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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Guitar FX Program? [closed]

I am in a sort band, with my friends. We have nothing official, and no money. I am looking into a small computer to put Ubuntu on for music during practice sessions and guitar effects, as none of us ...
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mpd: Failed to read mixer for 'My ALSA Device': no such mixer control: PCM

I had mpd/mpc running on my Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS headless, X-less server. I decided to switch out the songs; I moved the old songs out of the /Music directory, moved the new songs in, and ran mpc ...
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Stop mpg123 without being in its shell?

I'm using mpg123 to play a list of MP3 files through my intercom using a home server on Ubuntu 12.04. I'm using this command: mpg123 *.mp3 --loop 0 & With the & appended because I'd like to ...
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Repair a corrupted iPod shuffle

I have a iPod shuffle 4th Generation 2GB. I wanted to format it and I run this command: rm -rf /media/IPOD/* /media/IPOD/.* that removed anything from it. Then I ejected my iPod from the computer, ...
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My Android device will not show up on my Ubuntu PC

When I hooked my Android phone up to my PC with windows 7, I could co in to "COmputer" And find my device. How do I find my device on Ubuntu 12.04, so I can import my pictures and music?
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How to add songs to ipod from ubuntu 13.10?

How can i add songs to my ipod from ubuntu 13.10. Is there any softwares similar to itunes. I tried gtkpod ipod manager for adding music to my ipod but it crashes every time i try to add songs to ...
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What is the default Audacious bit depth for PulseAudio output?

I wonder what is normal Bit Depth for Audacious Player there are 16/24/32 bits available I tried them all seems fine. I use stereo output for my speakers and I wonder what bit depth be the best for ...
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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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Transferring music ratings from rhythmbox to gmusicbrowser

Context Used rhythmbox on older Ubuntu. Switched to Xubuntu 13.10. Default player is gmusicbrowser. Rhythmbox still available. I have previously, on rhythmbox, patiently rated much of my music ...
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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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Google Play Plugin for Rhythmbox

Hey guys, I'm a Google Play Music user running Rhythmbox 2.99.1 on Ubuntu 13.10. Recently, I found a link to a Google Play Music Plugin that had instructions on how to install the plugin. After ...
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Normalize volume of MPEG-4 AAC tunes purchased from iTunes?

I've been very satistied using a combination of Picard and QuodLibet to calcuate Replay Gain tag values for me MP3s. Anyone know how to do this with AAC songs? Edit: I usually use Rhythmbox and ...
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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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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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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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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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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 the ...
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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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Ubuntu Touch music file types

What kind of audio file types can the Ubuntu Touch play? I want to push some of my music over, but want to make sure it works first. Can it play .mp3 file types or would I be best converting them to ...
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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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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 define where Banshee stores the music in Android devices?

I recently bought a Samsung S4 Mini instead of a new iPhone, hoping that I'd be able to sync my music to the external SD card using Ubuntu 13.04. I've managed to get banshee to copy a single track at ...
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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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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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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 it possible to stream music from Ubuntu One Music to Samsung Galaxy S4?

Is it possible to stream music from Ubuntu One Music to Samsung Galaxy S4? If so, how can it be done?
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VLC won't play music

I am currently running Ubuntu 13.04. I have used VLC fine for years, but it suddenly stopped working. I believe it was working when I updated to 13.04. A little bit ago, I enabled raring-proposed, ...
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Why will Rhythmbox not add or import songs since 13.04 install? [closed]

Since I installed 13.04 Ubuntu (12.04 before) I have not been able to add or import music to either of my iPods (4th & 5th generation). I can play music with Rhythmbox. Rhythmbox recognizes iPods. ...
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after a reboot banshee cant find music files (stored on D: partition with ntfs format)

i recently made the step towards ubuntu 13.04 and while using banshee as well as with rythmbox every time i restart my machine she cant find my music files. (big ¨!" in front of the songs) i have to ...
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Rename music files so they alphabetically follow a playlist

I have a bunch of mp3s I've organised into a playlist for a party. What I'd like to be able to do is easily rename these files so that they start with the position in the playlist: 001.Track.mp3 ...
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How to add and play extracted youtube files on rhythmbox?

When I used to have Windows, I used to be able to save the file I was downloading to a custom folder and then drag that file to Windows Media Player. Is there any way to do the same on Rhythmbox? When ...
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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 add album art to mp3 using vlc media player in ubuntu?

I want to add Album art to any mp3 song. But I don't know how to do it.My system has VLC media player, UMPlayer, Bashee media player, Movie player. How can I add Album art to mp3 file using at ...
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Why purchased music is not synched on U1 on Windows7?

I can't determine why my already purchased music isn't available on Windows 7. Could someone give me a hint? Thanks in advance.
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android file transfer difficulties

I'm having problems transferring stuff to my Samsung Galaxy S4 and its memory card. The long and short of it is that I just can't transfer certain files across: the music is mostly in .wma format, ...
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Ubuntu: How to listen to music streams on the web without Flash (by finding the IP address of the streaming server?)

How can I find the ip address of a music streaming service in Ubuntu? Specifically: How can I do this for: 106KMEL : http://www.iheart.com/live/293/?autoplay=true Hot97 : ...
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Password and music

It has been so long that I have used my password for administrator, how can I reset it? or do without it? Why doesn't the music play on a Power Point presentation?
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Fixing a messed up Music Library

I was editing the information in my library in rhythmbox, and everything got royally messed up somehow. Many song titles, artists, and albums are completely wrong. I'm wondering if there's an way I ...
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How to play an mp3 (many tracks in one file) with cue file attatched to it

What player supports listening to long mp3 files with tracks information in a separate *.cue file? Tried DeadBeef v. 0.5.5, but no luck. It only supports lossless disc images like flac or avi, as far ...
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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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How would people give me a gift from the Ubuntu One music store?

I want to stop getting new music on CDs, and transition to a 'downloads only' regime. I am considering signing up to an Ubuntu One Music Streaming subscription, but I am aware that a lot of the CDs I ...
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How to download MP3s from Amazon Cloud Player, Banshee and Raring Ringtail [duplicate]

There are a few questions relating to this, many of which have answers, but all are dated and not working for me. I am trying to download my purchased music from Amazon, but am running into the ...