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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Cannot play windows WMA lossless files on Rhythmbox

I have installed Ubuntu 10.10 with all its updates (without Windows) on it’s own drive and everything is working fine. I want to play WMA audio files, also mp3 files. The mp3 files play fine. The WMA ...
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Getting my Walkman into mtp mode [closed]

I have a NWZ-e344 Walkman and I've created some .mpi files that can get the music player to read but it will only go into mtp mode when I'm logged into the root account. When I log into my regular ...
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Music server + Banshee

I'm currently trying to figure out some kind of set-up for my music collection. The music collection is located on my "main PC" and I'm using Banshee to play/manage the music. Since I'm often at a ...
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Is there a music player like Winamp?

I'm looking for a music player similar to Winamp.
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An easy way to delete a file in Rhythmbox play queue

When I listen music, I want to delete a file if the music in play queue is not good to me. But there is only 'remove from play list'. This is not what I want. I want to delete the file. Clicking ...
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What are my options for sharing music between Windows & Ubuntu on the same network?

We have a few Windows(XP & 7) and Ubuntu machines in the house sharing a wireless connection, and want to share music between them. If possible, I would like to be able to serve music from both ...
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Banshee smooth start/pause playing?

Is there any plugin to make Banshee start playing, pause tracks smooth? Rhythmbox has such an option, but U can't find it in Banshee.
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How do I set Ctrl+Alt+something for Audacious global hokeys?

I want to set up global hotkeys in Audacious as follows. When I try and set these up it doesn't allow two mask keys. Ctrl+Alt+Insert for play. Ctrl+Alt+Home for pause. Ctrl+Alt+End for stop. ...
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How can I play a DVD-A (DVD-Audio) disc?

I am able to play such a disc using VLC, but I am wondering if any music player supports the DVD-A format. Links: DVD-Audio - Wikipedia Idea #22415: Please add full support for DVD-Audio and LPCM - ...
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U1 music shows unknown artist, how can I make it recognize m4a files?

I am in the process of uploading my music library as a backup to U1, but I figured, why not also enjoy Ubuntu 1 music on my iPhone? With a few difficulties to start, the upload is now in progress, ...
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How to start mp3info-gtk

I'm using the gui version of mp3info called mp3info-gtk. It installed successfully on my system but there is no icon in applications and the terminal says command not found. How do I start it? The ...
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How do I get musical backing tracks to be heard in my videos I take with Cheese?

I just discovered the Cheese Webcam Booth, and for all practical intents and purposes, it is perfect for what I want to do in shooting videos of myself playing my electric guitar. I am using my BOSS ...
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Ubuntu One Music app for Android not displaying artwork

I haven't been able to get my album art to display in the android app and have been searching for answers all morning. The artwork is in the tags properly, I've tried both mp3 and ogg to no avail. ...
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Mobile music playback on android phone keeps buffering

I have copied some music to a Ubuntu synced folder on my Karmic machine and I have the Ubuntu One Android app installed on Android 2.2 phone. When listening to music I get frequent breaks whilst the ...
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Gnome sound converter drops all tags except for title & artist [closed]

I use gnome sound converter to convert mp3 files to aac (m4a) files. Conversion works but the tags aren't transferred except for "artist" & "title". Even the tag bitrate is missing causing all ...
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Ogg support for Ubuntu Music App [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does 'Ubuntu One Mobile' support Ogg Vorbis? I've just paid for Ubuntu Music and downloaded the app for my Android phone, but it appears Ogg Vorbis files are not ...
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What is the best way to control music on my PC from my iphone or android?

Apple has a very slick tool, called "Remote.app" that allows you to control music playback on a PC running iTunes, see. It lets you quickly select and queue songs for playback, and adjust the ...
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Can I edit tags of a .flv file?

In my video folder I have some music clips in .flv I would have liked to tag with information as artist, song title, album, cover, etc. Is this operation possible ? Which programs are able to do that ...
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How to rip CDs in FLAC format using Banshee?

By default Banshee rips CDs in Ogg Vorbis format. I prefer to rip my CDs in FLAC format. I can't find a setting anywhere to make Banshee rip to FLAC. Is this possible? How do I do it?
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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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Setting up DAAP in Banshee

Ok, so I can see and listen to music libraries from other computers on my network via Banshee (They are running Rhythmbox with DAAP enabled) but I cannot see my Banshee library from them. I have ...
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Is there software like Music Maker?

