I have a record player from the 1970s (a Garrard 2025 TC to be exact). How difficult (or risky) would it be to replace the sound input from the tape deck with a mini-jack input so that I can play MP3s (such as from an iPod) through the speakers? Is it just a matter of taking the back off, cutting wires and splicing them together?
posted by Grinder
on Jun 5, 2013 -
XLD was working fine unless I have too many albums (such as 30 folders/albums apiece). I am not figuring out the interface on MAX for a batch conversion with several subfolders. I basically am using VBR to compress my music to smaller mp3 format. On XLD, there is Preferences-->Preserve directory structure-->subdirectory search depth "0", which makes it work on a small scale, like 10 folders or so, before crashing. So, if anyone can tell me what I am missing on MAX's menu or if they had the problem with XLD and fixed it, I am good to go. I like XLD's interface but it won't process my whole iTunes at a go.
posted by chicaboom
on Apr 27, 2013 -
So, I'm an audiobook junky and my current mp3 player is starting to go. My past few MP3 players have been various models of the SanDisk Sansa lines (e260, Fuze) which I've been moderately happy with. I'm not confident that the new Fuze+ models are particularly good based on the reviews. So I turn to the green for advice. [more inside]
posted by pyro979
on Feb 19, 2013 -
Is there a quick (or a quicker) way to download all files of a given type from the Media Library of a self-hosted WordPress site? The site in question has about 200 MP3s. I can easily sort out the MP3s by selecting "Audio." But how can I download them all at once? Is there a plug-in? FTP looks like a big pain, too, as these files are organized in folders by year and month, and there are several years here -- and many months with no uploads at all.
posted by houseofdanie
on Feb 9, 2013 -
Any way to speed up mp3 loading to audio player? My computer says it will take 13 hours. Is there any way to speed this up?
I'm running Windows 7 with 2.0 USB connection.
Thanks so much, hive mind peeps.
posted by ragtimepiano
on Feb 4, 2013 -
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 -
Is there a way for me to get the MP3s I bought from Amazon.com before they introduced the cloud player (where you downloaded them once and that was it) to be available via cloud player now? [more inside]
posted by dhens
on Jan 14, 2013 -
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 -
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 -
It's about 6 AM. I'm leaving my house at about 7 AM. I'm getting on an airplane at about 9 AM. While on that airplane, I'd like to listen on my iPhone 4 to an .mp3 file that will be posted onto the internets at about 7:30 AM. [more inside]
posted by clorox
on Oct 24, 2012 -
I would like to buy and download a specific album (with no scheduled or rumored or hinted at American release date) from any reputable English purveyor of music. Yet my lack of a UK mailing address and/or UK payment method seems to block me from doing so. Is there any legal way I can purchase this music digitally and download it to my American desktop? [more inside]
posted by julen
on Oct 22, 2012 -
How can I easily RIP a CD to MP3 using the LAME encoder, with full tags? I'm essentially looking for a LAME encoder that has the convenience and tagging abilities of iTunes. [more inside]
posted by Drewstre
on Aug 29, 2012 -
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 -
I want an Android "music" player app that will play MP3's and allow me to move forward/backward through the MP3 rather precisely (details inside) [more inside]
posted by southof40
on Jun 18, 2012 -
What are the best practices for entering ID3 tags when it comes to poetry/spoken word? [more inside]
posted by malocchio
on Apr 6, 2012 -
Mac question: how can I convert a 3ga audio file to mp3 or other friendly format? [more inside]
posted by treepour
on Mar 9, 2012 -
I live overseas. I like music. I want to purchase and download MP3s from Amazon.com, which are literally half the price of the same album sold by iTunes Japan. Amazon doesn't want to let me do this. [more inside]
posted by zachawry
on Feb 23, 2012 -
What is a good Firefox plugin that will let me pause and change the playing point of online mp3s? [more inside]
posted by Deflagro
on Feb 9, 2012 -
Does anyone know where my sister could get an mp3 of a cover version of "Lean on Me" from "The California Raisins Sing the Hit Songs" (1987). We had it on a tape as kids and she's making a nostalgia CD.
