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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Videos, songs, and all media playing in fast forward

Whenever I try to play a video or song, on YouTube or using Banshee, the media plays as if it's in fast forward. Everything ran fine, videos and songs played normal, all hardware worked fine, and then ...
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Setting Plex media server on Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop?

I just installed the Plex media server from the Ubuntu Software Center, and opened the web interface. I want to stream my video , movies and music to my ps3 . I do lots of scratched and applied same ...
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What are my options for sharing music between Windows & Ubuntu on the same network?

We have a few Windows(XP & 7) and Ubuntu machines in the house sharing a wireless connection, and want to share music between them. If possible, I would like to be able to serve music from both ...
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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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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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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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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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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?