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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Is there any way a can buy on iTunes Store?

There's an album that's only avaliable on iTunes Store and I really want it. Is there any way I can get it on Ubuntu 11.10?
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Videos, songs, and all media playing in fast forward

Whenever I try to play a video or song, on YouTube or using Banshee, the media plays as if it's in fast forward. Everything ran fine, videos and songs played normal, all hardware worked fine, and then ...
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How to organize music files?

I'm trying to re-organize my music files. I copied them from my iPod before it died, so they have funky names, like DGEDH.mp3. I tried using a Windows utility to rename them from their ID3 tags, but ...
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Metadata won't show in U1 Music for Android [closed]

I can't get the metadata to display on U1 Music for Android. All I get is "unknown artist" and "unknown album". Everything shows up in Banshee. The files live in my purchased music folder and were ...
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No Music Preview on mouse hover over music file as in Ubuntu 11.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I enable MP3 preview? No Music Preview on mouse hover over music file as in Ubuntu 11.04. I cannot see the small play icon on the top of the music file when I ...
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Media autoplays when USB drive is opened from the Unity menu

An annoying change I've experienced upon upgrading to 11.10 is that when a USB device is opened from the unity menu, any media (i.e. music and videos) contained on it are autoplayed with whatever ...
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Why is playing music crashing my system? [closed]

Complete n00b here. I'm pretty sure playing music is crashing it (crashing: no response from keyboard/mouse - must cut power to restart) because it does not do it when a music player isn't running. I ...
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how to tag a compilation album contains multiple artists on each track?

I have a huge collection, Currently my music like this: Music ├── Album 1 │ ├── Track 1 (Artist 1 , Artist 2) │ ├── Track 2 (Artist 2, ) │ ├── Track 3 (Artist 3 , Artist 2, ...
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Music stops when screen turns off

Running banshee on Ubuntu 11.10 with gnome 3. Music stops playing when the screen turns off (Like powersave mode / when the screensaver turns on) when it gets to the end of the currently playing ...
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Is there a way to access my music on Vista while I work on Ubuntu?

I have installed Ubuntu using Wubi alongside Vista on my laptop. Is there a way for me to gain access to iTunes that is on Vista?
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iTunes Alternatives for Ubuntu

I have started using Ubuntu very recently. I installed using Wubi. Can I get my Windows iTunes Music to go onto Ubuntu's iTunes alternative. Also, how will I sync my iPod with Ubuntu? Thanks!
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Play songs in the file system queue only once?

In the "file system queue", once all the songs are done, playback returns to the "play queue", that is exactly what I want. The problem is, when I add a new song to the "file system queue", once that ...
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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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How can I get Rhythmbox to see my Ubuntu One purchases?

I have purchased a couple of albums in the Ubuntu one music store which have downloaded and are visible in the default music app Banshee. I much prefer the app Rhythmbox though, but I can't figure out ...
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How to migrate from Banshee to Rhythmbox?

As it has been decided, Ubuntu Precise 12.04 will feature Rhythmbox as the default music player. I am aware, that it does not mean that I will not be able to use Banshee, nevertheless I would like to ...
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I want to sync my music folder, Ubuntu One says it will sync once I subscribe. I just bought 20 gigs and it is still not syncying?

I want to sync my music folder, Ubuntu One says it will sync once I subscribe. I just bought 20 gigs and it is still not syncing! What gives? I paid but nothing is happening, please don't tell me i ...
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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 can I force banshee to organize my music folder?

I recovered my music collection from my iPod after I lost a hard drive, via drag and drop from banshee to my music directory. Banshee started organizing the files according to tags after finishing ...
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No banshee notify OSD alerts

Ive noticed that on ubuntu 11.10, the popups in banshee that come up and say the song, and show the album art, have gone away on my system... Is it a glitch or was the feature removed? And is there ...
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Getting Music from my Ubuntu One account into Ubuntu One Music?

I get the message: credentials not satisfied in Ubuntu Music. How can I get the downloaded music from Ubuntu One into my Ubuntu music player. I am using a Samsung Galaxy S2/ Ypur help would be much ...
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How can I stop Banshee from renaming files during a sync? [closed]

Currently I have sync set automatically and to transcode my flac files into mp3. For multi-disc albums I have my tracks sometimes like "1-01 First Song First Disc.flac" and "2-01 First Song Second ...
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Is it possible to make Ubuntu One Music respect compilation artist?

It seems like the Ubuntu One Music Android application does not respect the "Compilation Artist" and just makes a whole album, new for each artist in an Album I own (that is made by many people). I ...
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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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Ubuntu One - Offline Sync Music on Android

What is the easiest/best way to make files available off line (offline cache) - I am on Android 2.3 on HTC Desire.. I have an option saying save to phone but all that happens when I select songs and ...
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Create a random playlist of all music

I want to listen to all my music streaming to my android phone. How do I create a random playlist with all my music (nearly 14 GB worth of tracks) and then play that one the phone? Do I have to use my ...
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Stream music from Ubuntu One to several phones?

I am about to buy an Android-phone to myself and another one for my son. The "killing application" is this offer form Ubuntu one: "Music Streaming Enjoy your music anywhere and get 20GB of storage for ...
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How do you change the search location of the Music Lens?

