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 do I change the start up sound?

How do i change the start up background music in Ubuntu and can i add any customized music for startup? What are the various ways of setting this?
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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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How to play a full album starting from unity music lens? [closed]

if I search form music in my Unity music lens I get as results single tracks (which get played by rhythmbox if I click on them) and albums which don't get played if I click on them. How can I fix ...
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How to sync iPhone in Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I sync with my iPhone 4 and iPad? How i'm looking for a simple and convenient way of transferring music from my Ubuntu 12.04 machine with my iPhone 4. I'v read that ...
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Mp3s synced on Ubuntu One not showing up under artist or album

I have synced approximately 10GB of music with U1 over the last 48 hours. Nearly everything appears OK: the songs are tagged correctly, I can queue and play them. However, with the exception of a few ...
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Ubuntu 12.04, music won't sync to iPod [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to sync songs in Rhythmbox with an iPod I was looking for a solution to this online but couldn't find one. I've been using rhythmbox for my iPod for a long time now, ...
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Guitar Recording

I am a musician and I am fairly new to Ubuntu. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Inspiron 6000. I have been looking for a reliable and good mixer/recorder for my guitar so I can record original ...
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Hide program entry's in sound indicator [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove players I don't use from the sound indicator? How to hide the entry of programs in the sound indicator, Ubuntu 12.04 (Spotify, VLC) Thanks
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Is there a Spotify repository that works for 12.04?

The Spotify repository (deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free) doesn't work on Ubuntu 12.04 (download failed). Does anyone have a solution to install Spotify on Ubuntu 12.04?
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How to safely import music into rhythmbox in 12.04?

I want to import a music folder into Rhythmbox but from the preferences in rhythmbox, the folder has to be of the fixed form,like Artist/Album or Artist/Artist-Album and so on. Why can't rythmbox read ...
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How long before Ubuntu One downloads music purchases

How long does it take on average for a song purchased through the Ubuntu One Music store to be downloaded to my computer?
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How to delete Open Octave 2012

I installed Open Octave Studio and Midi 2012 according to the instructions from this PPA, but Midi does not recognize the jack and does not works, so I want to delete it and Studio. How can I delete ...
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VST plugins not displaying properly

I tried to work with several Linux native VST instruments plugins but, each time, I had the same problem: the interface does not display properly. An example of what I mean: No text, as you can ...
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Can I connect to iTunes music shares using Amarok?

The Amarok manual claims: Amarok automatically shows the tracks from the server in the Media Sources -> Local Music pane and no further configuration is required. But Amarok did not ...
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How do I set album artwork?

My music goes back and forth from iTunes to Rhythmbox via Dropbox. All of my songs have their artwork showing in iTunes but some don't when I'm back in Ubuntu. I don't know how to set the artwork in ...
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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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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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Why are some songs available on 7digital.com not available in the Ubuntu One Music Store?

What is the reason that some songs, which are available on 7Digital.com (My country-region) are not available in ubuntu-one-store? As example the last album of "Nine Lashes - The Intervention" was not ...
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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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After Ubuntu One Music purchase, sync seems to be incomplete

I'm having a bit of an issue. I'm running the 12.04 beta, and I purchased a couple of albums from the Ubuntu One Music Store (running Rhythmbox). Eight songs on each album downloaded and were ...
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Ubuntu one stream/download rest API calls lead to 404

I successfully use the music rest API to fetch cover art, artists and albums, and songs. But if I want to to use rest/download.view or rest/stream.view I get a 404 and the content is a html page. The ...
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How do I get mt-daapd?

I read other people's blog showing as easily as sudo apt-get install mt-daapd. But when I do that, I got an error message E: unable to locate package mt-daapd. Could someone point me to the right ...
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Music player that remembers last song and playlist

I am looking for something similar to winamp. I have seen other threads but I have tried some solutions and they did not work. I tried Banshee that comes with Ubuntu 11.10 but it does not open last ...
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How do I find and delete duplicate music tracks?

My issue is that for some reason I have duplicates of some music tracks. However they are not named identically. For instance: Music/Prefuse 73/One Word Extinguisher/07. Detchibe.mp3 & ...
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Another ubuntu one music problem with ID3-Tags (“unknown artist” problem)

I started using ubuntu one a few days ago. I put some MP3s into the cloud music folder and I can play them just fine in the music web and andriod applications. The problem is that all files are ...
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How do I share links to album in the U1 music store?

First of all I open the dash and click the musical note icon. Then I search for an album or song. Now I've found it I want to send a link to my friend on facebook/twitter/google+. How do I do that?
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Why is ubuntu replacing Banshee with Rhythmbox in 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is Rhythmbox becoming the default (again)? Is is because of mono thing? Is it the GTK3 support thing? Or i dont know... What value Rhythmbox (replacing Banshee) ...
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U1 music mp3 files not put into albums [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mp3s synced on Ubuntu One not showing up under artist or album Via the web page I can see that my files sync to U1 cloud servers. For the mp3 files, there seems to be a ...
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How do I get the required mp3 and mp4 codecs without an internet connection? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install 'restricted-extras' offline? I use Ubuntu 11.10 without the Internet and I want to play the mp3 songs and mp4 movies. How can I do this?
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How do I access my music and documents from Windows7 on Ubuntu?

How do I access my Windows7 music library on Ubuntu 11.10? I have just installed Ubuntu and I wish to copy my music library from iTunes to the banshee media player, I'll gladly give more details if ...
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How much cpu heat when playing music is normal? [closed]

I just wanted to ask, if it is normal, that I get around 72° C when playing music in Rhythmbox, if the temperature in complete idle is around 52°. The CPU Usage of the player is around 5%. I have an ...
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How do I force Rhythmbox to automatically organise my music files into folders?

How do I force Rhythmbox to automatically organise my music files into folders (corresponding to the artist and album) in Ubuntu 12.04 beta-1. Is this functionality currently missing from the new ...
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Wiping my hard disks, how do I pull out and sort all the music/videos/pictures?

Looking to raid my hard disks but need all the important stuff out first, have not been very tidy with my file management, is there a program that will scan my computer and pull out all the video, ...
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Download files from amazon cloud

I am trying to download music files from amazon as described in this question, but in both banshee's amazon mp3 or firefox I am taken to Amazon's page asking me to install it's outdated i386 ...
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How can I convert my FLAC music collection to Apple Lossless?

I have a reasonable sized music collection that I keep in FLAC format on my Ubuntu laptop. I'd like to start playing this music on my Mac, and to sync it from there to my iPod. People have suggested ...
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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. ...