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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Congratulations on ruining someone's workflow! The iDevice setup is based around being tied to a music management system which does more than a simple filesystem. It syncs metadata, playlists, play counts, etc so that you can have smart playlists and the actions you take on the device can be reflected in your music management system. Amarok and Banshee ...


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I think the simplest solution is to store mp3 in your apache www/mp3 directory and then use a web index like this: http://larsjung.de/h5ai/ The "problem" is that you will need to download the entire mp3 since it has no streaming option out of the box. If you know a bit of php/html5 maybe you can develop a streaming function I can suggest you: ...


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One of the options of navigating your iPod using folder structure is to use "alternative" firmware, like Rockbox . But it only supports specific iPod models. From their website: Rockbox runs well on these players, has a complete manual and is supported by the installer: iPod 1g through 5.5g, iPod Mini, iPod Nano 1g Rockbox runs on these players, ...


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Yes it is possible to browse by folder in media player but first you will need to define your music folder. Go to organize->manage libraries->music->add and add your music folder.Then simply go to Library->Music->Folder and your music will be displayed by folder. If you wanna try some alternatives, Winamp and mediamonkey are good to go.


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iTunes does not automatically update its library. I don't know why, but it has always been this way. You have to go to File -> Add Folder to Library and select the same folder you already added to have it search again. It will add anything that has changed since the last time you added the folder.


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It might not be fully what you are looking for, but for all kinds of collections I recommend GCstar: http://www.gcstar.org/ It has options to fetch metadata for movies, books and CD's, and you can create your own database models if a template does not fit your needs. Cross-platform as well.


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You can add a column to the file list in Wİndows Explorer. Add "Length" property colum to folder. Then select all off the mp3 files in the folder. You can see total length in the bottom summary pane of win.exp... (Not the whole solution to your question but you said "any help would be appreciated :D)


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My recommendation would be you differentiate between organizing your offline files (mp3, ...) and internet radio. For the offline part you already got plenty of recommendations. For the internet radio I can only say ... Screamer Radio ... freeware, it has pretty much you'll ever need in that segment. I can't recomment it enough.


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Problem solved. All I needed to do was creating a file on the players root dir and call it .is_audio_player and put the following lines into it: audio_folders=Music/ output_formats=audio/ogg,audio/x-ms-wma,audio/mpeg,audio/wav,audio/x-flac,audio/mp3 cover_art_file_type=jpeg cover_art_file_name=cover.jpg The files are transfered as usual and the cover.jpg ...


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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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