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How to count files of a certain type in a folder on Windows 8.1?

I'm in the process of backing up some of my data. After (presumably) updating my back up music folder on my external hard drive, I check the size of both my back up music folder and my standard music ...
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How do I remove background tv music?

I have an audio recording of a recent meeting, the stupid thing I did was leave the TV on MTV. Now listening to the recording the music is more dominant than the actual speech and vocals. Is there a ...
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VLC player hotkeys will only work while it is selected

I got my media keys to work in the hotkeys under the settings, and they do work... when I have VLC selected. If I deselect it (not close the window, just click on another one) then the keys will not ...
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How to convert a 96000hz/24 flac file to 48000hz/24 or 48000/16 alac?

Usually I use qaac for such conversions. However, qaac does not seem to work with resampling and alac: qaac.exe -A --rate 48000 this will fail with the error message "floating point PCM is not ...
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Windows Media Player 12 Settings

How can I change setting in WMP 12. 1. Turn off the dam xbox music tile- I have no desire to see crappy music advertised every time I start the player. 2. Prevent WMP from jumping into Tile View or ...
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Surround Field setting/plugin for Foobar2000 or Winamp?

I am currently trying JRiver Media Center 19 for playing music. There is a "Surround Field" setting in JRiver that I really like a lot, it makes the sound quality much better. I was wondering if ...
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My PC causes Google Music to stutter

I recently got intereseted in Google Music, but I have a problem (it seems that only me, since my friends aren't experiencng anything like this). When I play songs on one tab, and browse others, ...
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Can I Import WM Player/wav album info into iTunes on Win7 PC?

I have a hard drive that contains about 500 cds that I ripped using Windows Media Player 64 (v11? - current version) on a Win7 64 PC in wav format. I also used WMP to retrieve the album info from the ...
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Inverting Music Folder Sorting

Due to various circumstances I have a large collection of .MP3 files in folders by artist, then album. This of course leads to issues with albums with more than one artist on them which end up spread ...
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Win8 Volume Keeps Changing When Switching Programs, Or Switching To New Tab in Chrome

I've noticed that when I'm playing music through iTunes, YouTube, VLC, etc., that if I switch to certain programs that the volume turns way down. This even happens when switching tabs in Chrome. My ...
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Banshee doesn't copy music to iTouch, even though it says it has

I'm trying to put music stored on my computer, onto the iTouch, using Banshee. I drag and drop the album I want to put onto the iTouch, and it says it's copying, and goes up to 100%, and says it's ...
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Is there a Foobar2000 component that would display only the playing playlist in the Default UI?

I use 'Tabs' to display the components that I want in the Default UI. Under one of the Tabs I have 'Playlist view' and under another I have 'Playlist tabs' I use the later to keep playlists that I ...
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Can you burn a CD using a DVD-R? [closed]

Is it possible to burn a CD using a DVD-R and have it play the music on a CD player?
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How to download preview files from iTunes without installing iTunes software

Is it possible to download music preview files from iTunes without installing iTunes software? I've read that it slows down your system a lot. Is there any kind of script, portable tool or website ...
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Prevent iTunes from automatically uploading deleted songs back onto iPhone?

How do you stop iTunes from automatically adding songs from purchases online and songs that have been deleted from the iPhone. When syncing, songs that I had already deleted will try to re-upload ...
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Music-play shortcut for Windows 7

I want to continue the music in any player (or most of them [windows media player, spotify...]) with a windows (7) shortcut, like some buttons on some keyboards do. Is this even possible, i just found ...
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WSH Panel Mod Queue Selected Song

I'm using the default user interface and am trying to create a button to queue the selected song, the button is in a WSH panel mod running javascript. Is there a function to either (a) directly queue ...
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How do you delete all the music from an iphone4s on a new computer without deleting apps and other content?

I recently got a new computer, and I've been downloading more and more music to my external hard drive both on my previous computer and this one. About a month ago I tried syncing my phone with my ...
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Optimal data format for a light box

I'm creating this light box that supports two features. The first feature is just a slideshow of pictures, with an on/off button. For example, it shows one picture for 8 seconds, then shows the ...
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Playing music while compiling code lags the music, what kind of laptop CPUs avoid this? [closed]

When I play music while compiling code on my laptop (Intel Core 2 Duo T8300), the music stutters and lags. In terms of laptops, what Intel CPUs are capable of compiling without interruptions in my ...
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Rename new files using old ones

I have a large music collection, and a good number of playlists that I have formed over the years. All the music is neatly organised in a folder hierarchy. I have managed to get my hands on higher ...
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Spotify strange discover loading issue

It's not actually a question. It's a solution I've been looking for since last december and I want to share it with you if you'd have same problem. After using Spotify web player I decided to install ...
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DSP working at 100% - Will a Sound card upgrade fix that?

