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Some album art messed up iTunes

I bought some music from the itunes Store, I noticed yesterday when I did the usual sync to my iPod Touch it uploaded the wrong album art for some of the records, not sure how many, I havent' gone ...
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What is better from a quality and volume perspective: to connect a phone, tablet or laptop to a receiver?

I want to connect one of my devices to an older analog receiver to play music at a party, so I expect relatively loud volumes. Does it matter in terms of quality and/or volume if I connect my phone, ...
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Removing a substring between track number and title

I need help with a little bit of bash trickery. In organizing my music collection I've come across a set of tracks which are named in the format %track%. %artist% - %title%.%extension% How can I ...
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Why does iTunes display a different total play length and size in the status bar in different views?

In iTunes 12 (.4.0.119) different total play length times and total media sizes are displayed in the status bar when in different views of the same media type, music. For example; when in album grid ...
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Global columns playlist sorting script for Foobar2000?

I use Columns UI and Columns Playlist, and there is a sorting algorithm that is prioritizing artist name above all else, so it's messing up the track order and putting them in a 2,4,6,8,1,3,5,7 order. ...
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Why do headphones/speakers go quiet when bass is played? [closed]

Its happened to everyone, your playing an awesome song, then the drop comes and everything goes quiet. Why is it that cheap headphones/speakers are unable to play low bass sounds? And why don't ...
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Apple Music skipping through songs

Few days ago I noticed iTunes skipping through songs. I didn't really understand what was happening so I started investigating: Different networks make no difference no problem with my router / ...
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Music performance setup - with HDD + SSD + more SSDs?

Question: I'm aware that the OS runs much faster on an SSD than on a HDD. I'm still confused though. I want to do live DJing with my computer. Essentially l need to simultaneously do 3 things very ...
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Why does some of the songs in my iTunes library stop prematurely and go to the next song?

For the couple of weeks a whole bunch of the songs from my iTunes library stop early and skip to the next song (just as if it was at the end of the song). Although the point where it skips varies for ...
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Vlc Player's Media library does not add all files in a folder

when i add a folder to the Vlc media library, it does not add all the files in that folder
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Set music sound to fixed level in linux

I listen to classical music at work to isolate myself from noise, but classical goes low and high so I need a way to fix the level of sound so when the music goes low the sound goes up and vice versa, ...
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How can I normalize the sound levels in several different audio/MP3 files?

I have a given set of MP3 audio files of varying audio levels. I would like to know how I can automatically normalize all of these files, so the volume is amplified/raised on the quieter files, and ...
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Create Xbox Music Playlist from excel list (csv)

I created a few playlists in Excel (just the artist & song title) that I wanted to Import into Xbox Music. Unfortunately the only way I could find was to search for each song indivdually and then ...
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Copy all files contained in a *.mpcpl (Media Player Classic Playlist) file

I have a Windows Media Player Classic Playlist file with thousands of songs selected from many folders on HDD. I want to copy all of those files to my USB flash drive. How can I do that? Is there an ...
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Download entire webpage (including its contents) from archive.org [duplicate]

There is a page which I want to download entirely. (vaporwave.me) It went offline in 2015, and I can only access the archived version of it in wayback machine. But I'm planning to make a mirror of it, ...
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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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foobar2000 library: “*.flac; *.ape” vs “*.cue”

In a huge and diverse music library there are albums of the following two types: Consisting of media files and a CUE file (most of the albums are of this type) Consisting of media files only For ...
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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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Music loses quality when playing at the same time

well the problem is that when i play a steam game for example, i usually listen to the radio, i use VLC for this, it works perfectly until i open the game. When i open the game apparently looks like ...
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How to connect music system speakers to computer?

I have an old stereo system lying around, I am thinking of connecting it to my computer/television. However the main unit of the system is no longer working. How can I use the stereo speakers with my ...
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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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Make Adobe Audition playback follow mouse position

I remember on Adobe Audition 3 there was a feature in the top bar that would let you "drag" over the track and play it at various speeds according to how far off your mouse was from the horizontal ...
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How to remove Soundcloud numbers from MP3 files?

I used jDownloader to download a bunch of songs from Soundcloud but each MP3 has a underscore followed by a unique set of numbers. Song1_92839839.mp3 _92839339 Song2.mp3 Song _92835559 ...
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M3U - Create a playlist containing folder

Is it possible to add a folder to a m3u-playlist? Instead of having to write every single entry to the file, it could just to it automatically when used by a program. On the wikipedia of M3U, an ...
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How can I make an actual compact cassette “tape” mix-tape from iTunes?

