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foobar2000 Supported audio formats: MP3, MP4, AAC, CD Audio, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, Musepack, Speex, AU, SND... and more with additional components. Gapless playback. Full unicode support. Easily customizable user interface layout. Advanced tagging capabilities. Support for ripping Audio CDs as well as transcoding all supported audio ...


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I use MusicBrainz' Picard Tagger which allows you to add tags and move files to sorted folders and rename files. It not only uses your existing filenames and tags but also the audio footprint of any music. The database is quite large and collaborative. MusicBrainz is a community music metadatabase that attempts to create a comprehensive music ...


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You could simply add %codec% to your view pattern. For example: In Preferences: Media Library > Album List, create a new view called "by artist/codec" and use the following pattern: %<artist>%|%album%|%codec%|[[%discnumber%.]%tracknumber%. ][%track artist% - ]%title% (The pipe | characters make it a separate level in the tree hierarchy.)


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If you select a group of songs you will be able to click and drag the songs to a new playlist. This will have the behaviour that you have seen. Instead of using the left mouse button to click and drag the songs you should use the right mouse button to drag the new songs to the new playlist. If you drop it on the name of the playlist you will get a context ...


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Open the music folder Select Organize from the top menu Select Folder and Search Options Select the View tab Uncheck "Hide Protected Operating System Files" and check "Show Hidden Files" Click "OK" Now you will be able to see the individual picture files that are used in the folder preview. You can modify or change them however you would like.


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It is hard to beat the versatility, options, and quality of EAC combined with LAME. It won't be the most user friendly option, but this combination gives total control over every aspect of taking a CD to MP3, bitrates, filenames, ID3 tagging, etc. If you go this route, Hydrogen Audio has a good wiki and forum for easier configuration of the two combined. ...


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I am a fan of xmms2 mainly because it has a console based interface. It has a few graphical ones as well but I prefer the console one so that I can use keyboard short cuts and a simple mouse menu in fvwm. It does all that you want. Some commands that do things similar to what the question wants: nyxmms2 playlist create ook nyxmms2 playlist switch ook ...


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If you're working on Mac OS or any Unix system you can install ffmpeg and use the following command to extract the duration of a single file: ffmpeg -i filename.mp3 2>&1 | egrep "Duration" | cut -d ' ' -f 4 | sed s/,// That would for example return "00:08:17.4". You can use this in a shell script of course, so for example this would list all of ...


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From the horse's mouth, the Zune site itself : Previous item or chapter CTRL+B Go to search box CTRL+E Next item or chapter CTRL+F Turn shuffle on or off CTRL+H Eject CD (when only one CD drive) CTRL+J Play or pause playing CTRL+P Stop playing CTRL+S Audio playback, turn repeat on/off CTRL+T Zoom video size ...


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There's no software available which can do everything you want unattended, but there are a lot of tools and utilities which can make life easier for what you want. That said, I've been very happy with Mp3 Tag Tools, an open source mp3 toolset with the following features: ID3v1.1 & ID3v2.x support Tag mp3s even while playing them Mass ID3 ...


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Mp3tag, it will need a little tweaking but something like c:\pathtofiles\%discnumber%\%dummy% should work in the filenames to tag option would work. Really its the ONLY tagger you need, once you get a hang of it.


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Media Monkey is the one I always recommend. When you rip you get this dialog: which lets you configure the main directory, how (any) subdirectories and the file names are built from the track details. You can choose from the following when you click on either of the ">>" buttons:


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Apart from Mokubai's answer, keyboard shortcuts Ctrl + X and Ctrl + V also work as expected for cutting and pasting songs from one playlist to another.


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This assumes your mp3 tags are in id3v2 format. id3v1 formats things a little differently. I recommend something like mediainfo for that. This example uses id3v2 for file in *.mp3; do IFS=$':' artist="$(id3v2 -l "${file}" | grep "TPE1" | awk '{ print $2 }')" # Your artist name is now stored in $artist. # This example just creates an ...


