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How do I disable visualization in the Windows Media Player browser plugin?

I listen to ASX streams in my browser (Chrome 12.0.742.91). When I do, the stream opens a new tab and uses the Microsoft(R) Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin (1.0.0.8). Unfortunately, the plugin ...
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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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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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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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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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Is there a media/music player program that has a “biased” shuffle?

I know in iTunes and a few other apps you can get playlists for just "highly rated" songs, but that's not quite what I want. I want to hear the lower-rated stuff, too. If I didn't like the song at ...
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How do I copy all the songs off my iPod (nano 4g) to my computer for free

Okay, here's my issue. My old computer recently died, and I want to copy all my music from my iPod to my computer. I've done this before using ephPod, however it didn't seem to work this time. Does ...
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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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Transferring Music from iPod to iTunes?

Is there a way for me to transfer music from my iPod to my iTunes? Say, if I accidentally deleted some music on my computer but I have the files on my iPod?
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How can I batch-extract ID3 lyrics metadata from MP3 files?

I have a bunch of MP3 files (a few hundred) that have embedded lyrics. These lyrics show up when the files are played on an iPod touch, or in Windows Media Player with captions turned on. What I'd ...
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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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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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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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Music remixing with a Mac?

I have few songs which I want to create mixes from, maybe adding some additional beats, etc. Does anyone know how I can do this with a Mac (OSX)? Surely this sort of arts-related activity is well ...
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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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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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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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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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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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automatically tag mp3 collection using shazam-like acoustic fingerprint

is there any software freely available to clean up the tags in your music collection , based on some sort of audio fingerprint type technology (like how 'shazam' app works on the iphone) combined with ...
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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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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. I'...
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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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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 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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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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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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How to share and play music in my office

I would like to use my old MacBook (hooked to a stereo equipment) as a media server to allow everybody in my office to play or upload music, in a Jukebox style. The best case would be a web interface ...
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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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How to share a music folder between OSX and Windows?

It's a question for OSX & Windows 7 users who jump between one system to another. I'm on Windows now, and I've got this music folder in my main hard drive. I'm planning to buy a Mackbook Pro soon ...
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How to share my iPod music in the network using iTunes 'share' feature?

I was wondering if any of you know a straightforward way to share my iPod music in the networks by using the 'share' feature already included in iTunes for Windows. What I've done so far is to add ...
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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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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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How to keep iTunes libraries in sync?

I have a couple of PCs and a Mac that I have my music libraries on them. Occasionally, I add files, edit artworks and ID3 tags on one of them. I want to keep them synchronized on all of my computer. ...
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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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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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Foobar2000 on linux

Does anyone successfully run Foobar2000 on linux ( under Wine ) ? Are there any alternatives with a similar philosophy, and maybe even with the ability to use the Foobar2000 plugins ?
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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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Use Mac as media server/hub with iTunes

I have an iMac that I rarely use anymore. About the only thing I use it for is to manage my ever-expanding music and movie library, and to sync all my iPhones and iPods and stuff. What I'm looking for ...
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Best music playlist generator software [closed]

Does anyone know of a playlist generator that will generate a .m3u file from a folder full of .mp3 files?
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Best “Keep your music with you” setup [closed]

I really enjoy listening to music, and because of this I have a lot of sources for it. This is not always a good thing since I have my music stored on a lot of devices ( home computer, work computer, ...
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Is there a music player that will automatically mute when other audio starts playing?

I find myself listening to music while I use my computer, and constantly pausing and un-pausing the music when I watch a video on youtube, open up a game, or any other task that needs audio. Do any ...
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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, ...