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Adding a variety of suggested songs to a Spotify radio station or playlist

I used Pandora until leaving the U.S. for the U.K. Pandora is not available in the U.K., so I am now starting to use Spotify. I only use/used either on a Windows desktop computer. Pandora allows ...
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Alesis SR18 drum machine - Windows 7

I have a reasonable knowledge of computers and a very basic knowledge of the Alesis SR18 drum machine. I want to know if it's possible to program sets of songs from a computer running windows 7 with ...
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How to identify a song from an audio file? [closed]

I heard part of a song in a video on Youtube. I can get that portion of the song in an audio file. I want to identify the song. I did some research, there are some mobile applications that supposedly ...
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How can I shift the frequency of everything that comes out of my speakers?

Let's say I'm jamming on my guitar with a song I'm listening to on YouTube. It's a song that is tuned a half step down. I would like to play that song half a step higher so I don't have to keep re-...
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Cannot arrange my music by artist into libraries of windows 7

My problem is. In windows 7, there is the libraries, With Pictures, Musics, Movies and documents. When I go into musics, I cannot arrange the music by Artists. I can choose to arrange them by song, ...
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Create Xbox Music Playlist from excel list (csv)

I created a few playlists in Excel (just the artist & song title) that I wanted to Import into Xbox Music. Unfortunately the only way I could find was to search for each song indivdually and then ...
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SanDisk Sansa device on Ubuntu: where did the music go?

I have an old Sansa Clip mp3 player that I used to use. I dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu, and I know that the Clip works just fine on Windows and that there are a variety of questions about the Sansa ...
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Convert all music files to 192 bitrate mp3 except of those already ≤ 192 kbps

What do I have: 100k+ music files in different formats with various bitrates (mp3 64/128/192/256/320kbps, aac 256kbps, flac, alac). Most of them are mp3 320kbps. What do I want: mp3 64/128/192kbps Why:...
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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 enable windows 8 music app popup in desktop

How can I enable windows 8 music app popup that shows music album art , pause , next and previous key beside the volume bar in desktop. when I'm in the app it shows them but in desktop it's shows only ...
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m3u playlist remove directories

Simple question here but I'm guessing there's not such a simple answer. I'm moving m3u playlists from my PC to my smart phone therefore I mass change the directories to suit (see below) as the files ...
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How to write music theory symbols in Evernote?

I want type my music theory class notes in Evernote but I can’t seem to figure out how to do this correctly. I have managed to put following symbols in Evernote just by copy and pasting but some as ...
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Can Bluetooth headphones be powered solely by 3.5mm audio jack?

Is that possible for Bluetooth headphones to be powered solely by the 3.5mm audio jack? Especially if it runs out of juice? I am using Outdoor Tech OT1400 Bluetooth headphones and just wondering if I ...
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How do I avoid “music” customization in music sub folders? [duplicate]

Any time I open sub folders of the Music folder on this system containing MP3s with Explorer, they always have the music customization, but I tend to use file-naming conventions that don't make this ...
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Want to STOP Windows 7 from changing song names in my music folders

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium. I have several subfolders in MY MUSIC. I want to be able to name the songs in any of those folders whatever I want and not have the names I changed them to changed ...
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How to refresh GNOME Music?

Whenever I delete a track from my system, GNOME Music keeps it in my library. How do I refresh GNOME Music so it removes them from my library? This problem doesn't seem to occur for mp3 tracks that ...
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How to control Spotify via another computer on the same network?

I'm want to use Spotify as a jukebox accessible by all the computers on a network. I have it installed on 1 computer on the network which has a regular user. I want a way for other network users to ...
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Can I configure VLC to automatically organize my music library like iTunes does?

iTunes has the "keep iTunes music files organized" option, which automatically uses the metadata to sort the music files into folders organized by artist and album. Is there any way to do this in VLC?...
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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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Copy specific files from multiple folders to another another destination

I am trying to re-copy about 1,500 MP3 files from their source in multiple folders in my music library to a jump drive organized in folders named by artist. Here's an example from the jump drive: I:\...
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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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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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Can VLC player schedule music playing

I would like to just be able to play music at a certain time, while my computer is on. Let's say I want to make a playlist start in 2 hours. I've seen that VLC can schedule certain stuff, but I have ...
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How to auto play a song when Windows starts up

I know how to play a song or run a program at the start-up. Merely, putting the shortcut of the file into the Startup folder and that's okay. Anyway, I would like it to play and not appear on the ...
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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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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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Is there a Foobar2000 component that would display only the playing playlist in the Default UI?

I use 'Tabs' component 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 ...
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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? Or, for the obtuse: Is it possible to take a pre-recorded CD in Audio CD format and copy the content to a DVD-R ...
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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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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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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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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 can'...
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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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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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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.