How to remove duplicate titles from itunes playlist ? When adding directories with mp3s to itunes that contains playlist files, it's listing twice (or more) the songs in the album view.

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iTunes actually has a feature to display duplicates. It shows you all songs which it thinks are the same and you can delete one of them.

Here is a support page from Apple explaining how: Link

  • Is this feature available on iPad or iPhone? Jul 26, 2018 at 4:26
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    That feature only shows you duplicate songs in your library. It does not show duplicate songs in a playlist, which was as I understood the question. Nov 18, 2018 at 15:51

After selecting the playlist you would like remove duplicates from in iTunes, you'll then want to select "Name" in the "Sort By" menu (located under the "View" main menu item).

iTunes Sort Playlist by Name Menu Item

This will sort the songs in alphabetical order to where you can easily identify any duplicates since they'll appear right next to each other.

You'll then want to select a duplicated song and hover over the selected song to reveal the ... (More) menu.

iTunes Song More Menu Appears to the Far Right on Hover

Then select "Remove from Playlist" to delete the selected duplicated song.

iTunes Remove Song from Playlist Menu Item

And, just in case you're wondering, yes – doing this operation will only delete the selected duplicate, not all instances of the song within the playlist. (Which was a secret worry of mine.)

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