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Why can’t I play a German Aladdin Broadway CD with an external CD drive connected to my 2020 MacBook Air?

I really liked the original soundtrack of the Aladdin Broadway musical, so I wanted to listen to all of the songs in German. I bought this (used) CD from an American company and the CD arrived today. ...
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FFmpeg - How to cut .m4a song without losing quality?

I would like to cut a song from 1:45 to the end (I mean, I would like to keep only the part from 0:00 to 1:45). But I don't want to lose the quality of the song. How can I to do that using FFmpeg? ...
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how do i set my column headings in file explorer not someone else's defaults

If I say a folder is "Music" for instance, five column headings are provided: File name (obvious requirement), # (track number, only useful for albums), Title (Why? file name duplicated?!?), ...
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Details not editing on Groove music

I'm trying to edit the info of the songs on GROOVE MUSIC, but I'm unable to do so. Plus if someone can suggest a fast way to segregate albums (or editing info) then please help me out :)
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Progressively adjust audio volume over time

I have two audio tracks and what I need to do is at some time to start lowering first audio track and progressively tune second audio track. This change in audio tracks should take for example 2 ...
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How do I make only *one* specific playlist have "shuffle play order" in foobar2000?

For many years, I used Winamp. I almost always had the "Shuffle" checkbox checked. Since I switched to foobar2000 about ten years ago, my music listening pattern has changed completely. 99....
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How to switch between playlists in VLC Media Player?

I have 5 folders of songs (each one a playlist) that I want to play, but the catch is they should be played independently of others. Right now in VLC when I drag a folder into the playlist dock, it ...
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How to organise music files for cmus

I used youtube-dl to download music files (with .webm file extension). I organised them into a the following file structure, with each artist name being a folder containing the .webm files: ~/Music | |...
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Conversion from High Res FLAC to 16/44.1 FLAC, keeping all metadata

I want to convert High resolution flac such as 24 bit 96 Hz and others, to 16 bit 44.1 Hz CD format, while preserving all metadata. Any suggestions?
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How can I use ffmpeg to stream (sync and async) flac audio?

Ffmpeg seems to be a good tool for streaming video and sound. How can I setup ffmeg to stream flac audio on demand (the time of the track can differ from user to user) and for broadcasting (all users ...
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Windows Explorer replace something in filename

I want to properly rename all my downloaded music files. Most of them start with "download -" and after that comes the music file name. Is there a possibility to remove the "download -&...
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Downloading songs from YouTube, which codec to use?

I want to mass download songs from YouTube using cli app called spotdl, I'm confused as it offers audio in different codecs, there is Opus at ~120kbps-149kps,48KHz AAC at ~133kbps-192kbps,44.1KHz ...
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Compressing music files to fit a given size [closed]

I have a few thousand mp3 files on my pc of different quality (total 10gb). I'd like to compress all of them to fit my smart watch which has 4gb storage. Are there any tools to compress all of them ...
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Import list of songs into Apple Music

Import list of songs into Apple Music Context: Essentially, I've been writing down a list of songs in my note app on my Macbook Pro (more specifically, OneNote) which I like - just the name, because ...
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Remove audio snippet from many audio files

I have a lot of audio files (.mp3) which all contain a specific audio snippet on different timestamps in those audiofiles. How could I remove those snippets automatically in all audio files?
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How to transfer Groove playlist to another computer with the same library?

I have two computers with identical local music libraries; how do I transfer a playlist from one to the other?
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Failsafe Against Slips During Audio Programming

As described in this video, it seems to be very easy to produce dangerous audio volumes (both to speakers and hearing) with Pure Data when even a slight slip or oversight occurs. The advice given in ...
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OneDrive and Audio tags Dilemma

I use WMP and I would like to put all of my music files on OneDrive and let WMP view the Music library from OneDrive. But when making my music files on OneDrive online only to save space, all of the ...
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Music managing software delete lower quality duplicates [closed]

Until the end of the last year I was one of the few people who used Google Play Music, and as it was discontinued, I downloaded all my music using Google Takeout. Now I have almost all of my songs in ...
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How can i play different music playlists through different output sources on the same media player?

How can I play different music playlists through different output sources on the same media player? So one Bluetooth speaker playing nirvana. Headphones playing Led Zeppelin. And network speaker ...
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How do I use such multiple character ligature signs for Musical Notation?

I found a portion of music Ebook The Basics of North Indian Classical Music by Abha Saxena (Google books) (Google play bookstore) (free preview), and this is so far the only ebook I have seen that has ...
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How to create playlists of local media files without relying on paths?

I'd like to create playlists of locally stored media files, and synchronize these playlists between my devices (desktop/laptop/phone.) However, there's one major point of friction: due to some changes ...
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Incorrect Album Artist and First Track in Plex

I ripped my parent’s Christmas CD collection as FLAC files with Windows Media Player. The first track of every album is just titled “Track 1” and the album artist of every album is “Various Artists”. ...
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Is there a way to add an external transparent PNG overlay to a PDF without modifying the PDF?

I'm trying to find an application that will let you create an overlay to a PDF but doesn't actually modify the PDF, e.g. saves a transparent .png that (in the program) is linked to the PDF or creates ...
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How to get an old ISO of a game to play music from the CD-ROM when the CD is not inserted

As a kid, I got a free racing ad-game on CD-ROM, from the same company who made Mall Maniacs. As the disc's becoming 20 years old, and the publisher went bust in 2003, it felt mandatory to make an ISO ...
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Music through bluetooth speaker but other sounds come through computer

I have a bluetooth speaker connected to my Windows 10 laptop. I play music using Groove Music which comes out of the bluetooth speaker. Other sounds such as zoom chat, or facebook notifications will ...
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How can I modify a Folder's columns? Not the "Name" column, but other ones such as Year, Date Released, etc

Screenshot of my folder I need help with Okay so to be a little more detailed with my issue. I like to be EXTRA organized with my music in my external hard drive. That being said, I have a Music ...
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An audio player that changes speed but ALSO affects the Pitch?

