What is the feature or ability you would like to have?
Select multiple files, right click and merge, without having to scan whole library/playlist for duplicates.
Brings up the same “duplicates” screen, where you can choose which item to keep, and which cue points if relevant. Being able to choose ‘date added’ to the earliest occurrence in below screen shot would be great, too.
Once keeper and info is selected, all occurences of the track in other playlists are replaced, and option is given to delete or move the unselected files.
How will this feature help you and others?
For example, I received an update to a track from a promo pool (there was a glitch). I could merge these into the one I want, without having to undergo a scan.
This is also useful if I’ve ripped a track pre-release from somewhere, or have a lower quality version, and have bought the HQ version once it’s released, but know exactly what track(s) I want to merge.
Another use would be when streaming tracks are played, but then I finally get a local copy, I can merge these along with playcount/histories etc.
Is this feature available in an existing product? If so, what product?
I believe so, with Dupin, for example, however that only works with iTunes.
Does a workaround currently exist?
I could manually do it now with Lexicon, but it involves sending all 3 to a playlist and then scanning that playlist.
You can also merge playlists with lexicon currently, but that’s different/unrelated.