream will compare the quality of a new recording with the quality of its already existing copy. The copy with inferior quality will be overwritten (or discarded, respectively).
    Note: Reviewed recordings will never be overwritten or discarded. Instead, an additional copy will be created for these files.
    If a reviewed version (green check marks) exists: don't record. Otherwise: Only keep best version. All versions with worse quality are deleted! Same as above, but: For existing files you have set reviewed, no additional copy will be created.
  3. Click OK.
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