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What's the best way to indicate that certain tracks in a list are instrumental?

I'm creating a music player for a web site. All of the songs have words and music (i.e. you can pull up lyrics or sheet music for a song), but some of the recordings are only the music. How can I ...
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Acceptable use of a homepage background video?

I am developing a website for a new dance club. I am trying to decide if my idea for using a background video homepage would be acceptable from a UX standpoint. I know that videos are not generally ...
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Marquee or Ellipsis for song name in music player?

I have a music player where song that is being played is displayed on top side. Often there is a case where name of the song that is being played is long enough that it can't be shown completely due ...
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is it good idea to have some music play on App Launch

I am developing an Android that is based on bodybuilding and my launch screen currently consists of a video of some athletes training in the background. The background score is reasonably good and ...
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Music shuffle, at the beginning or on next

Say you have songs A, B, C, D, E. The music player being used has song shuffle turned on. The first song that comes on is Song A. After that song ends Song D comes on. The user hits back and Song A ...
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Background music in app

I have an iOS game, a fundamentally simple game similar to hangman (except with sheep and a Roman theme). I definitely want to add sound, effects for when a user clicks on a letter or completes a ...
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Should a music player's previous button go back sequentially or by history?

I develop a music player for a living and I just encountered an interesting scenario. The scenario is this: 500 songs queued up to play. Song #1 is active and playing. You double-click on song #500. ...
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Is a mute button necessary in a music application?

I'm building a music player application (like iTunes or Spotify) and the time has come to implement a volume slider. I was going to implement a system of clicking the volume icon to mute/unmute, but ...
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Music Duration counter view

I 'm working on a android application, this app may list your songs. so the developers put the default counter as singular digit like ""0:4:0 "" is it better to display it as a double digit format ...
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Jingle (Music) in an app

I want to know different approaches for using jingles inside an App. I want to create a non-entertainment app that uses one of the jingles of the company. But I'm out of ideas on how to include it. ...
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What are some examples of merging duplicate songs for music libraries? [closed]

In some cases, music libraries are really big and it's no surprise you find a few compilations that share the same song. The idea is simple: Create logic to remove the duplicate so you can save ...
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Mapping piano keys to computer keyboard

What are reasonable ways to allow the user to play a virtual piano using the computer keyboard? And are there any industry standards across music programs, i.e. keyboard-piano mappings which (whether ...
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