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What music was used in the Windows XP installation wizard?

I've just created a Windows XP VM so that I can test in IE6. (One day I'll look back and laugh.) There was a music track! It was quite soothing and had just started breaking into some vocals when I ...
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audacity - convert multiple .aup's to .mp3's

I have a bunch of about 130 .aup files (all recordings of vinyls) that I would like to convert to mp3. Each .aup is an entire side of the vinyl (I don't want to split the tracks - the whole side as ...
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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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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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Play music in a Skype call

I'd like to be able to play music in a Skype call so everyone can hear it. Here's everything I tried: Setting the microphone device to Stereo Mix. People can hear music but obviously can't hear me ...
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Find music videos in bulk

I have a fairly large MP3 collection, that I would like to upgrade to a music video collection. Basically what I want to do is go through all my songs and find matching music videos. I plan on doing ...
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Auto analyze audio and rename ID tags [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Auto-tagging MP3s I used several applications for iOS platforms such as: Soundhound, Shazam. They work like that: First records music from mic, then searches it over ...
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Does Spotify offer a radio-type service that allows me to fine tune the selection? [closed]

I'm looking at various music services. What I want is something similar to Pandora's radio based on artist followed by fine-tuning with thumbs up/down combined with a much larger catalog and the ...
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How can I stream music through VoiP?

What I want is: Stream a music through Teamspeak/Skype/Mumble... while I can talk also. Using Stereo mix is not an option. If I use that, I can't speak, and everyone will just hear themselves. OS: ...
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Is there any way to stop music when locking the screen?

I use Foobar2000 on Windows and I would like it to stop playing when I lock the screen. How to do that? There is a previous thread that answers that for linux.
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set CD number from folder name [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to organize music? Set track number from file name in MP3 music management software I have 278 MP3 files, arranged by the CD they came from. I have 27 folders ...
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Set track number from file name in MP3 music management software

I have .mp3 files, whose names and titles are their track numbers. For example: "Track01.mp3" (the internal title property reads "Track01") How do I let my MP3 management software know that it's ...
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A way to estimate how loud computer can play music [closed]

I wonder whether there is some application / site that can help with estimation of computer speaker loudness (in dB) for different levels of sound volume. For example I want to know how loud is ...
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How do I find my missing songs from last.fm?

My disk failed with all my music with it, lots of them. But luckily, I scrobbled every song to last.fm. I am looking for a way to scan my disk for my songs and check last.fm and tell me which songs ...
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does Spotify play a local file if it exists?

If I have a local copy of a song, does Spotify still stream it or play the local copy? Or does it choose the one with higher quality of the two? By local copy, I mean a MP3 that I ripped from disc or ...
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MP3 CD in Car stereo [closed]

I'm not sure if this is the right place for this question, so if it isn't feel free to move or delete it. (I am using Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)) I burned an MP3 CD (let's call it CD 1) with about 80 ...
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Is there media player with support of multiple genre tags

A lot of songs have multiple genre, for example a song can be jazz, electronic and vocal. I'd like to be able to find the song when I look at either of the genres. I use foobar and it doesn't have ...
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How do I run SuperCollider?

I installed SuperCollider. However it didn't appear in my app menu. Also, I can't make up any good command which could start the interpreter. How should I run it?
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Ultimate low-footprint music player for Mac OSX?

My Mac at work has 2GB of RAM total, and I'm constantly using enough middleweight programs simultaneously that I wind up in Rainbow Circle Hell. I've been using Songbird, but it frequently runs into ...
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How can I save a sound clip that a website loads in a JavaScript player? [closed]

I really like the music clip that loads in the JavaScript-based player here. How can I save it to my computer?
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Can I add Visualization to VLC

Is there a way to add new visualizations to VLC? The six included are OK but something new would be nice.
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Network music solution for mixed-OS network

My home network at current includes, two Ubuntu machines a Windows 7 desktop a Windows Vista laptop and a Windows XP netbook. In addition, there's one android-based smartphone in the house, ...
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How to create music on Linux? [closed]

I'd like to start creating music on Linux. From 8 bit music, through creating instruments (for my synthesizer) to DJ mixing. What are first steps I should do if I got my computer only and ...
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How do I connect an iPhone to my PC to load MP3s to it?

How can I connect my iPhone to my PC so I can download mp3's to it? I also want to update the OS on the phone. I have an iPod, but the connector doesn't seem to fit.
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Is there a Linux cmd-line audio program (like MPD) that can play UDP streams?

While I am very happy with MPD overall, the one problem I have is that it cannot play UDP streams. Since I have access to a wide array of local radio stations in UDP format, I would really like to ...
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Will a sound card help the quality of audio recordings?

