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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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 ...
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Headless music converter with filename based on tags

I have a music collection consisting of several film soundtracks in Apple Lossless and I'd like to convert it to 48kbps OGG Vorbis in a completely different folder structure with file names in the ...
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How to put Banshee in manual sort mode

i'm making a playlist for my friend's birthday.I need to sort the songs.
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Recording the radio streaming of Radiotray or Rhythmbox

I have checked the other questions before asking this one. I am using radiotray for the streaming and wish to record the streams of di.fm. I tried the trick with pulseaudio volume settings for ...
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Need a playlist creator for linux that will do relative paths

Under Windows I use "Playlist Creator 3.6.2" This just about the ideal program for what I want, but under wine, you cannot access it's setup to set the feature I want the most, and that is relative ...
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Mplayer music library like banshee or wmp

Hi I have been looking around for a plug in to make mplayer act as a music library but to no avail. Dose any one know of one ? My aim is to find one media player that can do music and films (must ...
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gmusicbrowser alternative?

I have been tinkering with xubuntu recently and I found the player, gmusicbrowser, to be lacking in some aspects. I am looking for a lightweight music player that can handle web radio stations, ...
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A music player that can handle multiple artist tags

The mp3 format can handle multiple artists per track (in the form of "artist1\artist2"), and as far as I know other modern music formats can do the same thing. However, Rhythmbox (my default music ...
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Which is the best multitrack recording software?

What is the best multi-track recording software for Ubuntu? I know Ardour is one of them but I heard it is a bit complicated to use.
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Can the parameters of the Music Lens be edited?

I primarily listen to classical music on my laptop. Since I'm obsessed with specifics with my music, I am precise with how I label my genres (Opera, Symphony, Chorale, etc.). Is there a way to edit ...
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Rhythmbox in Ubuntu 12.04 and Ipod touch [duplicate]

I don't know if anyone else is experiencing something similar to this. I have an Ipod touch bought 3.5 years ago. It received the last software update a year ago. After that update I had no problems ...
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Low latency midi and Virtual sound studio

I wish to connect my musical keyboard to linux (figured that part out) But I would like to know my options for Virtual Grand Pianos.
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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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Best way to sync music to Galaxy Nexus (MTP)?

The Galaxy Nexus uses MTP which makes general use a bit of a pain. Luckily, Ubuntu comes with some drivers preinstalled so I can access my phones memory easily through nautilus, however Rhythmbox and ...
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Android phone: how do I play MP3s on my hard drive over WiFi?

Wasn't sure whether to ask on here on on android.stackexchange.com ... but I want to play music which is on my desktop machine through my phone. The music is coming from ext4 partition which I am ...
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Is it possible to have music accompany the BURG screen on startup?

I'm brand new to Ubuntu, but I managed to get 12.04 LTS up and running on my Dell Inspiron 15r. Afterwards, I wanted a snazzier boot screen, so I installed BURG and chose my themes and whatnot. Now I ...
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How to write audio track information to the file, using Banshee

As the title suggests, when I change audio track information (metadata) in Banshee I want it to be stored to the file and I can't figure out how to do it. Maybe this cannot be achieved in Banshee ...
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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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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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Music Lense not displaying music collection

I removed rhythmbox from 12.04 and now my music lense does not display any of my music. Is there a way to get that back or do I now have a broken lense?
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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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Playlists on Android phone

I have a serious problem with the Ubuntu music players. I'm at the point where I'm going to switch back to Windows because I can't figure this out and nobody seems to be able to help. If anybody ...
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Why get Ubuntu One Music cloud over regular free Ubuntu One?

Using the Ubuntu One Files application I can download the mp3 files I bought in the Music Store and play them on my Android Phone. So besides the added 15GB storage, what are the advantages of the ...
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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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Copy music from Ipod to Ubuntu

can anyone please help me for this ? in fact i can see the musics in the ipod but they all are like "HHDW.mp3" "KZDE.mp3" FPPD.mp3" ... and i just can't rename every single song by listening to it ... ...
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GUI-less music player with auto-updating library

I've reached the point where I want to write my own music player (it comes to us all). However, all the things I want to do are UI-based; it would be daft for me to have to reimplement managing a ...