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Software to automate/schedule playback within a playlist

Need advice from desktop productivity nerds, radio nerds, MP3 playlist nerds, and general problem solving nerds. I volunteer at a community FM radio station. Everything we play is a stream from a Winamp playlist (look inside for the reasons for this). We need a piece of software (or a creative solution) that can be automated to jump to a place in a playlist and then schedule itself from there. Very complex details inside. [more inside]
posted by DJ Broken Record on Jan 24, 2014 - 4 answers

Help me stop downloading music from the cloud

I have all this music on my iPhone. But when I go to play it, it has to download it from the cloud first. Although the playlists are there, nothing is actually being stored on the phone. So it takes ages and chews through lots of data when I just want to play a song. How do I get rid of all this cloud nonsense and just store old-fashioned music files on my iPhone? (Relevant: I have iTunes Match switched *off* in Settings -> Music on my iPhone.)
posted by peter1982peter on Dec 2, 2013 - 4 answers

CD's not playing properly in my car?

When I burn a CD, some songs that sound fine in iTunes on my computer will inexplicably have between 3-20 seconds of 'silence' at the beginning, thus causing my car's CD player to skip them if I don't fast forward to the actual music...WTF? (do my best to give some Tech Specs inside!) [more inside]
posted by PeppahCat on Nov 25, 2013 - 11 answers

Help me get my iTunes library into the living room without a computer.

I'd like to be able to play my 30+GB iTunes music library in the living room, without needing a computer, and without spending more than around $250. I don't have a receiver, speakers or an iPod without enough capacity to hold my full library, though I do use iTunes Match. What are some good options for this? [more inside]
posted by iamisaid on Sep 2, 2013 - 11 answers

How to batch embed album artwork on a Mac

Can you recommend software to use to embed album cover artwork into mp3s on a Mac? [more inside]
posted by diamondsky on Aug 5, 2013 - 2 answers

A USB key doesn't really lay right in an envelope, you know?

How do I gift a physical representation of an MP3 download? [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion on May 15, 2013 - 17 answers

iTunes organization fiasco

What am I doing wrong? iTunes is moving my music folders around causing havoc. [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Buck Turgidson on Apr 27, 2013 - 6 answers

Help me sort out my messy digital media/device issues

Should I get a new iTouch? Or ditch iTunes and start fresh with something else? Get an Android tablet? New phone? Plus a new OS for my laptop? Feeling overwhelmed! [more inside]
posted by wannabecounselor on Feb 11, 2013 - 5 answers

Batch Changing iTunes BitRate for Existing Songs W/O Making Copy

So, I definitely want to convert all my high bit rate mp3 songs in iTunes to a lower bitrate of 190. I have the bit rate setting changed in iTunes, and I know when I right click and choose "make mp3 copy" it does exactly that. BUT, I don't want the original around anymore in iTunes and don't want to manually go through and delete them or go into the folder to do that. The threads I have looked at tell me how to do the first but don't address the issue that I still have the higher bit-rate copy in iTunes. I have a lot of music, I don't want the higher copies cluttering it. (I have a backup of the originals anyway). Is there something I am missing so it just lowers bitrate but doesn't make it a copy?
posted by snap_dragon on Jan 17, 2013 - 6 answers

ITunes alternative to get music *onto* an iPhone?

Is there a clean and simple alternative to iTunes for getting music from my Macbook Air onto my iPhone 4S? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Jan 2, 2013 - 10 answers

iTunes' Ugly Stepchild lost folder issue

I have an album by The Cult called "Electric" that was in Unknown folder in iTunes. I moved it to the proper music group folder in iTunes "The Cult" where all their other albums are. BUT when I open iTunes, it won't show up with the search of The Cult or under their name. I can find particular tracks in iTunes, go an hit Play and it then asks for me to locate that song. There are other screw things going on (like some albums thrown into compilations, but I can probably fix that) but this is the most frustrating. Any ideas? Do I have to go buy Tune Up or some other application? (I am running the newest iTunes on an iMac w/ Snow Leopard)
posted by snap_dragon on Dec 30, 2012 - 9 answers

Transferring my Winamp library into iTunes?

