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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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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Random/invalid songs appearing on iPod Touch music streaming app?

When I first installed the app, it contained all music and sound effects from a game I've never played, and none of mine. Deleting the cache didn't fix it. I reinstalled it, and it seemed to work ...
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How to get music metadata in Banshee?

I'm using Banshee 2.2.1 on Ubuntu 11.10. When I tried to import my music library, which I made by ripping CDs with Windows Media Player, only two albums retained their information. The rest (about 300 ...
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Why doesn't my mp3/mp4 player work on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get a Dane-Elec mp3/mp4 player working? My MP3/MP4 does not plug-in and play and therefore I can not transfer any file to the MP3/MP4 dane-elec music my touch or ...
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How do I get a Dane-Elec mp3/mp4 player working?

My MP3/MP4 does not plug-in and play and therefore I can not transfer any file to the MP3/MP4 dane-elec music my touch or only dane-elec with 8 gb in memory and perhapses model zt1 with radio,..and ...
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mp3's tagged with “Unknown Artist”

I'm having the same problem as many others and its pretty frustrating. Whereby, mp3s are tagged as "Unknown Artist". I'm in my second paid month of the U1 Streaming Service, and while its good, I ...
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How to play realmedia / SMIL / rtsp audio references with start/end points

I'm trying to play the song referenced at A Prairie Home Companion: May 6, 2006 - Moonlight on the Colorado River lyrics. For some of my friends, the "listen" link there plays just the song whose ...
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How to install ffmpeg without root?

I want to install ffmpeg, however it seems that its impossible without root. there are sources, but I have to compile it somehow. how to compile it? I just need ffmpeg "exec".
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After copying my itunes library to my Ubuntu partition, how can I rename mp3s to their correct name?

Because of how itunes organizes files, I have a bunch of mp3s that are organized in folders named F00 through F49. The files themselves have names like AVCH.mp3. How can I rename these to their proper ...
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Reconfiguring the music lens for Audacious

As much as I love Banshee for managing my library, its a bit slow (on my laptop) to use as a media player when I just fancy listening to a song and it also lacks the plugins for enhancing the sound ...
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What software is available for iPod synchronization?

What software is available for iPod music, contacts and calender syncing with an iPod Mini 2G?
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Ubuntu one music showing 'unknown artist' and 'unknown album' for most songs

I successfully uploaded 23GB of music from my hard drive (after lots of waiting) to Ubuntu One except that only ~20 artists/albums are showing up correctly and the rest are 'unknown'. They are (...
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Is there any mp3 player which has “Add to Playlist” Option?

I'm trying to find an mp3 player which has "Add to Playlist/Enqueue" option for Ubuntu/Xubuntu. I'm looking for something similar to Winamp or Foobar. Thank you. Note: Please don't suggest Foobnix, ...
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Is it possible to make my system not suspend when playing music and video?

My friend wanted to know if it is possible to get a patch that would allow him to set his computer to not suspend when he is using a video or music player, to include being on youtube? I wouldnt mind ...
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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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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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How can I detect the BPM (beats per minute) of a song?

For some activities such as running it is important to know how many BPM a song has. I know that Banshee can do this but I couldn't figure out how to do this for a selected range of songs. Which tool ...
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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 place ...
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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 song....
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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?