My music collection is on a separate partition and not under /home/username/Music. How do I get the music lens in Unity on Ubuntu 11.10 to search in a different location?
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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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Reducing bitrate in conversion of mp3 and ogg

I can save space by reducing bitrates of songs to x*, the value beyond which humans don't discern any difference. If so, how to reduce the bitrates with CLI: 1. mp3 to mp3 conversion 2. during mp3 ...
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What is the maximum audio bitrate humans can distinguish? [closed]

Some audio bitrates go as high as 256kbps. But I have listen to very very clear music with 92kbps. I became suspicious that beyond a certain bitrate of x kbps the average human ear cannot tell the ...
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Advantages of mp3 to ogg

Is there any advantage in converting all mp3 to ogg, besides ogg being an open format? Any disadvantages? Is all metadata kept during conversion? Edited, because of @N.N. suggestion. Here are the ...
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Why can't I stream music to my iPad?

I think that I uploaded 13 songs while in Ubuntu this afternoon. When I opened the app on the iPad, it said I need to subscribe to the streaming music service. I did. I entered my account information ...
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Is it possible to use album art as an icon for a folder in Nautilus Elementary?

I run Ubuntu 11.04 with Nautilus Elementary. Is it possible in Nautilus to use album art as an icon (miniature) of a folder where the album is stored?
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Can I sync two Android devices to the same U1 account?

I wish to sync two Android mobiles (my spouse's and mine) and possibly one Android tablet to the same U1 account so we both can enjoy from streaming music. I know it is possible to sync few ...
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Is there a CD Ripper compatible with Creative Zen MX?

I have a Creative Zen MX MP3 Player, and whenever I rip a CD in Banshee media player and then transfer the files over to my player, the metadata seems to not be there, or not displaying (E.G. No album ...
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How to add Various Artists media to Amarok music collection?

I've recently started to use Amarok, it went smoothly for a while but now for some reason the collection's completely messed up. It seems that Various Artists albums are ignored or partly shown. Tags ...
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Ubuntu One Music listen offline on iPod Touch

https://one.ubuntu.com/downloads/iphone/ "Listen offline and enjoy your favorite songs" anyone knows how to do that on an iPod Touch? I can't see any option for that.
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music sound quality is bad under heavy cpu load

My music sound quality is bad under heavy cpu load. Does somebody has the same problem or knows how i can solve this problem?
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Is there a way to close cmus without quitting?

I'm using cmus to listen to music now.One problem is that I couldn't close the interface while listening, i.e. keep it running background.The raw '&' doesn't work.I know moc(p) has the ...
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Can I sync only some music to Ubuntu One, or stream to a pc?

I have more music on my desktop computer than will fit on my laptop's fairly small SSD. Is there any way I can sync just some of it to my laptop, or do a kind of cached streaming like on Android? I ...
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Unable to delete files from drive in Banshee [closed]

When I imported all of my music from my iPod into Banshee, I got all of the wrong music, so I decided to delete it all. Now it says that there is no such file or directory, so it won't delete the ...
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How can I move compilation albums into a “Various Artists” folder?

Currently my music is sorted like this: Music ├── Artist 1 │   ├── Album 1 │   └── Album 2 ├── Artist 2 │   ├── Album 3 │   ├── Album 4 │   └── Album 5 ├── Artist 3 │   └── Album 5 ├── Artist 4 │   ...
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Desktop Player for Music Stored on Ubuntu One? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Sync Banshee with Ubuntu One music without having the music locally? Is there a linux desktop application available to playback music files stored on Ubuntu One?
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Sync Music from Banshee via SSH to Android Device

i want to transfer my music to my android device via ssh. I do that wireless because i do not always want to plugin the cable to sync some files. Is there a way banshee can recognize my android device ...
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How do I get Ubuntu Music to sync my existing collection?

I signed up for the free, 30-day trial of Ubuntu Mobile last night. Really in hopes that I could aggregate my music collection and make it available to my mobile devices. I shared my 'Music' folder on ...
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Playing music or movies kills my WiFi

I'm running 10.10 on a desktop and I have two routers: the first connects to the Internet and serves DHCP addresses to my devices, the second is a WiFi LAN around the house. Both routers run Tomato ...
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I'm unable to play song from musicindiaonline.com in 64bit ver

I have 64bit version of Ubuntu. I'm unable to play songs from the site musicindiaonline.com. One solution is to install real player but real player works only on 32bit. What is the solution to this. ...
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How can I make a folder read-only for just a specific application?

Past experience has taught me never to test out unfamiliar media players on my existing media library, lest nosy "convenience" functions automatically rearrange, re-tag, sloppily import into, or ...
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Videos playing too fast

I am not sure if this is a Ubuntu fault but I have Ubuntu setup with LXDE. Just today, I found that videos on YouTube plays too fast. I tried with daily motion, same thing. Then tried to download ...
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Is there an easy way to copy the music from my computer to my mp3 player?

I mostly use Banshee. Once I have imported a CD on my computer , it's not user friendly at all to simply copy it to my Creative Zen. I get error message ("Argument cannot be found").