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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Why can't I put music on my ipod in banshee

I have some songs in my banshee library and I have tried multiple times to put songs on my ipod. I move them to the ipod and banshee says it was a success, but the songs are not on the ipod. Can ...
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Restore Music Folder & Shortcut

I was sorting out my music collection and accidentally deleted my (empty) ~/Music folder. Now, there is no shortcut in the Files/Nautilus sidebar, and if I create a new ~/Music, I am unable to restore ...
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How to stream music to Shoutcast radio from Xubuntu 13.10?

What i want: I want to be able to stream music and microphone on the Ubuntu system to some radio on Shoutcast server. I have: Music,Computer,Mic. Nothing else :D Any help,i tryed to figure it out by ...
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How can I find the currently playing song in Banshee?

Is there any way to quickly go to the song currently playing in Banshee? Maybe double-clicking something? My library is quite large, and scrolling to the currently playing song after I've scrolled ...
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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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Why doesnt the OS play music files or videos from the USB stick?

Okay I know this must seem like a dumb question but I downloaded and ran the OS from a 16 GB USB stick/flashdrive and I love it, but I could not watch videos or listen to music files! And I LOVE ...
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How to add Rhythmbox controls to sound menu in Gnome-Shell?

I noticed that i cannot close rhythmbox by clicking close from the window. Checked this thread : Checked this thread Rhythmbox still plays songs after exit and tried disabling related plugins but this ...
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Media Drive Permissions

I just switched from a Hackintosh to Linux, and am trying to make sense of it. On my hackintosh, I partitioned a big drive into 3 parts--1 which holds music, 1 for film/tv, and one for the OS. I ...
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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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13.10: how to bring back one-click song open?

In the dash Music scope, since the update, clicking on the song(not an album) displays a secondary menu instead of playing the song. How can I roll back to the good old behavior?
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Location-independent Media Player

Are there any Linux media players that are self contained ?tar's? (Libraries, codecs (If this is even a Linux concept) linked to a relative location), to be used on a system without a package manager, ...
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suggestions for synthetic orchestras

I'm looking to make some music which I have written. It is intended for groups of instruments, such as those in an orchestra. Could you recommend some software for making a synthetic orchestra that ...
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Google Play Music way too fast, accelerated

I turn to Google Play to listen to my mp3's most of the time. lately, on my desktop, they are accelerated when I'm using Google Play, through chrome. They sound like chipmunks! If I play the mp3's ...
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How to play vModsynth with the keyboard?

Is there any possibility to play with the vModsynth on my computer keyboard? I do not have any external MIDI devices, unfortunately. Or, maybe, can I import it somehow into LMMS (that would be the ...
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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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How can I play a song in the background via my command line?

I have installed play : sudo apt-get install sox libsox-fmt-mp3 I can now play my audio files like this : play Desktop/SONGS/01\ -\ Oh\ Baby\ Girl.mp3 Since I'm learning shell, I wish I could ...
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Music app missing from Ubuntu Touch

I recently installed the Ubuntu Touch build dated 3rd oct on my phone. After that, I used adb shell and did: apt-get update apt-get upgrade apt-get dist-upgrade. Then I rebooted my phone, and ...
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How to set Quodlibet as default music player?

I am interested in having Quodlibet show up in the "Default Applications" menu in System Settings > Details, how can I do this?
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I can't add songs to lxmusic

I'm using lxmusic to play sounds. When I try to import files using the bottom left button, the files appear in the list for one second and then they disappear. Running it from the console only ...
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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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Any ubuntu tool to edit tag in mp3 files in group

Is there any tool in ubuntu to edit tag information in mp3 files in group? For example, I want to set all the files in a directory with the same album name or artists. How can I do that? I find ...
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compressing songs on ipod to 128 kbps format? [duplicate]

I want compress my Itunes library to 128 kbps for more storage on my 4th generation Ipod. I know you can do this on Itunes but, how do you do it on Ubuntu 13.04?
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Music application that reads existing ratings from ID3 tags

Banshee for some odd reason is not reading my existing ID3 tags from my windows music library. This is really odd because I have been using banshee for many years now based on the purpose of being ...
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Does RhythmBox have any command line interface or method of interprocess communication?

I'd really like to communicate with rhythmbox with a web server so I can remotely change the music playing from my smartphone. Is there a command-line interface for rhythmbox to do things like ...
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Media Monkey music management alternative?

Media Monkey has some great and simple music management tools, like batch renaming, moving, fetching meta-data, etc. I use Picard for some music organisation, but it doesn't have as many options, ...
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I just moved from Denmark to the UK. How can I change my Music Store in Ubuntu to, so that I can get a wider choice in music to buy?

