A number of MP3 players I've owned have had a similar glitch: occasionally, when switching tracks, a brief (less than one second) snippet of the song *after* the upcoming track will play. Sometimes, it's from the same track, but later in the song. What causes this?
posted by I EAT TAPAS
on Jul 9, 2010 -
I have two drives, and each folder has some overlapping music, some music that isn't in the other folder, and some corrupted files (due to fire damage), which is why I cannot just merge the two together and let the duplicates of one overwrite the other - I don't want to overwrite a 'good' song with a corrupted, unplayable version. [more inside]
posted by kristin
on Aug 8, 2009 -
What is the best old version of Winamp? I like the Music Library feature, but it seems like the new versions run slower. If you know of any other resource-light mp3 players, please post them as well. [more inside]
posted by SouthCNorthNY
on Jul 15, 2009 -
I have a 100g+ and growing music collection that needs proper management. Currently I just dump it in to winamp and hit shuffle, but that doesn't help me tag or organize the stuff, and sometimes the transitions between songs are pretty jarring, e.g. it'll jump from Tortoise to Black Flag. I'm looking for software or winamp plugin(s) that can fix both these problems: [more inside]
posted by saysthis
on Apr 11, 2009 -
What is the simplest way (free or otherwise) to convert M4P and M4A audio files to MP3 en masse?
posted by fusinski
on Mar 1, 2009 -
I'd like to start an music blog, but don't want to irk musicians by sharing their music without their consent. Is there software out there that can quickly add some sort of sonic watermark to an mp3? [more inside]
posted by stokast
on Feb 21, 2009 -
Is there anything approximating a Windows-based version of the OSX application PandoraJam, allowing me to record tracks suggested by the Pandora
posted by newfers
on Oct 24, 2008 -
Is there software to automatically manage podcasts on my Rio Carbon Pearl? I'm looking for something that will function like iTunes for an iPod or Zune for a Zune -- keep only unplayed shows on my player, download new shows when I run the software, etc. Are there any iTunes alternatives which will handle this on my Rio Carbon? I'm running XP.
posted by YoungAmerican
on Apr 17, 2008 -
I have an mp3 I'd like to use as a ring tone, but it's 2 seconds too long. I don't want to cut off the beginning or end, but is there some other way to shorten it to 30 seconds? What software (OS X please) can do this?
I realize some options might make it sound slightly off
, but it's a ring tone so I shouldn't be too bothered by it.
posted by howling fantods
on Oct 26, 2007 -
At work, we have to deal with many many requests for audio clips. That is, receiving a CD, cutting 30, 60 or 90 seconds (or some other arbitrary length) from some or all of the tracks and turning them into MP3 or FLV files for use on our websites. I'm searching for a way to better automate this process, as it is unbelievably tedious process as you can imagine.
My ideal solution would be able to insert a CD (or take a set of mp3 files) and run a program that would let me select start and end points for all tracks or each track individually, select a format (mp3 required, swf/flv nice but not absolutely necessary) and press a button to have it executed.
Does anyone know of such a beast?
posted by softlord
on Oct 9, 2007 -
I want to clean up my iTunes library. How do I rename my music folder? How do I get rid of duplicates? and dead links? [more inside]
posted by lou
on Aug 17, 2007 -
Are there any essays or studies naming and analyzing the concept of 'freedom' as developed on the internet? [more inside]
posted by Lockeownzj00
on Apr 3, 2007 -
Is there any windows software for designing labels for my mix CD's which doesn't completely suck? [more inside]
posted by whir
on Jan 19, 2007 -
Please suggest a Windows or Linux tool to batch-convert ogg files to mp3. [more inside]
posted by jlub
on Dec 15, 2006 -
Where on god’s green earth can I find a decent media player to handle my (120gb+) MP3 collection?
I have 120 gb + of music that I can’t seem to get any media player to handle adequately. Any suggestions on one to try? Or how to make the big ones actually work quickly with this many files? [more inside]
posted by jkl345
on Dec 14, 2006 -
I'm looking for a cheap/free programme that would enable me to convert a Midi file into a Mp3 or Wav format [more inside]
posted by ob
on Nov 15, 2005 -
Looking for: OS X MP3 player with good ability to scroll through long files easily and accurately. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Aug 6, 2005 -
MP3 Player for WindowsME: I'm looking for a free MP3 player that will work with WindowsME. [more inside]
posted by duck
on Apr 6, 2005 -
I need a way to make a CD from my iTunes library with no gaps between songs. Ideally it would fade one song out and fade another song in, just like it does when I use 'Party Shuffle.' [more inside]
posted by fixedgear
on Mar 23, 2005 -
I'm looking for free (or cheap) basic CD ripping software for Windows so I can make MP3s to play on my PDA. [more inside]
posted by AstroGuy
on Feb 27, 2005 -
Is there a software that can create mp3 playlists using tags (or something like it)? MI [more inside]
posted by saysthis
on Feb 20, 2005 -
Winamp lowers the volume after every song. So, I'm constantly turning it all the way back up. How do I get it to stop that? They may be trying to save my ears, but my headphones are dying and I have a slight hearing problem. I listen to a song, and the next one is suddenly just a whisper. So frustrating.
posted by FunkyHelix
on Dec 21, 2004 -
Potentially-really-obvious-mac-question-filter. Why does Safari want to open MP3 streams in QuickTime no matter what I do - and how can I stop it?
posted by ascullion
on Oct 15, 2004 -
In iTunes, why do songs I uncheck not play during shuffled playback? I just want to uncheck songs I don't want on the iPod and let 'em play normally in the library. It's easier than making a playlist for the iPod each time I add new albums. Alternatively, how do you manage your library when it exceeds the size of your iPod?
posted by riffola
on Sep 12, 2004 -
Because I'm an old lady, I somehow completely missed out on the whole MP3 phenomenon. (please continue inside if interested in helping me learn more) [more inside]
posted by pomegranate
on Jul 12, 2004 -
What are good Windows programs that can rip CDs into MP3 on multiple CD-ROM drives in a computer simultaneously?
posted by Argyle
on Jan 26, 2004 -
What windows (2K) software do you prefer to rip CDs to mp3? (Aside from iTunes, which I had to uninstall after it totally hosed my machine.)
posted by jpoulos
on Jan 12, 2004 -
My Dad's undergoing The Switch, to evil Apple computers. He wants some free MP3 playing software, preferably with the functionality of WinAmp. Any suggestions, MacFites?
posted by armoured-ant
on Dec 30, 2003 -
I'm looking for a good CD to MP3 ripping program for a Win2K machine. Requirements are small RAM usage on a slow system. What are your recommendations?
posted by DBAPaul
on Dec 16, 2003 -