Questions about managing, listening to, or creating music.

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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 ...
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How can I decompile this executable?

I have a simple, freeware executable (48KB in size, that's about all the info I have on it). I got it a few years back and can't remember where it's from. It's a worthless program to me now, but it ...
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Dump audio metadata (album title, track number, etc.) to command line

If I open an audio file with Audacity or Rhythmbox, for example, I can look at the metadata tags such as Artist Name, Track Title, Year, etc. . Is there a convenient way to do this on the command ...
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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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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 start WMP 12 Play all music?

If you pin Windows Media Player 12 to the taskbar in Windows 7, and right-click on it, there is a option: Play all music But I don't want to right click and select it, I want to create a shortcut ...
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How do I edit loop names for the Apple loop library?

I want to use more memorable names for loops that I have added to my Apple loop library, how can I do this?
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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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Windows client that plays music from iTunes

Summary I want to be able to play music (streaming, not syncing) from a PC with iTunes - on windows 7 PC's. What are good windows clients for doing that, that are NOT iTunes itself? Background I ...
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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 ...