Questions about managing, listening to, or creating music.

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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. ...
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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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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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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, ...
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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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Foobar2000 keeps playing the same set of songs even if the order is random

I use foobar2000 to listen to music but I kept hearing the same set of songs over and over again. My playlist has "Still Alive" and "Pure Pwnage" which it always plays even when there is other music ...
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What's the simplest way to get .flac music files into iTunes?

I'm looking for a simple way to import .flac files into iTunes, so I can play them on my mac, and when I'm out, my iPhone, and I'm willing to be I'm not the first person to want to do this. What are ...
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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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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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Music library deduplicator

My music library is a mess - I've got tons of duplicates through an unfortunate accident. I'm looking for a good deduplicator. Partial to free, but willing to pay some cash. Only real reqs Runs ...
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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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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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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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What format to use when recording music to a CD?

I have a bunch of mp3 files I'd like to record to a CD. However, I'm not sure if the CD player can read MP3. What format should the music be in to ensure that it will be read correctly? And does it ...
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Any program can record your singing or humming, and then create the musical notes of what you sing?

I am looking for a program that can record a melody, that is record the humming of my voice and then convert said melody into the musical note version (akin to the sheets of music a pianoist uses).
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How can I configure Windows Media Player to manage my music library?

I'm currently using Windows Media Player 12 on Windows 7 Ultimate. I was using iTunes, but since I got my Android phone, I got rid of my iPod and uninstalled iTunes. I'm trying to do things like keep ...
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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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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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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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When doing replaygain on multi-disc albums, should the “album” gain actually be a “disc” gain?

I am writing a script to add replaygain tags to my entire music library, and it is working well. However, I am wondering what the correct behavior is for calculating album (or "audiophile") gain ...
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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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Run a script when connected to wireless

I'm after a way of running a script (on Windows) when a network connection is established. Background: I'm looking at the potential of having a low powered computer that sits in the boot of my car ...
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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 ...