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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Adding music to iPhone 4s

What is the best way to sync my music I have downloaded online with my iPhone using Xubuntu?
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Transfer music from iphone to ubuntu

Ive got an iPhone 5 running iOS 7. I want to transfer the music from the iphone to my Ubuntu and be able to play them locally on my computer without plugging in my iPhone. So, the simple question is, ...
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Recording music in MP3

I am newbie. A friend recorded about 30 songs on my computer. I would like to transfer all these songs to a RW-CD in a MP3 format because I understand there will be space left over to add more ...
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What are some of the available options for music production software for Ubuntu? [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and I am currently looking for a application that I can use to produce Rap/Hip-Hop music. Any suggestions?
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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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Notify me for voice when I am wearing headphones

I keep listening to music with my headphones all day and there are people who keep calling me but it does not always work for them. So, I was wondering if there was an application that could notify me ...
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How to check music file for distortion?

Distorted audio Sometimes, when palying some music file, it just does not sound right - for example it sounds like it's distorted by overmodulating - but it's not so strong that it is obvious how it ...
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How can I get a music streaming service of my choice work as an app?

Spotify has launched a dedicated Ubuntu player some time ago... but it doesnt make any difference to me as my country doesn't have spotify... though it does have many music streaming services of its ...
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Highest-quality sampler/synthesizer in Ubuntu? [closed]

If I run the command apt-cache search synth on Ubuntu, I get 303 results. Searching for midi gives me 202 results and sampler 59 results. I've been told that, in theory, a good MIDI file can sound ...
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Add an audio track to a .mkv has already included an audio track

Got a .mkv file (with ID 0, type: video and ID 1, type: audio) and a .mka file (with ID 0, type: audio). I tried to merged them by using mkvmerge GUI. It seems successfully and the report seems OK: ...
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An application is playing music and I cannot find it

I double clicked an audio file a while ago and music began playing, but I cannot find the controls. It's been on shuffle, and I cannot turn it off. Sometimes a notification box appears, but I cannot ...
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Flac player stops when other sounds play

I have a question about my music player in Ubuntu 14.04 I'm using gmusicbrowser 1.1.14 with a flac plug-in to play flac (flac123 0.0.11). It doesn't matter which song I play, they all have the same ...
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What application can edit WebM metadata?

I have a few hundred WebM files, which include audio and video in one file (WebM is a container format). I want to edit their metadata, like: artist who performs the song title of the song album ...
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Unable to stream 24 bit audio to wireless DAC

My present installation is with Ubuntu 15.04, however this problem has been around for a few versions. My system runs on an ASUS P8Z77-v Deluxe motherboard ...
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Second hard drive and music libraries

I am unable to get any of my music to be recognized immediately when I boot my machine. I have to add everything manually after each boot or reboot. I've used Rhythmbox, VLC, Clementine, and XBMC. ...
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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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Playing 1st track while recording to a 2nd track (overdubing)

I'm trying to play the 20 min flac file on the first track while recording the mic to a second track. When I try and record while overdub is checked in Audacity the other tracks play fine and another ...
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Atraci doesn't play music

I've installed a very nice YT music player but it won't play any music. I try to run tar.gz file from Atraci site and I've installed it from ppa. This app doesn't work on Ubuntu, Ubuntu Gnome and now, ...
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What are some CD Ripping Programs you can use on Ubuntu?

What are some CD ripping programs for Ubuntu? Can you list the Pros? What are the Cons? For each program there should be a screenshot, sources to install, and instructions to install and use.
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Convert many music files to mp3

Is it possible to convert many music files(directory and sub-directories) to mp3? There are more then a thousand songs there I would like to convert, but I would also like to keep folder structure. If ...
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How to play music when earphones are plugged in and pause it as soon as they are removed?

If it can be done using mimicking the function keys play and pause, or I want it in clementine only so using the clementine command line.
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BQ Ubuntu Phone does not find any music

After the last update r21 my BQ Ubuntu Phone does not show any music, neither in music app nor in the scope. Is there a known problem with media scanner? Problem remains even if I only put one MP3 ...
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Way to skip, pause songs rhythmbox when screen locked?

How can I skip a song when teh screen is locked? I use the short cut keys when its not locked, and I hate having to log back in when screen is locked just to skip a song.
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Embedding Tags in Rhythmbox Properties…Is it Possible?

