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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Application for finding song names

I'd like to know if anyone knows an application or knows of one being developed that can do what I've stated in the question. On mobile devices there's an App called Shazam: Is there an equivalent for ...
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Billing and music store delivery problems in Ubuntu One [closed]

I've been having a number of problems with Ubuntu One and neither Canonical nor 7Digital have been able to help. Firstly, months ago I placed an order and was charged double the actual price, $2 for ...
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On-the-fly conversion of FLAC to MP3 when syncing with Android?

I have a large collection of FLAC music files which I would like to sync to my Android phone. However, the FLAC files are very large...and before I bother to create a seperate MP3 music library it ...
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Can I download internet streaming songs from Clementine

I use Clementine on 12.04 as an audio player. When i am typing something on the search bar, it searches my local music library as well as Internet. Some times it shows songs which is not in my music ...
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How to make Banshee/other players recognize a folder as a music player for seamless music synchronization?

I use Webupd8's Go-mtpfs to mount Nexus 4 on Ubuntu 12.10. It mounts the folder in home directory. I use Banshee to manage my music and playlists. Banshee can't recognize the mounted folder as a music ...
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Digital Audio Workstation: alternatives to Logic Pro or Cubase for Ubuntu?

What do I use instead of Cubase, LogicPro, FL Studio etc? I would like to 1) Connect MIDI devices (like music keyboards) via the USB port. This is very important. Nothing that doesn't do this would ...
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Sync music to ipod 4g

I want to sync music to ipod 4g device, without the use of itunes in ubuntu 10.04, I used to do this with gtkpod until gtkpod stopped supporting fourth generation ipods. I tried to setup itunes with ...
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How to sort Banshee by track order?

I have several playlists containing only one artist, but multiple albums by that artist. I would like to sort these playlists so that the albums are grouped together and ordered by track number. For ...
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Music player / database for read-only music collection

I am looking for a music player and/or database for using with a read only music library. The situation is this: I have a music library (FLACs, OGGs, MP3s) that I, for diverse reasons, want to keep ...
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20 GB space offer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu One Promotion There is an offer which says Buy any track from the new Ubuntu One Music Store and get 6 months Music Streaming + 20GB storage free! Is the ...
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Refresh banshee album art [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make Banshee re-scan for cover art? I usually just copy ~/.config/banshee-1, and ~/.gconf/apps/banshee-1 when i'm moving from one computer to the other, if I ...
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How do I use my laptop's media keys with decibel-audio-player?

This is not a question about setting up media keys, as mine have all been recognised and have their correct keysyms assigned, and I can use rhythmbox with them and other applications. I was thinking ...
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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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How can I integrate nightingale with the Unity sound menu?

I have tried going to dconf-editor and adding it to the preferred and interested media playered list. While it does show up in the sound meni the pause, next track and previous track have no effect.
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Is there any music studio programme on ubuntu?

I have a lots of music composition and i want to make my songs DVD.Is there any programme recommended to use? I hate Windows and Mac.But they are rich of theese programmes.Clearly I look for home ...
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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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How do I play music in the Terminal in the background? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I play a song in the background via my command line? I used the command setsid mplayer strayheart.mp3 in a terminal, but then I couldn't stop it and I couldn't ...
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Is there an audio player for Ubuntu that can automatically decompress and play gzipped music?

I'm looking at ways to reduce the amount of space taken up by my large collection of music, mostly Ogg Vorbis with the occasional MP3. What prompted this was thinking ahead to potentially using an ...
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U1 Music Streaming: Is it possible to have album cover art for OGG files?

Just started trying out the U1 music streaming service and so far very pleased. The one issue I have that could be a deal-breaker when it comes time to pay up is that half of my collection is OGG ...
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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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Lyric player just like Miniyrics in ubuntu 12.10 with highlighted scrolling lyrics [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to display lyrics of songs? I have been adjusting to ubuntu 12.10 and it seems to be no trouble so far(except a few glitches). I have been searching for a lyrics ...
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How does Ubuntu One upload music metadata changes?