I want to make an actual compact cassette mix-tape as a gift for someone. I use iTunes to manage all of my music. So a few questions: If I gather a bunch of songs on a playlist for sides A/B of ...
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Automatically sort music files into folders by album/artist names

I have a large collection of music files (let's say MP3), with metadata (ID3 tags), but all are located in the same folder. I wish to automatically organize all of them according to this metadata.
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Merging MP3 meta-tag info from multiple copies of the same song

diiI'm consolidating libraries of MP3 music. The same song (identical bit rate, encoding frequency) is in different libraries differing only in the meta-tag data. The duplicates songs all copies of ...
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Why does iTunes download different version of my existing songs

Frequently, iTunes will download an album version or an alternate version of a song that I already have. I think it does this whenever I play a song that iTunes thinks I should have their version. At ...
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Re-route Midi from one program to another

I have a (closed-source) program on Windows which is able to output music as Midi. I want to write software, to be run on the same PC, which uses this Midi data as input. I figured I could do this ...
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How to recreate a playlist on iTunes from a flashdrive folder without copying the files back into iTunes

I need to recreate a playlist which was deleted when someone reimported my iTunes library. The playlist is a result of literally years of adding and deleting music to my taste. The important thing to ...
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Search all tags in an mpd library

I'm interested in using MPD as my main music playing application, but I really want to be able to search by record label/music publisher (TPUB for mp3 or ORGANIZATION for flac/ogg). does mpd support ...
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Gnome music pop-up window on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Gnome music on a Ubuntu 14.04 system with Unity desktop. However, there is a peculiar issue. Every time I play a song several windows pop up (six same windows for each song). So ...
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Desktop sounds on smartphone

I'm wondering if it's possible to play music files on my desktop but send the audio not to my desktop speakers but (i.e. using BlueTooth) to my smartphone's speaker? That way I could just play all my ...
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Spotify not downloading songs for offline mode?

So, lately I decided I want to have some Spotify playlists in offline mode. It successfully downloaded one song, and now all the others just have that little 'syncing' icon. It has been days since I ...
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How can I split .ape files?

When I try to use Medieval Cue Splitter for an .ape file I get this: Could not find MACDII.dll (version 4.0 or better) on your system. APE file engine was disabled. Is there a way to do this in Cue ...
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Do most music CDs contain the needed info about their tracks?

I see that many audio players (I mean multimedia software like Winamp or Foobar2000) have the ability of searching music information on databases like CDDB. Shouldn't such info already be available on ...
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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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Why doesn't Windows Explorer support directly copying WAV files from Music CDs?

As far as I understand, Music CDs are nothing more than some metadata along with a bunch of WAV files. So why doesn't Windows (by default) allow one to copy WAV files from a CD?
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Search audio file for pattern?

I want to split a very large audio file at certain points. At certain points a radio announcer comes on and says something like “deux radio” and it always sounds exactly the same (it’s a recorded clip)...
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browsing music in cover art in vlc

Is it possible to activate a cover art view for the music library in vlc? I mean something like you can see in iTunes. I am running vlc under osX and I can't find the appropriate preference.
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How can I tell Windows to route music through a Bluetooth headset which is designed for phone calls only?

I'm using Spotify to play music on a Windows 10 laptop. I do own a Bluetooth headset, but it's a single-earpiece monaural headset. It's designed for phone calls, not for playing music. How can I ...
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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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Search on WMPlayer Now Playing list

I'm currently creating a playlist for a school play on Windows Media Player 12. It can at least consist of 200 short-length songs (1 minute at the least). I just want to create a predetermined list of ...
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Is there any light sequencing software? [closed]

I would like to sequence a number of stage lights that will change synchronously to a song. Is there any tool that would help me to do that? Even if it only sequences virtual lights?
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Network music player with smart cache

Usually I listen to music from a network stream with Winamp and VLC. Both these have a problem, they cache specified length of music, play it, then cache again. If your network connection was not fast ...
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Insert song times and pointers into mp3 full album

I have a full album in mp3, 50 minutes of music. I need some strategy to give it a way to easily navigate trought the album songs, being able to choose song. This would allow a more productive ...
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Cortana music search: How to access historical searches beyond last 10?

Question: How can I access an exhaustive list of my historical Cortana music searches, either programmatically or through some kind of GUI? Background: My favorite Cortana feature is (the somewhat ...
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Is there a way to sync Google Music likes with Last.fm loved tracks?

The question title is quite self-descriptive. I use both services and tired of manually "like" song in both. Is the desirable action achievable through the IFTTT recipe or something else?
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VLC player hotkeys will only work while it is selected

I got my media keys to work in the hotkeys under the settings, and they do work... when I have VLC selected. If I deselect it (not close the window, just click on another one) then the keys will not ...
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How to do ReplayGain for music videos?

I have a playlist of several music videos, but the videos have different loudness. I want to play the playlist so that the loudness of each video would be the same, without the need to manually ...