Application that can play most music files (.mp3, .ogg, etc.)

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How to display lyrics of songs?

When I was using Windows, I had an application called MiniLyrics which let me display the lyrics of the music files played. The application automatically downloads the lyrics and plays along with the ...
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How to play mp3 files from the command line?

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 server.. so command line only. I need to be able to play audio (.mp3 & .wav) files via the command line! I've installed the MPD & Audacious packages... and ...
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Can I safely remove Banshee?

I prefer Clementine as my music player. I'd like to completely remove the default player (currently Banshee) and replace it with Clementine. Can I do this, without breaking Ubuntu?
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Music player that plays Youtube playlists

I have tried all music players recommended in answers for similar questions, but I haven't found a player meeting the following requirements: Plays youtube playlists smoothly (caches the audio ...
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Python (v2.7) requires to install plugins to create media files of the following type: Vorbis encoder

This is the message I get when I try to rip a cd from any player. I usually use the stock Rhythmbox but have tried others to no avail. I have just updated to 12.10 from 12.04 and I had no problems in ...
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What music players (or related applications) are there that would allow displaying/editing embedded lyrics of music tracks?

I use OSD Lyrics and CoverGloobus. They are good, they search and eventually download lyrics, when they can find them. The sources used by OSD Lyrics, for example, are rather limited (although I love ...
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What music player shows “similar bands you might like” feature

In 11.04 I used banshee or rhythmbox because it had a feature that told me, when I was listening to a song what other bands from other similar groups I would enjoy. Most of the time it was correct or ...
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How to make Spotify the default music player?

"Spotify for linux" doesn't show up in default applications menu for Music (system info section in system settings). Therefore, it also doesn't come in Dash and music media keys don't work as well. ...
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Does RhythmBox have any command line interface or method of interprocess communication?

I'd really like to communicate with rhythmbox with a web server so I can remotely change the music playing from my smartphone. Is there a command-line interface for rhythmbox to do things like ...
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Are there any good music mixers available, equivalent to Windows “MP3 Tunes”?

In Windows my dad used to have a program called MP3 Tunes. I have tried running it with Wine, and it worked. But strange things kept happening to the program, so it's not a reliable way to play music. ...
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Is there a music player that doesn't play video or show photos?

I want a music player that can't play video or show photos. I don't have any other requirements. Are there any music players that fit my description?
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Music player that works with a large library of music files [closed]

I'm looking for a fast and functional music player that can work with a huge library of music files. Banshee is quite OK, however it uses too much resources on my laptop and hangs from time to time. ...
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Does the iPod Shuffle 4th Gen work well with Rhythmbox?

I'm thinking about getting an iPod Shuffle 4th gen., but if it doesn't work well with Ubuntu 12.04/Rhythmbox it's a no-go. Does anyone have any experiences with this combination? Thank you in ...
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How to install mp3 plugin? [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu desktop 13.04 in my computer, dual boot with windows 7. How to install mp3 plugin? Because I want to listen to music and watch movie, but the player requires plugin? How to ...
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Lightweight music player

Is there any ultra lightweight music player for Ubuntu (like foobar)? Preferably with Unity taskbar integration.
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What Linux program reads Atrac3+?

I have about 20 files of music in the format .aa3. Which Linux-compatible program reads that format?
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Script to monitor window title changes

Here's the deal: I use the lastfm package to listen my Last.FM (duh)... And I want to show some notify-osd notifications when a new music starts. As long the program don't supports it, I want to ...
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What players do support flac files with embeded cue sheet?

I recently got some FLAC files with embeded cue sheet. Though, the info of the sheet file doesn't seem to show up in Rhythmbox; Banshee; Amarok or Audatious. Which media players support this kind of ...
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What music player for Ubuntu is *most* like Cog?

Cog is, far and away, my favourite music player. File browser on the left panel, pull a folder into the right panel, it plays the files you pull into the main box. Simple! Easy! Nice! Especially since ...
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Rhythmbox (or any music player) doesn't change songs properties

I have some songs in my Rhythmbox, but I cannot change their properties, i.e., I cannot write anything in the properties window. It seems to be block or something like that. I thought that such files ...
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Music manager with Android sync support?

Primary: How can I manage a large music collection and sync parts of it to an Android device? Secondary: To make it complicated, parts of the collection is stored in multiple formats. Computer ...
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Can I auto-start music player after connecting headphones?

Is there a way to start my default music player after connecting the headphones or earphones ? If there is nothing in the form of a GUI, I don't mind writing a script for it, but I need some starting ...
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Music player with 'searchable' media library ?

I have been looking quite few days for that but I have not found an answer. I am trying to find a good music player for ubuntu in which I would be able to search the media library like in winamp ( ...
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Uninstall gmusic browser

I would like to uninstall gmusic browser from my xubuntu installation. I find it does not meet my playback requirements. How do I go about this?
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How Can I Edit Songs on a Remote Server?

I have a number of songs I am hosting. I would like to edit their ID3 tags. Downloading and uploading them will take too much time. Is it possible to edit them as they are online? Update Here is ...
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Using headset controls like a smart phone

I have a generic pair of smartphone earphones that have the button (along with a microphone) and I would like to use the button as a pause/play key in Ubuntu, like I would on an Android phones music ...
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Replacement for foobar2000's “Move files” functionality?

