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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Mplayer does not work anymore and I don't know why or what happend

Whenever I try and sue mplayer it says: mplayer: relocation error: mplayer: symbol ff_codec_bmp_tags, version LIBAVFORMAT_53 not defined in file libavformat.so.53 with link time reference What do ...
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What music players (or related applications) are there that would allow displaying/editing embedded lyrics of music tracks?

I use OSD Lyrics and CoverGloobus. They are good, they search and eventually download lyrics, when they can find them. The sources used by OSD Lyrics, for example, are rather limited (although I love ...
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How to create a MIDI connection between applications?

I have been some trouble using applications that require MIDI like GuitarPro6 and tuxguitar. These both programs make use of MIDI synthesis. However, I can only listen the midi output when I actually ...
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Showing music from Windows partition in music folder

I have my music stored on my Windows partition, and I can access them from Ubuntu. Is there anyway to represent them virtually in my music folder in home. What I want to do is similar to how the ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 vs Windows 7 music quality

I'm very disappointed about the sound quality on music when using Ubuntu 11.10 compared to Windows 7. I use Audacious (Winamp on W7) and no matter how much I decrease the volume slider it's still ...
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Avi video format, join sert subtitles format [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Insert subtitles permanently and convert video Ubuntu 11.10 who avi and srt unite in a single file I tried mencoder and output to the command fails me Since there are ...
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Can I leave something like a mark or bookmark in Banshee on an audio book for example?

I'm listening to an 11 hour audio book, it's a real pain having to find the exact spot I was last. Is there a way to mark or place a sort of bookmark to the audio track?
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How can I make a music playlist out of a .txt file?

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 (I don't think that really matters) with Bash. How can I make a music playlist out of a .txt file? It is a command but I forgot it. I would appreciate it if someone would ...
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Music player that can sort or filter by number of tracks (per artist)

I'm looking for a music player/music library manager that allows me to see a list of artists sorted by the number of tracks I have for that artist. Winamp does this, but I haven't found any ...
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How to setup a song when starting Ubuntu

I was wondering if it was possible to start a mp3 song in one of three places: After starting the computer from cold, when the Ubuntu logo appears (When loading the system). When I enter the LightDM ...
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is there a way to put basic banshee controls in the top bar of unity?

Im looking for a way to put basic controls like pause, play, and skip to the top taskbar (the area which displays the time, battery, mail, titles of pages in chrome...) or some other convenient way to ...
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Ubuntu One Music - Music folder won't sync

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10, and just signed up for Ubuntu One and Ubuntu One Music. Generally file sync is working fine, but music has been a complete failure so far. Here's what I'm looking at: After ...
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Mpd wont update my library, using external drive?

using ncmpc++ ver 0.5.6 on ubuntu 12.04 <<- Epic AwesomeWM so thats why im using the terminal music playa! Anyway I edited the mpd.conf in /etc/mpd.conf under the music library I put ...
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Ubuntu one music does not allow Ubuntu One Cloud mode. Cannot stream

The Ubuntu Files app works fine on my new device (Philips Go Connect (Android)) but when I try the Ubuntu One Cloud mode on the Ubuntu Music app it does not manage to sign in but says "Oops something ...
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VLC stops playing at 3:30am [closed]

I have Ubuntu 10.04 and VLC 1.1.12 Luggage. And my problem is that I am listening internet radio for example from sky.fm VLC stops playing at 3:30am and after VLC starts playing after 2 hours maybe. ...
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How Can I Edit Songs on a Remote Server?

I have a number of songs I am hosting. I would like to edit their ID3 tags. Downloading and uploading them will take too much time. Is it possible to edit them as they are online? Update Here is ...
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Random/invalid songs appearing on iPod Touch music streaming app?

When I first installed the app, it contained all music and sound effects from a game I've never played, and none of mine. Deleting the cache didn't fix it. I reinstalled it, and it seemed to work ...
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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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Why doesn't my mp3/mp4 player work on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get a Dane-Elec mp3/mp4 player working? My MP3/MP4 does not plug-in and play and therefore I can not transfer any file to the MP3/MP4 dane-elec music my touch ...
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How do I get a Dane-Elec mp3/mp4 player working?

My MP3/MP4 does not plug-in and play and therefore I can not transfer any file to the MP3/MP4 dane-elec music my touch or only dane-elec with 8 gb in memory and perhapses model zt1 with radio,..and ...
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mp3's tagged with “Unknown Artist”

I'm having the same problem as many others and its pretty frustrating. Whereby, mp3s are tagged as "Unknown Artist". I'm in my second paid month of the U1 Streaming Service, and while its good, I ...
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How to play realmedia / SMIL / rtsp audio references with start/end points

I'm trying to play the song referenced at A Prairie Home Companion: May 6, 2006 - Moonlight on the Colorado River lyrics. For some of my friends, the "listen" link there plays just the song whose ...
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How to install ffmpeg without root?

I want to install ffmpeg, however it seems that its impossible without root. there are sources, but I have to compile it somehow. how to compile it? I just need ffmpeg "exec".
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After copying my itunes library to my Ubuntu partition, how can I rename mp3s to their correct name?

Because of how itunes organizes files, I have a bunch of mp3s that are organized in folders named F00 through F49. The files themselves have names like AVCH.mp3. How can I rename these to their proper ...
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Reconfiguring the music lens for Audacious

As much as I love Banshee for managing my library, its a bit slow (on my laptop) to use as a media player when I just fancy listening to a song and it also lacks the plugins for enhancing the sound ...
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What software is available for iPod synchronization?

