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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 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 ...
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Split long music file with help of playlist file

Is there a program that can split an mp3 (and/or other music file types) into single songs, using an itunes playlist file (and/or other music playlist files) to determine beginning and ending of a ...
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iTunes keeps pausing during video playback

I like to work and watch movies in iTunes at the same time. Recently, however, iTunes has just started to pause randomly during playback. It is not a freezing issue - it is like somebody hit the pause ...
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Sort MP3-Collection Into Subfolders

My music collection is all in mp3's and almost perfectly tagged. It's currently in a music folder sorted by [artist] and subfolders for the [albums]. I have got a lot of artists and genres, so I ...
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Two different subwoofers aren't working on my machine or my phone

I have speakers that come with my computer. Two small desktop speakers and a subwoofer with a base volume control on the back. It's worked for years. I was listening to Spotify on my speakers as loud ...
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Can Xbox Music be configured to recognize “Band Name” and “The Band Name” as the same band?

In Xbox Music, "Band Name" and "The Band Name" are grouped as two different bands. This can be frustrating, especially if the band's name starts with a letter nowhere near "T". As a corollary, can ...
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Load M3U in Windows Media Player

I've got an m3u file which only has one line (C:\Users\James\Documents\Music). When I load this in Windows Media Player, I get an error saying "the selected file has an extension (.) that is not ...
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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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Can I browse by Artist, then by Album, then by Song in the Xbox Music app for Windows 8?

Most music players allow you to browse like this: Select an artist from the list of artists Select an album from a list of the artist's albums Play the album or view its songs In the Xbox Music ...
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From a quality perspective, what is better: turning volume up in the software, in the OS, or on the speakers?

If music isn't loud enough, how do I get the best quality (even if the difference is in fact so small it's negligible)? By making the music louder in my music player, game or other sound-producing ...
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How can I force Xbox Music to find music in all subfolders of my Music library?

My music library is organized (roughly) like this: Music mp3 (original) Artist/Album/Song mp3 (from Tom) Artist/Album/Song mp3 (from Dick) Artist/Album/Song ...
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Compress MP3 downloaded from the web?

I recently downloaded a bunch of raw audio streams from the web as MP3s and I realize now that they're huge! 60 MB a song… I would like to compress these, but the other question similar to mine links ...
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Use cmus or other terminal music player with Google Play (Music)

Can you play/stream music through the linux terminal using a command line application from your Google Music/Play Account? If so how, and with what application?
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Is there an android music player that can play from dropbox? [closed]

I tend to keep my current favorite music in Dropbox so that I can listen to it at home and work. My android phone has can also play music from Dropbox but to do so, you have to select each song ...
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Vislization Software for Live Audio?

Currently I have been using WinAmp, with MilkDrop visulization plugins to disply visulizations that go with the music. This works fine for normal music files, but now I am in a situation where I ...
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System volume vs Media player volume?

Consider i want to listen to music in medium volume. Is there any difference between the following two scenarios? keeping System Master Volume to medium and Full Volume in my media player and full ...
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Software available for singing “lessons” via computer microphone? [closed]

Looking for a software to help my friend learn to sing. Can't seem to find anything on googles. Does there exist software (preferably downloadable and from this century!) that records one's voice and ...
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Is it possible to convert a bitmap image to music using existing software?

I'd like to convert the following black and white image: to some kind of playable audio file, where each black pixel represents a musical note. Is it possible to do this using existing software?
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Can I export plain text data, from Sony Acid?

I have a bunch of Sony Acid projects that I want to export as plain text files. I don't mind if they are CSV, XML, or just flat txt files, but I just need a file out that I can pass with my own ...
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How can I access the Music folder?

In Windows 7 the Music library includes a number of folder, one of them is called My Music. The My Music folder itself is located in c:\users\USERNAME. If I open the folder I see all my music files ...
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Identify music from partial mp3 extract [closed]

I have an mp3 of ten seconds of popular music. I'd like to know what song it is from. There are no words to look up, just instruments (90s pop punk guitar). Things I've tried: MusicBrainz Picard. ...
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iTunes - One track in several albums

I'm using Windows 7 to do this. I have quite an extensive library of music and now I have quite a lot of duplicate tracks but in different albums. Obviously I don't really want duplicate files but I'd ...
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How can I scrobble my music plays from the Zune desktop software to last.fm?

