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In what format is Audacity processing compressed audio files?

What is Audacity doing with a compressed format when importing an mp3 or flac into it? It looks like it is extracting it When I open a wav file, it looks different - it just processes for a ...
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Ripping an audio CD via command line (whole CD as a single file) [duplicate]

I have a few audiobooks that can be 15+ CDs long that I want to convert to MP3 so I don't have to keep switching CDs. I've found an used various GUI programs out there that work, but require a bit of ...
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Opening/reading a ULW audio file?

Is it possible to open/read a uLaw audio file (extension .ulw) on a Mac? I did a quick google search and found nothing - the application Notch claims to support it but it didn't convert it in my case. ...
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Convert all music files in a folder to a specific format, preserving folder hierarchy, in OS X?

I have a music collection that is slightly too big for my car stereo to handle. However it is also mostly 256 kbit/s MP3. My plan now is to convert all tracks to 192 kbit/s MP3. Then they will all ...
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70 views

How to set all mp3s to the same volume via MP3Gain?

I want to set all the mp3 files in a certain directory to the same volume (lets say 97). But I can only find a way to set all files to + / - a certain value. However, this will cause certain files to ...
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How can I find the mp3/aac files of net radio stations so I can play them in other programs such as alarm clocks or calendars?

For instance, if I went to shoutcast, how could I get the .mp3 or .aac or .whatever so I can paste it into an alarm program for playback as an alarm clock radio? In other words, how can I find the ...
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40 views

MP3's lag and jitter regardless of the player I use

I am having a great deal of difficulty in finding a solution to my problem. When I play music on my PC it seems to lag and stutter or jitter every few minutes... it's as if I am using a turntable and ...
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883 views

FFMPEG: Convert m4a files to mp3 without significant loss of information / quality. Automated bitrate

I have a load of audio files (about 1000) which I want to convert from m4a to mp3 so I can use play them on a CD player which has a USB port. I tried doing something simple like: ffmpeg -i FILE.m4a ...
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136 views

How to Remove vocals from songs?

I need to remove the vocals from mp3 music file and want to keep the other instrumental sound. I have tried to do with YoGen Vocal Remover 3.3.9, but it does not remove voice completely. Is it ...
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311 views

How to stream m3u8 and record mp3 on VLC?

I'm trying to stream an m3u8 playlist and save it as mp3, using VLC (I'm on 2.1.2, which is the latest). However, VLC refuses to stream altogether when I set output as "Audio - MP3". I've tried ...
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173 views

How to objectively compare the sound quality of two files?

I have used the avconv utility to convert an MP4 file downloaded from Youtube to an MP3: $ avconv -i RembrandtPussyhorse.mp4 RembrandtPussyhorse.mp3 avconv version 0.8.9-6:0.8.9-0ubuntu0.12.10.1, ...
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1answer
119 views

Normalize and remove silence from mp3s

I have a large number of audio files, each of which contains the pronounciation of a certain word. I need to batch process these files such that they all sound equaly loud when I'm finished with them. ...
2
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1answer
315 views

How to play a soundless video and add a audio file at the same time?

I have a folder with a MP3 audio file and an video file. Both named the same. Example.mp3 Example.mp4 I want to play the video and add the sound. Both files should stay the same and I do not want ...
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21 views

MP3 IDv3 Tagger [duplicate]

I am trying to find a program (for windows) that will automatically scan all my music files, and replace all of the IDv3 tags with the correct values, and album art (if possible). Most of my tags are ...
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1answer
909 views

Convert mp3 to wav using FFmpeg for VBR

What command should I use to convert a mp3 file to wav whose bitrate is variable. Or better how would I know whether that source audio is fixed bitrate or variable?
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69 views

Safari is really slow accessing MP3 files

We are developing an HTML5 Audio WebApp. This is an MP3 files served by PHP / Apache https://www.dropin.fm/5266e54b27914.mp3 It works well on every browser but Safari, which is really slow to start ...
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0answers
88 views

