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Android MP3 player feature request.

I'm looking for an Android MP3 player that has both swipe/gesture controls AND the ability to easily star rate songs. I have an iPod Touch right now, and while I have a great swipe app, there's no way for apps to change star ratings in the API. If you know of a good Android-compatible MP3 player for Windows too, that would be great.
posted by Evilspork on Jul 22, 2013 - 5 answers

Retro-fitting MP3 input to 1970s record player?

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 - 4 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

car audio in Durham/Chapel Hill - where to buy?

_Other_ than Best Buy, how/where would one obtain a replacement car audio system near Durham, NC? I have no idea where to shop. I'm OK with installing it myself if it's not too involved, but installed is good too. [more inside]
posted by amtho on May 1, 2013 - 7 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

How to Batch Convert using MAX or Fix XLD crashing on Bulk Conversion

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 - 5 answers

Simple solutions for a private micro-mix sharing site?

As my friends and colleagues continue to move and diversify, I'd like to make a small, private site where we can share three- to five-song "mix tapes" of what we really love these days; ideally super easy from an interface perspective to create these mix tapes. What's my shortest path to goal? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Mar 28, 2013 - 9 answers

Best portable MP3 Player for audiobooks

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 - 11 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

How to bulk download files of one type from the WordPress Media Library?

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 - 9 answers

Any way to speed up mp3 loading to audio player?

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 - 12 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

Can I get my old Amazon MP3 purchases to appear in Amazon Cloud Player?

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 - 9 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

Is there an easy way to setup a home media server?

Advice needed: is this an easy setup for a home media server so anyone can watch movies and listen to music anywhere in the house? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Jan 2, 2013 - 10 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

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

What is the best way to synch iTunes (Mac) to an Android tablet?

What is the best way to synch iTunes (Mac) to an Android tablet? [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Dec 10, 2012 - 4 answers

I need a small audio playback device for a fixed set of sounds.

I'm looking for a small speaker capable of playing audio files (mp3, wav, etc), that has a set of buttons that you can program each to play a particular file. [more inside]
posted by bosco_costanza on Dec 4, 2012 - 3 answers

Help me find this song that apparently only I have ever heard.

This is driving me crazy - please help me find the song "Living in Sin" by Jess Klein. [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Nov 11, 2012 - 3 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

What and how to learn on a commute?

What is a good skill to learn on a commute? 90-120 mins each day, subway/bus, mostly sitting without a table. Kindle/IPod/iPad available. Preferably looking for NON-language suggestions. [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Nov 7, 2012 - 16 answers

MP3 streaming in the sky?

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 - 9 answers

Help Me Download this Album England Doesn't Want Me To Have

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 - 6 answers

Audio in tumblr won't play on iPad - why?

An mp3 embedded in a tumblr post; iPhone plays it, iPad doesn't. Why? [more inside]
posted by progosk on Oct 12, 2012 - 5 answers

.mkv to .mp3 conversion

How can I keep these .mkv to .mp3 conversions from getting screwed up? [more inside]
posted by Egg Shen on Oct 10, 2012 - 8 answers

Getting documents read aloud by a human being

Is there a service where I can submit articles or documents and have them read by a human being and get the result recorded as an mp3? I feel like such a service ought to exist somewhere, but I haven't had any luck finding one. Also, I'm not really interested in software that converts text to speech - it has to be read by a person.
posted by Proginoskes on Sep 26, 2012 - 10 answers

How can I record myself talking and listen to it later on my Android phone or Ipod Touch?

How can I record myself talking and then transfer that file to my Android phone or Ipod Touch so I can listen to it later with my other music and podcasts? I'm looking for advice on software, transfer procedures and best practices to make this an easy process. [more inside]
posted by seasparrow on Sep 24, 2012 - 6 answers

How can I truncate .mp3 and .m4a files without transcoding?

How can I truncate (cut the end off) .mp3 and .m4a files without transcoding? [more inside]
posted by beniamino on Sep 19, 2012 - 9 answers

I held the levers that guided the signals to the radio.

Budget home audio: amplified speakers ← amplifier ← DAC ← ???? [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Sep 8, 2012 - 6 answers

How to _easily_ encode a CD to MP3 using LAME with full tags?

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 - 13 answers

How do you keep your place in an audiobook on an Android device?

How do you keep your place in an audiobook on an Android device? [more inside]
posted by elmonobonobo on Aug 24, 2012 - 8 answers

How can I get offsite backup for the 5gb data a day my library volunteer role generates?

Help me back up offsite the huge files I'm generating in my new voluntary role (c. 5Gb per session)! [more inside]
posted by pyotrstolypin on Aug 17, 2012 - 11 answers

What is the best way to extract audio from a youtube video?

I am trying to find the best, easiest and free way to extract audio from youtube. [more inside]
posted by firemonkey on Jul 25, 2012 - 17 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

Please Help me Convert Video

How do I make a DVD from a MP4 file? [more inside]
posted by krisak on Jul 6, 2012 - 7 answers

Android Music Player with precise movement controls

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 - 13 answers

Snap Crackle Plop

Why is my mp3 voice recording riddled with skipping? [more inside]
posted by Frasermoo on Jun 13, 2012 - 2 answers

Podcast or audiobook app for iphone

Is there a good iPhone app for listening to my own downloaded podcasts/audiobooks that I have as mp3's? I would love an app that I can upload the mp3's to over wifi, and that has tempo control so that I can speed it up a bit. The app should remember the position I am in on each file I listen to, not just the last file.
posted by davar on May 25, 2012 - 6 answers

Looking for Christopher Hitchens audio files (debates, interviews, etc)

Looking for Christopher Hitchens audio files (debates, interviews, etc) [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on May 21, 2012 - 8 answers

Looking for blog and podcast networks

Looking for blog and podcast networks. [more inside]
posted by reenum on May 16, 2012 - 10 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

CD conversion help plz

What's the latest and greatest for ripping cds? Mac and PC answers both greatly appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Phredward on Apr 18, 2012 - 13 answers

Skype recorder needed

What is the best call recorder for Skype for Windows Vista and Windows 7? Preferably free, but call quality is paramount (including having local side recorded on a separate channel from the remote side) and ease of use. [more inside]
posted by arniec on Apr 16, 2012 - 4 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

ipod issue

Problems loading songs on my Ipod Touch. [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on Apr 10, 2012 - 3 answers

Best practices for ID3 tags? Difficulty level: poetry/spoken word.

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 - 4 answers

Alternatives to iTunes

What's the best non-intrusive MP3 playing software on OSX? [more inside]
posted by wrok on Mar 29, 2012 - 7 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

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