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 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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How do I change the music player in the sound menu on Xubuntu? [closed]

I was wondering how I could change the music player in the sound menu. Right now it's gmusicbrowser but I would like to change it Guayadeque Music Player
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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").
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How do I add Ubuntu Music store to Rhythmbox?

I've checked in the plugins and i can't seem to get the Ubuntu one music store in Rhythmbox. I'm not a fan of Banshee FYI. All help greatly appreciated.
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Free Ubuntu One Mobile?

Is there any chance for a free version of Ubuntu One Mobile that might be ad-supported?
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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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Rename folders to music's id3 tags?

Anyone know of an application that will rename a folder to the contents id3 tags? My music directory is a mess with folder names. Not a big deal since I use Banshee to library everything. I have a ...
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How to play music files directly from folders?

I would love to, while on a given folder, right-click on it and choose play, to play all musics on that folder (and subfolder if any). Is there an easy way to achieve this? Thanks a lot
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How do I hide Banshee?

I have just moved from Rhythmbox to Banshee. When I pressed the "close" button on Rhythmbox title bar, the Rhythmbox window disappears, but the application does not close, and I can still listen to ...
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Alternative to Ubuntu One Music Store (non-US)

While I love the Ubuntu One Music Store, it doesn't really have a lot of artists I like in it. So is there any alternative Store (other than Jamendo and Magnatune, I'm looking for something more ...
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Sync Banshee with Ubuntu One music without having the music locally?

Is it possible to set up Banshee to sync with my Ubuntu One music that is stored in the cloud? If I upload all my music to Ubuntu One from my desktop, will I then be able to sync Banshee with that ...
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Music player incorrectly identifies downloaded music as “streaming”

I am playing some music that I got from youtube. On both movie player and Rhythmbox music player at the bottom of the movie player it says "streaming". It doesn't let me control it -- I can't drag ...
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How to install Covergloobus?

I like Ubuntu 11.04 very much. But I miss Covergloobus. Is there a way to install it in Natty ?
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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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Sound issue with Banshee, Rhythmbox

I have a sound output problem whenever I play files in Rhythmbox, and it's the same in Banshee. Basically, although the files play fine, if I want to fast forward I get this annoying squeaky sound, in ...
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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 can I be notified of what music a friend is listening to?

A friend and I both use Ubuntu (and Windows when he's at work). In order to keep tabs on what the other is listening to, is there a way notifications of the currently-playing track of another person ...
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Which music player can write ratings to tags, or: How to not lose my song ratings upon reinstall?

One thing that has always annoyed massively is that all my ratings get lost when I reinstall my system. And that happens often. I know from MediaMonkey for Windows that it is possible to write the ...
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Strange sound artifacts when using Firefox while music is played

I listen to music using Rhythmbox. Meanwhile I browse web with Firefox. When a page is loading, I switch tabs or I scroll up-down a site (and sometimes randomly), terrible "cracks" are audible, and I ...
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How to stream music over the network to multiple computers?

Results I want to be able to walk from one room to another and hear the same song playing. Like you do if you were listening to the radio in all rooms. I want that effect but I want to listen to my ...
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How do I correctly group albums in Banshee?

I use Banshee to manage & play my music (most of which came from emusic and CDs). I consistently have problems getting songs from the same album to appear as one album. This is particularly a ...
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Recommendation for a Guitar tuner

I tried searching for a guitar tuner for Ubuntu(something similar to PitchPerfect tuner for Windows) and installed lingot but couldn't get it to work. Which guitar tuner do you guys suggest? I hope ...
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Where can I find a Spotify .deb package?

It appears to me that Spotify have released a Linux client... however every attempt I've made to get it from the repositries have failed. It would really help me if someone could provide a .deb ...
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How do I force a folder sort for my downloaded music on Rhythmbox

When I import music from an external source, it sorts it into the nice and organized folders by artist - album, but when I import music from Downloads, it just references the file in Downloads and ...
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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.