So I'm a recent Ubuntu convert and love it, but theres one thing I need help with: organising my music library. Previously on Windows I used foobar2000, and had one playlist called "Incoming" where I ...
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Looking for console program to generate tones

I've been googling for a while now and I can't find what I am looking for. I'm in the need of a console program that can play notes. Example: play C C D D E E
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Way to play only songs that were last played before a certain date in amarok

I want to make a dynamic playlist in amarok (version 2.8.0-0ubuntu3) which plays songs that I haven't heard in a while, for example should it contain only songs that were last played in 2013 or ...
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How to install «Hip Hop» on Ubuntu 14.04

I would like to try Hip Hop on Ubuntu 14.04, but on the website, there is only a .tgz file, and I have no idea how to install it. There is no .deb in the compressed file. Does anyone have an idea ?
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Music app for large library over samba share

I am currently using Smb4k to auto-mount my Samba share (a 2TB hard drive plugged into my router USB port). The music collection is only a few hundred GBs. I've tried adding my music collection to a ...
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music player with audiobook support

Hello I'm looking for a nice audio player with audio-book and network support. I know banshee has that but i rather use something that isn't coded in mono. Another no no is KDE programs, Qt is fine ...
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How do I integrate Songbird with the desktop?

I would like to know if I can have a better integration of Songbird into Unity and Gnome. Specifically, can Songbird: be controlled through the panel sound menu, like Banshee in Ubuntu 11.10? show ...
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Make Gmusicbrowser default music player

This program doesn't appear in the "Default applications" > "Music" menu at "System settings" > "Details". I know that is posible to manually set every audio format to open with it. But is there a way ...
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Amarok / Clementine alternative

Is there a music player or a functionality in Amarok or Clementine that allows to update the ID3 tag of the files in my library that stores the changes in the library database only, leaving the ...
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Music lens does not play music through default music player

I have set Rhythmbox as my default music player through System Settings > Details, but when I browse and play music from the Unity dash, Banshee opens up and plays the music. How can I have Rhythmbox ...
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How to Change the music player in the Unity Panel - The Default is Banshee [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the Sound Menu's default music player? From what I know, A music player requires an extension with a MPRIS2 spec to be listed in the drop down menu ...
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Play tracks from a FLAC file

Is there any music player to show tracks of an album when a single FLAC file is played? cuetools can split the album file into song files, but I do not want to change the FLAC single file. I just ...
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Simple audio/mp3 player for small files

I have a new voicemail system that attaches mp3s to emails and sends them to me. I'm using Thunderbird for IMAP email. When I try to open them with Rythmbox, I run into trouble because of the ...
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How to make the GNOME Music Player Client (GMPC) my prefered ubuntu music player application?

How can make GMPC my default music program and integrate it with the unity top-bar just as rhythmbox or Banshee? Thank you, Pedro
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How to get Rhythmbox working on mp3

Click on an mp3 file that used to work, rhythmbox comes up and appears to be playing, but no audio comes from speakers or headphone jack. Jumping forward on song sometimes produces a very brief spurt ...
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Mpd wont update my library, using external drive?

using ncmpc++ ver 0.5.6 on ubuntu 12.04 <<- Epic AwesomeWM so thats why im using the terminal music playa! Anyway I edited the mpd.conf in /etc/mpd.conf under the music library I put ...
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Media player that can be told what tracks I want to skip

Some tracks in my music library only consist of introductory talk and things like that I usually want to skip. Is there a media player that can be taught to not play certain tracks, either using ID3 ...
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Rhythmbox does not remember my music

I am adding my music stored in an NTFS drive into Rhythmbox. It stays in the library for that session. However, when I shut down and restart, all imported music is lost from the library (even after ...
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How do I sync music to my Sony Walkman (Z Series) using Rhythmbox?

I have recently purchased the new Walkman Z from Sony. I can transfer music by mounting it as a drive, but I would prefer to use Rhythmbox to do so. My other Android devices and MP3 players from the ...
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mp3 to ogg converter plugin for rhythmbox or banshee?

I like to convert all mp3,aac,wav files into ogg format. is there any plugins for rhythmbox or banshee that converts mp3 format into ogg formate automatically like itunes converts wma format into mp3. ...
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Sound player that will load multiple tracks but won't play each sequentially?

I'm looking for a sound or video player that will: play one (and only one) of a set of tracks on demand, play a track with minimal interaction (ideally a single click), and either load multiple ...
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laptop running relatively hot playing media

I have an Acer 5740dg (core i5) and Ubuntu 11.10. After tweaking a little with the grub workaround and jupiter I don't have any heating problems anymore. Its even cooler than Windows. Except I'm ...
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Can Audacious music player edit metadata of music?

I've been trying to find an alternative to Banshee, and right now, I'm using Clementine. It really is a great music player, but it just has too many features for me. All I listen to are soundtracks ...
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Pause playback when headphones are disconnected

How is it possible to pause the playback of VLC when my Headphones are plugged out? I can mute the speakers via ALSA, but I want to use the plug trigger to stop the playback, as it is usual in ...