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Multiple nested music folders in iTunes, missing music, gah!

While attempting to migrate to a new desktop PC, I discovered that my iTunes library contains multiple, nested "music" directories much like this guy's. Have any MeFites faced and solved this problem? [more inside]
posted by onshi on Aug 6, 2013 - 5 answers

Closing Songs for a Library?

I was talking with one of my student employees the other day and it turns out he's a member of one of the college's acapella groups. We thought it would be pretty cool for his group to record a song to be played before the library closes for the night. I can make this happen. What song(s) should they sing? [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding on Mar 20, 2013 - 41 answers

Stream music from my pc to my android phone over local wireless.

I want an app that I install on my Droid 3 phone that'll find my computer on my home wireless network and which I can point to my music folder and stream. [more inside]
posted by cthuljew on Jan 11, 2013 - 9 answers

Do you sync you know the answer?

Help me manage my music library! I have circa 25GB of music, and I would like to know the best (least effort) way of keeping it up to date across my devices including syncing my playlists. [more inside]
posted by fearnothing on May 14, 2012 - 9 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

Can Mp3tag do this?

Mp3tag-filter: Can the program fill empty Title fields with the Filename? [more inside]
posted by Trurl on Jul 9, 2011 - 6 answers

Personal librarians -- do they exist yet?

Hire someone to help organize my digital library metadata? [more inside]
posted by heliostatic on May 16, 2011 - 4 answers

How do I play 4TB of music on separate hard drives on iTunes?

I have about 4TB of music on 4 separate hard drives. None of this music is currently imported into iTunes. I'd like to keep it on the hard drives -- and be able to access any of the hard drives through iTunes [i.e. the music from all 4 hard drives would appear in my music library but remain on their original hard drive.] What's the best way to do this?
posted by melodykramer on Sep 14, 2010 - 3 answers

Progressive Mix

If you were creating a "work mix" of public background music on Pandora or Last.fm or Slacker for a laid back, progressive retail environment, what artists would you include? [more inside]
posted by netbros on May 17, 2010 - 13 answers

Cost- and effort-effective way to end up with a large HD full of lossless classical music, legally.

Cost- and effort-effective way to end up with a large HD full of lossless classical music, legally. [more inside]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks on Nov 14, 2009 - 28 answers

What music should I play at the teen Halloween dance?

I've volunteered to DJ a teen Halloween dance/costume event sponsored by the library I work at, and held at the local art museum. Unfortunately, I didn't quite think about what that meant in terms of music, and now I'm stumped as to what kinds of music I should bring. My usual DJ sets are electronic and ambient music, and (NOT TOP40-IST) I never listen to the radio so I'm blissfully ignorant of what teh kidz are listening to these days. What should I play at this dance that your average teen is going to like? [more inside]
posted by 40 Watt on Sep 28, 2009 - 12 answers

Pi Day Music

What would be some good music with a theme of circles for pi day (3/14)? [more inside]
posted by crios on Mar 6, 2009 - 42 answers

How can I de-dupe my entire music library while preserving iTunes data?

How can I de-dupe my entire music library while preserving iTunes data? [more inside]
posted by DrDreidel on Feb 13, 2009 - 12 answers

Music library sharing with iTunes

Help me figure out how to share my music on one computer with two other computers in a way that makes iTunes happy. [more inside]
posted by Argyle on Feb 6, 2009 - 3 answers

Help me clean up a musical mess.

A server on our home network has over 100GB of mp3s in various states of disrepair. How can we organize them, get rid of duplicates, losslessly normalize volume, name and tag them, and prepare them for streaming? [more inside]
posted by Nixie Pixel on Nov 21, 2008 - 21 answers

Hey, listen to this (and that's it)!

Please help me turn a Windows XP machine into a public listening station to show off our library's music CD collection. Kinda long, sorry [more inside]
posted by Rykey on Oct 13, 2008 - 5 answers

Music for Librarians...

Musicfilter. We are a high school library and we're putting together an intro video for sophomores on nonfiction. Anybody know any music that might apply? [more inside]
posted by crios on Oct 1, 2008 - 8 answers

iPod iTunes music library management

Is there a way, (3rd party program, plug in, etc...) that will let me compare my iPod's music library against my iTunes library, (maybe on dual panes?) and visually mark which songs on my iTunes library are not in my iPod and viceversa? [more inside]
posted by Yorke and Vedder on Aug 5, 2008 - 3 answers

How to best handle my iTunes library?

What is the easiest and best way for me to share my large iTunes multimedia library amongst 4 Macs? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Jul 22, 2008 - 12 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

Help Me Rebuild My iTunes Library

My Macbook Pro was stolen. Just about the only non-shitty thing about it is that I keep my huge iTunes library on an external drive. All the music files are on the drive, but the data files (library.xml) were on the stolen Mac. I have another Macbook. What's the simplest way I can rebuild my library on it? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on May 8, 2008 - 13 answers

How do I nicely organize my library of 80 gigs of MP3s?

How do I nicely organize my library of 80 gigs of MP3s? [more inside]
posted by Nelson on Feb 18, 2008 - 27 answers

I need to find a place to store my movie and music ratings

I've been using Bibliophil to track my books and reading. Are there similar sites or tools for movies and music? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Sep 27, 2007 - 4 answers

iTunes added my new music tracks as podcast episodes, but doesn't show them under Podcasts -- how can I delete them?

I added some new music tracks to iTunes, and for some reason it thought they were podcast episodes. So it doesn't show them under 'Music'. But it's not showing them in the 'Podcasts' library either. I've deleted the music files from the Finder, but how can I clear out the tracks from my iTunes library? [more inside]
posted by chrismear on Jul 31, 2007 - 5 answers

LibraryThing for Music?

I've fallen in love with LibraryThing...but I wonder if there is a MusicThing? [more inside]
posted by mattr on Jun 22, 2007 - 7 answers

Junk songs wasting space

I have too many junk songs as a part of a compilation or a soundtrack or an album with a couple of good songs. On one hand I dont wanna break up the album, on the other, I don't want to waste space. What should I do? What do you do?
posted by riffola on Jan 17, 2007 - 18 answers

Best practices for researching classical music?

What's the best way to locate scholarly writing and analysis of a given piece of classical music? [more inside]
posted by agropyron on Jul 24, 2006 - 19 answers

Organizing a large music server

I have a relatively large music library stored on my file-server. Can anybody recommend a server-side tool to help me keep the files and their metadata organized? [more inside]
posted by Eamon on Jun 15, 2005 - 7 answers

In iTunes, why do songs I uncheck not play during shuffled playback?

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 - 12 answers

What's the best way to catalog my physical music collection using Mac OS X?

What's the best way to catalog my physical music collection using Mac OS X? [more inside]
posted by boost ventilator on Aug 10, 2004 - 11 answers

iTunes trashed my library! Can XML save my sanity?

iTunes trashed my library! Can XML save my sanity? [more inside]
posted by kjh on Jun 25, 2004 - 8 answers

Looking for a cartoon

Looking for a cartoon: in the introduction to Nicolas Slonimsky's "Lexicon of Musical Invective" he mentions an "anonymous cartoon printed by G. Schirmer in New York in 1869 under the title, 'The Music of the Future,' displays eight cats (labeled A, B, C, D, E, F, G, A), several donkeys, and a group of goats, as participants in a Wagnerian orchestra. The score on the conductor's stand reads: 'Liszt's Symphonic Poem.' Another score, at the conductor's feet, is marked: 'Wagner, not to be played much until 1995." I'd love to get a copy of this in any form or shape, or a lead to it in a printed book.
posted by neustile on May 20, 2004 - 5 answers

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