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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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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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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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 the parameters of the Music Lens be edited?

I primarily listen to classical music on my laptop. Since I'm obsessed with specifics with my music, I am precise with how I label my genres (Opera, Symphony, Chorale, etc.). Is there a way to edit ...
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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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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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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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How Do I Purchase Ubuntu One Songs Without Using Ubuntu One File Sharing?

I want to use DropBox instead of Ubuntu One. But I like the idea of buying MP3s for 88 cents from Ubuntu One because it can help contribute cash to the Ubuntu project. I have disabled and uninstalled ...
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Is there a music player like Winamp?

I'm looking for a music player similar to Winamp.
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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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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 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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Recommendation for a Guitar tuner

I tried searching for a guitar tuner for Ubuntu(something similar to PitchPerfect tuner for Windows) and installed lingot but couldn't get it to work. Which guitar tuner do you guys suggest? I hope ...
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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 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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What's a Good Rhythmbox Replacement?

I'm looking to get rid of rhythmbox as my primary music player. Preferably something that allows multiple folders for the music library and has support for the new sound indicator. Mostly I want more ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Which music player can write ratings to tags, or: How to not lose my song ratings upon reinstall?

One thing that has always annoyed massively is that all my ratings get lost when I reinstall my system. And that happens often. I know from MediaMonkey for Windows that it is possible to write the ...
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Cyrillic characters show as gibberish in rhythmbox

I have some Bulgarian/Russian songs which have Cyrillic characters in them. Nautilus displays them fine , but in rhythmbox all their id3tag info is displayed as gibberish. I have set the system ...
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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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Sync Music from Banshee via SSH to Android Device

i want to transfer my music to my android device via ssh. I do that wireless because i do not always want to plugin the cable to sync some files. Is there a way banshee can recognize my android device ...
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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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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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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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How do I correctly group albums in Banshee?

I use Banshee to manage & play my music (most of which came from emusic and CDs). I consistently have problems getting songs from the same album to appear as one album. This is particularly a ...
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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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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 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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Rhythmbox Plays Static

Rhythmbox works fine, but sometimes certain tracks won't be played; sometimes when certain tracks are played all I hear is static/cracking sound with basically no sound at all. If I restart rhythmbox ...
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Clementine not playing certain files

Last week I ripped some cds in morituri and rhythmbox. Everything seemed fine except for one cd. After a few tracks I got some weird error while ripping (to FLAC) with morituri, so I ripped the rest ...
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Use default music player in Dash

When I select music file with Files & Folders lense, it loads it with default music player. But when I use Music lense, it loads file with Rhythmbox. How can I change this behavior?
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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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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 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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Is there software like Music Maker?

I'm looking for a tool such as Magix Music Maker for Ubuntu (and free, if possible). I know that there is lmms, audacity, rosegarden, but I'm especially looking for a studio that includes basic ...
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How do I play a midi from the command line in Ubuntu?

I'd like to do something like $ play filename.mid and hear the midi file played without opening up a graphical program. Is there a package for Ubuntu that can do this?
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How do I prepare my music for syncing with a cloud service?

My music collection has grown to now approx. 4000 files over the years. They mostly consist of mp3 downloaded from different online shops at various bitrates, mp3 ripped from CDs I own, and DRM-free ...
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Which music players use the SoundMenu?

I'm not looking for recommendations on what music player I should use. I would simply like to know which Music players use Ubuntu's new sound menu. The only two I know of for sure are Banshee and ...
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Mass re-tagging of music files

My collection of music files has grown organically over the years, and it has no consistent tags nor file names. Especially, older files may have weird ID3v1 tags or no tags at all, which makes them ...
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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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1answer
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How to sell music in Ubuntu One?

How do I go about selling music in the Ubuntu One Music Store? I have some clients that are interested in putting their catalog for sale on Ubuntu One.
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What is creating a folder named “.mediaartlocal” in all my music folders?

I was looking through my music collection while hidden files were shown, and I noticed that almost every directory/album has a folder in it named mediaartlocal, which contains a jpg file with an album ...
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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 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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Is there software like Mac's 'Logic Pro'?

I'm a hobbyist musician; for quite a while, I used a program for Mac's called 'Logic Pro', apparently this is the industry standard application for music creation. (Indeed, at my College if you don't ...