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How to turn the screen total/pitch black in GNOME?

Use case / Problem I wanna hear music in the night with my laptop/device and as such I want the screen to be black, as I don't want to get dazzled in the night. Tried workarounds/“solutions” As such, …...
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converting vinyls to electronic music on my linux computer

I have some old vinyls which I would like to convert to something I can play on my computer. I just bought a record player which comes with a USB.. I have unsuccessfully searched through all the ...
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How to output sound on 3.5 mm stereo jack and via UPnP-stream simultaneously?

Imagine a standard desktop computer. Connected to this computer is a pair of loudspeakers via common 3.5 mm stereo jack (AUX). Everything works fine so far. Now we have a further speaker in another ...
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How to print from musicnotes.com on linux

musicnotes.com won't let me print because it says: "We don't support printing from this device or browser." I'm using chrome, so there isn't any difference between printing on linux or any other ...
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I want a shared folder between Arch (host) and Android

I have a music folder of nearly 10 GB, of completely offline music. I want to keep it on my phone, so i can take it on the go. The simplest answer is a file transfer between my phone and PC, however ...
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Is there a way to convert flac files to ape?

I need to convert flac files to ape. Googled for that topic, but seems like ape file is outdated, so no solution was found. Any tools, ideas to resolve the problem?
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How can I prevent a specific application from being minimized?

I'm running a music visualizer called glava, but even when running in desktop mode with /usr/bin/glava --desktop it still allows itself to be minimized. Obviously, for a music visualizer you got to ...
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Almost every CLI music player doesn't work (in an SSH terminal)

Goal: Play music on a server, preferably using cmus, using SSH for player control. First try: cmus I run cmus in a terminal, literally nothing happens. It just loads (i guess). Tried cmus -vvvvv - ...
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Show song info in terminal while playing internet radio (FIP radio)

I find it convenient to play FIP radio in terminal with mpv: mpv http://direct.fipradio.fr/live/fip-midfi.mp3 Can I get more info on the playing song in terminal? UPDATE no1: A friend gave me a ...
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How do I share my Windows Music Library with my Linux Library?

I'm running a dual-boot laptop with Windows 7 and Kali Linux. As hard as it was to re-partition my hard drive without re-installing Windows (Which by the way took a lot of research and time), I now ...
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Problem in removing songs only from playlist, not delete the song file!

I am using Audacious 3.9 as my default music player on my Fedora Gnome 27 and I'd like to remove a song of my current playlist, but the matter is: there is no choice for that neither in right-click ...
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Music Production Software For Linux

Before I switched to Linux as my main OS, I used to make music just for fun. I was making EDM (Dubstep/Drum and Bass). I'm on Fedora 27. I wanted to start making it again because I can. What DAWs are ...
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Is it possible to convert Apple Music format to MP3? [closed]

A few days ago, I dragged some Apple Music songs to my MP3 player. When I played it, there was no sound. I googled to find a solution, but people all said that the files are DRM-encrypted on Apple ...
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Run script when get a certain notification

Spotify sends a notify-send when the track changes, so when this happens I want to run a certain script to get the current song name, fetch the song's lyrics with clyrics and put it on conky. Since ...
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How to write replaygain tags with album gain using mp3gain?

I installed mp3gain and looking at the manual it seems it is not possible to write replaygain tags while using album tags. BUT perhaps I missed something. mp3gain optionally writes gain adjustments ...
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Linux music production workflow without a low-latency kernel

I would like to do some music composition on my linux mint pc, but I have run into instabilities while trying to install and use a low-latency kernel (system freezes, possibly due to conflicts with ...
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omxplayer shuffle?

On my Linux machine, I am trying to shuffle all music in my directory and play it. When I run omxplayer $(ls -1b |sort -R), it says /usr/bin/omxplayer.bin: invalid option -- '\'. This doesn't make ...
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Lost speaker sound after unplugging headphones

Yesterday I experimented a really strange behavior in my Thinkpad. After working with LMMS (a music production program) with my headphones, I turned off my laptop and unplugged them. The next time ...
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mpc autostart and play url 3 systemd

Contents of /etc/systemd/system/mpc.autostart.service [Unit] Description=Music Player Client-Auto Start-Agent [Service] Type=forking ExecStart=/usr/bin/mpd start && /usr/bin/mpc start &&...
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Shuffle Using SoX?

Is there anyway to shuffle songs using play on a folder using SoX? play ~/Music/*/**
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detecting sound from speakers

I have decided to make a radio from my old laptop. I installed Puppy linux and set special features, like: after waking up, it turns on my favorite online radio (openFM) and switches off the screen. ...
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Compare two audio files

I would like to make sort kind of "speech recognition" system. The goal is to compare a new recording with an original audio file, and if the sound is > x% similar, do something. Is there already a ...
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Music players that have 'Open CD' option and that show tracks' titles?

I should restrict this question to KDE, but the non-KDE-specific players may very well work. I am surprised how many Linux audio players (and video/multimedia players too) lack the simple option of ...
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Any application to play song when headset is inserted

Is there any script which plays the song when the headset is inserted in Arch Linux? That would make it more like android phone.
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How to create a Music Mix video with kdenlive?

I am trying to use kdenlive (0.9.10) on Ubuntu 14.04 to create a simple music-mix clip (for youtube). This clip has a total length of about 90 minutes and is composed of several mp3 tracks, which ...
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Is there a way to have a music piece played the moment you enter into a DE?

