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Help me edit the metadata in my music files

Can you recommend a good sound-file metadata editor for OS X? [more inside]
posted by TheDonF on Dec 23, 2012 - 8 answers

Getting AACs in bulk to become MP3s to better be played with SDs.

What's the best - and ideally free - way to get a LOT of AAC's onto a memory card that will play in my car? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Feb 24, 2012 - 9 answers

Want to free up some space, don't want to delete non-duplicates.

Two folders with almost identical contents. How to either delete duplicates or move not-duplicates. On OS X, happy to use terminal. [more inside]
posted by djgh on Jan 9, 2011 - 12 answers

Does re-ripping a lossy track the same way lower the quality?

I have a number of DRM-ed iTunes songs that are not available to upgrade to iTunes Plus. If I burn the songs to CDs and re-rip them in AAC format (i.e., the original codec) at the same bitrate as the originals, will I lose sound quality? If so, is there a better way to strip off the DRM? [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek on Sep 27, 2010 - 13 answers

iAm so smrt

Is there a way to use the Genius feature on my 80 GB Ipod Classic? [more inside]
posted by vernondalhart on Jun 29, 2009 - 12 answers

What's that web site?

I'm not sure if it was ever linked on Metafilter, but I remember running across a web site where bands could set up online streaming and downloading of their music, with multiple audio formats and multiple pricing options. There were also various visualizers built into the music players. Hive mind, who can help me track down the URL I've lost? It was a relatively recent find in my travels on the internets—possibly late 2008.
posted by emelenjr on Feb 19, 2009 - 3 answers

Streaming AAC players for OS X besides VLC?

Is there a streaming audio player (i.e., internet radio) that will play AAC streams under OS X, and isn't VLC? [more inside]
posted by korpios on Jul 2, 2008 - 9 answers

Help me organize my iTunes library!

What's the best way to organize and re-tag my enormous MP3 library? (iTunes, Mac 10.5, 20k+ songs) [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on Jun 15, 2008 - 21 answers

ItunesFilter: Help me manage myout of control library file.

ItunesFilter: I have too much music! Help me manage my XML iTunes library! [more inside]
posted by damiano99 on Sep 12, 2007 - 16 answers

Why is this audio file being silenced?

AAC file possibly getting blocked by overprotective Windows. What can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by copperbleu on Jul 9, 2007 - 1 answer

Double Library Trouble

Can anyobdy help with automatically converting MP3's to AAC's in iTunes WITHOUT duplicating the file? [more inside]
posted by mjlondon on Jan 27, 2007 - 21 answers

Converting AAC to MP3

How can I convert AAC sound files to MP3 files? For some reason, Powerpoint will not let me insert AAC files as sound files, so I'm looking for an easy way to convert about a dozen short AAC files so Powerpoint can recognize them.
posted by quintno on Nov 12, 2006 - 7 answers

Recommend a good HD-based hi-fi separate

Audio separates. Looking for standalone hard-disk based mp3 player. [more inside]
posted by saintsguy on Oct 24, 2006 - 10 answers

transcoding mp3s? To aac?

I just bought a new 8gb ipod nano. I've got about 11gbs I want to shove onto the player. So, I'm thinking about stepping down the bit rates of my mp3s. How should I do it? [more inside]
posted by bluejayk on Sep 22, 2006 - 21 answers

AAC with mp3 players

Are there any MP3 players that will play .acc files other than an iPOD, or am I screwed [more inside]
posted by tirebouchon on Apr 21, 2006 - 14 answers

How do I listen to an APE file?

How do I listen to an APE file? [more inside]
posted by erd0c on Jan 29, 2006 - 11 answers

transcode files from flac and shn to aac or mp3 using OS X?

How to transcode files from flac and shn to aac or mp3 using OS X? What UNIXy tools will help me? [more inside]
posted by nowonmai on Jan 28, 2006 - 7 answers

AAC on non-iPod players?

