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Clementine does not play next song when logged in with another user

I've set up PulseAudio to mix sound from different users as explained in this other question, and it works for me. But I still have one problem: Log in with user A. Open Clementine and start playing ...
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How to re-import iTunes into the Music app?

I have an iTunes music folder and would like to re-convert it to the Apple Music app so that it takes all iTunes settings, playlist, counts into the Music app. Does anyone know how to re-initiate the ...
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Play music over Skype?

I want to be able to play Music (or general SFX) during a Skype call when talking with some friends. I have a Chromebook, and they have Windows. Is it even possible? And if so, how would I, or what ...
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Any way to add playlists with Apple Music streaming content to Apple Music library from command-line?

It's straightforward to add m3u playlists of locally-stored files to the Apple Music app from the command-line. Is there any way to create and add a playlist of streaming content to the library, for ...
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Disable Explorer's music style for folders containing mp3 files

Windows has this annoying feature that uses different Explorer options for folders containing music files like ogg or mp3. It removes the file size, it make the name column extremely narrow and it ...
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Windows 10 laptop is filtering out any recorded music on any microphone

My Windows 10 Alienware laptop is filtering out any sound that isn't "voice-like" when recording on any microphone. I'm confident that this is some sort of noise-blocking enhancement feature ...
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Fixing garbled id3v2 tags with incorrect encoding using mid3v2

I have been using id3v2 to automatically tag music files (title, album, artist). While id3v2 displays the metadata correctly, other players do not - here I have an example of issues with À/è/û and ...
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How do I copy `~/Music` from `Terminal` to ensure the files continue to be expected where they are?

On a new Macbook Pro, I run sudo rm -fr ~/Music and then drag using Finder the folder ~/Music from my old MBp to ~/. on the new mac. The meta data are intact (phew!), but Get info shows that the Music ...
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How do I store my music collection in their new(-ish) location on macOS?

When I check the size of my music collection (Ventura; Music 1.3) $ du -hs ~/Music/iTunes 131G /Users/sam/Music/iTunes $ du -hs ~/Music/Music 61M /Users/sam/Music/Music I see that all the ...
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No media listed on external devices after enabling DLNA on Windows 10

I have an old Windows 10 laptop which im using to hold my music library. All the music is stored on an external drive connected to the laptop. I right click the Music folder under Documents and move ...
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Split a big album audio file into separate songs audio files automatically

I have an audio file which contains many songs in it. I want to split it into many audio files with separate songs automatically (probably by AI). Is there something can do that?
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In Excel. Am cataloging classical 78s. Sequential sides of the same title, artist, different recording dates. To file by artist, recording date. How?

In Excel, I am cataloging classical 78s. Numbered sequential sides of the same title, artist, Part 1, Part 2, etc. then with different recording dates due to remakes, different record companies, etc. ...
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Allen & Heath Xone K2 MIDI device not available in QLCPlus while working in Mixxx

I am new to the MIDI protocol and I wonder why my Allen & Heath Xone K2 controller is detected and working (at least with some non-intuitive mapping) in Mixxx, while QLCPlus detects the device, ...
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Deleting empty folders inside a folder for iTunes Media cleanup (Mac)

My iTunes library has some time ago split up into two locations and now I want to merge them, but before I do so I want to clean up the folders. In the iTunes Media list, there are artist folders, ...
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Why does Amazon Music create an asw_sdk{date}.log file on my desktop when it runs?

I am running Windows 10 and whenever I run my Amazon Music Desktop app it creates a file called aws_swk{today's date}.log file on my desktop. It's always empty. It appears to also have logs in its ...
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What does number mean next to artist name in on-line music databases?

I am using MusicBrainz, Discogs and freedb through Mp3tag application for Windows for clearing up my .mp3 files library using these on-line databases as tags sources. Sometimes (approx. 3-5% of all ...
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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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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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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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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 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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