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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Convert flac to m4a at 400Kps?

it's worth a try, I love linux and I have so many years using it but now there's only one thing that I cannot do, I have my music collection in flac and I always convert flac to m4a using nero aac ...
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Burning music problem

Im using a toshiba lap top, im trying to burn a music cd, had problem with Brasero would recognise DVD+R but not burn now using K3b and it wont recognise the CD at all. It spins up but wont burn,
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How to get music metadata in Banshee?

I'm using Banshee 2.2.1 on Ubuntu 11.10. When I tried to import my music library, which I made by ripping CDs with Windows Media Player, only two albums retained their information. The rest (about 300 ...
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gMTP have problems while syncing music with Lumia 520

I have a Lumia 520 and an album called Monstercat. When I open up gMTP and connect then sync music, it worked. However, when I see the songs in Lumia all the songs have only an artist. Each album ...
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Music players (except Banshee) capable of saving scrobbles while being offline?

I do not have a stable internet connection right now, so I am looking for a native Linux application capable of saving scrobbles while being offline in order to submit them later, at the same time ...
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Can Ghost Tunes be a replacement for Ubuntu one?

I have used a lot of windows and apple programs in the past, and now I want to switch to Ubuntu. Problem is I love music and my iTunes library... So I want to know how to get all my music and put it ...
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Audio recording software with tuner?

I've used Mixcraft on Windows, and one great feature is that it can have a tuner display when recording. This helps me play in tune when playing my woodwind instruments (mainly Ocarina). I am ...
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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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unity-lens-music takes long time to retrieve information from hdd

Everytime I open the dash and go to the music lens to search for a specific title, it takes quite a while till any titles are displayed and I can hear my hdd working during the process. I didn't copy ...
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Is there a way to have Clementine normalize my music?

I've got two related music files/albums. However they are at different volumes. Any Idea as to how to fix this? I have tried going into preferences--->playback and hitting replay gain however that ...
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All Ubuntu media players crash upon connecting iPod. How to fix?

So I just downloaded the latest Ubuntu (14.10) today. I've fiddled with it somewhat and everything is running fine except that every time I try to use my iPod with a media player, it crashes the ...
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Streaming music from Ubuntu Server 14 over VPN

Apologies if this has been asked already - I've been searching around and haven't found anything too helpful for what I'm looking to do. I'm looking to have my Ubuntu Server(14) host my music and ...
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Pops and Crackles problem with music files streamed to sound system

Apologies if this has been asked elsewhere. I did look but couldn't find what I needed. I have copied my music collection from OSX to Ubuntu. My music is a mixture of MP3, AAC, ALAC and AIFF files. ...
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How to add custom sources to GNOME Music Player?

I just upgraded to GNOME 3.12 (running Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS) and I love the Music Player that comes with it. The problem I have, is that my music is located on a NAS, so its not in the default ...
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Are there any good alternatives to GarageBand available?

Are there any good Linux alternatives to Garageband? The most important features would be: Good audio recording, with audio filters Good MIDI editing abilities and a good selection of instrument ...
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Getting “Python (v2.7) requires to install plugins” error during ripping

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.10 from a flash drive that you create from the official ubuntu website. I am getting some errors on the system quite frequently. I have tried redoing it but I keep ...
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How do I delete all pop/rap music?

I have all the music stored in ~/Music and I want to delete all pop music (or it could be a different genre). I was thinking to look the song metadata to check and see if a song is pop, and then ...
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Playing WMA files with cmus produces static and distortion in 14.04

I use cmus as a media player and after upgrading to 14.04, all WMA files in my collection have become unplayable. When I try playing them, I get static in my left speaker and a staticky distorted ...
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How to open two Banshee players at once

I want to play more .mp3 files at once, but Banshee/Rhythmbox players seems to allow only one file to be played at a time. I wanted to solve this by opening multiple Banshee players, but I can't get ...
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Can't play music downloaded from ubuntu on my android

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and Android 2.3.5. I tryed to download music from youtube with the youtube-dl -x in the m4a format and mp3 with other applications, but then I can't play it on Android. I don't ...
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How do I get Banshee to work with my Android 4.4.2 device?

I have a new Galaxy S5 (SC-04), with Android 4.4.2. When I plug it in as an MTP media device, it's visible in Nautilus (Gnome Flashback, Ubuntu 14.04) and I can browse and edit files and folders no ...
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How to install Ruby Ripper, or another app that does MP3s through a GUI

I have tried to install ruby ripper various times (raring) using code pasted from the internet. everytime i get to sudo apt-get install rubyripper, i get this back: E: Unable to locate package ...
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Getting HDTracks music download application working under wine in Ubuntu 14.04 64bit

Good people: Does anyone here buy music from HDTracks, using Ubuntu 14.04 64bit? In 13.10 32 bit I used to be able to buy music using their Windows application under Wine, but now when I try, I ...
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Lyrics on mp3 ID-tag