QuickTime Player sounds much better than iTunes

I am playing a 320 kpbs encoded music MP3 in iTunes and the sound is substantially worse than the exact same file played back in QuickTime Player (Max OS X 10.8.5). I have maxed out system volume and ...
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1answer
75 views

Running `tail -F $file` then removing outputted lines

Long story short; I'm running this command to stream a forever growing audio file audio.mpg into ffmpeg tail -F audio.mp3 | ffmpeg -i - http://127.0.0.1:8090/feed1.ffm audio.mp3 is being SSH'd from ...
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(Solved) I can't play MP3 files directly on Firefox?

I have a laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium installed, which I had to reinstall recently due to hard drive problems. Before that I had no problems using the native Firefox MP3 player to play audio ...
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1answer
112 views

Combining multiple MP3 files from a specific day

Everyday I have about 10 different mp3 files created on my server. What I would like to do is setup a cronjob to run at night and combine the current days tracks into one mp3 track. I don't care so ...
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106 views

rtmpdump producing corrupt MP3 files

Out of all the music players I have, only Windows Media Player is able to play my .mp3 file produced from an rtmpdump of a audio stream. All my other media players, even VLC player are unable to ...
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1answer
117 views

Compress the silence - audio file formats

How do you compress audio silence? I'm using Audacity and have been exporting variable compression mp3s. But a 1minute audio track is about the same file size regardless of how much silence there ...
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0answers
47 views

Windows 8 - Webradio in internet browser not working

For some unknown reason, Windows Media Player on Windows 8 only plays .mp3 files but does not connect to Internet radio live streams (example) There is no signal available at the USB-port with a DAC ...
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2answers
73 views

Software to rip CD during playback?

Is it possible for me to play an audio CD and at the same time (i.e. concurrently with the playback) rip/convert the played tracks to MP3? If yes, how can I do this on Windows?
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1answer
219 views

Split MP3 track into words

I need to split many MP3 tracks into separate words. I want to turn one MP3 track into several tracks containing one word each. I need to do this automatically, because there will be so many tracks. ...
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1answer
158 views

Stripping metadata from MP3 files

Is there a way I can bulk strip mp3 meta data from files? Preferably from the command line on OS X or Linux? I recently tried to use TuneUp (an app that is supposed to located mis-named tracks and ...
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2answers
305 views

Encode mp3 to playback at 1.5x speed in avconv (libav)

I would like to take an mp3 file and re-encode it to play faster (perhaps at 1.5x speed). I primarily use avconv in debian linux, but can use any other program if recommended. I can use any operating ...
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1answer
557 views

What lossy audio formats are more (or less) “efficient”?

This question is related to the answers I got to this question. The bitrate-efficient format (see the question's most voted answers and their comments thereunder) would be one that assures a good ...
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1answer
95 views

How to trim a group of mp3 files with a specific timings

I am having trouble finding the way to trim bunch of mp3 files. The time from the beginning and time from the end is fixed across all the files and should be specified by the user. I already tried ...
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1answer
396 views

Access audio from Linux server on iPad Mini [closed]

This is driving me crazy, I'm trying to enable playback of mp3s/flac audio stored on a home linux server on a iPad mini. Please can someone explain what software is required on the linux side of ...
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1answer
343 views

Burn Track Info/Tags to Audio CD

I am using MusicBee in Window7 to burn custom recordings (MP3 files) to an audio cd. The MP3 files have all the track information ('tags' in musicbee) filled out. When I burn the files to a cd using ...
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172 views

Merge two mono MP3 to one stereo without reencoding

i got 2 mp3 files, one for left and one for right audio channel and would like to merge them to one single stereo mp3, preferably without the need to re-encode them . From what i read joint-stereo ...
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0answers
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How to make all mp3 files have the same volume on Linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Normalising sound levels Some songs in my music collection are quieter than others, what can I do? Simple way to increase volume on MP3s? Basically, I live in a place ...
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2answers
1k views

Add silence to the end of an MP3

Do any of you know of a way of adding silence of a fixed duration to the end of an MP3, in Linux? For example using MEncoder, FFmpeg, etc? It needs to be command line as it will be scripted and ...
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1answer
452 views

How to convert .it file to .mp3? [closed]

I tried numerous googlings, but found only software that isn't free. I did this once, but I forgot how! What is the free app to do this?
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1answer
182 views

How to speed up multiple audio-books files?

