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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Display audio metadata while streaming music over A2DP?

I've paired my mobile phone with my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop via Bluetooth and can stream audio from the phone to the desktop using A2DP. Every time I would like to know which song is playing, I have to ...
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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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is there a fix for Rhapsody music software [on hold]

looking for a fix for "Rhapsody Music software" I am running "Trusty Tahr" ubuntu 14.04
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Music player that can access/catalog music on network drive

I have all of my music on a network drive hooked up to an Ubuntu server. I can access the music from my Ubuntu laptop. The problem is that I can't find a program that will use my samba connection to ...
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Ipod syncing with 14.04?

Anyone have any fixes for this? I have tried to do this in Rhythmbox but I don;t even have the option to work on my Ipod as it doesn't show up. I read about Banshee and tried that. So now the Ipod ...
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Lame - How to re-encode all 320kbps mp3 to 192kbps mp3

As per title. I have lots of MP3s in 320kbps format that I need to convert to 192kbps. Currently I'm using lame --mp3input -b 192 which creates a file of the same name but with an extra .mp3 ...
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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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Importing iTunes Music Library in Rhythmbox

I have a extensive music library in iTunes on my Mac. I have found a dozen import scripts to import the metadata (ratings, play count) to Rhythmbox. But the comments I have found all indicate that ...
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Difficulty With WiFi Adapter - Help?

My Wireless-N USB Adapter works perfectly well with a 1MB/s download speeds on Mac OS X and any given version of Windows. Of course, I have to also install the drivers for my adapter before getting a ...
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Banshee 14.04 duplicate song detector extension

Hi can anyone tell me how to install the duplcate song detector extension in banshee on 14.04?
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Playing WMA files with cmus produces static and distortion in 14.04

I use cmus as a media player and after upgrading to 14.04, all WMA files in my collection have become unplayable. When I try playing them, I get static in my left speaker and a staticky distorted ...
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Pulse Audio EQ Alternative

I have been using ubuntu 14.04 around 3 weeks as my primary os. I'm really into music, i'm using lmms etc. If i install this eq, it messes up my auto switches between hdmi and audio out and sound is ...
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Clementine cannot access music on a NAS share - true or false?

There are many references to this problem in various forums, but there seems to be no solution. What baffles me is that, if there is a solution to this problem for, say, Rhythmbox, what is it about ...
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What are good CD Ripping Programs?

What are some good CD ripping programs for Ubuntu? Pros? Cons? I currently use RhythmBox as my player and often will load these files into my Android phone.
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Normalize all audio files before copying to an iPod

I know how to normalize a song to 100%, but I'd like this to happen automatically before copying the files on my iPod, via Rhythmbox. So, I imagine a process like this: create my own playlist when ...
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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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Play tracks from a FLAC file

Is there any music player to show tracks of an album when a single FLAC file is played? cuetools can split the album file into song files, but I do not want to change the FLAC single file. I just ...
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how to insert a small fragmented track in between of a different track using audacity

i want to insert a small fragmented track ( of length 11 seconds) some where between a running track of 5 minutes length, but the tracks must not be superimposed on each other. in other words i mean ...
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How to hide Album Art images in a music folder

I have Ubuntu installed along side Windows 7. All my music files are on a separate partition shared by both OS. If I open up my music folder it shows the Album Art images along with the music files. ...
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Make ISO disk image from flac files

I have an album in the form of some .flac files, a .cue file, a .log file, and no .bin file. Assuming that I do not know all about these files, except for what I have found out searching on the ...
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How can I copy or export music from a cd with clementine?

Here is my problem. I do not know how can i copy my cds into my computer with clementine. In Rythmbox is too easy, but I dot not want to have two music players in my computer, and I prefer to keep ...
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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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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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Play music on my stereo from ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a home stereo that I want to play my music on. I can do this with my android using Skifta so I figure there has got to be a way with Ubuntu 14.04 (besides running the skifta apk in an android ...
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How to play piano via a midi keyboard?

I am sorry to bother you but I don't know very much. This is about playing the piano through the computer. I have an m-audio keystation 88 which is a whole separate machine that connects through the ...
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Help with LinuxBand and MMA Musical acompaniment

I was trying to find a good replacement for Band in a Box, and after a lot of Google Research I've found that LinuxBand will do the job. Reading their website, I install every package that was needed ...
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Music service with offline support on ubuntu phone?

Will a music service such as Grooveshark/Deezer/Spotify be available with offline support (paid subscription)? I know a webapp of Grooveshark exists, but Grooveshark says it will not offer offline ...
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Is there any virtual MIDI loopback solution for Ubuntu/Linux?

