My brother's only means of listening to MP3s is with a DVD player. I've many spare DVD-Rs and would like to put them to use by making him DVD MP3 discs to listen to when we get together. [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart
on Jun 26, 2014 -
(1) What's a cheap just plain record player that can output via rca cables?
(2) Anyone know any good software or apps for doing that on a PC or mac?
Just figuring something might already exist to detect different tracks. [more inside]
posted by Twinedog
on May 23, 2014 -
I have a sound recording that ideally I would like to remove the background sound from. My recording has unfortunately captured the unwanted sound of an episode of Doctor Who being played from a TV in the background. Is there a way to filter that out? [more inside]
posted by polymodus
on Nov 19, 2013 -
Is there a live streaming audio player for Windows that will add a predefined delay? I actually need a delay of 5-10 minutes and preferably the ability to vary the delay as I listen. I saw a delay option in VideoLAN but the stream never starts; I guess the delay is much too long for it to deal with.
posted by crapmatic
on Jul 5, 2013 -
Is there a music streaming program that will continuously cache a stream while a connection is available and play from that cache on demand, in a first-in-first-out manner? [more inside]
posted by Nameless
on Oct 10, 2012 -
Inspired by Tiger and Woods' Gin Nation
(sampling Imagination's Music & Lights
), if I wanted to create some remixes of favorite old tracks, what software package would best enable me to do this?
Cost is not so much of an issue, but I don't want to buy some package that I'll drown in and don't necessarily need all the bells and whistles of. I know there's a lot out there - that all come in basic/ normal/ whizz-bang versions - but need some help navigating. [more inside]
posted by forallmankind
on Oct 2, 2012 -
Can you recommend free/very cheap software for a Mac that allows me to slow down recorded music (mp3s) on the fly? [more inside]
posted by obliquicity
on Jul 31, 2012 -
Does software exist that can search for an audio clip inside the larger audio file and return the timestamp? [more inside]
posted by raddevon
on Feb 6, 2012 -
Hacking around sound cancellation on Google+ and Skype: Two tier question here about a related problem. Firstly, a way to sidetrack the software audio limits of a Google+ Hangout. Secondly, a way to stop Skype from cancelling out audio from one half of a conversation. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Oct 21, 2011 -
Does software exist to automatically improve the sound of music recordings, similar to the auto-adjustment features of photo-editing software? [more inside]
posted by nowonmai
on Aug 23, 2011 -
Mp3tag-filter: Can the program fill empty Title fields with the Filename? [more inside]
posted by Trurl
on Jul 9, 2011 -
How can I edit simple music tracks on a PC laptop without spending a fortune? I have pretty good working knowledge of music notation software (mainly Sibelius) but am looking for something that I can use with my Zoom H2 Digital Recorder to multi-track ideas using live instruments and have absolutely no idea what I need. HELP?! [more inside]
posted by joboe
on Jul 5, 2011 -
What's the software or academic paper that isolates sounds by humming them? I remember seeing a demonstration video of this where the narrator removed a phone ringing by imitating its trill. He also removed the guitar from the AC/DC song Back In Black. I think the title was "Isolating Sounds Via Frequency Matching" but my google-fu has failed.
posted by Monochrome
on Apr 1, 2011 -
What hardware and software would you use to assemble a lightweight music production kit for audio recording and/or sequencing using the iPad as the "hub?" [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate
on Nov 14, 2010 -
[Yet another Android app question]
Android music app choices look to be slim. Looking for recommendations for playback, streaming and recording apps. [more inside]
posted by sprocket87
on Jun 22, 2010 -
Is there a music player software that lets you preset different kinds of crossfades for each track in a playlist? (Mac) [more inside]
posted by pablocake
on May 8, 2010 -
I want to create the smallest (file size) possible audio file that, when repeated, will sound like a given note (e.g. 440hz A). I think this needs to be just the length of one wavelength, but I'm not sure how I translate that to a length of time, or if the smallest audio format is one in which note duration doesn't matter.
I don't care if this tone sounds artificial, but it needs to play natively in Firefox, Safari, and Chrome browsers. Is MIDI the best (most compressed) format for this or should I use something else? And what (ideally free) software might I use to create the files, given access to OSX and Windows XP?
posted by scottreynen
on Jan 23, 2010 -
Who should I trust - AVG or cnet? Cnet says, "No flies on us, download willy nilly." AVG says, "Stop, Stop, Stop! For the love of FSM stop before this malware kills us all!" [more inside]
posted by Lesser Shrew
on Jan 10, 2010 -
What is the best software for recording streaming AM radio stations? There are late night shows on, some that have podcasts but some that don't. I want to 'set it and forget it' and have the results in an mp3 format.
posted by CodeMonkey
on Oct 6, 2009 -
I need to record myself giving a presentation for school. My laptop has a built in webcam and microphone. What free Windows software would you recommend for this task?
posted by gocubbies
on Sep 24, 2009 -
I need a Windows program that will capture audio from my laptop's mic and video from my laptop's built-in camera, then dump the combined results to disk in some convenient video format. [more inside]
posted by killdevil
on Jun 10, 2009 -
Looking for website software to host podcasts & generate an XML feed to sent to iTunes. [more inside]
posted by tdreyer
on Apr 7, 2009 -
What is the simplest way (free or otherwise) to convert M4P and M4A audio files to MP3 en masse?
posted by fusinski
on Mar 1, 2009 -
Challenging Video Editing question: If I wanted to take video from a multiple number of different sources (off DVD's or maybe Blue-Ray) and produce a single video from those sources (say each video has its own quarter of the screen), which editing tool(s) would be best to perform these tasks? Software must be PC.
