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iTunes + Internet Archive

Is there an easy way to make concerts I nab from the Live Internet Archive play nicely with iTunes (esp. iTunes 12)? [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones on Dec 23, 2014 - 5 answers

If Podcasts Were Hot Dogs, I'd Be Kobayashi

I spend 10+ hours per week commuting, 40+ hours wearing headphones at work (open-plan office: boo!), and ANOTHER 5+ hours wearing headphones at the gym. As such, I plow through an absolutely obscene volume of podcasts. I'd like some recommendations for more (lest I be forced to spend even a single second alone with my thoughts). To help you get an idea of my preferences, here are a few lists: [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Aug 12, 2014 - 63 answers

How to batch embed album artwork on a Mac

Can you recommend software to use to embed album cover artwork into mp3s on a Mac? [more inside]
posted by diamondsky on Aug 5, 2013 - 2 answers

Seeking enlightenment on the Piccadilly Line

I have a stretch of half an hour or so each way in my daily commute where I am just sitting on the tube during nothing. I would like to use this time to meditate and am seeking things to put on my iPod to help me. [more inside]
posted by Acarpous on May 14, 2013 - 7 answers

How to easily create a central and shared place for all of our music?

HELLO! Please explain, as if to a child, how to easily create a central and shared place for all of our music. I want to be able to play any song from our collection without having to save it to my computer. How does this work? We have a wireless network in our house and some ability to buy a gadget to help with this but want guidance on what actually works. I am not a techie and no one else in my household is either. [more inside]
posted by dottiechang on Apr 14, 2013 - 15 answers

Best apps, podcasts, and audio files for a Cantonese-speaking woman to learn spoken English?

My girlfriend and I have bought her mother an iPod Touch. At her request, we're loading it with things to help her learn to speak better English. What are the best apps, podcasts, audiofiles, etc. for a Cantonese-speaking woman who wants to improve her English by herself? [more inside]
posted by Sticherbeast on Dec 24, 2011 - 8 answers

Looking for software that saves copies of mp3s with new ID tags.

Please point me to software (hopefully free, but not necessarily), that will allow me to turn out an mp3-"mixtape." In other words, something that churns out copies of mp3s that are all tagged with the same "Album" name, but keep their unique artist and song tags. [more inside]
posted by kensington314 on Aug 24, 2011 - 13 answers

I need something new to geek out about.

An idle stereo upgrade question: If I were to upgrade any part of my stereo system, would I get more bang for the buck upgrading my receiver, my speakers, or it would it probably not make a difference given my listening habits? Details on my setup inside. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Aug 15, 2011 - 12 answers

Is it even worth buying physical CDs any more?

Is it even worth buying physical CDs any more? [more inside]
posted by LaurenIpsum on Jul 19, 2011 - 44 answers

How to reduce the loudness of vocals on Mp3s?

How to reduce the loudness of vocals in proportion to the music in mp3s? [more inside]
posted by vincele on May 29, 2011 - 8 answers

Android App for Podcasts?

I've started using my HTC Droid Incredible as my main podcast player, and I'd love to hear how other people set this up, since other music players don't always resume playing mid-podcast. [more inside]
posted by yeahyeahyeahwhoo on May 19, 2011 - 14 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 to move songs in a playlist to an external drive on a Mac?

How to move a single playlist worth of music from my iMac to an external drive... ? [more inside]
posted by You Should See the Other Guy on Apr 25, 2011 - 4 answers

Changing folder view back to normal in windows 7?

Windows 7 changed my folder view for one of my folders to show only mp3 information. I have a bunch of mp3s in there, but the folder isn't all mp3s, how do i go back to the normal view where it just shows size, date modified, etc?
posted by empath on Jan 25, 2011 - 2 answers

What's the best way to identify these songs?

I've got 10 or so electronica mp3's I imported into iTunes off an unlabeled CD. What's the best way to identify the song title and artist? [more inside]
posted by boghead on Dec 5, 2010 - 10 answers

When do you buy files from a music subscription service?

If you use a subscription download music service, what is your primary motivation for also *buying* files from that service? [more inside]
posted by teradome on Sep 8, 2010 - 5 answers

Playing music in the 21st Century

Playing music in the 21st Century - help me with mp3 players, HDD media players and internet radio. [more inside]
posted by ninebelow on Aug 20, 2010 - 9 answers

Help me force iTunes to not lost my songs!

iTunes filter: I store all my MP3s on an external hard drive, and iTunes is set to automatically sync my iPhone whenever I plug it in. Everything works fine, except when I'm traveling without my external hd and I plug in my iPhone. If I do that, the next time I check my iTunes all the songs that are on the iPhone have a gray exclamation point next to them. Help! [more inside]
posted by bjork24 on Apr 10, 2010 - 4 answers

How can I easily stream a server directory of MP3s?

