Album Duplicated, but only one can be played

Hello All,

I tried to fix the metadata in my library with MusicBrainz Picard. After doing this and re-importing the albums into Audirvana, I basically get almost every album duplicated (see screenshot 1), but the tracks of one version are greyed out (see screenshot 2) and cannot be played, while the other version appears normal (see screenshot 3) and can be played normally. Any ideas how to fix this issue?

Thanks for any input!

In case you don’t have a backup… you can redo your database…

If you have Playlists that are important export them first to desktop and save them in a folder…
when Audirvana is reset, you can re-import them back in one shot. sadly to this day, the folders
they were in if so, are not back, you have to do them again…

Apple hide the Home Folder in User Library at some time depending on OS System… When you have clicked your Home Folder, and cannot see the Library Folder in there, just do a ‘‘cmd J’’ to show the folder settings preferences and see at the bottom… click Show Library Folder and then you’ll have access to the rest forever.

If you continu and trash the database, you will lose also the play count number of how many times
you played those songs… if important to you or not.

Go to Audirvana preferences panel and delete with - sign your music folder(s) there.
Close Audirvana.

Go to User… Home Folder… Library… Applications Support… Audirvana Folder…
Trash All the files in that folder (that is your database of music, back it up! or not).

Restart Mac. Restart Audirvana.

Add a music folder when asked or go to prefs again and add one with + sign.
LET IT SYNC, even better don’t try to adjust windows or edit files, even playing music
while it is not finished… you’ll see the progress bar going… Could be long the first time
depending on how large your library is, and Mac is fast or not…
go to sleep if it is too long. :slight_smile:

Then when finished, close Audirvana, yes close it before playing a song…
That way you will have your database from scratch saved without crashing or bugs.
Then copy the .sqlite file to somewhere else in a folder as a backup for today.
Do this as often you can, if you do many edits in your library or add many CDs, that way
if a bug comes back, you’ll have an not so far library to put back in the same place without bugs.

When copied, reopen Audirvana, and play a song. :slight_smile:

Thanks so much for the detailed procedure, I‘ll try tomorrow and will report back on my progress.

Great input! Thanks

BTW, can one get access to the metadata file? I guess this would be the SQL file. And where can one find this?

the .sqlite file is all your database of Audirvana music…
it is located where i told up there… don’t know if YOU or ME can edit that.

All tags are written in the music file itself when you change something in them or album…
that editing info panel is on the right middle of the main window (tag icon)…

when you change a cover in Audirvana for example, you can see that the all the files (flac…)
in the Mac finder window of that album as changed date, if you look on List view for that folder…

Worked perfectly!!! Thanks