I recently started using the Zune desktop software to play my music, and I really like it. Once thing that I need in all my music players, however, is the ability to scrobble to last.fm. I'm having ...
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What are the basic components of an “audiophile” PC? [closed]

For the purpose of listening to lossless files (i.e., FLAC), is it simply a high quality sound card + high quality speaker?
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How to make Winamp sound like studio quality? [closed]

When I listen to an HD song in Youtube using Firefox it sounds like studio quality. But when I play a high quality FLAC version of the same song on Winamp it sounds not as good as Youtube. So I am not ...
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add music to my iPhone with out losing the existing once

prove me if I am wrong, I am fan of apple products, but the iTune application which is supposedly the heart of many of the transactions looks so messy for me specially with music. I have more than 5 ...
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Automatically detect blips (noise spikes, abrupt endings, etc) in music files

Is there anything out there that will scan a music file and report on whether or not there are problems with blips in the audio? These blips would essentially be any noise that would cause you to ...
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Backup Windows Media Player playlists

I have playlists that I want to reuse it on multiple machine. My music files are store on dropbox.com so the path seems to be the same on different machines (i.e. indeed I change Dropbox storing ...
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How do I play a particular playlist with mpc?

I am using mpd with mpc for all my music needs. Now, what I want to ask is how to load/play songs from a particular playlist in mpc/mpd so that it only plays those song. For example, I created a ...
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Making music on a Mac [closed]

I am making an iOS game and I wanted to make hawaiian music for the game. What would be a good solution for a Mac? I don't want to use GarageBand. Edit I need the song to have a ukulele sound like ...
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Pausing Spotify while YouTube is playing and starting it when YouTube stops

Kind of a random request, but something that would be cool nonetheless; would there be anyway I could make Spotify (and possibly iTunes etc.) pause when I start playing a YouTube video, and then start ...
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Midi editor/composer for Linux

I need to compose midi music in Linux. I have experience this on Windows. There are lots of software out there for Windows that could do this. But now that I have switch to Linux (Debian, in ...
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Windows media player stutters at the beginning and end of each song when streamed from a network library

Windows media player (on Win7, 64bit) shows "Other Libraries" - so I can play music from my desktop machine on my laptop. This is great, except the music stutters for maybe the first 15 seconds and ...
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MIDI Over USB-Hub: Latency?

I am connecting an NI Maschine (hardware) over USB to my Macbook Pro. Right now I'm using a USB 2.0 powered hub (by DLink or Belkin, depending). It seems fine, but these things can be hard to detect. ...
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Retuning voice in full song so that singer is on-tune

I have some potentially great songs which are spoilt by singers who sing out of tune. Is there any easy to use (and hopefully cheap) software that 'corrects' the song so that they're not off-tune ...
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Sort music files by disc number in Vista

I'm working under Vista and the problem is—I can see disc number of track in Winamp or other multimedia player, but I cannot sort files by disc number in Windows Explorer. I've scanned through the ...
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Is there way to find incomplete albums in my music collection?

I very foolishly entrusted iTunes in Windows to manage my mp3 collection (had the "Import to my library folder" and "manage my collection" checkboxes checked), and iTunes has somehow been randomly ...
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How to add tags to mp3 files to make them searchable by tag and combinations of tags?

I have a collection of mp3s where each one is described with a series of 1-6 words that describe the characteristics of the song. Currently, I have merely added these words to the end of the file's ...
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How do I count how many albums I have per decade?

I'd like to know if I have more albums from the 70's than from the 80's, but I can't find any tool which can actually show me a list of albums or give me a count based on metadata. I'm using Ubuntu ...
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How can I make Windows Media Player 11 index an unindexed field in its “Library” window?

How can I make WMP 11 index an un-indexed field in its "Library" window (as it does with Genre, Albums, Release Date, etc.) so it can be found using WMP's Search feature? What tells WMP which fields ...
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Windows 8: Remove Album Art from Music App

OK, this is a serious stretch I know. I'm asking about beta software on a beta operating system, which is pretty much impossible to Google for. Here goes. I installed iTunes on my Windows 8 machine ...