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How to Clear Your Queue on Spotify

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If you fancy creating a one-time-only playlist of some of your favorite songs on Spotify, you can add them to your playing queue. If you don’t like your choices, however, you can clear your queue in seconds. Here’s how.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/714084/how-to-clear-your-queue-on-spotify/
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Album released on PC Engine HuCard

The musician Remute specializes in albums released on classic game console cartridges, and the latest is Electronic Lifestyle, available in physical form on PC Engine HuCard only.

I’m a techno musician from Germany and I just released the first music album on a PC Engine gameconsole HuCard.

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Source: https://boingboing.net/2021/03/05/album-released-on-pc-engine-hucard.html
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How to Play Music with Google Home

This wikiHow teaches you how to play music with a Google Home device by linking your preferred music service and then controlling the music using voice commands. You can link paid subscription accounts for Spotify, Google Play Music, and YouTube Red, or you can use the free versions of Spotify, Google Play Music, and Pandora with the Google Home.[1]

[Edit]Steps

[Edit]Linking a Music Service

  1. Open the Google Home app. It’s the app with the icon that looks like a multicolored outline of a house. If you haven’t already, download it and connect your Google Home device.
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  2. Tap . It’s the three-lined icon in the top-left corner of the screen. This opens the main menu on the left-side of the screen.
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    • Before moving on, make sure you’re signed in to the correct Google Account, by looking at the top of this screen. You can change accounts by tapping the down arrow .
  3. Tap . This has a gray icon of a person to its left.
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  4. Tap . This is the second selection from the top.
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    • On iPhone or iPad, tap Manage connected accounts at the bottom instead.
  5. Tap the music service you want to add. Tap the name of the music service you want to link to your Google Home.
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    • Music services that don’t already have an account linked will have a plus sign “+” on the right-side.
  6. Tap . It’s in the bottom-right corner of the confirmation pop-up window.
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  7. Log in to your account. Enter your username and password associated with the music service you want to link to your Google Home device.
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  8. Tap or . This option will differ depending on which music service you are linking. Once your account has been successfully logged in, the service is now linked to your Google Home. A blue circle with a checkmark will be displayed to the right of the music service to show that an account is currently linked. You can now play music from this service on Google Home.
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[Edit]Using Voice Commands

  1. Ask Google to play any song, album, artist, genre, or mood. You can also specify which music service you would like to play music from. If you are using a free service, you likely won’t be able to play specific songs, but similar music or shuffled music by the requested artist will play.
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    • “OK Google, play Drake on Spotify.”
    • “OK Google, play 80s music on Pandora.”
    • “OK Google, play rap.”
    • “OK Google, play Dark Comedy by Open Mike Eagle.”
    • “OK Google, play happy music.”
  2. Ask Google Home to play your playlists. You can ask Google Home to play your playlists by name and by music service. For instance, if you have a playlist entitled “Dinner Party” on Spotify, you could say, “Hey Google, play my ‘Dinner Party’ playlist on Spotify,” to play it instantly.
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  3. Use voice commands to control the music playback. Use voice commands to control all the usual functions.[2]
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    • “OK Google, pause/resume.” Pause or resume playback.
    • “OK Google, next/skip.” Play the next song.
    • “OK Google, shuffle.” Shuffles the current album or playlist.
    • “OK Google, volume 8.” Adjusts the volume level from 1-10.
    • “OK Google, what’s playing?” Tells you the name of the current song/artist/album.

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Source: https://www.wikihow.com/Play-Music-with-Google-Home
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Everything You Need to Set Up a Plex Server

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A Plex Media Server makes it easy to stream or share your movie and music collection the same way that you stream Netflix or Hulu. No hassle, no fuss, just dump all your media in the server and stream it to any device. But setting up a Plex server is easier said than done, especially when there are so many different devices that can function as a Plex server.

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Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/70552/everything-you-need-to-set-up-a-plex-server/
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VLC 4.0 sneak peek—a look at its work-in-progress new interface

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Enlarge / Without significant additional work, the new interface probably won’t please all of VLC’s existing userbase. (credit: CC-BY-2.0 Guilhelm Vellut / Flickr)

Last week, we mentioned that the extremely popular open source video player VLC is getting a brand-new interface in its upcoming 4.0 release, expected to debut later this year. VLC 4.0 isn’t ready for prime time use yet—but because the program is open source, adventurous users can grab nightly builds of it to take a peek at what’s coming. The screenshots we’re about to show come from the nightly build released last Friday—20210212-0431.

Goodbye file-opener, hello media jukebox

  • On the left, we have the version of VLC that ships with Ubuntu Focal—3.0.9.2. On the right, we see version 4.0.0-dev, current as of February 12. [credit:
    Jim Salter ]

When opening up the 4.0 dev version of VLC, the first change that leaps out is an interface shift from “file opener” to “media browser.” In older versions of VLC—from its beginnings in 2001 all the way through the 3.x version being distributed now—it opens to a blank player window, with VLC’s iconic traffic cone displayed in the center. The new VLC instead opens to a media-browser interface, showing thumbnails of all videos present in the user’s Videos folder.

This is the view associated with the Video view displayed along the new version’s top menu bar; it also presents Music, Browse, and Discover. Music offers a similar view into the user’s Music folder, Discover presents a network browser looking for shares and streams present on the user’s LAN, and Discover does not appear to have been fully implemented yet.

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Source: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/02/vlc-4-0-sneak-peek-a-look-at-its-work-in-progress-new-interface/
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7 Useful Web Radio Stations for Music Listening

useful-web-radio-stations-featured.jpg With the multitude of online radio stations available, sifting through them all to find the right ones for you can be a challenge. Even as the likes of Spotify and Apple Music are growing more dominant in the music space, there is something about the human element of radio that remains pure. You know the familiar radio station jokes, pranks, calls, surprises and all of the random stuff that can happen when you tune in. Let’s take a look at some of the most useful web radio stations for listening to music online. 1. Cinemix If listening to… Read more14283133.gif

Source: https://tracking.feedpress.com/link/12555/14283133/6-useful-web-radios-for-music-listening
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Cops playing copyrighted music to stop video of them being posted online

On several occasions, cops have started playing popular music when they realize they’re being filmed. The odd behavior has a point: they hope that copyright-strike algorithms on YouTube, Instagram and other social media sites will prevent the video being posted and shared. — Read the rest

Source: https://boingboing.net/2021/02/10/cops-playing-copyrighted-music-to-stop-video-of-them-being-posted-online.html
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Spotify just started testing its live lyrics feature in the US

79c73540-6a92-11eb-96eb-9e4d9376764eDo you miss all the time you used to spend crammed in tiny karaoke rooms, belting out showtunes until three in the morning? So do we, but Spotify might have something that will help with your impromptu singalongs. As of this morning, the company is n…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/spotify-live-lyrics-united-states-test-ios-android-140045159.html
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