Music-related questions. Most questions can probably be tagged with the name of your music player (e.g. "banshee" or "rhythmbox")

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Music player that can access/catalog music on network drive

I have all of my music on a network drive hooked up to an Ubuntu server. I can access the music from my Ubuntu laptop. The problem is that I can't find a program that will use my samba connection to ...
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android file transfer difficulties

I'm having problems transferring stuff to my Samsung Galaxy S4 and its memory card. The long and short of it is that I just can't transfer certain files across: the music is mostly in .wma format, ...
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Ubuntu Touch music notification

Good morning everyone! I do have a minor problem using my BQ Aquaris E5 HD. My question concerns the pre-installed "Music" application on my phone. The playback of my music files (MP3) is completely ...
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Can not play music with 16.04

I am trying to get away from MS Windows. I am new to Ubuntu and really like it a lot. I am having a problem with version 16.04; When I attempt to play a song, the system opens the video player and ...
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How to find (and delete) duplicate files

I have a largish music collection and there are some duplicates in there. Is there any way to find duplicate files. At a minimum by doing a hash and seeing if two files have the same hash. Bonus ...
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Banshee Compiling on Ubuntu 16.04 fails

at the moment I try to compile banshee from git: http://banshee.fm/download/development/ But it fails. I do this because I plane to fix something in the source code from banshee for my wishes. Here is ...
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How do I stream music to my AirTunes?

I have used PulseAudio, but it sometimes works, sometimes it does not... Also my Rhythmbox doesn't play the songs sometimes and just hangs there paused. Is there a more stable option to stream and ...
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Choppy Audio Playback With Clementine and VLC

Since I've installed Kubuntu 16.04 yesterday, music playback in VLC and Clementine started to be choppy. Starting to play a song, everything is fine for about 2 seconds until the stuttering begins ...
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Importing iTunes Music Library in Rhythmbox

I have a extensive music library in iTunes on my Mac. I have found a dozen import scripts to import the metadata (ratings, play count) to Rhythmbox. But the comments I have found all indicate that ...
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Play Music stored on ubuntu via Android device

I have a music collection of mp3 files stored on my ubuntu machine which I use primarily as a media laptop. I have a 1tb hard drive so for all practical purposes I have tons of disk space for this ...
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Recognise Kubic Edge as a device by banshee or rhythmbox

When I mount my Kubik Edge 8Gb MP3 Player with a 4Gb expansion card, neither Banshee or Rhythmbox will recognise it as a Device. The launcher bar shows a flash stick icon and I can copy music ...
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Software to convert midi to sheet music

I am a music student looking for software that can convert midi files to sheet music. Are there any programs for Ubuntu like the Windows programs Notation Musician or MidiNotate Player?
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Clementine does not play after update to Xenial

After the update, Clementine does not want to play music any more. A dialog with this error pops up (the bold font is added): GStreamer could not create the element: gsettingsaudiosink. Please ...
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BQ M10 Music App - Creating Playlist of Folders

I have a number of audio programs that I've converted from cassette tape to MP3s. Each program is in its own folder and the file names go like this: 00 Introduction.mp3 01 Some Title.mp3 02 Some ...
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Binding a terminal command to a set of keys for Kubuntu 15.10

I have just installed cmus and to run it I need to go into terminal and enter the command "cmus". Is there any way I can bind this to a set of keys? Thanks.
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Left and Right Audio Channels Keep Switching (Blue Yeti)

Since the headphone input on my case is broken, I'm using the headphone input that's on my blue yeti to listen to sound. The problem is the left and right audio channels keep switching on each other. ...
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Music player with searchable library, that supports multiple artists?

I have a local library of many mp3 songs. I want a music player that fully supports multiple artists in a song. For example, in a list of all artists in my library, if a song has as artists: Michael ...
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How can I install Sonos on Ubuntu

How can I install the Sonos controller on ubuntu and access the music library ?
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Clementine doesn't play APE files

Clementine (1.2.3) on Ubuntu (16.04) Gnome (3.18) - doesn't play .ape files. Before the update (from Ubuntu Gnome 15.10) it also wasn't working, but it was telling that there is a problem with ...
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gRsync set permissions same as when copying

I am having trouble with permissions when using gRsync. The reason I am using grsync is it seems a lot easier to use my mounted windows share when using the browse feature. Currently I'm not sure how ...
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Lingot not detecting sound from microphone

I installed lingot(guitar tuner- http://freshmeat.net/projects/lingot/) on Ubuntu but it doesn't seem to be detecting the sounds from the microphone. I'm using Ubuntu 10.10. Thanks
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How do I sync music to my Android with Clementine?

I'm using Gnome Flashback with Ubuntu 14.04. When I plug in my Android 4.4 device by USB, it connects using MTP, and in Nautilus it looks like this: So far, so good. In Clementine, it appears under ...
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Control knobs of Qsynth using a Novation Launchkey Mini

I'm using a Novation Launchkey Mini as a Midi controller connected to Qsynth (GUI for FluidSynth) with Qjack, which at the same time is using a Focusrite Scarlett Solo as its audio interface. It all ...
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Rhythmbox doesn't respect my playlist?

I created a playlist by clicking on the plus arrow in the left bottom corner, and then added some mp3 files to that playlist via dragging with mouse. Strangely, whenever one song in this playlist ...
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How to download songs from Amazon's Cloud Player?