I have a CentOS server with a directory of some MP3s. What is the easiest way to have a radio stream setup so I can listen to them at work or on my phone? I looked at Shoutcast and it seems perfect, but I can't seem to figure out how to get it to randomly pick something from a directory of music instead of connecting to Winamp on a host machine.
posted by ilikebike on Mar 1, 2010 - 12 answers

Help me find Dennis Waterman

I'm looking for cds or mp3s of Dennis Waterman music, but I can't find him anywhere except YouTube! I'm particularly interested in the theme song to New Tricks, but I'd love anything he's done. [more inside]
posted by tejolote on Jan 28, 2010 - 3 answers

Where can I get beautiful quran recitations.

I am looking for recommendations on especially beautiful or popular quran recitations. [more inside]
posted by cuban link flooded jesus on Jan 27, 2010 - 8 answers

Please help me sort out this iTunes library across multi drive problem...

Mac mp3s clusterf*ck... how to fix this "multiple mp3s in multiple locations, with some overlap, problem" after a hard drive crash...? Help... [more inside]
posted by You Should See the Other Guy on Jan 4, 2010 - 6 answers

Itunes Not Getting Info from CDBB (Mac) (though it seems to be trying)

Itunes is not retrieving titles for CDs from CDBB. It tries to but gets nothing after a few seconds. I am not sure it is even connecting to CDBB or what error(s) are occurring. I even reinstalled Itunes 9 (9.0.2 - newest) and it still does it. I do get the response "This CD was not found in CDBB database. You can enter information for the CD and each of its tracks. If this is not a commercial CD etc etc etc"...I've tried several CDs such as the Doors, Pete Townsend, Roxy Music...all ones that have worked on previous Itunes incarnations. I am not sure if it is an Itunes thing, a Mac/computer thing, or CDBB thing. This is a new thing and wasn't happening before. I have had the computer about a year if that matters. Any suggestions? Thanks for your help and have a good upcoming holiday.
posted by snap_dragon on Dec 13, 2009 - 14 answers

The Past Decade's Changes in the Music Industry

Do you think this is a good overview of the changes in the music business in the last 10 years (for someone like me, who could charitably be called a non-musician)? Do you recommend other sources?
posted by manos_frias on Dec 8, 2009 - 3 answers

Too much music! I should have such a problem...

Perl script to manage enormous, and growing, music library? [more inside]
posted by chez shoes on Dec 8, 2009 - 9 answers

How to make the music stop skipping?

Calling all network experts...How can I make the music on my PC stop skipping? [more inside]
posted by st starseed on Oct 24, 2009 - 10 answers

Cleaning up messy music folders

Help me clean up my messy music files [more inside]
posted by 1024x768 on Oct 11, 2009 - 11 answers

Renaming MP3s simply and easily

I have a bunch of assorted MP3s (maybe about 6000) that I would like to rename. What program do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by different on Sep 11, 2009 - 14 answers

Free Mixes for the Masses?

MixFilter: I'm looking for free online music mixes to help get me & my collective crew through the most strenuous & stressful part of the year. Tell me about your favorite mix blog &/or website. [more inside]
posted by jammy on Sep 4, 2009 - 10 answers

Free Audio Hosting? Does it Exist?

I'm trying to find a way to stream some Mp3s of songs (about 60) on a website (completely self created) from a host/website but I am unable to find anything similar to Flickr or Youtube or ad infinitum for music. Is there something similar for audio? [more inside]
posted by spacelux on Aug 27, 2009 - 15 answers

How do different cultures consume popular media?

How do different countries of the world consume media (TV, music, movies, etc)? [more inside]
posted by MoreForMad on Aug 16, 2009 - 3 answers

Software for copying CDs to computer

What's the best software for turning CDs into music files for any kind of player including Ipods and cellphones? [more inside]
posted by tonci on Jun 9, 2009 - 24 answers

Is there a better Musicbrainz client than Picard?