Some people also seem to use external devices too for podcasting and the like. What are they for? Just some kind of equalizer?
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Auto tagger like in Winamp [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Auto-tagging MP3s Could you tell me is there any tool able to auto tag mp3 files like it's done in Winamp? By doing it Winamp's way I mean by using Gracenote CDDB. It ...
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How can I stream the same music to multiple computers?

Is there a way to stream the same playlist on multiple computers at the same time? I want to be able to sync what's playing on multiple computers (for parties etc).
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How to use audiofingerprint sw (which?) to organise music by artist alphabetically, then artist then album/single/ep title? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Automatically sort music files into folders by album/artist names Some audio files from my CD collection don't have any meta data/name or are incomplete. I'd like to use ...
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Is there a folder-only based music player for Linux?

I have my music sorted using directories so I don't want a library, tags and what not. What I want: easily (recursively) add directories to playlist from my music root, not from library songs in ...
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Is there an opensource alternative to Native Instruments' Massive application?

Is there an an opensource application with capabilities similar to Native Instrument' Massive program (this is program that is focused on sound creation and can be used to make dub and drum and bass ...
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How to identify music after ripping an audio CD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Auto-tagging MP3s I've just ripped some audio CDs that I've burned a while back. Since I made the CDs, I mostly know what songs are on, but it would be a pain to rename ...
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Is it true that wireless earpiece usually suffer from a sound quality degradation (because wireless signals are lossy?) [closed]

Is it true that wireless earpieces usually suffer from a sound quality degradation (because wireless signals are lossy?) I'm not talking about a wireless headset, but a wireless earpiece like those: ...
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Skullcandy 50/50 - Weird Noises Even When Audio Is Off

Bought Skullcandy 50/50, connected to my laptop and noticed "laser" like or circular saw cutting like sounds that can be hardly heard. I muted everything and still hear them. This happens only with ...
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Why does my PC continue to play music after freezing

It could be something that only happens with my computers, but I noticed that when I have Windows Media Player playing music and my computer freezes, the music continues to play fine until the end of ...
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How can I gather the diff between two folders (only the diff) into a different location

Basically, what I want to do is find the difference between two music folders (structure example below), and copy that diff to a different location. Structure of content for both folders: Album ...
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How to organize media library?

I recently had a harddrive crash, and upon recovering it all directories were lost. I now have a bunch of random DIR's (DIR001 to DIRn) with a ton of MP3's, not necessarily one album per folder. I ...
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Can I upload music to Google music on Linux?

I have a Linux CentOS system. Is there any way to upload music from the command line to Google Music?
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How to prevent iTunes from launching on media key press

Recently, I made the switch to Songbird, and it's all gone well except for one thing: global music hotkeys. I installed an addon (Apple Keyboard Media Key Support) that enabled me to use the iTunes ...
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Software to detect mp3 almost-duplicates?

Because of some unfortunate circumstances I noticed I irrevertibly mixed up my sorted and retagged mp3s with an old backup. That means now I have files that are basically duplicates except for the id3 ...
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How to manage having my music library in sync on several devices?

I have several devices (server, tower, notebook, android phone). I want to have my music library in sync on all of them. So what I thought of was a revision control system that just takes care of CRUD ...
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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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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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How to listen to music while my speaker plays something else [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Enable multiple audio outputs on Windows 7 I want to listen to music via my headphones while the speakers play something else. I've searched the Internet but couldn't ...
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Move scattered music files into artist/album directory structure?

Is there a tool to do this? I don't fancy wading through 25GB manually! I have found this, but it doesn't seem to work, or explain how to do what I need. If indeed it does provide the facility to ...
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Voice analyzer that gives you a visual response of the pitch or frequency

Do you know any good software that analyses voice and woudld return a visual representation of your pitch? I need this software to help me in teaching students to sing, The software can at least give ...
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Using iTunes to access all your music on a NAS but keeping the library.xml local… Is it possible/how? (Mac OSX))

I've pushed across my whole music collection to my Buffalo Linkstation NAS recently. This is the entire iTunes folder including artwork, music, library.xml, the whole kaboodle... (I have iTunes in ...
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Can I play a music on Windows 7 and output its sound to both Audio outputs?

I have a Dell XPS Studio 16. It has two audio outputs for headphones. When I play music on Windows 7 using Windows Media Player, it can only listen to one of my two audio outputs (I can only set one ...
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Automated Generating Of Sound Files for Individual Music Notes on a Mac

I have a specific task I want to accomplish...I am trying to figure out if there is an a way of doing this. Basically, for a project I am working on, I want to create sound files for individual music ...
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what is WOW effect in music o/p configuration?

Windows Media Player and some other well known players give an option of setting up WOW effect, what is the abbreviation of WOW? and how it matters in alteration of sound effects?