As the title suggests, I'm doing some editing in Ardour and during the export, the status indicators in the top right corner states the DSP unit consistently working at 100%. This definitely shows ...
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MusicBrainz Picard: How to fill only certain tags, sort into least albums, and “disallow” multi-artist albums

Here is what I want: Fill only: Genre, Date (As the original release), and Album Sort into the least amount of albums Don't use albums with multiple/various artists The artist and title tags are ...
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iTunes playback skipping on some songs

A client of mine has called me with a bizarre problem. The PC he runs his music from (~200GB of it) uses iTunes and it has started skipping (or stuttering) at the start of some songs when the ...
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Video game peak sounds lowers pandora's music volume. how to stop this

When I play video games I like to have Pandora playing in the background. The main problem I'm having is that any of the larger sounds(spikes in volume) in the game lower my music volume so low I ...
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Explorer Won't Open Music Directory

Windows 8.1 Hello, I'm trying to open my Music folder in Explorer, so I can go through and delete a few songs. I have about 122 songs in the directory now, plus two folders. I can Save files to the ...
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are there any programs beside MPD that could be run in a headless server, and autoDJ files while streaming to icecast or shoutcast? [closed]

I'm looking for a broadcasting source that could be managed in a linux server without GUI. either with commandline, or web-based. I need it to randomly select my audio files and stream them to ...
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Songs are increasing in time when I add them to my Ipod?

I'm adding some songs from my iTunes onto my iPod and 1 of the 2 songs is 4:31 min long. When I add it to my iPod and then play it ONLY on my iPod, the time changes to 10:19 min long. And, it doesn't ...
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Tag music based mood category

I'm on unix and linux atm using mod/ncmpcpp Is there any way or script exist with that we can add mood category tags to a music track and use that tag to create playlist. Let's say I want to add ...
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Google Music, upload higher quality of existing song

Is there a way to upload a higher quality of a song that is already in my library, essentially replacing the existing song with the higher quality one? I tried uploading a song with identical ...
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Organise M4A files into folders from its metadata

I have a folder with a load of .m4a files which all have metadata (track, artist, album, album artist) and I want to put them into the same structure as iTunes would. I found a script that someone has ...
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uploading music automatically with Google Music on a Linux server

So I've seen questions like this one looking for help uploading music with Google Music on Linux, but none really seem to confront the notion of solely using the command line. I've downloaded the ...
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Is it possible that a program altered all of my music?

Several songs in my WinAmp were "altered" in such an odd way. I was working with meta tags of the songs and playing them through WinAmp. One day I noticed that some albums and folders were a ...
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cmus not recognizing .flac Vorbis comment ARTIST and ALBUM

I've been trying to import some old, untagged music into cmus's library. They're in .flac format, and I added Vorbis comments as follows, but when I add them, their artist and album are not ...
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How to Remove vocals from songs?

I need to remove the vocals from mp3 music file and want to keep the other instrumental sound. I have tried to do with YoGen Vocal Remover 3.3.9, but it does not remove voice completely. Is it ...
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How to post my currently playing song to my website?

I need to publish my currently playing song info to my website. I have three media players on my desktop: Winamp, iTunes and foobar2000. I mostly listen with Winamp, and sometimes iTunes or foobar. ...
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Correcting disc number metadata and album titles in iTunes

I've got lots of CDs which were tagged and then imported into iTunes in the following format: Cream Classics (disc 1) Cream Classics (disc 2) Cream Classics (disc 3) What I would like to do is set ...
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Ripping to FLAC as close to original CD quality as possible (Rubyripper)

I just started re-ripping CDs, but I'm not sure I'm getting the most out of them possible. Right now in Rubyripper I'm using --best -V for FLAC, but is that going to give me quality as close to the ...
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MP3 IDv3 Tagger [duplicate]

I am trying to find a program (for windows) that will automatically scan all my music files, and replace all of the IDv3 tags with the correct values, and album art (if possible). Most of my tags are ...
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foobar2000 library: “*.flac; *.ape” vs “*.cue”

In a huge and diverse music library there are albums of the following two types: Consisting of media files and a CUE file (most of the albums are of this type) Consisting of media files only For ...
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Pound Sign [#] in Track Names from Auto-Tagger

What does [#] mean in track titles from the Windows Media Player auto-tagger? It seems to mostly appear when the song is a different version from the regular studio album.
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Can I use semicolons to delimit statements in LilyPond?

In LilyPond, I only have seen statements delimited by line breaks. Can you use semicolons instead?\header{title = "A scale in LilyPond"};\relative {c d e f g a b c};\version "2.16.2";
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Music rating and listening statistics applications

I'd like to know how often I listen to some tracks, manage favorite albums, artists, and most importantly specific tracks (because sometimes there are very few good tracks in an album). Are there ...
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Player, which plays multiple songs at once (simultaneously)

I am looking for a music player, which would allow me to play multiple songs at once, simultaneously. Something like to have multiple playlists played at once. It is really uneffective to always find ...
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Itunes Smart Playlist - Sort by Descending Track Number

I want to create a smart playlist that will list an album by descending track number. I have a singles album in which I would like to add new singles as time goes on but I want to listen to the new ...
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What is the easiest way to turn a list of music files into a playlist

I recently switched from windows to linux and the player I was using in windows stored the rating for flac files inside an id3v2 files which clementine, my preferred linux media player, cannot read. ...
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Turning down volume on multiple music files [closed]

I am using my android phone to play mp3 and flac files that i have stored on a microSD crad. The problem is that android only has 10 volume levels, and my songs differ in volume from song to song ...
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Split audio output between USB headphones and analog subwoofer

I have a wireless USB headset. It has good mid- and high- range quality, however lows are obviously bad. I also have analog speaker set with a subwoofer. Since I don't need to "hear" subwoofer, but ...
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How do I make my iTunes library read-only?

I have a huge iTunes collection and have been researching this for a while but cannot seem to find an answer. Basically I would like to leave my iTunes collection open so that people can select their ...