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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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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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Lightweight iTunes Home Sharing client

I have both a MacBook Air & an iMac on the same network. I'm using my iMac as the host with my iTunes library on it & it's being shared with Home Sharing. I'm wondering if there are any ...
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ITunes - Duplicate “Purchased on iPhone” playlists

Whenever I purchase music on my phone and then sync with iTunes later, a duplicate "Purchased on iPhone" playlist will be created. The first one will have everything I've purchased in the past, and ...
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Making space in Lilypond music

I want to make some extra space between the main body of the music and the coda. I use \break to start the coda on a new line, but a wider gap would look better and help the eye move down to find it.
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My Music Folder Appearing On Desktop

I use Windows 7 and have recently been encountering a problem with the My Music folder. I keep all my music on an external hard drive and use a third party program such as VLC to play albums. I also ...
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Sort MP3-Collection Into Subfolders

My music collection is all in mp3's and almost perfectly tagged. It's currently in a music folder sorted by [artist] and subfolders for the [albums]. I have got a lot of artists and genres, so I ...
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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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Automatically find license of music

Is there some kind of database or online API that would enable me to automatically find the license for a certain music album? I would like to legally share music with some friends, but my collection ...
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Open Source Spotify Implementations

I noticed that there are many 3rd-party Spotify implementations. However, all of them require a premium subscription. Are there any that accept free subscriptions? The site linked above states ...
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How can I set current URL's and track names in M4A (AAC) songs?

I was listening to a mixset from Moby in iTunes today and noticed a few cool things about this M4A file which I would really like to know how to do on my own. The file has some type of embedded URL, ...
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iTunes playback skipping on some songs

A client of mine has called me with a bizarre problem. The PC he runs his music from (~200GB of it) uses iTunes and it has started skipping (or stuttering) at the start of some songs when the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the bitrate of itunes streaming

I've been using itunes streaming (in part cause its easy) to access my music collection between two windows PCs. I'm half certain it sounds kinda 'flat' so i'm wondering, what bitrate it uses, and ...
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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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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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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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Fading music in a ppt with a pointer

Does anyone know how I can fade music on a ppt with a pointer? Is it even possible to do so? If yes then how? I'm using powerpoint 2010. Many thanks in advance.
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Customize rows in music app of win8.1

I am new to win8.1 I like their music app. But I would like to show instead of "album name" i want to show "play count" and maybe add more. Is it possible to customize it. image here: aside: im ...
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How to convert a 96000hz/24 flac file to 48000hz/24 or 48000/16 alac?

Usually I use qaac for such conversions. However, qaac does not seem to work with resampling and alac: qaac.exe -A --rate 48000 this will fail with the error message "floating point PCM is not ...
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Windows Media Player 12 Settings

How can I change setting in WMP 12. 1. Turn off the dam xbox music tile- I have no desire to see crappy music advertised every time I start the player. 2. Prevent WMP from jumping into Tile View or ...
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Surround Field setting/plugin for Foobar2000 or Winamp?

I am currently trying JRiver Media Center 19 for playing music. There is a "Surround Field" setting in JRiver that I really like a lot, it makes the sound quality much better. I was wondering if ...
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My PC causes Google Music to stutter

I recently got intereseted in Google Music, but I have a problem (it seems that only me, since my friends aren't experiencng anything like this). When I play songs on one tab, and browse others, ...
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Banshee doesn't copy music to iTouch, even though it says it has

I'm trying to put music stored on my computer, onto the iTouch, using Banshee. I drag and drop the album I want to put onto the iTouch, and it says it's copying, and goes up to 100%, and says it's ...
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Is there a Foobar2000 component that would display only the playing playlist in the Default UI?

I use 'Tabs' to display the components that I want in the Default UI. Under one of the Tabs I have 'Playlist view' and under another I have 'Playlist tabs' I use the later to keep playlists that I ...
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How to download preview files from iTunes without installing iTunes software

Is it possible to download music preview files from iTunes without installing iTunes software? I've read that it slows down your system a lot. Is there any kind of script, portable tool or website ...
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Prevent iTunes from automatically uploading deleted songs back onto iPhone?

How do you stop iTunes from automatically adding songs from purchases online and songs that have been deleted from the iPhone. When syncing, songs that I had already deleted will try to re-upload ...
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How do you delete all the music from an iphone4s on a new computer without deleting apps and other content?

I recently got a new computer, and I've been downloading more and more music to my external hard drive both on my previous computer and this one. About a month ago I tried syncing my phone with my ...
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Optimal data format for a light box

I'm creating this light box that supports two features. The first feature is just a slideshow of pictures, with an on/off button. For example, it shows one picture for 8 seconds, then shows the ...
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Spotify strange discover loading issue

It's not actually a question. It's a solution I've been looking for since last december and I want to share it with you if you'd have same problem. After using Spotify web player I decided to install ...
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DSP working at 100% - Will a Sound card upgrade fix that?

As the title suggests, I'm doing some editing in Ardour and during the export, the status indicators in the top right corner states the DSP unit consistently working at 100%. This definitely shows ...
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Explorer Won't Open Music Directory

Windows 8.1 Hello, I'm trying to open my Music folder in Explorer, so I can go through and delete a few songs. I have about 122 songs in the directory now, plus two folders. I can Save files to the ...
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Tag music based mood category

I'm on unix and linux atm using mod/ncmpcpp Is there any way or script exist with that we can add mood category tags to a music track and use that tag to create playlist. Let's say I want to add ...
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Organise M4A files into folders from its metadata

I have a folder with a load of .m4a files which all have metadata (track, artist, album, album artist) and I want to put them into the same structure as iTunes would. I found a script that someone has ...
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Is it possible that a program altered all of my music?

Several songs in my WinAmp were "altered" in such an odd way. I was working with meta tags of the songs and playing them through WinAmp. One day I noticed that some albums and folders were a ...
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cmus not recognizing .flac Vorbis comment ARTIST and ALBUM

I've been trying to import some old, untagged music into cmus's library. They're in .flac format, and I added Vorbis comments as follows, but when I add them, their artist and album are not ...
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Pound Sign [#] in Track Names from Auto-Tagger

What does [#] mean in track titles from the Windows Media Player auto-tagger? It seems to mostly appear when the song is a different version from the regular studio album.
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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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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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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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Hi My Lenovo desktop is failing music playback

Hi My Lenovo desktop is failing music playback. Win 8.1 Google, Itunes, win-amp - will play music for a 4 songs then will heavily distort Have to turn off playback service Please offer advice