Questions about managing, listening to, or creating music.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

4
votes
1answer
124 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
125 views

How can I shift the frequency of everything that comes out of my speakers?

Let's say I'm jamming on my guitar with a song I'm listening to on YouTube. It's a song that is tuned a half step down. I would like to play that song half a step higher so I don't have to keep re-...
3
votes
0answers
201 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
401 views

How do I find songs that I've hearted/favorited in Apple Music?

If I'm listening to a song and I click/tap the ♥︎ icon, is there a list of these anywhere? I know if I Add to My Music I can get to these by making a smart playlist where Loved is true. But about for ...
2
votes
0answers
492 views

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 VLC?...
2
votes
0answers
228 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
35 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
103 views

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, ...
1
vote
0answers
19 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
38 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
43 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
57 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
41 views

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.
1
vote
0answers
373 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
176 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
491 views

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. ...
1
vote
0answers
41 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
415 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
48 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
51 views

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?
1
vote
0answers
219 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
381 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

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. ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

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
0
votes
0answers
8 views

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, ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
148 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

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?
0
votes
0answers
43 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
53 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

Linux music players that allows to delete current file from disk

Which Linux music players, allow easy deletion of the currently played song from disk using a key combination or a few mouse movements and button presses? The players should accept one or multiple ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

How can I search in the playlist for a song in Mediamonkey?

I want quickly select and play a song from my current playlist. But all I can do is search the entire library, music (whatever that is). but Not my current playlist My playlist is right, I just ...
0
votes
0answers
151 views

Music album art not showing up: How to reset?

I have added album art to all my songs, but they’re not showing up. I think I need to clear some directory of its content, but am not sure which one. I also appended some album art through Windows ...
0
votes
0answers
42 views

Alesis SR18 drum machine - Windows 7

I have a reasonable knowledge of computers and a very basic knowledge of the Alesis SR18 drum machine. I want to know if it's possible to program sets of songs from a computer running windows 7 with ...
0
votes
0answers
94 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
65 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
668 views

Is there a Foobar2000 component that would display only the playing playlist in the Default UI?

I use 'Tabs' component 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 ...
0
votes
0answers
221 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
154 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
56 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
118 views

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.
0
votes
0answers
57 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
279 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
81 views

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 ...