What software is available for iPod music, contacts and calender syncing with an iPod Mini 2G?
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Ubuntu one music showing 'unknown artist' and 'unknown album' for most songs

I successfully uploaded 23GB of music from my hard drive (after lots of waiting) to Ubuntu One except that only ~20 artists/albums are showing up correctly and the rest are 'unknown'. They are ...
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Is there any mp3 player which has “Add to Playlist” Option?

I'm trying to find an mp3 player which has "Add to Playlist/Enqueue" option for Ubuntu/Xubuntu. I'm looking for something similar to Winamp or Foobar. Thank you. Note: Please don't suggest Foobnix, ...
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Is it possible to make my system not suspend when playing music and video?

My friend wanted to know if it is possible to get a patch that would allow him to set his computer to not suspend when he is using a video or music player, to include being on youtube? I wouldnt mind ...
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Ubuntu One Music shows random mp3's as unknown artist/album on Ipad and Iphone [closed]

I ripped some of my CD's to mp3, and also put some of my mp3's, which I had purchased from my Zune account, into my Ubuntu One Cloud. Most of them show up with the correct album art and album/artist ...
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Are there any good music mixers available, equivalent to Windows “MP3 Tunes”?

In Windows my dad used to have a program called MP3 Tunes. I have tried running it with Wine, and it worked. But strange things kept happening to the program, so it's not a reliable way to play music. ...
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laptop running relatively hot playing media

I have an Acer 5740dg (core i5) and Ubuntu 11.10. After tweaking a little with the grub workaround and jupiter I don't have any heating problems anymore. Its even cooler than Windows. Except I'm ...
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How can I detect the BPM (beats per minute) of a song?

For some activities such as running it is important to know how many BPM a song has. I know that Banshee can do this but I couldn't figure out how to do this for a selected range of songs. Which tool ...
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Is there any way a can buy on iTunes Store?

There's an album that's only avaliable on iTunes Store and I really want it. Is there any way I can get it on Ubuntu 11.10?
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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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How to organize music files?

I'm trying to re-organize my music files. I copied them from my iPod before it died, so they have funky names, like DGEDH.mp3. I tried using a Windows utility to rename them from their ID3 tags, but ...
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music player - tracking radio's songs [closed]

I'm using VLC and http://open.fm/ music radio. I would like to be able to track (to the files would be the best) the names of songs that were played, so later if I want to hear some song again its ...
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Metadata won't show in U1 Music for Android [closed]

I can't get the metadata to display on U1 Music for Android. All I get is "unknown artist" and "unknown album". Everything shows up in Banshee. The files live in my purchased music folder and were ...
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No Music Preview on mouse hover over music file as in Ubuntu 11.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I enable MP3 preview? No Music Preview on mouse hover over music file as in Ubuntu 11.04. I cannot see the small play icon on the top of the music file when I ...
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Media autoplays when USB drive is opened from the Unity menu

An annoying change I've experienced upon upgrading to 11.10 is that when a USB device is opened from the unity menu, any media (i.e. music and videos) contained on it are autoplayed with whatever ...
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Why is playing music crashing my system? [closed]

Complete n00b here. I'm pretty sure playing music is crashing it (crashing: no response from keyboard/mouse - must cut power to restart) because it does not do it when a music player isn't running. I ...
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how to tag a compilation album contains multiple artists on each track?

I have a huge collection, Currently my music like this: Music ├── Album 1 │ ├── Track 1 (Artist 1 , Artist 2) │ ├── Track 2 (Artist 2, ) │ ├── Track 3 (Artist 3 , Artist 2, ...
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Music stops when screen turns off

Running banshee on Ubuntu 11.10 with gnome 3. Music stops playing when the screen turns off (Like powersave mode / when the screensaver turns on) when it gets to the end of the currently playing ...
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Is there a way to access my music on Vista while I work on Ubuntu?

I have installed Ubuntu using Wubi alongside Vista on my laptop. Is there a way for me to gain access to iTunes that is on Vista?
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iTunes Alternatives for Ubuntu

I have started using Ubuntu very recently. I installed using Wubi. Can I get my Windows iTunes Music to go onto Ubuntu's iTunes alternative. Also, how will I sync my iPod with Ubuntu? Thanks!
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Play songs in the file system queue only once?

In the "file system queue", once all the songs are done, playback returns to the "play queue", that is exactly what I want. The problem is, when I add a new song to the "file system queue", once that ...
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Replacement for foobar2000's “Move files” functionality?

So I'm a recent Ubuntu convert and love it, but theres one thing I need help with: organising my music library. Previously on Windows I used foobar2000, and had one playlist called "Incoming" where I ...
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How can I get Rhythmbox to see my Ubuntu One purchases?

I have purchased a couple of albums in the Ubuntu one music store which have downloaded and are visible in the default music app Banshee. I much prefer the app Rhythmbox though, but I can't figure out ...
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How to migrate from Banshee to Rhythmbox?

As it has been decided, Ubuntu Precise 12.04 will feature Rhythmbox as the default music player. I am aware, that it does not mean that I will not be able to use Banshee, nevertheless I would like to ...
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I want to sync my music folder, Ubuntu One says it will sync once I subscribe. I just bought 20 gigs and it is still not syncying?

I want to sync my music folder, Ubuntu One says it will sync once I subscribe. I just bought 20 gigs and it is still not syncing! What gives? I paid but nothing is happening, please don't tell me i ...