By best, I mean:
* relatively simple to learn,
* open source, or relatively inexpensive
* produces good quality, quad-screen videos in high enough resolution to look good on typical home televisions, not just computer screens.
*Makes it easy to add your own music tracks or soundtrack, or it can use audio from any of the 4 videos as well, preferably both.
posted by noir
on Jan 21, 2009 -
Is there anything approximating a Windows-based version of the OSX application PandoraJam, allowing me to record tracks suggested by the Pandora
posted by newfers
on Oct 24, 2008 -
What (if any) are good speech-recognition programs that also serve as full-function recording software?
I'm not sure if this is a dumb question, but I sure couldn't find the answer easily online or in the Ask MeFi archives (despite some good stuff about speech-recognition programs).
What I'm hoping to find is a good speech-recognition program (I'm looking at the basic model of Dragon NaturallySpeaking
for now) that also allows you to record and edit long blocks of text.
I suppose I could buy two separate programs - I have also been looking at WavePad
as a good recording/editing option - but I'd love to find one program that bundles both capabilities.
If anyone has good suggestions - or even the simple answer to whether I can do the recording/editing stuff with NaturallySpeaking, I'd love to hear from you!
(Another helpful possibility might be if you've got a good freeware option that can do the stuff WavePad does. Older posts here on Ask MeFi have indicated that Audacity might be a good option for this. Any other thoughts?)
posted by AngerBoy
on Aug 29, 2008 -
My Nintendo DS has a mic-in and headphone jack. I want to be able to send a signal from my amp/mixer/etc. to the DS for processing in the DS audio homebrew I've downloaded and send the processed signal out to the mixer/amp/etc. [more inside]
posted by lekvar
on Aug 15, 2008 -
I read something online a few weeks ago about a new open source tool for audio recording amd processing. I have searched my RSS feeds and via Google, and haven't found it. It wasn't Audacity. I do believe its title was a single word, perhaps beginning with 'R'. I thought it was developed by the same guy(s) that did Winamp or Skype or something (but Googling with this fact hasn't helped me)
posted by jpdoane
on Jun 2, 2008 -
I have an mp3 I'd like to use as a ring tone, but it's 2 seconds too long. I don't want to cut off the beginning or end, but is there some other way to shorten it to 30 seconds? What software (OS X please) can do this?
I realize some options might make it sound slightly off
, but it's a ring tone so I shouldn't be too bothered by it.
posted by howling fantods
on Oct 26, 2007 -
At work, we have to deal with many many requests for audio clips. That is, receiving a CD, cutting 30, 60 or 90 seconds (or some other arbitrary length) from some or all of the tracks and turning them into MP3 or FLV files for use on our websites. I'm searching for a way to better automate this process, as it is unbelievably tedious process as you can imagine.
My ideal solution would be able to insert a CD (or take a set of mp3 files) and run a program that would let me select start and end points for all tracks or each track individually, select a format (mp3 required, swf/flv nice but not absolutely necessary) and press a button to have it executed.
Does anyone know of such a beast?
posted by softlord
on Oct 9, 2007 -
How to change the program Word opens embedded audio with? Alternatively, suggestions for foot-pedal software that plays well with audio embedded in Word or RTF documents. [more inside]
posted by icebourg
on Jul 16, 2007 -
What would be a good software audio PVR to record an internet stream or line-in on a PC? [more inside]
posted by phirleh
on Dec 1, 2006 -
So, what's the state of music production software in Linux? What are people using? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob
on Jul 27, 2006 -
Are there any programs out there for OSX that allow you to burn a standard audio disk from MP3 Files that also allow you to, within the program itself, do simple editing of the CD tracks? In other words, I don't want to edit the mp3 files, but I'd like to be able to do things like clip the start and end of the tracks a bit to cut out extra noise and/or adjust the timing of the transitions. Nero for the PC let me do this, but I haven't been able to find a single program for the Mac that lets me do the same thing.
posted by Envoy
on Jul 11, 2006 -
I've never really bought albums/CDs and ripped them. Atleast not all of them, I probably have like 15-20 albums, but that's it.
The major part of my music collection happens to come from the Napster times. Where only tracks would be downloaded, which have little or no filename according to convention.
So, I have tracks like "12-Thievery Corp-Fedime's Flight.mp3". I'd like to see this track as "Thievery Corporation - Fedime's Flight.mp3" [more inside]
posted by Devileyezz
on Apr 15, 2006 -
Is there a free/cheap speech-to-text converter (ie. dictation, verbal notes) that works reasonably well? [more inside]
posted by Kickstart70
on Dec 29, 2005 -
I had a brief power outage last night; today some of the computer programs are not reading a CD in the DVD drive correctly, while others still read it without a problem. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by Tuwa
on Dec 18, 2005 -
I'm looking for a cheap/free programme that would enable me to convert a Midi file into a Mp3 or Wav format [more inside]
posted by ob
on Nov 15, 2005 -
I'd like your recommendations for intuitive sound studio software for mixing .wav files into original music. I have very little experience mixing music, so simple is good, but not at the expense of power and versatility. [more inside]
posted by Osel
on Oct 17, 2005 -