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 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 ...
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3answers
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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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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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Sort music by metadata

Is there an easy way to organize all my music files by artist, album etc. ? I would like to organize all the music files in ~/Music in folders by their metadata. So the directory structure would look ...
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How can I find duplicate songs?

The title says it all. How can I detect duplicates in my media library?
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Can't enable Rhythmbox's Google Music Plugin

I tried to install Google Play Music Plugin for Rhythmbox. I ended up by getting the plugin installed but I can't enable it. :c I have: Ubuntu 13.04 x32 Gnome 3.8 Thanks in advance
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How to download songs from Amazon's Cloud Player?

Using the latest Banshee (1.9.6) and the Amazon MP3 extension, I just bought an album, and it was copied to my Amazon Cloud Drive/Player. How do I download this to my computer? Banshee's Amazon MP3 ...
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11answers
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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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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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Best alternative of Itunes for the use of iPods

I have a large music collection on an external drive, and until I installed ubuntu, my preferred music player was Itunes. I am currently using Rythymbox. Is there a program that is better for ...
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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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How can I stream Music from my home machine to mobile devices?

I currently have ubuntu 10.04 (planning on upgrading soon to 10.10) on a server at home with a large music and video collection. I own a blackberry bold 9700 on AT&T and an HTC Desire (Android) ...
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7answers
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Foobar2000-like music player?

I've been thinking about switching to Ubuntu full time, but there are still some programs left behind that I haven't found any equivalent to yet. Does anyone know of a music player similar to ...
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What are my options for sharing music between Windows & Ubuntu on the same network?

We have a few Windows(XP & 7) and Ubuntu machines in the house sharing a wireless connection, and want to share music between them. If possible, I would like to be able to serve music from both ...
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5answers
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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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Sync Banshee with Ubuntu One music without having the music locally?

Is it possible to set up Banshee to sync with my Ubuntu One music that is stored in the cloud? If I upload all my music to Ubuntu One from my desktop, will I then be able to sync Banshee with that ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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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 do you change the search location of the Music Lens?

My music collection is on a separate partition and not under /home/username/Music. How do I get the music lens in Unity on Ubuntu 11.10 to search in a different location?
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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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2answers
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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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2answers
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How can I sync music with my iPhone 3G? [closed]

What is the best way to sync music with my iPhone 3G?
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1answer
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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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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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1answer
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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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What is the maximum audio bitrate humans can distinguish? [closed]

Some audio bitrates go as high as 256kbps. But I have listen to very very clear music with 92kbps. I became suspicious that beyond a certain bitrate of x kbps the average human ear cannot tell the ...
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Stupid simple music player?

Here's what I want: I have a folder with MP3 files. I would like to play all the files in the folder, alphabetically. And I need a way to pause, skip to next file, and that's pretty much it. I don't ...
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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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1answer
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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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2answers
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Rename Music Files with Missing File Extensions

I've been trying out a few different music players recently and noticed that some (a lot) of my music would be missing from the library. It turns out that at some point, a plethora of my music files ...
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6answers
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How do I stream music to my AirTunes?

I have used PulseAudio, but it sometimes works, sometimes it does not... Also my Rhythmbox doesn't play the songs sometimes and just hangs there paused. Is there a more stable option to stream and ...
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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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Advantages of mp3 to ogg

Is there any advantage in converting all mp3 to ogg, besides ogg being an open format? Any disadvantages? Is all metadata kept during conversion? Edited, because of @N.N. suggestion. Here are the ...
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2answers
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Music player that supports multiple genres

Is there a music player for Ubuntu that either supports multiple genres or has a plug-in to support them? Say I have a song with the genre "Metal/Instrumental" (the separator isn't really important). ...
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3answers
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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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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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Setting up DAAP in Banshee

Ok, so I can see and listen to music libraries from other computers on my network via Banshee (They are running Rhythmbox with DAAP enabled) but I cannot see my Banshee library from them. I have ...
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3answers
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Streaming music like a radio show

I'd like to be able to stream music, realtime, to a friend. Not in my LAN, but over the internet. I've done a lot of research on how to do this, one option was setting up a shoutcast server, but that ...
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1answer
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How can I fix incorrect mp3 duration?

I have a number of songs in my Music library that display incorrect duration values, and so play only partially in Clementine. In Banshee and some other players they show different duration values and ...
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2answers
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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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Access Windows 7 Media Streaming

I wish to be able to see and stream music to my Ubuntu 10.04 installation through Rhythmbox. I have enabled media streaming in Windows 7 and I can see Rhythmbox as an allowed device. I have installed ...
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2answers
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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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1answer
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How to install Covergloobus?

I like Ubuntu 11.04 very much. But I miss Covergloobus. Is there a way to install it in Natty ?
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Cannot play windows WMA lossless files on Rhythmbox

I have installed Ubuntu 10.10 with all its updates (without Windows) on it’s own drive and everything is working fine. I want to play WMA audio files, also mp3 files. The mp3 files play fine. The WMA ...
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Reducing bitrate in conversion of mp3 and ogg

I can save space by reducing bitrates of songs to x*, the value beyond which humans don't discern any difference. If so, how to reduce the bitrates with CLI: 1. mp3 to mp3 conversion 2. during mp3 ...
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what's the name of the program/app/daemon that “plays” music in rhythmbox when i try to quit it with close button?

I'm using ubuntu 12.04 with gnome-shell and "mediaplayer-extension" from https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/55/. When i hit the close button on a music player, like rhythmbox 2.9x, it hides ...
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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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How do I download/buy music?

I have used Limewire in the past with Windows, now I use Ubuntu and im not sure what to use. I dont know how to look for the music I want and be able to keep it in my music. I don't know about ...
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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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How to install Ruby Ripper, or another app that does MP3s through a GUI

I have tried to install ruby ripper various times (raring) using code pasted from the internet. everytime i get to sudo apt-get install rubyripper, i get this back: E: Unable to locate package ...