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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 ...
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How do I delete songs not in playlists in iTunes?

I have lots of music in iTunes, but there's tons of crap I never listen to just taking up space. Is there a way I can easily delete all songs not in a playlist? All the music I have put into ...
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Cannot seek ahead in songs started by Windows Media Player, but can when played by WMP?

If I am in Library > Music in Windows Media Player and I double-click a song or album, it starts playing, but I cannot skip ahead in the song. Clicking the seek bar restarts the song. However, when ...
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Is there a shortkeys supported audio player on linux?

Background: I'd like to listen the foreign language material sentence by sentence, so I want a audio player that has shortkeys for play/pause/backward/forward/repeat. The repeat function is most ...
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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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How to export MPD-based library to an SD card (inc. FLAC transcode)

I have taken the plunge and started the process to migrate away from iTunes centric setup to handle all my music. I've gone through my whole collection and matched&amended tags using Musicbrainz ...
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Resetting The Windows 8 Music App Database

The Windows 8 Music App (XboX Music is not available in my country, and this is the alternative) downloads album art by default. I didn't want the app to show vulgar pictures, so I have disabled the ...
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Get purchased iTunes music on linux

I have some music that I bought on iTunes that I'd like to have on my Linux computer. Is there a way I can install iTunes and download the music? I already tried using Wine, and I got a lot of errors, ...
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Music Library Sorting Issue

I'm using WMP for for managing my music library. Lately I noticed something. I was reorganizing my library and came across a strange -I mean annoying- behavior of WMP. The way WMP sorts Artists. ...
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Show covers in Xbox Music for Windows 8

Is it possible to tell the app to show covers named "cover.jpg" or "folder.jpg" if they exist in the same folder as an Mp3 it is playing?
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Playing music in my car [closed]

I have a 300gb music collection and I would like a device that lets me play it in my car. I have various files extensions (ape, mp3,cue,flac). It would be preferable if it could be a device that ...
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How can I create playlists automatically in iTunes?

I have a huge mp3 library and have quite a few playlists already, but I would like to be able to create an iTunes playlist for each of my albums. My music is located in a folder structure. How might ...
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What program can I use to add album art to music?

I have a lot of mp3 files which I get from Game/Anime OSTs, ED/OP Singles and the Collector's Soundtracks that come with Premium or Limited Edition Games. A lot of the time these aren't tagged with ...
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Including my Playlists in My Music library adds an ugly Unspecified artist

I finally got around to organizing My Music library and I'm having a problem with my playlists. As far as I can tell, Windows Media Player requires my Playlists folder to be included in the library. ...
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google music creative solution

I have around 1000 songs synced with Google Music. Recently, I had to delete my local folder with music (the hard drive was defective). Now, when it came down to downloading all my music from Google ...
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Which type of cover is album cover?

I am using this software called mp3tag and I don't know if it's the right forum but it's clearly not their forum cause it's more about ID3 tags. Say I have a song. I have a band cover, an album cover, ...
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Convert Amiga Oktalyzer format to MIDI

I have some very old audio files from an old DOS game, which are in oktalyzer (.okt) format. I don't know much about the octalyzer format so I'm not sure what these are based on, though, when played ...
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What's a cross-platform local music player with playlist sync capability?

I own a Windows Desktop and a Macbook Pro laptop. I keep my all my files (including music files) synchronized between these two machines using unison. I'm looking for a music player on which I could ...
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No surround sound in windows 8

I have been looking everywhere for a while now, trying to set up my laptop to transmit complete surround sound. However, it never works. Here is what I am trying to do: I want to play music from my ...
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How to transfer random selection of directories from external hd to laptop and specify limit of total data

My laptop HD is a 120GB SSD. I also have a TB external HD which I used to store my music, photos and videos. I like having some music on my laptop in case I want to listen to something and I don't ...
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Music Player that loads automatically music from folder [closed]

I have a folder with music that synchronizes songs that I via a cloud service. I was using itunes but it turned boring and monotonous because I needed to scan for new music every time new music was ...
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Music Folder automated duplication to an external HDD

I currently have 1TB approx. of music into a separate internal HDD. I need those files to be automatically copied into an external HDD and also update the files when i make some changes into the ...
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how to switch played music when someone enters

My wife has a small shop, and she plays free licensed music. She can't legally play her own music when people outside of the family circle are present in the shop. How can I automatically switch ...
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Stripping metadata from MP3 files

Is there a way I can bulk strip mp3 meta data from files? Preferably from the command line on OS X or Linux? I recently tried to use TuneUp (an app that is supposed to located mis-named tracks and ...
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Where is the My Music folder on Windows XP?

I've read that I should store songs in the "My Music" folder. Where is that folder located? All my music software was removed when tech support wiped the hard disk clean. When I play a song I saved ...
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How can I add all the music from my pc to the windows 8 music app?

