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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normal distributions vs studio oriented distribution [on hold]

I am new to ubuntu and I am interested in development(programming) and music at the same time. I am thinking of installing AVlinux for my music creation. My question is can I still be able to proceed ...
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Rhythmbox doesn't add/import MP3s from ~/Music on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

I just installed Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, all my music is located in /home/user/Music/, e.g. /home/user/Music/Back to The Future. I run Rhythmbox and try to import all MP3s to the player, but nothing ...
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Banshee Play Queue running haywire

This is strange. I love Banshee, works perfectly. Since yesterday, this has changed. When I add album manually into the play queue, the track order gets all jumbled up. Take a look at this. 2, 7, ...
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Which is the best multitrack recording software?

What is the best multi-track recording software for Ubuntu? I know Ardour is one of them but I heard it is a bit complicated to use.
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No audio output from Banshee

I installed Banshee player on my old Lenovo G430 running Lubuntu 15.04 (Vivid). It was able to scan through my music library and add all files to the library. However, when I try playing something, it ...
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Xubuntu, VLC Media Player overwrites

When my VLC Media Player rips a audio-CD it rips the first track. Then it asks whether I want to "overwrite" or "keep" the existing file. If I enter overwrite it rips the second song but stores it ...
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Rhythmbox and LG G3

hope someone can help me with this. I have a LG G3 that i would like to transfer music to via Rhythmbox, but i would like to have it in ogg format, i know it can do it because on previous android ...
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How to improve the quality of music playing in Ubuntu?

I don't know how to start debugging it, but when I play music using XBMC it sounds a lot better than when using Clementine. I know it is a little subjective, but although I love XBMC great features, ...
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How to stream music on ubuntu 14.04 to Apple TV

My apple TV is on the same network as my computer and I would like to stream any audio which goes through my laptop to the apple tv. Is this possible? Edit:When I installed paprefs and associated ...
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What application can edit WebM metadata?

I have a few hundred WebM files, which include audio and video in one file (WebM is a container format). I want to edit their metadata, like: artist who performs the song title of the song album ...
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Media Monkey music management alternative?

Media Monkey has some great and simple music management tools, like batch renaming, moving, fetching meta-data, etc. I use Picard for some music organisation, but it doesn't have as many options, ...
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How can I get a music streaming service of my choice work as an app?

Spotify has launched a dedicated Ubuntu player some time ago... but it doesnt make any difference to me as my country doesn't have spotify... though it does have many music streaming services of its ...
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Does Rhythmbox have folder play option?

I can select a folder in nautilus, right-click and choose "Open with VLC..." as well as "Open with Rhythmbox" but while the VLC option plays the files in the folder, Rhythmbox doesn't play the ...
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How to check music file for distortion?

Distorted audio Sometimes, when palying 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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Playlists in mediaplayers not able to trace song files after restarting ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Rhythmbox, VLC player, Audacious, I tried all. Similar problem arises. After creating playlists, it is working fine for the first time. After restarting and playing the playlists, error message ...
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High load when playing music files audio or video

Why do I keep getting high loads when I play music videos and audio files? Sometimes the computer hangs and everything stops working because of filesystem corruption and I have to repair it before am ...
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ChipTune music Program?

I'm relatively new to Ubuntu, I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 I create music from time to time and I'm looking for a good chiptune program, be it a tracker or some other type of composition program. Is there ...
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Using Patchage, can I connect Musescore to a soft synthesizer

I'm missing a few connections here. I'm learning how to route things around in Ubuntu 15 with Patchage. I see from the UI that MuseScore appears to have a Jack MIDI in and out. I have the ...
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How to play piano via a midi keyboard?

I am sorry to bother you but I don't know very much. This is about playing the piano through the computer. I have an m-audio keystation 88 which is a whole separate machine that connects through the ...
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Mounting Windows 8 phone to transfer music

I am trying to mount my Lumia 635 so that I can use Rhythmbox (or any other app) to transfer music. My problem is the windows phone looks like it is recognized as a camera only. So instead of having a ...
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Pause music with bluetooth headset button

I have a bluetooth headset (Philips SHB7150 if that matters). Everything works fine; I get audio, volume works, and previous/next works. But the play/pause button does nothing. I tried looking at it ...
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SYNCING I-phone TO RHYTM BOX

* PLEASE HELP * i am attempting to sync my i-phone to UBUNTU .. i googled this topic an i recieved some terminal commands to input which i did but i am gettimg the same results as usual, the computer ...
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Error when trying to run program in Wine

I am trying to run EW Installation Center in Wine. But after the installation I got this error message: Unhandled exception: page fault on execute access to 0x00000000 in 32-bit code ...
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Control remote Bluetooth music playback with Ubuntu

I have a Bluetooth speaker, and when I connect it to my tablet, I am able to control music playback with the buttons on the speaker. With Windows as well, a little "music player" shows up when music ...
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Rhythmbox mixed up album artwork on iPod

04 and when I plugged in my iPod nano 7th gen for the first time and opened Rhythymbox I realized that all the album artwork was mixed up after I played iPod. I remember when I used MediaMonkey on ...
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Bose comfort 3 doesnt work at all with ubuntu 14.04?