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The default flac distribution include a binary called flac(.exe). You can decompress flac files with it using the -d option. Just use the cmd shell from the folder with .flac files: FOR %f IN (*.flac) DO "C:\Program Files (x86)\FLAC\flac.exe" -d "%f"


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My preferred choice of software ImageBurn does some of what you asking for as shown in the image below.


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Grab a free software Mp3Tag. Import all your files into it. It has an option to write ID3 tags from filename and you can specify what format is the filename is in. The format string in your case would be <music dir path>/%artist%/%album%/%track%-%title% It will do it for all files that support ID3 tags. And you're all set. Here's help page if ...


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I don't know for sure about tracking times, but iTunes for PC should cover the counts/ratings/favorites etc. at least. Based on what the Mac version has (and I never use it "online") play time (as in the clock time you played it) does not seem to be an option, but you can view/sort by number of times you play a track, number of skips, date/time last played, ...


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As per this Reporting Incorrect Track Info forum thread, their Contact Form has to be used to inform them of any errors in their listing. You might also want to keep an eye on the Way to notify Spotify of incorrect metadata - wrong titles, artists, track name etc. thread for updates.


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File > Preferences > Media Library > Restrict to: > "*.FLAC" (copy/paste without the ") or File > Preferences > Media Library > Exclude: > "*.CUE; *.MP3; *.M3U" (copy/paste without the ")


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The slow but reliable way would be to move everything back to your local hard drive and load it up in iTunes. Then go to iTunes->Preferences->Advanced. At the top, you'll see the current consolidated location of your media. Click Change, and choose the location on your NAS where you want all of the media stored. Then go to File->Library->Organize Library, ...


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One really excellent tool, which comes recommended by the creators of the great CD Burner XP creators, is Foobar 2000 (I use it to backup my music CDs):   CDBurnerXP - Save an audio CD to disk (includes instructions)   http://cdburnerxp.se/help/Audio/ripaudiodisc   Foobar2000 (can also automatically figure out proper track names in most ...


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For volume adjustment, MP3Gain and AACgain are great - they adjust metatags so there's no loss in quality. In addition to that I use Mp3tag for mass manual adjustment of tags, and MusicBrainz Picard for songs I don't know.


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Zune keyboard shortcuts, tested and verified on v4.8 under windows XP CTRL+F = Forward (Next track) CTRL+B= Back (Previous track) CTRL+S = Stop CTRL+P = Pause/un-pause CTRL+E = Goto search box (if showing on current screen, eg doesn't work in Quickplay mode) CTRL+H = Toggle Shuffle mode CTRL+T = Toggle Repeat mode ...


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Sometimes you have to answer the question by saying you shouldn't answer the question; I'm going to go out on a limb and say you shouldn't do what you're trying to do. If there is such a large problem with dupes, you should consider figuring out why you have so many dupes in the first place. Entire discographies is one good reason why this is the case. Do ...


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It's a bit of a manual approach and will require some habit forming, but you can simply uncheck the duplicates as you import them and only sync checked songs to your iPod. Realize that this won't be fun in the short term if you decide to compulsively go through your entire collection right now and implement this, but it is a foolproof method of keeping ...


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Create a play list called singles - playlists are the too you can use in your case of a single that is an album - otherwise I would create an album called singles.


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Why not just give the album the same name as the single? Back in the days of actual physical record/tape/CD singles this is how it was done.


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I just realized the answer. I can store playlist info in the song tags as I descibe in the question, and then I can write a script to read the tags and create regular playlist files, which can be read by any music player. New! An actual implementation! I've implemented my mad scheme. You can find the results on github: ...


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there's no simple way to. I have a system but it involves a few things. I'd note eventually i have two seperate sets (purely lossy and lossless where possible) that are immaculately tagged Preferably files should be tagged properly BEFORE they get added to itunes Each of these programmes handles a specific role Mp3tag - for retagging. You can also use the ...



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