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 convert my FLAC music collection to Apple Lossless?

I have a reasonable sized music collection that I keep in FLAC format on my Ubuntu laptop. I'd like to start playing this music on my Mac, and to sync it from there to my iPod. People have suggested ...
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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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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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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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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 finding good players that would display music library as folder structure

I have a big music library. Nothing special there. But I very much dislike the way usually music library is displayed in most recommended players, according to Artist/Album/Year/Genre tags, ignoring ...
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How do I prepare my music for syncing with a cloud service?

My music collection has grown to now approx. 4000 files over the years. They mostly consist of mp3 downloaded from different online shops at various bitrates, mp3 ripped from CDs I own, and DRM-free ...
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How do I download/buy music?

I have used Limewire in the past with Windows, now I use Ubuntu and im not sure what to use. I dont know how to look for the music I want and be able to keep it in my music. I don't know about ...
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MP3 Mixing program

Is there a mixing program that exist for mixing mp3/wav files like for example VirtualDJ or Tracktor for Linux Ubuntu?
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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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Music Manager that can properly see ID3 ratings tags and synchronize with Android

I'm moving from Windows 7 to Ubuntu, and so far the experience has been a really good one :) However, there is something that I've used to do with Windows 7 that I can't find how to do in Ubuntu: ...
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How do I force Rhythmbox to automatically organise my music files into folders?

How do I force Rhythmbox to automatically organise my music files into folders (corresponding to the artist and album) in Ubuntu 12.04 beta-1. Is this functionality currently missing from the new ...
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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 to make music?

Do you know how I can produce my own songs on Ubuntu (11.04). Something like Fruity Loops oder Magix Music Maker on Windows, just for Ubuntu?
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What music players (or related applications) are there that would allow displaying/editing embedded lyrics of music tracks?

I use OSD Lyrics and CoverGloobus. They are good, they search and eventually download lyrics, when they can find them. The sources used by OSD Lyrics, for example, are rather limited (although I love ...
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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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Software to convert midi to sheet music

I am a music student looking for software that can convert midi files to sheet music. (Is there Ubuntu software like the Windows programs Notation Musician" or MidiNotate Player.)
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Sorting music into folders by metadata [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Sort music by metadata I thought this would be easier to find but I have tried a number of programs and none seem to be able to do this the way I want. Basically I ...
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Guitar Recording

I am a musician and I am fairly new to Ubuntu. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Inspiron 6000. I have been looking for a reliable and good mixer/recorder for my guitar so I can record original ...
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Music player that can sort or filter by number of tracks (per artist)

I'm looking for a music player/music library manager that allows me to see a list of artists sorted by the number of tracks I have for that artist. Winamp does this, but I haven't found any ...
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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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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 a Spotify repository that works for 12.04?

The Spotify repository (deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free) doesn't work on Ubuntu 12.04 (download failed). Does anyone have a solution to install Spotify on Ubuntu 12.04?
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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 can I sync music with my iPhone 3G? [closed]

What is the best way to sync music with my iPhone 3G?
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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 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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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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Can I continue playing music after suspending my laptop?

I have a laptop with Ubuntu 12.04, I want to be able to play music with it while it is on hibernate mode, the problem is: When I close my laptop it goes to hibernation mode (I know this is a default ...
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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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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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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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Sync music with Android via wifi

Is there a possibility to sync music between Ubuntu and an Android device without cloud services? Something like iTunes in the iOS world or Winamp for Windows users. [Edit] As Farid pointed out in ...
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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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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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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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How to write audio track information to the file, using Banshee

As the title suggests, when I change audio track information (metadata) in Banshee I want it to be stored to the file and I can't figure out how to do it. Maybe this cannot be achieved in Banshee ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to sync Rhythmbox playlist to Ubuntu One Music or use a m3u file as Ubuntu One playlist?

I recently started trying Ubuntu One music streaming and now it feels good. However I have a problem here: I used to have several long playlists for myself in Rhythmbox (300-500 songs each playlist, ...
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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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Is it possible to have music accompany the BURG screen on startup?

I'm brand new to Ubuntu, but I managed to get 12.04 LTS up and running on my Dell Inspiron 15r. Afterwards, I wanted a snazzier boot screen, so I installed BURG and chose my themes and whatnot. Now I ...
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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 add a scrollable time bar to the sound indicator

The Ubuntu sound indicator is nice because you can pause the playing song, go next or previous. Is there a way to add a scrollable time bar to that interface for the playing song? I got the idea from ...
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How to Tell Dash to look for music on other NTFS partitions?

All my songs and videos are present in NTFS partition, as a result whenever i search for music in dash it results nothing. So how do i tell dash to look for content in specific folder rather than ...
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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 ...