I have no idea why cant I hear anything when i connect my Bose comfort 3 headphones. What option should I choose and why cant it detect automatically?. Is there a script? Thanks in advance. ...
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Sending MIDI clock only (bpm count) through USB to sequencer [terminal]

I'm trying to send bpm to my Arturia MicroBrute sequencer through USB. It has USB MIDI input through that port as it can be seen on many YouTube links and I easily manage to sync it with Reaper DAW on ...
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What music app do I install on my new BQ Ubuntu phone? And where to get it from? [closed]

Subject says it all. What music app do I install on my new BQ Ubuntu phone? And where to get it from? (I'm new to Ubuntu, let alone a smart phone :)
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Rhythmbox Not Playing/Importing MP3 Files After Installing ubuntu-restricted-extras

Running Ubuntu GNOME and just upgraded to 15.04. I'm having trouble importing .mp3 files into Rhythmbox. Whenever I try and select my ~/Music/ folder that has the .mp3 files, I can just see the files ...
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Can't Use Audio in One Application Because Another Has Taken Full Use of Sound Card

One of the applications I'm trying to use tells me that the audio device is not available. Is it possible to check what applications are using the sound card at the moment?
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How to update to Clementine 1.2.3

I have Clementine 1.2 version installed in my Ubuntu 14.04 but I want to update it to Clementine 1.2.3 (which i think is the last version). I read here that I need to add the Clementine PPA via the ...
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Adding music to iPhone 4s

What is the best way to sync my music I have downloaded online with my iPhone using Xubuntu?
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Transfer music from iphone to ubuntu

Ive got an iPhone 5 running iOS 7. I want to transfer the music from the iphone to my Ubuntu and be able to play them locally on my computer without plugging in my iPhone. So, the simple question is, ...
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Recording music in MP3

I am newbie. A friend recorded about 30 songs on my computer. I would like to transfer all these songs to a RW-CD in a MP3 format because I understand there will be space left over to add more ...
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What are some of the available options for music production software for Ubuntu? [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and I am currently looking for a application that I can use to produce Rap/Hip-Hop music. Any suggestions?
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Application for finding song names

I'd like to know if anyone knows an application or knows of one being developed that can do what I've stated in the question. On mobile devices there's an App called Shazam: Is there an equivalent for ...
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Notify me for voice when I am wearing headphones

I keep listening to music with my headphones all day and there are people who keep calling me but it does not always work for them. So, I was wondering if there was an application that could notify me ...
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Highest-quality sampler/synthesizer in Ubuntu? [closed]

If I run the command apt-cache search synth on Ubuntu, I get 303 results. Searching for midi gives me 202 results and sampler 59 results. I've been told that, in theory, a good MIDI file can sound ...
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Add an audio track to a .mkv has already included an audio track

Got a .mkv file (with ID 0, type: video and ID 1, type: audio) and a .mka file (with ID 0, type: audio). I tried to merged them by using mkvmerge GUI. It seems successfully and the report seems OK: ...
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An application is playing music and I cannot find it

I double clicked an audio file a while ago and music began playing, but I cannot find the controls. It's been on shuffle, and I cannot turn it off. Sometimes a notification box appears, but I cannot ...
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Flac player stops when other sounds play

I have a question about my music player in Ubuntu 14.04 I'm using gmusicbrowser 1.1.14 with a flac plug-in to play flac (flac123 0.0.11). It doesn't matter which song I play, they all have the same ...
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Unable to stream 24 bit audio to wireless DAC

My present installation is with Ubuntu 15.04, however this problem has been around for a few versions. My system runs on an ASUS P8Z77-v Deluxe motherboard ...
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Second hard drive and music libraries

I am unable to get any of my music to be recognized immediately when I boot my machine. I have to add everything manually after each boot or reboot. I've used Rhythmbox, VLC, Clementine, and XBMC. ...
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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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Playing 1st track while recording to a 2nd track (overdubing)

I'm trying to play the 20 min flac file on the first track while recording the mic to a second track. When I try and record while overdub is checked in Audacity the other tracks play fine and another ...
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Atraci doesn't play music

I've installed a very nice YT music player but it won't play any music. I try to run tar.gz file from Atraci site and I've installed it from ppa. This app doesn't work on Ubuntu, Ubuntu Gnome and now, ...
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What are some CD Ripping Programs you can use on Ubuntu?

What are some CD ripping programs for Ubuntu? Can you list the Pros? What are the Cons? For each program there should be a screenshot, sources to install, and instructions to install and use.
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Convert many music files to mp3

Is it possible to convert many music files(directory and sub-directories) to mp3? There are more then a thousand songs there I would like to convert, but I would also like to keep folder structure. If ...
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How to play music when earphones are plugged in and pause it as soon as they are removed?

If it can be done using mimicking the function keys play and pause, or I want it in clementine only so using the clementine command line.
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BQ Ubuntu Phone does not find any music

After the last update r21 my BQ Ubuntu Phone does not show any music, neither in music app nor in the scope. Is there a known problem with media scanner? Problem remains even if I only put one MP3 ...