Using the latest Banshee (1.9.6) and the Amazon MP3 extension, I just bought an album, and it was copied to my Amazon Cloud Drive/Player. How do I download this to my computer? Banshee's Amazon MP3 ...
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A software doesn't have access to enough memory?

I use the software GrandOrgue, and I've had pretty good results with my two MIDI keyboards and some basic samplesets, but when I try to load a larger one, such as the Barton 3/7, it gives me a "Not ...
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How to Play Music in Cycle with Omxplayer?

I would like to setup a song backward in a corridor by omxplayer but I cannot find any parameter for it here omxplayer music.mp3 How can you play the same music song in cycle?
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Audio players that access music library as file browser (and see folder structure)

I have a big music library. Nothing special there. But I very much dislike the way usually music library is displayed in most recommended players, according to Artist/Album/Year/Genre tags, ignoring ...
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Looking for a music player that can filter by filename and play webm audio files

I am looking for a music player and organizer for Ubuntu 14.04 that can Filter/Search audio files by filename Play audio formats like webm, ogg I tried Clementine and Deadbeef but both of them ...
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A music software to output two sound tracks on two audio outputs ?

I am looking for a music software to output two tracks on two different outputs (speakers and headset). I'd also like to easily swap outputs if possible. I am using a computer with an integrated ...
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Is there an app to remove tag write protection on audio files?

On Windows I used 'Mp3tag' to remove both metadata and protection in order to write other metadata. Is there an equivalent on Ubuntu?
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How do I download AND save mp3 music files to Rhythmbox?

First of all, I'm sorry, I really have no idea what I'm doing, so please be patient with me. I'm having troubles with Rhythmbox. I would like to download some mp3 music files from a site (yes, I do ...
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alternative for groove music in ubuntu [on hold]

Is there any music player with cool interface like groove music for windows? I have searched a lot for it but could not find one.
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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 the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS Skipping while playing music

I have problem with playing music, doesnt matters what kind of file (mp3, wma, flac). When I listen to music at the specif times in song it just skips. Every time on the same spot, so i was thinking ...
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Music player that doesn't change the iTunes tags?

I've used Windows and iTunes for a very long time before I recently changed to Ubuntu 14.04. I've copied all my music (mainly mp3 files) from my old Windows laptop to my new Ubuntu laptop. However, ...
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Mp3s missing, folders still there

Having a bit of a crisis. My NAS music library (Synology) now has only the empty folders for the music (each artist, sub folders for album, etc) but the mp3s themselves are not showing up. Only thing ...
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Need a playlist creator for linux that will do relative paths

Under Windows I use "Playlist Creator 3.6.2" This just about the ideal program for what I want, but under wine, you cannot access it's setup to set the feature I want the most, and that is relative ...
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How to properly import media on Banshee?

I'd like to ask you about Banshee. I have imported media from my Windows partition, renamed it and so on, but after restarting my laptop and running Banshee again I can't play my track because "File ...
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ncmpcpp can't find my music

I finally got ncmpcpp and MPD to work, but ncmpcpp won't find my music. I've restarted MPD multiple times, installed mpc and run mpc update, pressed U inside ncmpcpp, restarted my machine, tried with ...
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How to connect a MIDI Keyboard and automatically write notes?

I need to create a sheet while I play. How do I do this best? I want to just play the song and my PC does the rest, so I just need to print/play afterwards.
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Is there software that can recognise which musical notes I am playing into my microphone - to help me practice music?

To help me practice music, I'd like to make a sound (hum, sing or whistle into my microphone) and have the corresponding note displayed on screen. A program that gives feedback live (while I play) ...
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How to check music file for distortion?

Distorted audio Sometimes, when playing some music file, it just does not sound right - for example it sounds like it's distorted by overmodulating - but it's not so strong that it is obvious how it ...
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A music player that can handle multiple artist tags

The mp3 format can handle multiple artists per track (in the form of "artist1\artist2"), and as far as I know other modern music formats can do the same thing. However, Rhythmbox (my default music ...
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Sync Music with iphone

I have read about syncing music on the iphone via Rythmbox. Some say use the Sync Button. Some say after updates, just drag and drop from your playlist to the iphone in Rythm box. When I do that it ...
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How can I fix incorrect mp3 duration?

I have a number of songs in my Music library that display incorrect duration values, and so play only partially in Clementine. In Banshee and some other players they show different duration values and ...
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Foobar2000-like music player?

I've been thinking about switching to Ubuntu full time, but there are still some programs left behind that I haven't found any equivalent to yet. Does anyone know of a music player similar to ...
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How to manage the “choose playlist” menu

Click on the audio indicator, you'll find "choose playlist". I want to make these playlists in alphabetical order, generally I want to be able to organise this menu. How does it work? Also, when I'm ...
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Amarok doesn't play any songs

I've recently installed Kubuntu 15.10. After adding my local library to amarok, it doesn't play anything. Double click on a song does nothing. No errors etc. Playing songs/video in VLC is working ...
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Accessing 1D Touch music-streaming platform with Rhythmbox

I got a account on 1D Touch, a streaming platform, and it will be nice if I could have an access with Rhythmbox (instead of my web browser). The platform is sending mp3, readable with an API using ...