The problem is it only adds certain albums I already added all my music folders to the music libraries sorry for my english can someone help me? ps:there is no update available in the store.
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Universal shortcuts for music players

Does anyone know if I could create universal short-cuts to perform certain actions? I used to have a keyboard with keys for play, pause, skip... that worked in any music player, but my new keyboard ...
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I seem to have multiple copies all over my desktop & external hard drive? [closed]

I have multiple copies of all my music and photos duplicated in all related program files, plus in my documents, which is seen in several locations on the internal hard drive & my external HD. ...
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Music visualisations

I'm using DLNA network in my home to show PC contents on TV that support DLNA. (Don't get confused, It's not like VGA or HDMI cable. TV gets files from PC and plays them, doesn't show screen of PC) ...
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Is there a single catch-all-features tracked music format?

I have an archive of old(ish) tracked music in various formats - .mod, .s3m, .it and Commodore 64 .sid files. Is there a single, well-supported, tracked music format with a super-set of the features ...
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How do you change the artist catalogue image in Windows Media Player?

I would like to customize my artist catalog album cover. What I mean is when you select Music/Artist, all artists of which you 2+ albums have their music appear in what is essentially a subfolder ...
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Playing music through skype with a USB headset

I want to be able to play music through skype and listen to it at the same time, aswell as talk and hear others but i dont want any echo as i tried a process bu it ended up with everyone hearing an ...
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Playlists in foobar2000

I am trying my best to get used to foobar2000, but I am still missing one thing. When I play one album by double clicking the first song it automatically plays all the songs of that album. But I don't ...
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Adding more than one folder at once to the Music Library in Windows Media Player

I was adding folders to Windows Media Player Music Library (via Manage Music Library) and since I have too many music folders, I wondered if there is a way to add them all at once to the Library. It ...
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Why does LilyPond describe sharps as “is” and flats as “es” by default?

In LilyPond the syntax to add a sharp to a note is is so that fis is f sharp, and the syntax to add a flat to a note is es so that bes is b flat. I'm having trouble remembering this; is there a ...
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Music folder doesn't fully load?

My music library doesn't fully load, in the sense that when I open it, I see only about 20 files (it should contain over 2000), and no subfolders are shown either. See the screenshot below (click for ...
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How do I automate editing of metadata for a large number of music files?

I am disappointed with iTunes' support for organizing classical music. When listening on an iPod/iPhone/iHome device, it displays the artist, album and song title. I don't see an option to view ...
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Tool to help compare mp3 bitrate quality?

So I've got 2 mp3 files 320 kbps 192 kbps However it's hard for me to notice any differences at all (it seems there's none). Is there a tool to help compare bitrate quality? I wanna find out what ...
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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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iTunes - how to create really RANDOM playlist?

How can I create a smart playlist which would contain REALLY RANDOM songs? Is there any hint how to do it? I've tried to set up in the "Match the following rule" chars like *, / or ., but it never ...
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Linux: super light-weight music player with http or commandline interface [closed]

I'm searching a super light-weight music player which has a http and/or commandline interface. It should support very basic playlist support (removing files by id and adding files by path or something ...
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Audition Playback Follows Mouse Position

I remember on Adobe Audition 3 there was a feature in the top bar. It was a cursor icon with a little speaker next to it. It would let you "drag" over the track and play it at various speeds ...
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How to make all mp3 files have the same volume on Linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Normalising sound levels Some songs in my music collection are quieter than others, what can I do? Simple way to increase volume on MP3s? Basically, I live in a place ...
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How can I extract text (text only) from a PDF of sheet music?

I have a PDF book of sheet music that I need to extract the text from. I don't need to extract the musical notes or anything, just the verses of the text. I can't select one line of text by itself – ...
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Can I view a list of all of my downloads in Zune/Xbox Music?

I'd like to be able to keep track of what I download, so that if I ever switch to a different service, I can re-aquire the music from that service. Is there a way to see a complete list of all my Xbox ...
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Creating an audio CD that also opens a video presentation on a PC

I've seen this before with commercial CDs: they sound like regular a audio CD when inserted into a music player or stereo, but when inserted into a PC they instead open up a Flash presentation (.exe) ...
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How to separate files based on type?

My music folder is a mess with some files being protected by DRM and others not. Is there a way to automatically separate all files within the subfolders of my music folder based on file extension? I ...
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Creating my own music server

The 256 GB SSD in my laptop is too small to contain my entire music library. What I want is to build my own music server, which will stay at home, online, from which I'll be able to stream music on ...
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Is there a command line client for 8tracks.com playback? [closed]

I hope I'm not spamming with this kind of question here, but: is there a way to play 8tracks.com playlists from Linux command line using, for example, mplayer or mpg123? There is the 8tracks.com API, ...
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Xbox Music only “matches” ~70% of the songs on most of my albums. How can I make it recognize the other songs?

When Xbox Music matches a song on my PC, it adds it to my "Xbox Music cloud". I can stream music from this cloud to all of my other devices. The problem is, it fails to match at least 2-3 on most of ...