Winamp, I love you but you're bringing me down. I'm finally ready to make the switch to iTunes, but I'd like to preserve my ratings, play counts, and last play data. How to best migrate my media library? [more inside]
posted by muckster on Nov 11, 2012 - 14 answers

How to break up tracks when ripping CDs?

CD Ripping - how to break tracks into smaller chunks? itunes or MediaMonkey. I recently got a copy of Stay Awake, a CD of new artists doing covers of old Disney songs, and I want to rip it to my computer. Several tracks are medleys - 3 or 4 songs running into each other as a single track. I know I can rip these individually, and then use a cutting program to make an individual copy of the songs, but is there an easier/automated way? [more inside]
posted by RevRob330 on Jul 16, 2012 - 14 answers

Digitizing Them Big Plastic CDs

Best practices for burning vinyl to digital on an Ion Turntable? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Apr 23, 2012 - 2 answers

iTunes replacement?

I need to replace iTunes. I have a very large (600 GB of only music) library and iTunes can't handle it anymore. All I want is something that will show me all of my music sortable by artist, album, or title. I sort all the music myself and don't want a program to do that for me. Playlists would be nice but are optional. That's literally all I need. (I'm on a Mac running OS 10.5.) Thanks MeFi!
posted by reductiondesign on Apr 12, 2012 - 13 answers

Which online music store benefits artists the most?

I'm going legit: Which online music store benefits artists the most? [more inside]
posted by verdeluz on Mar 23, 2012 - 14 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

How to restore podcast files that go missing from Wordpress?

Question about disappearing podcast files on Wordpress. [more inside]
posted by steinsaltz on Feb 3, 2012 - 4 answers

Total itunes/airtunes setup from scratch, please.

I have 300gb of music, a house, several Mac laptops, a Mac G5, a router, two iphones, an ipad, and several external HDs where the music is stored. I would like to be able to play music anywhere in my house, control it wirelessly without the laptops and update libraries as well as all my devices with whatever I like anywhere in the house, without having to drag out the external USB HD to plug into various laptops like I do now. I'm willing to buy equipment to let this happen. Bonus if it lets me move movies onto a USB stick to plug into my nifty new tv. Details under the fold. [more inside]
posted by nevercalm on Nov 19, 2011 - 14 answers

How can I batch rename filenames to match a list from another folder (or text file) on a Mac?

How can I batch rename filenames to match a list from another folder (or text file) on a Mac? [more inside]
posted by snarkle on Nov 7, 2011 - 11 answers

Fade in and out of iTunes?

How can I fade in and out in the most recent version of iTunes? [more inside]
posted by electric_counterpoint on Sep 18, 2011 - 3 answers

Is this a watermark or actually part of the song?

I think I bought a song off the iTunes Music Store that has a watermark on it. [more inside]
posted by autoclavicle on Jul 29, 2011 - 15 answers

how to create an iTunes "joint" library?

Need a non-complicated method to merge 2 iTunes libraries while preserving playlists. Halp! [more inside]
posted by lonefrontranger on Jun 26, 2011 - 6 answers

How do you manage your music library?

How do you manage your music library? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Apr 12, 2011 - 20 answers

Mp3s on a Roku Player?

Any idea how I can connect mp3/iTunes to my Roku player? [more inside]
posted by rev- on Mar 4, 2011 - 5 answers

No I don't have a copy of Virgin Killer

What's the best program to use to quickly and automatically add album art to my mp3 collection? [more inside]
posted by turkeyphant on Jan 12, 2011 - 5 answers

iTunes: What's a low WTF way to write scripts for questions like "What songs are only on my iPod"?

Specifically: How can I write a script to find out what songs are on my iPod that aren't in my MacBook iTunes library? And, more generally: What's a convenient and low-WTF scripting languge/library/bridge for iTunes/mp3 scripting needs on OS X? [more inside]
posted by weston on Jan 6, 2011 - 7 answers

Go forth and multiply, my tunes!

