duplicate detection for video files doesn't work

Bug #499737 reported by Brian Candler on 2009-12-23
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
F-Spot
Won't Fix
Medium
f-spot (Ubuntu)
Low
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: f-spot

I have a Canon PowerShot A430 which can take video (AVI) as well as photos.

When attaching the camera a second time, duplicate jpegs are skipped but the AVIs are re-imported, with xxx.avi becoming xxx-1.avi

$ find Pictures -name '*.avi' | sort
Pictures/Photos/2009/12/23/mvi_0773-1.avi
Pictures/Photos/2009/12/23/mvi_0773.avi
Pictures/Photos/2009/12/23/mvi_0796-1.avi
Pictures/Photos/2009/12/23/mvi_0796.avi
Pictures/Photos/2009/12/23/mvi_0797-1.avi
Pictures/Photos/2009/12/23/mvi_0797.avi
Pictures/Photos/2009/12/23/mvi_0798-1.avi
Pictures/Photos/2009/12/23/mvi_0798.avi
Pictures/Photos/2009/12/23/mvi_0807-1.avi
Pictures/Photos/2009/12/23/mvi_0807.avi
Pictures/Photos/2009/12/23/mvi_0808-1.avi
Pictures/Photos/2009/12/23/mvi_0808.avi
Pictures/Photos/2009/12/23/mvi_0809-1.avi
Pictures/Photos/2009/12/23/mvi_0809.avi

However they are clearly identical files:

$ find Pictures -name '*.avi' | sort | xargs sha1sum
4f922a2e4f638f9215447add8db0e4f37138d1d5 Pictures/Photos/2009/12/23/mvi_0773-1.avi
4f922a2e4f638f9215447add8db0e4f37138d1d5 Pictures/Photos/2009/12/23/mvi_0773.avi
485035009c4afea82e91480d1602a7bec2787f11 Pictures/Photos/2009/12/23/mvi_0796-1.avi
485035009c4afea82e91480d1602a7bec2787f11 Pictures/Photos/2009/12/23/mvi_0796.avi
a074a586e17d5d653e28afbfd61de43dae307d0c Pictures/Photos/2009/12/23/mvi_0797-1.avi
a074a586e17d5d653e28afbfd61de43dae307d0c Pictures/Photos/2009/12/23/mvi_0797.avi
0bbcc1bdfb5f8fbf5940d8cbb5bcca73480715bf Pictures/Photos/2009/12/23/mvi_0798-1.avi
0bbcc1bdfb5f8fbf5940d8cbb5bcca73480715bf Pictures/Photos/2009/12/23/mvi_0798.avi
8621f455f9ed3f8c6535665c7d7b62fc335f9ff4 Pictures/Photos/2009/12/23/mvi_0807-1.avi
8621f455f9ed3f8c6535665c7d7b62fc335f9ff4 Pictures/Photos/2009/12/23/mvi_0807.avi
f449e1930b52ab62d54bb93453207537e4cc905d Pictures/Photos/2009/12/23/mvi_0808-1.avi
f449e1930b52ab62d54bb93453207537e4cc905d Pictures/Photos/2009/12/23/mvi_0808.avi
4a6435317e7cab11a1512592e4e955a6b035be18 Pictures/Photos/2009/12/23/mvi_0809-1.avi
4a6435317e7cab11a1512592e4e955a6b035be18 Pictures/Photos/2009/12/23/mvi_0809.avi

It would be helpful if byte-identical files could be skipped.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Dec 23 08:23:22 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release amd64 (20091027)
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Package: f-spot 0.6.1.5-0ubuntu1
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-16.53-generic
SourcePackage: f-spot
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-16-generic x86_64

Brian Candler (b-candler) wrote :
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. This bug has been reported to the developers of the software. You can track it and make comments at:
 https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=606102

Changed in f-spot (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
status: New → Triaged
Brian Candler (b-candler) wrote :

Workaround: script to find SHA1 of all files and delete duplicates. Run it manually after importing.

Changed in f-spot:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
Changed in f-spot:
status: New → Won't Fix
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