Many audio players can simply change playback speed, but the pitch is corrected to keep the music sounding natural. Like VLC or Windows Media Player and many others. My intent is to create in real-...
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How can I execute a Windows Store software with a command line?

Related: directly execute windows store app (has no answers. ) Hello, I am asking with the idea to change my keyboard shortcut for Media: How can I run another app when pressing the calculator key ...
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How can I adjust the tempo of a mp3 song without altering the pitch and converting to WAV?

I need to run a script in python that changes the tempo of an MP3 song without changing the pitch. I've seen Soundstretch but it only works with wav files and I wanted to avoid having to convert back ...
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Prevent Music.app from starting on F8 (play) button (osx 10.15)

I want to control Spotify using the function key media shortcuts, but Music.app opens instead of Spotify playing (even though Spotify is open already. How can I prevent Music.app from listening to ...
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Interface issue when using Fruity Loops

A simple but extremely frustrating issue. I cannot enter notes into the piano roll (with a left-click) while at the same time playing notes on the keyboard. It’s as if playing the notes (by pressing ...
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How to reset macOS Catalina Muisc library?

I updated on Catalina when it came out and naturally one of the things I opened was the Music.app which imported my iTunes library. For some reason this resulted in only part of my library showing up ...
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How to delete music as it's being played

I have huge old collections of music that I'd like to whittle down by listening through and deleting those I don't want to keep. Currently, my process for doing so is this: Open the folder containing ...
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Music Player Daemon not working, no songs playing

So I just installed MPD together with MPC and NCMPCPP but I can't get it to work. There is 1 song in the database, according to NCMPCPP (Show server info) but there are no Artists or Albums. I ...
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Is there an iTunes setting to show music not already on iPod?

Is there a setting or some kind of user-script I can use to view all songs that aren't already on my iPod (from within iTunes, I'm sure there'a a command line way to just compare the files). I often ...
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Is there a way to automatically bulk-update specific ID3 fields in MP3s but leave other fields untouched?

I have thousands of MP3s which are missing the "Year" ID3 field which means I can't sort albums chronologically. I'm looking for a way to automatically download ID3 metadata in bulk and populate only ...
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How to find where a song occurs in a video with ffmpeg/ffprobe

I have a audio file (mp3) and a video file (mp4). I need to find out where the song starts and ends in the video (Eg. @ 0-60 seconds). How would I do this with ffmpeg/ffprobe? If this is not ...
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Embed an MP3 in a WAV file

Afaik, the WAV file format is just a container for multiple sound formats. Is it possible to have an MP3 embedded in a WAV file so that the file size is smaller that typical WAV files? If so, how ...
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Can Google Home access MP3 files on PC or Raspberry?

How do I get Google Home Mini to access Raspberry Pi or PC MP3 files on command? The YouTube subscription isn't what I'm looking for. I want to play music and movies from my own library. Can I get ...
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How can I most easily replace 'Track X' with track information on a website?

I don't have the CD on hand; see the track information on Deutsche Grammaphon's website. It's obviously too unproductive to copy the track information from DG and paste it to each Track, even with ...
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How do i connect my electric guitar amp to my soundcard and use it as speaker?

I have a Focusrite scarlett solo g2 soundcard and a Laney 15watt LR20 amp. I use normal(not monitoring) speakers combined with a subwoofer and connect them to my soundcard and use Guitar Rig 5 app to ...
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How do I sort my music library based on PlayerPro's .m3u files?

I'm looking ti import my music library which is on my phone on to my computer. On my phone I use playerpro as my musicplayer and I've rated/sorted my music via there. Now I want to sort them the same ...
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Make selected application able to output sound only when no other applications are outputting sound

Is there a way of allowing a selected application (that is trying to output sound), to only be able to output when no other applications are outputting sound? Usecase scenario Some people listen to ...
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I cant hear voices when my R and L balances are set to the same number

I cant hear voices, only background music when my L and R balances are set to the same number. I can only hear them if it is set to different values. Is there any explanation to this?
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Bulk convert a music collection with a mix of lossless and lossy formats

I have a large-ish collection of music files, most of which are flac, some mp3 and other lossy formats. I want to create a copy of the whole collection in mp3. The problem that I have is that when ...
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Seamless audio track / music loop - Auto / Automatic / AI / Script

I always loop audio tracks for my daily vlog. It's like audio track is 3 minutes but I make this audio like 20 minutes. I just find one point near the beginning that also appears near the end. Then ...
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Is there a way to spoof the date metadata on folders?

I have a collection of CreativeCommons music on a USB, that I used a digital TV to listen to, but its default media player is a bit limited. It offers only two list orders (data and alphabetic), which ...
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How can I tag music with the song's original year, not when it was published?

One problem I encounter with automatically tagged music is that the "Date" field is when the recording was published, not when the song was first released. So, for example, my copy of "The End of the ...
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How do I make music interactive using Asterisk?

I recently started my own computer repair business & use FreePBX/Asterisk for my phone system. Just wondering if it's possible to make my music on hold interactive. I would like to let callers ...

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