Since a few years ago I stopped listening to CDs and began to listen to mp3 only. At the begining I continued to buy the CDs to support the artist, but later I started to buy the album direct online ...
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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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Is it possible to import all audio date at once into rythmbox?

does anybody know how to import the music files all at once into rythmbox even if they´re in different folders? I have to confess that I´m lazy. :-D Thanks Florian
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How to allow key functions while desktop locked

Is it possible to allow a keyboard's volume keys to continue working when your desktop is locked? Currently, the default behavior disables all special-function keys until the desktop's unlocked. I ...
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Normalize all audio files before copying to an iPod

I know how to normalize a song to 100%, but I'd like this to happen automatically before copying the files on my iPod, via Rhythmbox. So, I imagine a process like this: create my own playlist when ...
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Display audio metadata while streaming music over A2DP?

I've paired my mobile phone with my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop via Bluetooth and can stream audio from the phone to the desktop using A2DP. Every time I would like to know which song is playing, I have to ...
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Lame - How to re-encode all 320kbps mp3 to 192kbps mp3

As per title. I have lots of MP3s in 320kbps format that I need to convert to 192kbps. Currently I'm using lame --mp3input -b 192 which creates a file of the same name but with an extra .mp3 extension....
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Banshee 14.04 duplicate song detector extension

Hi can anyone tell me how to install the duplcate song detector extension in banshee on 14.04?
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Pulse Audio EQ Alternative

I have been using ubuntu 14.04 around 3 weeks as my primary os. I'm really into music, i'm using lmms etc. If i install this eq, it messes up my auto switches between hdmi and audio out and sound is ...
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Clementine cannot access music on a NAS share - true or false?

There are many references to this problem in various forums, but there seems to be no solution. What baffles me is that, if there is a solution to this problem for, say, Rhythmbox, what is it about ...
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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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Play tracks from a FLAC file

Is there any music player to show tracks of an album when a single FLAC file is played? cuetools can split the album file into song files, but I do not want to change the FLAC single file. I just ...
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How do Nautilus album art thumbnails work?

There's something for which I've been searching an answer for a while now, but to no avail, and it's strange to me, as it seems like a thing that people would talk about: one of those nice little ...
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Is there any virtual MIDI loopback solution for Ubuntu/Linux?

I'm not sure how many of you play music, but in Windows there are several virtual MIDI loopback software to route MIDI from one program to another. For example, loopMIDI and midiyoke, and LoopBe1. In ...
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Why does Google Music Manager refuse to open in 12.04?

I like to upload my music to my Google account and I use Google Music Manager to do this. When I downloaded the music manager the first time, I wanted to actually download all the music I purchased ...
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Organising Audiobook Folders with Banshee

So Banshee has me really confused. I have 2 folders - Music and Audiobooks which are empty. I move some m4b audiobooks into the Audiobooks folder and I have unchecked that it should move them to the ...
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Rhythmbox starts playing last song on album

This feels like a silly question, but I have a habit of navigating to my music directory using Nautilus, navigating to an album folder and using Ctrl + A then Return to play, which launches Rhythmbox. ...
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Desktop shortcut doesn't work for script but script work fine

#!/bin/bash/ ls -1 *.mp3 > playlist.m3u for (( ; ; )) do mplayer -playlist playlist.m3u; sleep 0.1; done This is the script and it works ! [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=Play ...
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Ubuntu and Ipods 2014

I have an ipod shuffle and I want to copy mp3 into it. How hard is it to do on Ubuntu ? I tried Amarok, Rhytmbox, nothing works. Any help?
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Why does the Spotify client render certain pages completely black?

Spotify starts up fine, but when navigating to certain sections of the app, instead of the expected content a black square is displayed. What is causing this issue and how can it be resolved?
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12.04 to 14.04 music files with the wrong names

Ok I just went from 12.04 to 14.04 and when I opened my music player (rhythmbox) all the songs wore messed up and had the wrong names. I un-installed the music player and re-installed it along with ...
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Getting a drive to automount on startup [duplicate]

I've got a drive (well, a separate partition actually) that has my music on it, and in theory I should just be able to hit play in Rhythmbox and it'll work. But for some reason, I need to personally ...
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Itunes music folders

I have managed to get into the Itunes_Control folder and find all the music files but what I want to do now is put music into it so my Ipod will recognise the new music files and will be able to play ...
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Why do my speakers randomly shut off but my headphones work?

Whenever im listening to rhythmbox my speakers will shut off after about 45 seconds and wont come back on until i restart my computer. But my headphones work whenever they shut off. Does anyone know ...
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Best CD audio burner

Can you guys tell me a software so i can create CDs for my car? I am currently using elementaryOS but I couldn't get much help from their forums so I came here :P Thanks!
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Musicmatch Jukebox alternative

I am wondering if there is a music program similar to the old Musicmatch Jukebox that was available when Windows XP first came out. I already have my music saved as mp3. I want to be able to: Play ...
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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 ...