I'm looking for a tool such as Magix Music Maker for Ubuntu (and free, if possible). I know that there is lmms, audacity, rosegarden, but I'm especially looking for a studio that includes basic ...
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Help organizing music

I have an Ubuntu server installation set up as a media server with Subsonic in a medium sized office environment. I allow uploads from all employees to the media folder on the server. As you can ...
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Rhythmbox Plays Static

Rhythmbox works fine, but sometimes certain tracks won't be played; sometimes when certain tracks are played all I hear is static/cracking sound with basically no sound at all. If I restart rhythmbox ...
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Mass re-tagging of music files

My collection of music files has grown organically over the years, and it has no consistent tags nor file names. Especially, older files may have weird ID3v1 tags or no tags at all, which makes them ...
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Stupid simple music player?

Here's what I want: I have a folder with MP3 files. I would like to play all the files in the folder, alphabetically. And I need a way to pause, skip to next file, and that's pretty much it. I don't ...
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How Do I Purchase Ubuntu One Songs Without Using Ubuntu One File Sharing?

I want to use DropBox instead of Ubuntu One. But I like the idea of buying MP3s for 88 cents from Ubuntu One because it can help contribute cash to the Ubuntu project. I have disabled and uninstalled ...
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Which music players use the SoundMenu?

I'm not looking for recommendations on what music player I should use. I would simply like to know which Music players use Ubuntu's new sound menu. The only two I know of for sure are Banshee and ...
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Organize Music Folder Automatically [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Sort music by metadata Is there any way I can automatically organize my Music folder? Banshee (at least I think it was banshee) moved tons of stuff out of their ...
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What can I use to transcode and transfer music to my digital audio player at the same time?

I would like to keep only the original copies of my music on my computer, and then optionally transcode them if necessary when transferring them to my MP3 player. What can I use to accomplish this? ...
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Rename Music Files with Missing File Extensions

I've been trying out a few different music players recently and noticed that some (a lot) of my music would be missing from the library. It turns out that at some point, a plethora of my music files ...
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What's a Good Rhythmbox Replacement?

I'm looking to get rid of rhythmbox as my primary music player. Preferably something that allows multiple folders for the music library and has support for the new sound indicator. Mostly I want more ...
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Sort music by metadata

Is there an easy way to organize all my music files by artist, album etc. ? I would like to organize all the music files in ~/Music in folders by their metadata. So the directory structure would look ...
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Audiogalaxy on Ubuntu

Lifehacker tells me about a neat tool called Audiogalaxy that would let me stream all my music from my box to my Android. This would be handy, since I regularly need to swap audio in and out for it to ...
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Is there software like Mac's 'Logic Pro'?

I'm a hobbyist musician; for quite a while, I used a program for Mac's called 'Logic Pro', apparently this is the industry standard application for music creation. (Indeed, at my College if you don't ...
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How can I stream Music from my home machine to mobile devices?

I currently have ubuntu 10.04 (planning on upgrading soon to 10.10) on a server at home with a large music and video collection. I own a blackberry bold 9700 on AT&T and an HTC Desire (Android) ...
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How Rhythmbox music management works?

I have some problems importing my music files in Rhythmbox. Under Preferences -> Music I set the directory hierarchy I want but when I import music from a directory it doesn't copy the files in my ...
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How can I find duplicate songs?

The title says it all. How can I detect duplicates in my media library?
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Effects for Jokosher

I've installed Jokosher and all the LADSPA effects I could see, but when I try to add an effect to a track Jokosher says none are installed. Do I need some extra Gstreamer package to make this work?
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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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Best alternative of Itunes for the use of iPods

I have a large music collection on an external drive, and until I installed ubuntu, my preferred music player was Itunes. I am currently using Rythymbox. Is there a program that is better for ...
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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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How do I play a midi from the command line in Ubuntu?

I'd like to do something like $ play filename.mid and hear the midi file played without opening up a graphical program. Is there a package for Ubuntu that can do this?
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Access Windows 7 Media Streaming

I wish to be able to see and stream music to my Ubuntu 10.04 installation through Rhythmbox. I have enabled media streaming in Windows 7 and I can see Rhythmbox as an allowed device. I have installed ...
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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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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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Songbird Alternatives [closed]

I like the songbird player very much, and it used to be my only choice for all plataforms, but they have discontinued GNU/linux support for some time now, due to lack of people to help with the linux ...
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How can I sync my Ubuntu One music to an mp3 player?

Is there a way to automatically sync just my Ubuntu One music (and not the rest of my Music Library) to my Sansa Fuze mp3 player?
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How can I sync music with my iPhone 3G? [closed]

What is the best way to sync music with my iPhone 3G?