I am currently ripping my entire CD collection and use Picard to do the auto-retagging before I add the files to my Rhythmbox library. Occasionally Picard tags mp3s/flacs incorrectly (an album cover ...
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Rhythmbox Not Playing/Importing MP3 Files After Installing ubuntu-restricted-extras

Running Ubuntu GNOME and just upgraded to 15.04. I'm having trouble importing .mp3 files into Rhythmbox. Whenever I try and select my ~/Music/ folder that has the .mp3 files, I can just see the files ...
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Rhythmbox doesn't add/import MP3s from ~/Music on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

I just installed Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, all my music is located in /home/user/Music/, e.g. /home/user/Music/Back to The Future. I run Rhythmbox and try to import all MP3s to the player, but nothing ...
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Can't find music transferred from RhythmBox to iPhone

I've transferred a single song to my iPhone 5 through RhythmBox from my Ubuntu PC, however, when I open the "Music" app, it's not showing there. But in RhythmBox, it does show it's present. ...
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iPhone 5 doesn't recognize music from Banshee

I'm having troubles transferring my music from my PC to my iPhone via Banshee. I copied a single track, and after it concluded successfully, Banshee displayed it on my phone's playlist. However, on ...
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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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Rhythmbox: Cannot edit properties

Could you help me out with a noob problem? I used to be able to edit song properties in Rhythmbox (14.04) via generic user GUI stuff. Right click, hit edit properties, type what you need to, right? ...
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VLC - crossfade fade in/out

Is it possible to add a fade out/in effect to VLC when it pauses/plays, and a crossfade effect when it changes track? I found this as a some sort solution but not a great one. This mentions a github ...
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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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An easy way to delete a file in Rhythmbox play queue

When I listen music, I want to delete a file if the music in play queue is not good to me. But there is only 'remove from play list'. This is not what I want. I want to delete the file. Clicking ...
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Why is ubuntu sending data to Musicbrainz?

I have noticed that every time a song with some missing meta data field (tag) is playing on rhythmbox, my computer sends a request to MusicBrainz and MusicBrainz reply with an xml containing the meta ...
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Why deadbeef can't display the cover of m4a(aac)?

It can display all audio files cover normally except m4a(aac). How to make it to be shown in deadbeef? There is a demo file for download to test.
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How would one produce 8/16 bit music on Linux?

So, I've been interested in making 16 bit (retro videogame style) music on Ubuntu for a while now but every time I look it up on Google, it's always showing me how to drop my regular every day music ...
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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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Does RhythmBox have any command line interface or method of interprocess communication?

I'd really like to communicate with rhythmbox with a web server so I can remotely change the music playing from my smartphone. Is there a command-line interface for rhythmbox to do things like the ...
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Capturing Metadata off Music CD during file transfer

When I transfer.wav files off a music CD to my /Music folder on my hard drive the metadata (song/artist information) is not present. I can look at the music CD with, say, Rhythmbox and see the ...
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Stream and Control Music from Ubuntu to Android

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 12.10, and an Android 2.3.4 (Samsung Galaxy Fit). I connect my Android to a speaker far away from me. I want to stream music from my laptop using Rhythmbox to my phone. ...
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Configuration of Unity Dash

Sorry I don't write and speak english very good so I learn english ;) My question is: Now I started to use the Unity dash but, when I going to search a song in the lenses of music, I don't found ...
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Delayed streaming music server

So I made a move halfway across the world and I am real happy I can still listen to my favorite music station back home, but the problem is the time difference is 12 hours so I am always listening in ...
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playing a playlist created in windows

I had created a playlist in windows 8 which was in .wpl format. I later converted it to .m3u format. But i am not being able to play from either of the two on my ubuntu 14.04 which is on the same ...
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Ubuntuphone Aquaris E 4.5 How to prevent webapps from stopping when losing focus?

I noticed that WebApps on my Aquaris E 4.5 Ubuntu Editon are somehow frozen when they lose the focus or when the phone goes on stand-by. This is annoying when e.g. an Internet Radio WebApp is pushed ...
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music plays for a while then stops

I have a song streaming from Firefox, it is 1 hour long. During that time, I will be doing other things. Formerly, it would stream until the end of the song. Now what seems to happen is the song ...
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Music on all user accounts?

I downloaded all of my music onto my sudo account on my laptop (approx 100Gb of music) but I can only access the music on my sudo account now. It doesn't show up on my "guest" accounts (I assume lack ...
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ubuntu 14.04 logitech bluetooth adapter works but is ceasing

i've recently managed to set up my bluetooth on my Acer-Aspire e5-551g by virtue of askubuntu.com. Connecting to my Logitech BT audio adapter works fine, but when playing music the latency is very ...
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Setting up a Musicbot on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I want to set up a TS³ client on my Ubuntu Server, however, every time I want to start the client via my VNC software, it's the same problem: First time I start, no problems. If I restart the client ...
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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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How to add album art to mp3 using vlc media player in ubuntu?

I want to add Album art to any mp3 song. But I don't know how to do it.My system has VLC media player, UMPlayer, Bashee media player, Movie player. How can I add Album art to mp3 file using at ...