I like listening audiobooks 3x the speed. Audible is great for that. I also have some books in mp3. Is there a way to convert them to 3x speed so that the voice is the same and it sounds like ...
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1answer
183 views

Split long mp3 into individual songs

I have a long mp3 containing multiple songs (mixed together; there ISN'T any space between individual songs, they just "blend" together when one ends and the second starts). Is there some software ...
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315 views

Why are mp3 bitrates usually multiples of 32? (powers of 2)

I understand why multiples of 2 show up so often in with computers because of their binary nature, but I haven't been able to figure out the most common mp3 bitrates (64kbps, 128kbps, 160kbps, ...
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How to convert mp3 to wav with specific options?

I need to convert mp3 files to 8KHz PCM-code 64Kbps bitrate wav file. Is this possible with lame or mpg123, or any other programmes? Thanks.
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4answers
2k views

Command line tool to identify audio file specs

I'm looking for an audio file equivalent to ImageMagick's identify command. For example, with identify, I can get brief information about a bunch of images: % identify b* banner1.jpg JPEG 134x614 ...
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2answers
3k views

Previewing audio files in Windows Explorer

Is there any program that can play audio files by right click/mouse hover directly in Windows Explorer? *Update:*Please introduce other apps (if any).
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3answers
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Convert file from VOC to MP3

I would like to convert a sound file (from a digital voice recorder) with the extension .voc to an .mp3 file or some other common sound files. I am on Windows 7 64 bit. I have tried the program ...
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1answer
589 views

How to increase volume of a track on OSX

I'm looking for some software to increase the volume of a track that I have in m4a (but I know how to convert it to whatever) for osx. Can anyone name such a thing? I tried macMP3gain but that ...
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3answers
189 views

Why do 700 MB blank discs only fit what iTunes says is about 150 MB of songs?

Why do 700 MB blank discs only fit what iTunes says is about 150 MB of songs? I've always assumed that it writes the songs in a different way than they're stored on the computer's hard drive. Is ...
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3answers
1k views

Batch convert .wav to mp3 and ogg?

I have a few hundred .wav files that I need to convert to both ogg and mp3 format. Is there a way that I can do this in batch either from Audacity or from some other command line tool?
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1answer
13k views

FFmpeg command to convert MP3 to AAC

I can issue this command: ffmpeg -i input.mp3 -acodec alac -ab 128k -ar 48000 -ac 2 -y output.m4a to create a m4a file. But when I issue this command ffmpeg -i input.mp3 -acodec alac -ab 128k ...
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1answer
152 views

How does one extract audio from a video (DVD movie) using Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Software to get audio from home DVDs? I have a DVD movie from which I would like to extract the audio, preferably to MP3, so I can listen to it -- it's an interview ...
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3answers
282 views

How to automate the process of organizing audio files on Windows

My library is a mess and manually organizing it in Windows Explorer is painful. I know MediaMonkey Gold provides tools to automatically organize your library folders, however are there any ...
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2answers
14k views

What stereo receivers allow you to play music from a USB hard drive?

Like many of you, I have my entire CD collection ripped to my PC, along with other music I've acquired through iTunes or Amazon MP3. Of course, this is much more music than will fit on a single ...
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1answer
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FFMPEG able to convert m4a -> mp3, but unable to convert mp3 -> mp3?

FYI: Fedora 8 running on Amazon EC2... Having a difficult time with FFmpeg doing a (what should be pretty simple) conversion. I can get FFmpeg to encode an mp3 file from an m4a file using the ...