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    Compilation and Best Of Albums.

    I'm one of those OCD people that when I like an artist I normally buy all their albums including "Best of" or "Hits" etc and I also have a lot of compilation albums that include songs from these albums (although some are single/extended versions) Now the OCD in me hates having duplicate files so I'm wondering which is the best solution;

    1. Rip the original albums and create playlists for the Best of and compilations. My issue with this is the compilation may have a song or two that I don't have the original album for so I'd have to do a partial rip to have those songs.

    2. Rip the original albums and the songs from the compilations I need and create symlinks in the best of and compilation folders to the files from the original albums.

    3. Ignore my issues and rip all the albums and be done with it.

    Has anyone else out there dealt with this?

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    I am OCD in this way but I opted for 3.

    I justified it one the basis they could be from different masters !
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    PS I also have rips from vinyl where I also have tips from CD. In that case the album title is denoted by Title (Vinyl). They do sound different.
    Pi3 pCp/LMS storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
    Living Room - Joggler & SB3 -> Onkyo TS606 -> Celestion F20s
    Office - Pi3+Sreen -> Sony TAFE320 -> Celestion F10s / Pi2+DAC & SB3 -> Onkyo CRN755 -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes
    Dining Room -> SB Boom
    Kitchen -> UE Radio (upgraded to SB Radio)
    Bedroom (Bedside) - Pi2+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
    Bedroom (TV) - SB Touch ->Sherwood AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s
    Everything controlled by iPeng

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