I'm using the automatic song information feature a lot, but I have noticed that for many songs, it is not able to find any information.

Specifically, there are some duplicates in my library (I have no idea whether they're copies of one another or actually from different sources), and oftentimes, it finds information for one of them, but not the other. Existing metadata is equal and the file name is the same as well.

What could be the reason here? I'm clueless

  • Have you considered that maybe there isn't information about that song available to whatever clementine uses to identify them?
    – Braiam
    Aug 9, 2015 at 20:20
  • @Bralam well, as I said, there are duplicates with the same data, just in different directories. For one it works, for the other it doesn't. Also, the data is from music brainz and I have looked it up there manually - it exists
    – Yorrd
    Aug 9, 2015 at 20:29
  • Are those duplicates the actual same song? Clementine may use something that reports different songs.
    – Braiam
    Aug 9, 2015 at 21:12
  • they are the same song, but may not be exactly the same file. Of course there has to be a difference, but I can't figure out what it is. Otherwise this would not be a question ;D
    – Yorrd
    Aug 9, 2015 at 21:26


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