I have recently moved from Denmark to the United Kingdom. How can I change from the non-specific Europe shop (that has less music available) to the UK shop (that has more labels signed up)?
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Google Music Manager stops downloading after a while

I kept my music library, about 9000 songs, safe on Google Play Music while I was without a personal computer. Now I've got a laptop running 12.10. I've installed Google Music Manager beta and want ...
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Rhythmbox corrupted all the songs on my ipod

I'm using ubuntu 12.04. I recently hooked up my iphone to rhythmbox. I pressed "sync with library" in the tab in my iphone. It did what I told it to, but now ALL my songs are trash in my iphone and ...
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Hercules DJ console MK4

I have a Hercules DJ console MK4 at home and I would like to use it in Ubuntu because I prefer this over Windows. I know it isn't officially supported but does anyone know any method to do this? I'm ...
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How would one produce 8/16 bit music on Linux?

So, I've been interested in making 16 bit (retro videogame style) music on Ubuntu for a while now but every time I look it up on Google, it's always showing me how to drop my regular every day music ...
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Editing metadata of music (,videos or both) especially .flac format

I have very small number of songs that I really like and I kept them in .flac format (sound is good and space is also fine). I listen to the songs in my mobile phone and I really like to keep them ...
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Which music player has visualizations?

I thought it was a stupid question, but my preferred player, Amarok, doesn't have visualizations. RhythmBox also. Where can I find a Linux player with interesting visualizations? My 5 years old boy ...
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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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Syncronisig and playing .m3u playlist files?

I own a Sony Walkman MP3 player and run Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I want to make playlist and put them onto my Mp3 player. I can write my music to the player, but I can't seem to find where to put playlists ...
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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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No results in Music lens after deleting rhythmbox

I removed Rhythmbox and installed Clementine. Now, the Music lens is empty. How can I search for music without Rhythmbox?
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How to transfer music from Ubuntu computer to Windows phone (Nokia 928)?

Sorry to repeat a question but I tried following the instructions on http://www.webupd8.org/2013/01/upgrade-to-gvfs-with-mtp-support-in.html, and it didn't work. I think I updated the MTPs, but it ...
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Clear Track Not Found Tags in Banshee

Banshee sometimes marks tracks as missing or not found. I would like to be able to clear all the "missing" or "not found" tags in one fell swoop. I have included a screenshot of one such track. Any ...
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Acoustic Guitar how can be connected to Ubuntu and make it sound like Electrical guitar to make metal sounds?

I have a Acoustic Guitar, which has audio output jack is there any way i can connect that jack to Ubuntu microphone in and then use some existing software which will make the Guitar sound like metal ...
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Can't do anything with my iPad (3rd gen) using 13.04

I'm just trying to put new music on my iPad. I've tried to get iTunes to run using play on Linux as well as Wine. I've also tried to add music with both Banshee and Rhythmbox. I can't make anything ...
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Add or remove a program in sound menu in ubuntu 12.04

I had rhythm box in sound menu which come along with Ubuntu 12.04. In order to have good playlist option i moved to clementine music player. after installing clementine in the system, sound menu has ...
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mp3 to ogg converter plugin for rhythmbox or banshee?

I like to convert all mp3,aac,wav files into ogg format. is there any plugins for rhythmbox or banshee that converts mp3 format into ogg formate automatically like itunes converts wma format into mp3. ...
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How to sync/upload lossless music to iOS/iPod devices using Ubuntu?

It's cool that it's easy to sync Ogg/Mp3/AAC music to the iPod/iPhone/iPad using Rhytmbox or Banshee, but I'm wondering that is it possible to upload lossless music somehow? As far as I know, none of ...
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Minimalist alternative to Rhythmbox

Is there a good music player for 12.04 that is simple, text-based, and lightweight? I would like something that doesn't use up much CPU, and looks clean, with little GUI. I've seen a simple, ...
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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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Music player that supports multiple genres

Is there a music player for Ubuntu that either supports multiple genres or has a plug-in to support them? Say I have a song with the genre "Metal/Instrumental" (the separator isn't really important). ...
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Open music files with different application from dash?

I was wondering if it is possible to click on music files in Dash and have them open with a specific application instead of always opening it with Rhythmbox?
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Can I lower soundcard quality?

This is from an artistic standpoint, not means of technological improvement. Is it possible to lower the sound quality that leaves my soundcard? To be more exact, can I make everything that leaves ...
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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 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 ...