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SanDisk Sansa device on Ubuntu: where did the music go?

I have an old Sansa Clip mp3 player that I used to use. I dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu, and I know that the Clip works just fine on Windows and that there are a variety of questions about the Sansa ...
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Does using multiple speakers degrade quality? [migrated]

I have an amp and 4 speakers. I want to "daisy chain" the speakers together like so: I'm trying to figure out if doing series and/or parallel connections in the diagram above will degrade the sound ...
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Are there any Linux MPD (music player daemon) player alternatives for a network music server / player

Are there any reasonable alternatives to MPD (music player daemon) as a remotely controlled music player? It should be controllable over the network and not require X server to run.
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Bulk delete music files physically in songbird

I've downloaded hundreds of songs from SXSW 2009 Showcasing Artists. In Songbird, I've filtered out a lot of songs which I don't like, i.e. gave rating of one to them. I hope to delete all these from ...
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Player, which plays multiple songs at once (simultaneously) [closed]

I am looking for a music player, which would allow me to play multiple songs at once, simultaneously. Something like to have multiple playlists played at once. It is really uneffective to always find ...
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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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Convert all music files to 192 bitrate mp3 except of those already ≤ 192 kbps

What do I have: 100k+ music files in different formats with various bitrates (mp3 64/128/192/256/320kbps, aac 256kbps, flac, alac). Most of them are mp3 320kbps. What do I want: mp3 64/128/192kbps ...
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Is there a folder-only based music player for Linux? [closed]

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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Conditional statements in foobar2000 sort syntax

My music files are tagged with some custom tags, which for some reason aren't entirely standardized. This is probably due to some peculiarity with my MusicBrainz Picard set-up, but that is beside the ...
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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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uploading music automatically with Google Music on a Linux server

So I've seen questions like this one looking for help uploading music with Google Music on Linux, but none really seem to confront the notion of solely using the command line. I've downloaded the ...
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Anyone know a Windows application I can use to play music with others in real time?

Does anyone out there know of any Windows applications that would enable me to play music with others in real time? Specifically, I want to jam with other musicians for our personal enjoyment, ...
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Missing plug-ins for playing music and video in open SUSE?

I use open SUSE but I can't get it to play music or vidoes, I have installed its drivers but I get this error " You don't have the plug-ins to do this " .
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How to enable windows 8 music app popup in desktop

How can I enable windows 8 music app popup that shows music album art , pause , next and previous key beside the volume bar in desktop. when I'm in the app it shows them but in desktop it's shows only ...
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m3u playlist remove directories

Simple question here but I'm guessing there's not such a simple answer. I'm moving m3u playlists from my PC to my smart phone therefore I mass change the directories to suit (see below) as the files ...
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iTunes ITL binary file format

Does anyone out there have information about the iTunes ITL file format? I have found a document on CPAN that describes the format as it was 4-5 years ago, however it seems to have changed in ...
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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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How to write music theory symbols in Evernote?

I want type my music theory class notes in Evernote but I can’t seem to figure out how to do this correctly. I have managed to put following symbols in Evernote just by copy and pasting but some as ...
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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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Can Bluetooth headphones be powered solely by 3.5mm audio jack?

Is that possible for Bluetooth headphones to be powered solely by the 3.5mm audio jack? Especially if it runs out of juice? I am using Outdoor Tech OT1400 Bluetooth headphones and just wondering if I ...
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What is the best way to manage a very large music library under Linux? [closed]

I have a very large music library. Digging though directories to find music is many shades of impossible. I was using Songbrid which indexed my collection and allowed me to search it. However ...
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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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How do I avoid “music” customization in music sub folders? [duplicate]

Any time I open sub folders of the Music folder on this system containing MP3s with Explorer, they always have the music customization, but I tend to use file-naming conventions that don't make this ...
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Is there a program that will provide a visualization for any audio output? [closed]

Is there a program that will provide a visualizer for any arbitray audio output? Basically, I want to play Pandora at a party and supply some funky visualizations to go with it. Pandora either uses ...
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How to control Spotify via another computer on the same network?

