Similarity - find similar audio and image files

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Similarity - find similar audio and image files

#1 Post by portackager » Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:45 pm

Name: Similarity

Website: http://www.music-similarity.com/

Screenshot: http://www.music-similarity.com/ss2.png

Category Audio - Miscellaneous (4), Audio - Identification (2)

Synopsis: This program can compare and find similar (duplicates) of musical files (MP3, WMA, ASF, WAV, FLAC, APE, WV). The analysis is made on contents of a file, it is necessary to note that similarity of a sound part is checked, using various algorithms FFT, Wavelet, math statistics, i.e. this is not bit-by-bit comparison, and for that it is necessary for program to decode a musical file. Also the program can compare values of ID3, ASF tags and names of files. Feature of the program is that that it counts up a certain estimation of a file and does not demand constant presence of the carrier with a file, in other words for the analysis it is possible to specify files on time carriers of CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, flash, all of them will equally participate in comparison correctly. At present time the program is in beta-testing, it is given as "freeware".

Writes settings to: Registry

How to extract: Download the installer and extract using Universal Extractor to a folder of your choice. Select msi2xml extraction method. Copy all the files in "files" directory to a folder of your choice. Delete the remaining files. msi.xsl, Setup.xml, and streams. Launch SimilarityEXE.exe

Stealth: No

Unicode support: No?

License: Freeware

System Requirements: Win2k / WinXP / Win2003 / Vista
The settings are saved in the registry. You can maintain the settings by importing and exporting this registry key.

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HKEY_CURRENT_USER\user\current\software\Almaz Gaifullin
Last edited by portackager on Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:56 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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#2 Post by MiDoJo » Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:49 pm

How to extract: Download the installer and install to the default folder. Copy all files (except unins000.exe and unins000.dat to a folder of your choice. Finally, uninstall the application. Launch the program by double-clicking on NetSetMan.exe.
Reason not to copy and paste LOL

Also the fact that it writes settings to reg and applications folder use makes it less likely as a viable portable IMHO

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#3 Post by portackager » Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:55 pm

MiDoJo wrote:
How to extract: Download the installer and install to the default folder. Copy all files (except unins000.exe and unins000.dat to a folder of your choice. Finally, uninstall the application. Launch the program by double-clicking on NetSetMan.exe.
Reason not to copy and paste LOL

Also the fact that it writes settings to reg and applications folder use makes it less likely as a viable portable IMHO
You caught me right before my edit. :lol:

It writes only to the registry, other stuff such as "cache.dat" is written where the application executable is located.
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#4 Post by nycjv321 » Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:21 pm

you listen to 50 cent? wackest rapper alive lol! well then again most main stream rappers are anyways ;)

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#5 Post by MiDoJo » Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:54 pm

nycjv321 wrote:you listen to 50 cent? wackest rapper alive lol! well then again most main stream rappers are anyways ;)
:? I'm confused where did you come up with that he (or I) listen to said rapper?

that said I HIGHLY AGREE HA! :shock: :lol:

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#6 Post by nycjv321 » Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:15 pm

o0o nvm the author does lol :)
skimming never works ;)

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Similarity - find similar audio and image files

#7 Post by webfork » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:05 pm

This program was updated a few days ago and it seemed like time to retry.

Some usage notes:
  • It runs a little slow in it's initial analysis but I don't expect that's something that can be fixed - it just takes time to analyze and compare.
  • The adjustable similarity values is really cool and has a lot of possible applications for finding duplications in both audio and images.
  • A fair number of features are pro-only but the program didn't seem to complain too often about that, save for the similarity % amounts, which I still don't fully understand

Steps:

1. Download MSI file and use 7zip to decompress
2. Launch Similarity.exe

Status: Not portable. Writes to: C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming ... moved to Not Portable subforum.

License: Freemium. Not super clear on the comparison percentages being underneath the pro version status, but I wouldn't describe this as a demo.

Site: http://www.similarityapp.com/

Screenshot: Image check:
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Screenshot: Audio check
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Comparison similarity thresholds
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Re: Similarity - find similar audio and image files

#8 Post by Midas » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:20 am

Similarity latest release is v2.4.0(?) (available changelogs up to v2.3.1 archived at http://www.similarityapp.com/forum/index.php?board=1.0).

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