I've been recently editing quite a lot of mp3 files, basically editing mp3 tags. I've got all my music collection stored in Ubuntu One, so any time I edit any songs, the changes get uploaded to the ...
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No results in Music lens! Music files appear in File lens!

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 Unity --- almost default install. About two weeks back I populated my Music folder with a lot of music files (mp3s). When I go to file lens (Super F), and search I get to ...
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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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“Play All” option in Ubuntu that's similar to Windows 7?

Is there any GUI(gnome3,kde,xfce etc.) or PPA with an addition to Unity or other GUI userland to have the same functionality as Windows 7? For example- in Windows 7 you can go to a folder with movie ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I download music from itunes web site without itunes software? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I download iTunes podcasts with hpodder or other software? There is a bunch of free courses available on the net. But a lot of them are available only through ...
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What are ways of sharing music on ubuntu externally?

I setup a DAAP server on my server at home, mapped to my router. In ubuntu I have a variety of clients that support DAAP. In windows I couldn't find clients or easy ways of connecting to my DAAP ...
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Ubuntu cannot read AIFF information

I have Apple Lossless songs that I use for my iPod, and Ubuntu sees the files, but does not recognize any information related to the songs. They show up as Unknown Artist, Album, etc. I have tried ...
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The 20-GB Storage with music, does it have to be used for music?

The 20-GB Storage with music, does it have to be used for music? Or can I use it for documents / whatever I want Title prtty much says it all, just a question befor i decided if i wana take up on the ...
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Partitioning Windows 7 so I can use ubuntu

I have been recording happily using Audacity for many years but after upgrading to Windows 7, the latency has meant that recording music is impossible. My mate suggested partitioning my hard drive, ...
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Music store - Is it safe to edit tags of music purchased on Ubuntu One?

Is it safe to tamper with tags of files in ~/.ubuntuone/Purchased from Ubuntu One, if the folder is synced locally ?
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Play music from Server

I want to configure Ubuntu Server to play music from the same server, with a couple of points: It will not do streaming. It will play the music from the server to the speakers connected to it. It ...
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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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What music player for Ubuntu is *most* like Cog?

Cog is, far and away, my favourite music player. File browser on the left panel, pull a folder into the right panel, it plays the files you pull into the main box. Simple! Easy! Nice! Especially since ...
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How do I add the Internet Archive as a music source to Rhythmbox?

I tried Banshee once and it had an Internet Archive plugin that was great. Can I add the Internet Archive as a source in Rhythmbox?
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Syncing purchased music to my mobile phone

I'm struggling to sync some of the music tracks that I purchased via the Rhythmbox onto my mobile phone. Whenever I select "download" via the Ubuntu One app, the download keeps failing. This happens ...
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How do I disable media players indicators integration?

I recently moved from win7 to a linux distro so im not sure how exactly things work. What i found weird is while playing music with banshee and after hitting the "X" (close) button, the music that was ...
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not able to play online music

I have installed 12.04 in Windows 7 as dual boot. Now I am not able to play any music from online music sites like smashhitsusa.com or saavn.com or songspk.pk. Whenever I click on any song, it just ...
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Sound Converter doesn't convert at all. Any clues?

Screen shots - I ran debug in the terminal as suggested from another forum.
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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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Is there a GTK media player that can synchronize ID3 tags with directory structure?

I'm looking for a GTK media player which will keep the ID3 tags of my tracks synchronised with my library directory structure. That is, when I change the artist tag of a track from X to Y I'd like the ...
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Moving Banshee music to another computer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I export banshee library settings to another machine? On my laptop I have many gigabytes of music that I ordered with album art on Banshee. I have just bought a ...
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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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Is there an Amazon downloader for purchased music? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to download songs from Amazon's Cloud Player? Is there an Amazon down loader for purchased music in 12.04? There was one for 11.10 that worked but I find ...
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Why does my unity music lens not play anything?

My music lens in 12.04 unity will access my entire library, but if I click on anything to play it, Rhythmbox opens and does nothing.
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gm3u app needs libgnomeui.so.32 - how do I install it?

I have an music app that reports the following when I run it gm3u: error while loading shared libraries: libgnomeui.so.32: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory I can't seem to ...