Can't find it in itunes or amazon... Local libraries don't have it, CD is expensive. I tried a bit of filetype:mp3 searching and didn't turn up much...
posted by mgogol
on Dec 12, 2011 -
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 -
I put an mp3 album I bought from Amazon on my Android phone and happily listened to it for more than a week. Then, my husband put a copy on his Blackberry also. Now the album has disappeared from my phone's native music player's list. How did this happen? Is the Android music player somehow "playing nice" with Amazon...? The folder of files is still there on my phone when I view files through the computer, but the Music player does not show it either by album, artist or song titles. Neither of us has the "Amazon mp3 app" on our devices, though I do have the Kindle app on mine. [more inside]
posted by tomboko
on Oct 30, 2011 -
What is a non-itunes brand of mp3 player that allows me to transfer my music folders to it and access them exactly how I access them on my computer? [more inside]
posted by lazy robot
on Oct 17, 2011 -
Does the Pioneer VSX-921-k surround receiver have a GUI that will work with a large volume of MP3's connected through the USB port? [more inside]
posted by plumberonkarst
on Sep 20, 2011 -
I'm looking for a music playing device for the baby's room. I'd like a small (semi) portable unit with built-in speakers that can play radio and a CD, and sounds decent. Bonus criteria: remote control; a noise making feature (sounds of the ocean or whatnot); iPod or auxiliary line in playback; SD card playback. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Aug 9, 2011 -
I've been asked to put a bunch of music on an mp3 player for a visiting 9 year old girl. I know she likes the Bieb and Gaga and (for some reason) ABBA. Beyond that, I'm at a loss. Suggestions?
posted by Carlo
on Jul 28, 2011 -
What's the most basic MP3 DJ software for an hour-long laptop set? [more inside]
posted by ajp
on Jun 21, 2011 -
I'm looking for a sniffer, but one that only reports links that are accessed behind the curtain, and not a true packet analyzer. [more inside]
posted by CarlRossi
on May 15, 2011 -
With the recent announcement that Microsoft will no longer be making Zune players, can anyone recommend a Windows based personal media player with an internal memory of AT LEAST
30GB that supports audio (mp3, FLAC, wma), video (wmv, mp4) and podcast subscriptions? Recommendations for a new media player/software to manage all that stuff would be helpful as well. (I'm just going to cut the Zune cord entirely when my current player finally gives out).
Please note, I do not
want an iPod or iTunes.
posted by KingEdRa
on Mar 14, 2011 -
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 -
I found and immediately lost a link the other day that talked about a device that made mp3s sound richer, deeper, perhaps like vinyl (or at least not as compressed as they truly are). It was a rather simple device and the article talked about one brand as low as $150. I don't expect anyone to find the exact page especially as I am not being too descriptive. It was on an audiophile site and was recommended...not one of those 'buy this cheapie/crap product that screws up your music' sort of thing. If anyone knows what I am talking about or has something else that they know that works for improving mp3 sound through stereo, I'm interested. Pardon me for the nebulous post. It is the best my brain can recall. Thanks for your techie/audiophile input.
posted by snap_dragon
on Dec 30, 2010 -
I'd like to play mp3/audiobooks from my phone through my car's stereo without using wires. [more inside]
posted by maulik
on Dec 17, 2010 -
My 74-year old technophobe father has requested an "iPod" for Christmas. My mom needs help deciding which MP3 player to buy which he'll be able to operate easily. [more inside]
posted by cabingirl
on Dec 11, 2010 -
I'm looking for an mp3 player that allows me to drag and drop music without the need of software that works with Ubuntu and can play back Audible DRM'ed files. Budget of £100.
posted by nam3d
on Aug 25, 2010 -
Cute filter: I'm going to Seoul for the first time in a few weeks, and my burning question is, where can I buy the Miffy mp3 player? [more inside]
posted by so much modern time
on Jul 16, 2010 -