Any good iPod alternatives that support aac?
posted by jsbww on Nov 21, 2005 - 30 answers

Music loss shock horror

What's the best way to regularly back up 10-15 gigs of music? [more inside]
posted by selfnoise on Jun 16, 2005 - 16 answers

Fighting the Man

Has anyone tried to fight the RIAA and Movie Studios by arguing that copyrights can be interpreted laterally instead of just horizontally? [more inside]
posted by trinarian on Apr 17, 2005 - 19 answers

Is 128kbps AAC enough?

Do you think that 128kbps AAC files are good enough? [more inside]
posted by nickerbocker on Mar 31, 2005 - 19 answers

AAC for iPod?

My iPod is full. I used to encode MP3s at 128k, more recently VBR at 80%. Can AAC give me quality around the latter with a file size smaller than the former?
posted by krisjohn on Jan 14, 2005 - 8 answers

How do I burn music CD's using AAC files?

Waugh! (Pronounced the Snoopy way or the Evelyn way.) My iTunes will no longer burn AAC files onto CD. I've followed Fearless Leader's lead and de-DMRed all my Apple Music Store purchases with hymn, but I can't burn protected songs that have been hymned, protected songs that haven't been hymned or unprotected songs that used to be hymned. (I guess I didn't try an AAC rip since I mostly rip to mp3, so there's a missing data point.) When I go to burn a playlist, it deselects all the AAC tracks, although it will burn mp3s made from unprotected AAC files. Does anyone know what's up? Is there another Mac app for making audio CDs from AAC files? I'm not much of an audiofile, but don't want to go through the quality loss of converting 128 kbps AAC to 128 kbps mp3 for all these songs.
posted by blueshammer on Dec 8, 2004 - 3 answers

Moving my iTunes songs to a bigger drive

PC verson of iTunes: all my mp3 & aac files are on my C drive, which is almost full. I want to lighten the load on that drive by moving all the songs to my E drive, which has much more space. Is there a way to do this without wrecking iTune's database? I don't want to have to re-import everything.
posted by grumblebee on Oct 21, 2004 - 6 answers

What's the best way to turn protected AACs into regular AACs for a large amount of files?

iTunes question..what's the best way to turn protected AACs into regular AACs for a large amount of files?
posted by tetsuo on Sep 9, 2004 - 14 answers

AAC to MP3 for fair use?

I've been buying my wife tracks from iTunes and putting them on her Archos Jukebox. Since the Archos doesn't accept the aac format, I have to burn them from Archos onto CDs and then rip the CDs back into my PC and then download the ripped files onto her Jukebox. (I don't feel like I'm cheating Apple out of revenue, because only my wife listens to this music.) [More Inside.] [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Sep 2, 2004 - 35 answers

Crackles Three Seconds Into Any MP3/AAC Played in iTunes?

Crackling MP3s/AACs. I'm encoding with iTunes, and a lot of my tracks have a noticeable crackle about three seconds in. It's regardless of choosing AAC or MP3 as my format. What's causing it and how can I fix it?
posted by bonaldi on May 4, 2004 - 7 answers

What is the best Windows application for creating reports of digital music collections?

What is the best Windows application for creating reports of digital music collections? I need it to support both MP3 and AAC. I would prefer customizable HTML output but would settle for Text. I have tried several popular applications but none have supported AAC and their reporting capabilites have been minimal. I am looking for something that can create reports with just artist and album titles as well as the more typical every file/song reports.
posted by agregoli on Apr 4, 2004 - 7 answers

Are CD's ripped with iTunes AAC less portable than MP3s?

If I rip my CDs with iTunes, and select the "AAC Encoder," will the files be any less portable than MP3s? Can most MP3 player apps/devices handle them? Are they all intrinsically copy-protected? Are there real quality benefits? (I'm asking on behalf of someone who has already invested serious time in ripping, using iTunes' - you guessed it - default settings).
posted by scarabic on Feb 3, 2004 - 15 answers

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