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]
What is a good Firefox plugin that will let me pause and change the playing point of online mp3s? [more inside]
I've finished listening to Loveline. Now what? [more inside]
What's good in MP3 players in Australia in 2012? [more inside]
Question about disappearing podcast files on Wordpress. [more inside]
I accidentally booted my two mismatched WD SATA AHCI drives in a RAID0 array and now the audio output from the media stored on those drives is static-filled and echoing (when it plays at all). Have I hosed my mp3 collection completely? [more inside]
Which website can I have a discussion about appropriate genre to classify music in my mp3 collection?
Is there a web-site/forum where I can have a sensible/intelligent/non-flame wars discussion about appropriate ways to classify the genre of particular music, artists, etc of my mp3 music collection? I know I can classify my music with any genre I wish, but I would like to have a discussion of our other people classify the music, for example, of Paul Robson. Is it Classical, Classical vocal, or whatever? I have looked at MusicBrainz, but that doesn't, as far as I can tell, have the genre of music. Everything but it seems.
Anyone have any experience of the HY-2010-TP gizmo for converting audio cassettes to mp3s? [more inside]
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...
What process is modifying my .mp3s in the middle of the night? [more inside]
How to buy physical cd and digital files at same time? I currently subscribe to rhapsody because I like to download the files. But I would rather just buy a few CDs a month. Is there as easy way to buy the "pre ripped" as it were?
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]
Is there a Windows application that will search audio files for a clip? I'm not looking for a web search, but something that will take a short clip and look within larger clips for the same audio. [more inside]
I have a long (11 hour each way) drive coming up (NY to NC) next week. I am a pretty seasoned distance driver (many two-day TX to Toronto drives), but I am going by myself (with 2 dogs) and I need something to keep me sane and awake. I would love to have some This American Life or CarTalk or the like podcasts to listen to but...while I am nothing like a tech/net n00b, I confess that I don't really know how this podcast thing works to get past episodes. Please hope me! [more inside]
How can I batch rename filenames to match a list from another folder (or text file) on a Mac? [more inside]
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]
What are the best music blogs for finding mixes that I can listen to/download. This girl needs to find some new indie-rock tunes! [more inside]
Where to get a good amount of legal Halloween music for a pre-school Halloween party? [more inside]
I would like to listen to some new diverse music mix podcasts. Please advise. [more inside]
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]
I received a 4th-gen iPod Shuffle as a gift and I'm running Ubuntu. Marriage made in hell? [more inside]
mp3 is deemed by some audiophiles to be a poorer quality format than something like PCM WAV. Yet mp3 files can easily be converted to WAV. So the data that apparently is missing from mp3 files (and ergo detracting from the overall audio quality) must be there somewhere in those files, just hidden or compressed? Is that correct?? What exactly does an mp3 file leave out when it compresses what, presumably, is the original PCM WAV file of a track?? And if using an A/D converter of some description you convert something from vinyl direct to mp3 you presumably could then convert that track to WAV - so where would all that additional data comprising the uncompressed WAV file (that may be ten times larger than the mp3) come from? I've absolutely no IT knowledge at all - so forgive me if these are embarrassingly dumb/elementary questions. I'm just intrigued.....
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?
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]
How can I fade in and out in the most recent version of iTunes? [more inside]
I'm looking for movies on audio downloadable like an mp3 album, perhaps divided into tracks by chapter. Where on the web can I find this? [more inside]
Can you help me find an mp3 player with very specific qualifications? [more inside]
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]
How to automate conversion from m4a to mp3 [more inside]
I am looking for a way to organize my music in a way that Google Music (both the online player and on Android) will understand - I need to move files into different folders and fix all of my messed up mp3 tags. I need help determining my process. Do I do it manually with a good piece of software, and how? Or should I just post it to Mechanical Turk? [more inside]
I've got a ton of MP3's, I've finally got (most) of them tagged correctly, but now I need to weed out the dupes. Some albums I have fully duplicated, some albums only one or two songs, but I've got lots of duplicates and I need a good way to get rid of them. I'm on Windows, and would really not like to install iTunes if I don't have to. Help!
I think I bought a song off the iTunes Music Store that has a watermark on it. [more inside]
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?
What are some good sounding portable MP3 players that aren't iPods? What will you recommend? [more inside]
Help me recreate this bizarre Xbox 360 music streaming glitch! [more inside]
Where might I find episodes of a defunct podcast called Josh In Japan (circa 2006) that is no longer on iTunes and no longer has a web site? Do any of you mefites have the files sitting on your hard drive? [more inside]
Need a non-complicated method to merge 2 iTunes libraries while preserving playlists. Halp! [more inside]
What's the most basic MP3 DJ software for an hour-long laptop set? [more inside]
Battery operated boombox with USB port? [more inside]
Recommendations for a great portable music player that supports wma lossless files (ie: not an Ipod)? [more inside]
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]
What can I put on my MP3 player to get me through hours of much-hated housework & chores, particularly now that I'm packing up to move house (not long after I finished unpacking after the last move, dammit, so I haven't much motivation)? [more inside]
How do you go about releasing songs on Beatport? [more inside]
How do you manage your music library? [more inside]
Can I transfer MP3s from an external hard drive into someone's else's iTunes? [more inside]
I have multiple Ubuntu PCs in multiple rooms, each connected to individual HiFis. I want to be able to listen to my 150GB music collection from any of the PCs. BUT, I want to have a unified record of playcount, so, from each PC, I can access a "Not Recently Played" smart playlist that has been updated from all PCs. I'd also like to sync this Not Recenlty Played playlist with my Android phone. How can I do this? [more inside]
Please help me create a pre-recorded conference presentation and reliable delivery and display method. Thanks!
I'm in the UK, and will be giving a pre-recorded video conference presentation remotely next month in the US. What is the deliverable I should be aiming for (YouTube link, QuickTime video, PDF with MP3, something else?) and what is the easiest, most hassle-free way of creating and delivering it? [more inside]
I'm looking for the MP3-player equivalent of the boom-box, a player that has built-in amp and speakers. Can you recommend one? [more inside]
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.
How to convert Audible files to mp3 using open source or free software? [more inside]
Is there an archive of old firmware for iPods? I have a 30GB 5th gen iPod - songs often skip, the device freezes, and audible excessive spinning is causing major battery drain. Reset and restore are useless, and I am thinking it is maybe a quirk of the latest firmware. [more inside]