I'm not sure how many of you play music, but in Windows there are several virtual MIDI loopback software to route MIDI from one program to another. For example, loopMIDI and midiyoke, and LoopBe1. In ...
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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 to find (and delete) duplicate files

I have a largish music collection and there are some duplicates in there. Is there any way to find duplicate files. At a minimum by doing a hash and seeing if two files have the same hash. Bonus ...
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How do I get Banshee to work with my Android 4.4.2 device?

I have a new Galaxy S5 (SC-04), with Android 4.4.2. When I plug it in as an MTP media device, it's visible in Nautilus (Gnome Flashback, Ubuntu 14.04) and I can browse and edit files and folders no ...
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Organising Audiobook Folders with Banshee

So Banshee has me really confused. I have 2 folders - Music and Audiobooks which are empty. I move some m4b audiobooks into the Audiobooks folder and I have unchecked that it should move them to the ...
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Rhythmbox starts playing last song on album

This feels like a silly question, but I have a habit of navigating to my music directory using Nautilus, navigating to an album folder and using Ctrl + A then Return to play, which launches Rhythmbox. ...
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Desktop shortcut doesn't work for script but script work fine

#!/bin/bash/ ls -1 *.mp3 > playlist.m3u for (( ; ; )) do mplayer -playlist playlist.m3u; sleep 0.1; done This is the script and it works ! [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=Play ...
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Ubuntu and Ipods 2014

I have an ipod shuffle and I want to copy mp3 into it. How hard is it to do on Ubuntu ? I tried Amarok, Rhytmbox, nothing works. Any help?
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How to improve the quality of music playing in Ubuntu?

I don't know how to start debugging it, but when I play music using XBMC it sounds a lot better than when using Clementine. I know it is a little subjective, but although I love XBMC great features, ...
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Why does the Spotify client render certain pages completely black?

Spotify starts up fine, but when navigating to certain sections of the app, instead of the expected content a black square is displayed. What is causing this issue and how can it be resolved?
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Is there a way to have Clementine normalize my music?

I've got two related music files/albums. However they are at different volumes. Any Idea as to how to fix this? I have tried going into preferences--->playback and hitting replay gain however that ...
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12.04 to 14.04 music files with the wrong names

Ok I just went from 12.04 to 14.04 and when I opened my music player (rhythmbox) all the songs wore messed up and had the wrong names. I un-installed the music player and re-installed it along with ...
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Lingot not detecting sound from microphone

I installed lingot(guitar tuner- http://freshmeat.net/projects/lingot/) on Ubuntu but it doesn't seem to be detecting the sounds from the microphone. I'm using Ubuntu 10.10. Thanks
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Spotify recording alternative wanted [closed]

Is there a option to cut out music while listening to Spotify. It is legal to record the internet radio, so i search for a tool like the windows tool ,,spotify recorder``
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Getting a drive to automount on startup [duplicate]

I've got a drive (well, a separate partition actually) that has my music on it, and in theory I should just be able to hit play in Rhythmbox and it'll work. But for some reason, I need to personally ...
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Itunes music folders

I have managed to get into the Itunes_Control folder and find all the music files but what I want to do now is put music into it so my Ipod will recognise the new music files and will be able to play ...
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Why do my speakers randomly shut off but my headphones work?

Whenever im listening to rhythmbox my speakers will shut off after about 45 seconds and wont come back on until i restart my computer. But my headphones work whenever they shut off. Does anyone know ...
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Best CD audio burner

Can you guys tell me a software so i can create CDs for my car? I am currently using elementaryOS but I couldn't get much help from their forums so I came here :P Thanks!
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VLC - How to browse files without stopping playing music?

As this can't be the default VLC behaviour, I think it is an Ubuntu question and not a VLC question: When I want to browse my music files, while there is a song playing, the music stops. I'm not able ...
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Musicmatch Jukebox alternative

I am wondering if there is a music program similar to the old Musicmatch Jukebox that was available when Windows XP first came out. I already have my music saved as mp3. I want to be able to: Play ...
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How do I sync music to my Android with Clementine?

I'm using Gnome Flashback with Ubuntu 14.04. When I plug in my Android 4.4 device by USB, it connects using MTP, and in Nautilus it looks like this: So far, so good. In Clementine, it appears under ...
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Is there software running under Ubuntu, that would allow me to write a story in an individual song format? [duplicate]

I've returned to rewriting a story that I began in September 1978, in the format of individual songs. The story, is told through the lyrics of each song. After all of these years of working on ...
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How to stream music over the network to multiple computers?

Results I want to be able to walk from one room to another and hear the same song playing. Like you do if you were listening to the radio in all rooms. I want that effect but I want to listen to my ...