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How to organize music?

You might also have the problem that the music on your computer is a mess. Programs like WMP or iTunes are not capable to identify the music and sort it into categories. Is there a solution (a ...
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Using iTunes to access all your music on a NAS but keeping the library.xml local… Is it possible/how? (Mac OSX))

I've pushed across my whole music collection to my Buffalo Linkstation NAS recently. This is the entire iTunes folder including artwork, music, library.xml, the whole kaboodle... (I have iTunes in ...
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Stop foobar2000 from grouping together MP3 and FLAC files on the album list

I have lots of albums in two formats, MP3 and FLAC. On the album list I need foobar to stop collating tracks together if they're different formats. For example on the album list if foobar detected ...
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Is there a folder-only based music player for Linux? [closed]

I have my music sorted using directories so I don't want a library, tags and what not. What I want: easily (recursively) add directories to playlist from my music root, not from library songs in ...
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Need a good mp3/internet radio organization system

So I feel that winamp alone doesn't work well for me. I have this one playlist that all kinds of stuff gets crammed into. I need a system (this can easily be 1 program or several): Need to be able ...
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Looking for music streaming software that allows any user to queue up songs [closed]

I work in an office and we have a server with a lot of music on it. I am looking for software that would allow anyone in the office to queue up songs to a playlist, sort of like an office radio ...
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Filtering in foobar2000 (show .flac if available else other format)?

I would like to know if it is possible to filter albums with conditions in foobar2000. Here's an example. For this artist I have an album twice, one is in flac and the other one is in mp3, I like to ...
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How to move tracks from one foobar2000 playlist to another?

I like to maintain several playlists in foobar2000, moving entire albums from one playlist to another. I typically do this by selecting an album and using Utilities -> Send to playlist... to select ...
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Move MP3s from Ubuntu to iPhone's iTunes

I've installed Ubuntu on someone's laptop who is a heavy itunes user (having itunes on a bunch of different Apple devices). She has a large music collection in the form of folders that contain mp3 ...
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Converting FLAC to ALAC, preserving tags - in a script

I'm currently building a script to maintain parallel music libraries, because I have devices that can't play FLAC, but prefer to store my music in that format. However, I'm having some trouble with ...
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CD to MP3 converter with full control over filenames and folders [closed]

I'm looking for a good CD to MP3 converter (doesn't have to be free) that gives full control over the names of the mp3s in terms of any combination of - artist, track number, track name, album name - ...
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Export total length of mp3 files in a folder?

I have many folders of mp3 files, and I would like to have a list of the combined duration of all the mp3s in each folder. That would be the ideal solution, but some means of doing a directory print ...
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Change image for music library folder in Windows 7

With the Windows 7 Music Library in "Folder" view each subfolder will be rendered as a "page" and some pages will have an image of the album/CD cover. But how can I change this image? Some CDs are ...
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How can I batch convert flac files to wav?

I'm using Windows XP, and I have several (about 160) flac files which I need to convert to wav. Since it is not practical to convert so many one by one, I need a utility that can convert them, but ...
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iTunes: How do you manage your Singles?

I am having a tough time getting some kind of organization to happen with my singles in itunes. I enjoy electronic music and ultimately have a tons of songs that have been released as singles and ...
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1answer
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set CD number from folder name [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to organize music? Set track number from file name in MP3 music management software I have 278 MP3 files, arranged by the CD they came from. I have 27 folders ...
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Moving iTunes tracks with all metadata

I would like to move some iTunes tracks out of my iTunes library and off my machine while preserving all the associated metadata in the process. I'm hoping to accomplish this in a way that things like ...
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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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What is the process to fix track listing error on Spotify that is also wrong on the CD?

I've just been listening to The Complete John Cage Edition Volume 18: The Choral Works 1 but the track listing is wrong. (N.B. I'm not a Cage genius, but a new twitter friend is and pointed this out ...
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How is shuffling done by various music players [closed]

I was wondering if there might be a fixed pattern/algorithm being followed by various music player for shuffling the playlist. From my guess i could figure it out that these media players uses same ...
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How to transfer album art images to Cowon iAudio 9 mp3 player with linux music software

I have got a Cowon iAudio 9 music player and want to display the album art images of the albums on it. The player does support this feature but only when there is a *.jpg file inside of the album ...
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Is it possible to store playlists in music file metadata?

I have been trying to think of a way to store my playlists completely independently from any one music player, and I think that one way to do this would be to use each song's tags to store the list of ...
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Conditional statements in foobar2000 sort syntax

My music files are tagged with some custom tags, which for some reason aren't entirely standardized. This is probably due to some peculiarity with my MusicBrainz Picard set-up, but that is beside the ...
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How to control music playing on my phone from my computer?

Is there any way to control music on a phone from a computer? It would be amazing to be able to type something like "Play house album" in the command line or some other computer interface, and have ...
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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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How would I configure a music server that allows remote management of files?

