Can you recommend a good sound-file metadata editor for OS X? [more inside]
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]
Two folders with almost identical contents. How to either delete duplicates or move not-duplicates. On OS X, happy to use terminal. [more inside]
Is there a way to use the Genius feature on my 80 GB Ipod Classic? [more inside]
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.
What's the best way to organize and re-tag my enormous MP3 library? (iTunes, Mac 10.5, 20k+ songs) [more inside]
ItunesFilter: I have too much music! Help me manage my XML iTunes library! [more inside]
Can anyobdy help with automatically converting MP3's to AAC's in iTunes WITHOUT duplicating the file? [more inside]
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.
Audio separates. Looking for standalone hard-disk based mp3 player. [more inside]
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]
Are there any MP3 players that will play .acc files other than an iPOD, or am I screwed [more inside]
How do I listen to an APE file? [more inside]
How to transcode files from flac and shn to aac or mp3 using OS X? What UNIXy tools will help me? [more inside]
What's the best way to regularly back up 10-15 gigs of music? [more inside]
Has anyone tried to fight the RIAA and Movie Studios by arguing that copyrights can be interpreted laterally instead of just horizontally? [more inside]
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?
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.
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).