I'm want to use Spotify as a jukebox accessible by all the computers on a network. I have it installed on 1 computer on the network which has a regular user. I want a way for other network users to ...
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Want to STOP Windows 7 from changing song names in my music folders

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium. I have several subfolders in MY MUSIC. I want to be able to name the songs in any of those folders whatever I want and not have the names I changed them to changed ...
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How to refresh GNOME Music?

Whenever I delete a track from my system, GNOME Music keeps it in my library. How do I refresh GNOME Music so it removes them from my library? This problem doesn't seem to occur for mp3 tracks that ...
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Where does Songbird stores the playlists?

Songbird is not working right on my machine, i'm trying to recover my playlists...
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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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Can't edit song details in MP3 files in Windows 7

I want to change the song details of some mp3 files. I can right click on the song, and edit the artist name, album title, etc., but after I apply the changes and click OK, the changes are not saved. ...
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MusicBrainz Picard: How to fill only certain tags, sort into least albums, and “disallow” multi-artist albums

Here is what I want: Fill only: Genre, Date (As the original release), and Album Sort into the least amount of albums Don't use albums with multiple/various artists The artist and title tags are ...
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Can you burn a CD using a DVD-R? [closed]

Is it possible to burn a CD using a DVD-R and have it play the music on a CD player? Or, for the obtuse: Is it possible to take a pre-recorded CD in Audio CD format and copy the content to a DVD-R ...
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Managing huge Songs collection in PC with DIfferent Names but same content

I have got a huge collection of songs something like 75k numbers but there are hundreds of songs which are same in content but have either the different name or the different bitrate and lying in ...
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Is the sound quality of wireless earbuds inherently limited? [closed]

There are many different types of devices that emit sounds directly to the ear, ranging from the wired headphones often used by audiophiles —I presume— to the wireless earbuds often used ...
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Can I configure VLC to automatically organize my music library like iTunes does?

iTunes has the "keep iTunes music files organized" option, which automatically uses the metadata to sort the music files into folders organized by artist and album. Is there any way to do this in ...
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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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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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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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How to move tracks from one foobar2000 playlist to another?

I like to maintain several playlists in foobar2000, moving entire albums from one playlist to another. I typically do this by selecting an album and using Utilities -> Send to playlist... to select ...
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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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iTunes: How do you manage your Singles?

I am having a tough time getting some kind of organization to happen with my singles in itunes. I enjoy electronic music and ultimately have a tons of songs that have been released as singles and ...
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Copy specific files from multiple folders to another another destination

I am trying to re-copy about 1,500 MP3 files from their source in multiple folders in my music library to a jump drive organized in folders named by artist. Here's an example from the jump drive: ...
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How to control music playing on my phone from my computer?

Is there any way to control music on a phone from a computer? It would be amazing to be able to type something like "Play house album" in the command line or some other computer interface, and have ...
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Can Windows Media Player create playlists based on folder structure?

Over the years I've carefully molded my digital media collection into a series of folders that make it easy for me to find what I'm looking for. I recently discovered the awesomeness that is streaming ...
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Moving iTunes tracks with all metadata

I would like to move some iTunes tracks out of my iTunes library and off my machine while preserving all the associated metadata in the process. I'm hoping to accomplish this in a way that things like ...
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How can I get all my itunes files from multiple computers onto my new PC?

Managing my itunes files (music,video,tv shows, iphone apps) is a really hard task and I have not had much luck yet. If I had a single PC for the rest of my life with the same hard drive, it would ...
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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 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 post my currently playing song to my website?

I need to publish my currently playing song info to my website. I have three media players on my desktop: Winamp, iTunes and foobar2000. I mostly listen with Winamp, and sometimes iTunes or foobar. ...