Duplicate albums, tagging issues

I’m getting duplicate albums popping up with the tracks dispersed between the two (see photo). What do I need to do to prevent this? I tagged everything in the latest version of iTunes because tagging in AO took too long, and did not solve the problem.

Also, when I make mixes, AO places the music back to their original location rather than all together under one album title.

Audirvana Origin 1.0.5 (10005)

macOS Version 12.4 (Build 21F79) with 32GB physical RAM

Connected account of : RONALD BUCK


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Hmm… How are the tags set when it comes to disc numbers?

If these aren’t set correctly, then you’ll end up with what you are describing.

I’m using JRiver Media Center to do all my tagging.

The same album in JRiver. All the tracks in the album have disc number 1 set. JRiver can set all tracks of an album at once this way. Instead of having to do it for each track seperately.

Hi everyone

I can change the disc/track problem… in Audirvana… it is a nuscience and I can’t figure out why this occasionanly by continually pops up. One day all in place, next AO start and duplicates and disc incorrectly numbered.

I go to the album, select all tracks and either remove any disc references or make then one disc of one.

Sometimes I have to rearrange the track numbers which is track by track which means I have to find the track order from “dust jacket cover” (that’s a fun reference) and then reorder those tracks.

I’d love to be able to open the pdf in an outside of Audirvana program. It’s annoying to want to read the notes but not have access to the tracks at the same time.
I don’t recall having to redo “that album” again.

One of my lovely early memories was sitting in my “listening/chair/room” and reading the cover or CD notes. These things… listening and reading accompany each other. Yes, I mostly listen to classical music but every-now-and-then it’s Joni Mitchell’s bio or Duke Ellington I want to read about.

Never Ye’s bio though. Ney, never Ye’s bio.

Another weird thing is the pdf disappearing. I have to download the zip/extract/replace pdf.

Ah, the mysteries of our lives make our lives interesting

I often wonder what the hell am I gunna do if I get everything perfectly aligned.

rolandarnold I have the same problem.

What I suspect is that this happens when I copy new music to my local MacOS drive while Nirvana Origin is running. Could it be that when Aurivana detects new content it indexes a partial album before all tracks have been copied to the drive; then Nirvana revisits the disk and creates another index entry of the album with the remaining tracks? Disclaimer: this totally a guess. In any case, it would be great to have a “merge” function to fix these duplicates.


Merge is an excellent solution.

It is weird they way these things happen. I can understand on a new installation, but simply adding a new album…? Maybe something to do with the metadata online retrieving info system… I can’t remember what it’s called.

Dear all,
It appears that such an issue pops up when tagging is not correct (Some tracks are pointing to a different album).
But it also appear that in some cases, there are no issue with the tagging and there is no obvious reason leading to create separated albums. In such cases I already encountered at least twice, I tried to remove the tracks that were not put in the right place and copy them again, and “miracle” after another (or two) trials, finally all tracks are merged into only one album.

Maybe the hypothesis raised by Pierre168 is something to look at: file copy performed as the same time as import task by AS.

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Well… A couple of times I’ve simply deleted the album in AO or AS. Move the file from the source position. Closed AOoe AS. Reopened. Added file to source position… and still the erroneous data appears.

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Hi to everyone
AO, AS and already A 3.5 had this issue. It has gotten better with time but never disapeared.
Before you add tracks to your library, tag them with an external app. I use Yate. Be sure that they are taged the way you want it, before you open Audirvana. Updating changed ID3 tags of already added tracks does not work correctly always.
After having synced, control if everything is alright and then make a backup of your new library. This way you always have a correct version of your library to go back to, if something happens.

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I know. But my excitement getting a new album is always eclipsed by administrative tasks.

I am always discovering these glitches days after the acquisition of a new file and then I have to remember to back up (to my three (yes three) external BU discs. It’s a nightmare and I want to see an easy fix. (Apart from gaining patience.)

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Patience is a good virtue :wink:
There are so many threads of frustrated users about this problem.
It seems to be very difficult to solve it.

Philosophically we might look at the need for us (mere) human’s neediness for control. When things go wrong, out of our domain, we panic (I frequently panic and worry) for fear of loss… loss of control over our precious and fragile life/world. A mere 80 to 100 years and poof… nothingness.

I too was having duplicate albums and duplicate titles even if they are different files and the tagging is correct. Once I deleted the “.cue” files in the album, the library refreshed and the duplicate tracks are all fixed. Perhaps a clue for the devs as well.

I also experienced it recently when I installed Audirvana Origin on another computer, and plugged an external drive which contains the exact copy of my main computer’s music library (managed by iTunes and played through Audirvana). I don’t have any duplication issues on my main computer, but on the new one, it’s basically unusable like in the picture of the original post.

I don’t know why nor what to do, but I suppose it has something to do with the fact the music isn’t always accessible for Audirvana, and maybe when it comes back when I plug the drive, instead of just reviving exisiting links, Audirvana creates new entries in the DB instead.
There aren’t any .cue files on my music folder, and the tagging is, as far as I know, perfectly fine (at least iTunes and Audirvana Studio / Origin on the main computer are fine with it).

I have the same exact problem…
Latest Audirvana Studio with Mac Studio Ultra / Ventura.
I’m ripping all my historical SACD library with an Oppo-105 (great) and saving DSF files in a folder structure like this:

  • Artist-Album name / 6ch / all the multichannel tracks (no cue files)
    … / Stereo / all the stereo tracks (no cue files)

I’ve the same irrational fragmented situation with one album with 80% of tracks (stereo and multichannel) and another album with 20%… completely randomic.
One album is 80/20%, another is 95/5%, another is correct.
Tags I’m sure are correct.

PLEASE AUDIRVANA listen to us, people paying licenses, and help us to solve this damn problem!! I could even accept to manually move files between albums, to correct the errors, but it is not possible.
Probably the best action now is creating a “consistency check” procedure that merges duplicated albums and deletes duplicated tracks

I’m losing a LOT of TIME… and it’s not nice, for such an important program like Audirvana is… (and so bad to see these problems are so old and still not resolved)

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Have you tried to just put the same cover on the two mixed same album title with info panel, even if they look the same.

Take one same title, put info panel, replace cover that reside in the album folder, save. Replace the other faulty or separate same album with the same cover residing in the same first album, save.

What happen?

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Thanks for the reply!
I tried… using mp3tag I copied the cover (inside the file, not as an external jpg) from the first track to all the others. For some album… it solved! For some others… not (still I get 2-3 albums with tracks fragmented across them with no apparent reason).

This situation is really strange… Even because the cover I used in the DSF files were always coming from the same single downloaded jpg, copied In file as a metadata and then deleted.

Even looking at the many people having similar problems… I believe Audirvana friends should take this issue seriously and try to definitely solve it… Even because, we know since the “Spotify success”, that your well organised playlists are the real value of YOUR music…
If I cannot solve this mess… easily - yet with sadness - I’ll consider moving to Roon :frowning: Having a “deterministic” indexing is critical… It is our very owned and curated library (vs the streaming giants out there…)