There are lots of music servers/solutions that take a media player, or an existing music library, and serve it to remote clients. Most of them are read-only: you manage the media files on the server ...
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I want to bring individualized music into the critical care unit I work on [closed]

I want to bring music therapy into my critical care unit. I have had wonderful responses from patients and families while I was able to individualize music according to a patients culture, tastes, ...
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Can different id3v2 tags in the same song be of a different version (ex. version 2.3 and 2.4)?

I'm confused on the difference between id3v2 version 2.3 and version 2.4 and would really appreciate it if anyone can clear this all up for me. For example can the same file have TIT2 tag of Black ...
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Windows Media Player 12 stops importing metadata from large music collections

I'm experiencing a strange issue with Windows Media Player 12 on Windows 7. I'm quite sure it has a link with the following two posts: Duckworth's post Loza's post Description of the problem ...
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Organizing Music Folders [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Music organization into folders for linux(ubuntu/debian)? How to organize music? Previously on Linux, I added tracks to Rhythmbox and it automatically placed them in ...
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4answers
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Zune Keyboard Shortcuts

Does anyone know what keyboard shortcuts work with the latest Zune Desktop software (I believe it is v4.7)? I am particularly interested in something which helps in navigation and search. Also, I've ...
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How to keep only unique titles on my iPod

I've a moderately extensive music collection, with complete discographies of several artists. As it turns out, there are duplicate songs on several albums (for example, Santana performs Black Magic ...
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Transferring filesystem-structured music collection to ipod

I have a rather large music collection organized like music/<artist>/<album>/<track>-<title>.<fmt>, mostly mp3. However, the tagging is rather inconsistent, as on the PC ...
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Burn Track Info/Tags to Audio CD

I am using MusicBee in Window7 to burn custom recordings (MP3 files) to an audio cd. The MP3 files have all the track information ('tags' in musicbee) filled out. When I burn the files to a cd using ...
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Batch sorting songs in a directory by artist in Unix [closed]

I have many mp3 songs in a directory and I want to sort them by artist such that each artist name is a directory containing that artist's music.
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editing music authors in whole catalog

Is there any program that can change in custom catalogue every music file author to the name choosen before start? Something for ubuntu pls. I need it 'cause I have lot of author name variants in my ...
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1answer
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Streaming Music Collection from Apache Server [closed]

I've got a raspberry pi as my home server, it's not terribly powerful, but all I use it for is hosting some test projects before they go live. However, I'd really like a way of streaming my vast music ...
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Remove rating for a single track in Winamp

How do you completely remove the rating from a track in Winamp? I see in my library that there are tracks without ratings, but I can't seem to explicitly set a track with a '0' rating.
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Get the total amount of music files by folders, albums, genres, etc. in Windows Library

How can I get summaries from Windows Libraries (especially from the Music Library)? I would like to get the total amount of music files, but also the amount of music files by folders, albums, ...
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Free Music CD Catalog Software [closed]

I'm looking for a free/open source music CD cataloging software that will help manage my CD collection. Ideally, it will be able to pull metadata about the discs from the Internet so that I wouldn't ...
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iTunes does not load new tracks from the library

I have a big music library, I configured iTunes in settings the following path: C:\Users\-\Music. The first time I did this it loaded all my MP3 files from folders and subfolders. Then I downloaded ...
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How to make Windows Media Player library behave like Windows Explorer

I have an issue with Media Player library... I don't need songs grouped by artists, albums, the need importing files, etc. I just need to browse my music by folders. Is this possible? I basically ...
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1answer
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Is there a plugin or software that automatically identifies music tracks? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Auto-tagging MP3s I have some unknown tracks which are named Track - 1.mp3, Track - 2.mp3. Is there a plugin or some software which would allow me to automatically ...
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organizing my music and my itunes

What can we do to organize our music? I've got over 20k items on my iTunes Library, at least 5k with ratings and play counts, apparently just 12k music files and I can't understand how this question ...
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1answer
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MPD - Hosting a server then playing music from a web client

I have a computer at home which runs mpd, and I have a client on that computer (locally) that can play music to my headphones. I want to be able to use a web client to access my mpd server, and then ...
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1answer
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Musicbrainz Picard - how to manually set a cover

Is it possible to manually set a cover for a given mp3 file instead of letting the program automatically fetching it from the Web? I have noticed that I can alter every other field to my liking ...
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1answer
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Create M3U playlists for iBasso DX50 on Linux

I'm using an iBasso DX50 as my music player and I use Linux as my primary OS. I need to create M3U playlists to be imported into my iBasso DX50. I would try and edit some of the files myself but I ...
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Customize rows in music app of win8.1

I am new to win8.1 I like their music app. But I would like to show instead of "album name" i want to show "play count" and maybe add more. Is it possible to customize it. image here: aside: im ...
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I can't play downloaded music on my media player

I just got a used laptop from a relative – a Dell Latitude E4300 with Windows 7 Enterprise. This is because my old desktop is using the now unsupported XP software. So I'm transferring files from ...
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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 ...