I have been using Musicbrainz Picard for a few weeks now and I am running into a consistance problem with certain files. When I use the Scan function it finds the most recent album which is almost always a compilation album. There is no way to change this default behavior and there is now way to automatically give you a list of all albums this song appears on so you can choose. Is there another free/open source implimentation of MusicBrainz or a Picard Plugin that fixes this problem?
posted by Bonzai on Apr 15, 2009 - 2 answers

How to freely distribute my music online

So I basically just want to give out some of my music for free online. [more inside]
posted by saul wright on Mar 30, 2009 - 11 answers

Automatically generate mix from folder of mp3s

Is there a program/script that will automatically create a beatmatched mix a from a folder filled with techno mp3s? [more inside]
posted by jcruelty on Mar 12, 2009 - 5 answers

Legalities of Selling Legally Downloaded Music?

Assuming I am true and honest to my word and delete the music from my hard drive once I sell it, how can I legally make money selling old music that I have legally downloaded and no longer want? [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Jan 12, 2009 - 10 answers

Is there a script or program that will automatically download the names of jazz album sidemen?

I have a few hundred jazz albums on MP3 in my iTunes library. I'd to add the names of the sidemen on the albums to the MP3's comment tags, but I'd rather not enter the info manually, for obvious reasons. Is there any form of script or program that exists that will do this for me -- perhaps pulling from Amazon, or some other source? (Prefix this with, "Hey, Lazyweb," if desired.) [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Nov 6, 2008 - 5 answers

educational mp3s - speeches/radioshows/lectures

looking for social science lectures and/or radioshow interviews [more inside]
posted by figTree on Oct 16, 2008 - 10 answers

podcasting from scratch

I would like to create a podcast that involves me playing music (mp3s) and talking about it. One minor problem: I know absolutely nothing about podcasts. [more inside]
posted by the bricabrac man on Sep 1, 2008 - 9 answers

Looking for mp3s to use for my alarm clock

Looking for mp3s to use for my alarm clock. I'd like to wake up to a 5-10 minute track that progressively gets louder so that my awakening feels more natural. [more inside]
posted by alligatorman on Aug 19, 2008 - 29 answers

Who's listening?

I have a website on which I have mp3s. This month, according to my usage stats, I had a bunch of mp3 downloads -- way more that usual. They show up on my stats page under the heading of "Top 10 of 341 Total URLs By KBytes." Are these necessarily people downloading my mp3s, or do spiders or crawlers or whatever they're called hit these links as well? [more inside]
posted by Karlos the Jackal on Jul 31, 2008 - 5 answers

Help me backup my system.

Data Backup Filter: I have about 6TB (yes TB, not GB) of data. I need to back it up BEFORE it crashes. I also need a good way to share it on the network. How can I do this? Details within... [more inside]
posted by arniec on Jul 8, 2008 - 28 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

mp3 or aif?

How should I rip my cds...mp3 or aif? [more inside]
posted by citybuddha on Apr 20, 2008 - 18 answers

I'm getting jittery. And so are my high-res MP3s.

Why are some of the high resolution MP3s I've encoded recently (at 320 kbps) still turning out with traces of faint, but audible jitter? [more inside]
posted by saulgoodman on Apr 5, 2008 - 9 answers

Best way to archive my music?

How can I archive my music? [more inside]
posted by drezdn on Jan 16, 2008 - 17 answers

Before we play name that tune, you're going to have to tell me how to play you that tune

How would I go about posting some files? I want to ask metafilter about the last 16 songs in my itunes library that I can't identify, but I don't know how to go about putting those files up so you all can get to them. What's the easiest way to do this? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Dec 4, 2007 - 15 answers

Baby, lets groove?

Song goes something like "babbbyyy letsss groooveee" [more inside]
posted by aleahey on Nov 18, 2007 - 12 answers

Help me avert an iTunes disaster!

My wife is going to kill me. While "fixing" her computer (g5 Macintosh running Leopard), I managed to move 20,000 of her mp3s to the trash. I actually thought I as moving one genre with "select-all", but apparently I moved the entire frickin' library. She doesn't know yet, but it's only a matter of time. I have not yet deleted these files. All 20,000 (well, 19,868) are sitting in the trash can. There's no "restore to previous location" type option, though. Help! Is there anything I can do? Is my only option to have iTunes re-import the entire lot? [more inside]
posted by jdroth on Nov 13, 2007 - 29 answers

Why won't my mp3s and videos play?

Why won't my mp3s and videos play on my computer...at all? [more inside]
posted by champthom on Oct 31, 2007 - 12 answers

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