For digital music distribution, are there any drawbacks to using multiple services like Tunecore, Bandcamp or Nimbit together? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Oct 20, 2010 - 3 answers

Culling my musical herd

Looking for a media player for Windows that can directly delete files. [more inside]
posted by sonicbloom on Jul 14, 2010 - 9 answers

Can you help me resurrect SoundJam MP?

Does anyone know what happened to SoundJam MP, and possibly where I could find the source so I could create something for my use? [more inside]
posted by Bathtub Bobsled on Jun 27, 2010 - 7 answers

How can I stream my music library to my iPhone?

How can I stream my music library to my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by criticman on May 4, 2010 - 12 answers

Help with random iTunes "smart playlist"

How can I make an iTunes smart playlist with randomly selected songs including no repeats from any one artist? [more inside]
posted by tractorfeed on May 4, 2010 - 7 answers

Lala is DEAD!

Okay Apple has killed something beautiful named Lala. Need help finding a replacement. Requirements inside. [more inside]
posted by occidental on Apr 30, 2010 - 9 answers

Please recommend a car stereo with a USB input jack.

I want to buy a car stereo with a USB input. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 24, 2010 - 8 answers

Consolidate music libraries on windows and linux computers without doubles?

How can I consolidate music files from two computers (one windows, one linux) into one folder without duplicates? I'm thinking of using rsync. [more inside]
posted by double block and bleed on Mar 14, 2010 - 3 answers

♪ Helen and Olly, answer me THIS! ♫

I can't seem to be able to download certain episodes of the Answer Me This! podcast from the iTunes Store. Although the titles show up in my iTunes podcast library, they seem to be streaming links with no mp3 files actually copied to my machine. [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Feb 26, 2010 - 2 answers

Playing Tag? That's a lame headline.

Fastest way to listen to and tag a bunch of MP3s really quickly? [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Jan 8, 2010 - 3 answers

Can I use the iPod Nano MP3 player with my own headphones and non-itunes music?

Can I use the iPod Nano MP3 player with my own headphones and non-itunes music? [more inside]
posted by katala on Dec 30, 2009 - 10 answers

Credit for a store I could steal anything from.

iTunesFilter: I got an iTunes gift card for Christmas - $15. What could I possibly buy on iTunes that I couldn't just download somewhere else?
posted by Bobby Bittman on Dec 28, 2009 - 25 answers

Yeah, I realize I'm probably screwed

How can I fix unplayable MP3s recovered from a formatted hard drive? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Dec 28, 2009 - 3 answers

What audio format for remastered Beatles listening on iPod only??

What audio format would you rip the recently remastered Beatles albums in for optimum iPod listening? [more inside]
posted by Avenger50 on Oct 27, 2009 - 15 answers

Is the musical album dead?

Is it worth my time to record an album in the digital age? [more inside]
posted by analogue on Oct 21, 2009 - 23 answers

Help me to avoid brain damage from random songs on shuffle!

Help me iTunes Playlist Gurus to figure out a killer set of manual playlists for my 20,000+ song library [more inside]
posted by arniec on Oct 15, 2009 - 5 answers

Cleaning up messy music folders

Help me clean up my messy music files [more inside]
posted by 1024x768 on Oct 11, 2009 - 11 answers

Expertly Organizing an MP3 Library

Organizing a music library for the (very) OCD? Help me put every ID3 in its place! [more inside]
posted by dantekgeek on Sep 29, 2009 - 16 answers

the mp3s breathe shitty.

okay, how did I screw up all my mp3's? [more inside]
posted by tylerfulltilt on Sep 2, 2009 - 7 answers

itunes for the Android?

Tips for mp3 sorting with the G1 (how to replicate iTunes heuristics)? [more inside]
posted by Squid Voltaire on Jul 24, 2009 - 17 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

iTunes is randomly deleting songs...which ones?

Help me fix this absolute mess of my digital music collection which is in iTunes. Over 2300 CDs, but some are missing.... HELP! [more inside]
posted by arniec on May 28, 2009 - 15 answers

great mp3 mountain

how (on a mac) to share and browse an external hard drive full of music , all of which is stored as numbered files with the music details only in the mp3 meta data. [more inside]
posted by compound eye on May 23, 2009 - 10 answers

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