Is there a way a music piece played the moment you enter into a DE. It would be best if there was a DE-agnostic way so it wouldn't matter which DE I used/floated through. I am looking for something ...
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EXT4 requiring twice as much storage space - Ubuntu / Beets

I have a question I'm struggling to research an answer for. I am building a Ubuntu media server at home and decided to carve up my 2TB bulk storage disk into various partitions. I created a 700GB ...
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Extract metadata from xm s3m mod it tracker music file etc. to command line

I'm trying to extract the metadata from tracker music files. The only tool that was able to provide at least something $ file aa_arofl.xm aa_arofl.xm: Fasttracker II module sound data Title: "...
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elementary OS: sync ipod nano 5th gen

I have my ipod nano (4th gen). I want to add some new music to it and I have tried already a range of applications which should be able to do so. I used this list of suggested software: http://www....
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How to detect real sample size and number of channels in WAV file?

I've got this wonderful conundrum with a WAV file, whereas I cannot detect it's actual sample size (i.e. how many bits are in a sample) and the number of channels. geek@liv-inspiron:~$ soxi file.wav ...
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Google Play Music media keys not working 14.04?

Whenever I try pause or next/previous on Ubuntu 14.04 or Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, nothing happens. No other music apps are open, and I have it set to global in Chrome. What should I do?
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Is there any media player that can browse Shoutcast streams?

I read that exaile, banshee (banshee-extension-liveradio), and VLC previously had tools allowing users to browse from a vast selection of Shoutcast streams for listening. I found some articles ...
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Audio CD source plugin for .wav files . Linux

I have a CD which contains a number of .wav files. When I try to open one I get: The playback of this movie requires a Audio CD source plugin which is not installed. Can someone please sent me a ...
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Pre-compiled Finale substitute for Fedora 20?

I recently lost my dual-booted HDD (with both Linux and Windows). It did some weird stuff and started changing all files to read-only on every start-up. So, I bought a new HDD and put Fedora 20 on it. ...
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How to extract the WAV tracks from Blu-ray or DVD-Audio discs?

I would like to find a way to rip the WAV tracks (LPCM 2.0, 192kHz, 24-bit) from a Blu-ray Audio or a DVD-Audio disc using Linux. (Once extracted, it should then be a breeze to encode the audio tracks ...
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How do I play an HTTP music stream over SSH?

I know I can just do mplayer <stream> to open and play a stream on the local machine. However, I'm behind a firewall. Instead, I'd like to open the stream on a remote machine, but still play it ...
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convert WAV music library to FLAC on command line and achieve best quality

I would like to produce (nearly) perfect FLAC files by verifying/checking all conversion steps. I'm hoping to do this in a single command, although a short bash script would be acceptable as a second ...
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Streaming music to a raspberry pi

I have a laptop and a raspberry pi connected to a soundsystem via the jack output. I'd like to have the output of the soundcard of my laptop redirected to the raspberry through my local network. I ...
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Numbered Musical Notation Writing Software

Is there any numbered musical notation writing tool in Linux? I want to write something like this: Do = C 1 1 2 1 | 4 3 . . | Hap-py Birth-day To You Numbered musical notation:...
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get free string genre id3-tag and not only genre number in bash script

I'd like to read the id3-genre tag within a bash script. I tried id3tool, eyeD3, etc -- but these tools just support the genre number. How to get the free string genre tag? My music players (Amarok, ...
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How do I get rid of unnecessary mp3 tags in my music library?

I have a massive bunch of music. Some of the tracks have unnecessary MP3 flags. How can I get rid of them?
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Remove duplicate mp3 with different name, size, and hash

I have a massive music library (all mp3), but I some of the music is almost the same but: Maybe one or two second longer About 97% the same as another song Or another bitrate. Is there a way to find ...
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How to set metadata for music files?

In windows music files have metadata like artist name, album name associated with them. How is this metadata stored. Is it stored in file system like other file attributes or is it part of MP3 data ...
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Rhythmbox can't find music on my Android device

Rhythmbox on my Arch Linux shows my smartphone on the devices list, but it's unable to find any music on it. I installed mtp and mtpfs and also enabled the mtp plugin in Rhythmbox. I also added a ....
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Mass ID3 tag editor like vorbistagedit?

My favorite tool for batch editing of vorbis comments is vorbistagedit. I can do vorbistagedit *.ogg and it lets me edit the metadata in all my ogg files at once in my favorite editor (emacs). I'm ...
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Extract image from a m4a file?

I already tried eyeD3, but that doesn't work for m4a files, and If I convert the m4a to mp3 format, I lose the image. What other choice do I have?
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What is a good alternative to iTunes on Linux?

I use iTunes primarily to sync music to my iPod, but other than that I use it to play music as opposed to streaming like Pandora or Spotify. I'm trying to completely convert from Win7 to Fedora and if ...
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Anyone know a dynamic lyric display application for mpd that works on Arch Linux?

I'm looking for a dynamic lyric display app, not like in sonata, static display in a tab, but dynamic ones, show corresponding lines as the music plays
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Open-Source Audio Playlist 'Standard'

I know there are quite a few types of audio/music playlists out in the wild. Are there any that are specifically approved as FLOSS? That is, are there are that are particularly encouraged by the FSF,...
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Automatically update MPD database upon external storage insertion

I have an Alix board in my living room running Voyage MPD edition and acting as jukebox. In order to play "guest" music, I would like that MPD automatically updates its database with the content of ...
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