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MP3 is the common name for the MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3(III) or MPEG-2. It is a patented digital audio encoding format using a form of lossy data compression.

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Can I configure VLC to automatically organize my music library like iTunes does?

iTunes has the "keep iTunes music files organized" option, which automatically uses the metadata to sort the music files into folders organized by artist and album. Is there any way to do this in ...
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Smartphone audio streaming - mp3 to stereo

There is a feature in modern smartphones where you can have a mp3 file in your phone and stream it to a bluetooth device for playback. My question is, how does this work? Since it is mp3, there is ...
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Unknown encoder 'libmp3lame' in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. The question looks like this Unknown encoder 'libmp3lame', but I followed everything there and installed every package they mentioned but still I am getting the error. ...
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On Linux or Windows, how do I find the path for all mp3s that are the only mp3 in that directory?

I have a Music folder and the contents look like this: Music     -ArtistA ...
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FFmpeg mp3 file header restore

I got mp3 files without headers, ffmpeg -i shows: . . . [mp3 @ 003e9700] Header missing . . . They sound well, but not in all players. So how can I restore header info or re-pack file without ...
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Adding more than one image as album art to mp3 via command line

I want to add two images (front and back cover) to my converted mp3s. At this time I convert all my WAVs with lame, then I convert the ID3 tag version from 2.3 to 2.4 via eyeD3 and then I will add two ...
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Copy specific files from multiple folders to another another destination

I am trying to re-copy about 1,500 MP3 files from their source in multiple folders in my music library to a jump drive organized in folders named by artist. Here's an example from the jump drive: ...
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How to backup a mixed-mode CD with MP3 for the Audio Tracks?

I'm currently in the process a tidying up my CDs, among which there are some PC games with mixed-mode CDs, i.e. they have a data track plus some audio tracks (usually the game's music). In order to ...
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Mixing two sounds in ffmpeg going wrong

I've come across a certain problem and couldn't find a solution anywhere, so: I have two files, f1.mp3 which is a common mp3 file, some sounds that's all, and f2.mp3 which is mostly silence but has ...
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Loop audio file to a given length

I'm currently facing an issue where I need to take some mp3 file and make another mp3 file where the first one is playing for a given amount of time, looped if needed. Preferably I'm looking for a ...
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Consolidating multiple mp3 files into 1 m4a file, keeping chapter metadata

I chose ffmpeg as the tool by recommendation from How to convert series of MP3 to a M4B in a batch. evilsoup mentioned Neither of these will add chapter metadata, I'm afraid. So is there any ...
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ffmpeg consolidating multiple mp3 files into 1 m4b file

I chose ffmpeg as the tool by recommendation from How to convert series of MP3 to a M4B in a batch . I downloaded the static build for windows from http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/ . When I try to ...
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Problems copying some but not all mp3 files from external drive

When moving from my old Vista pc to my new Win 8.1 pc I am facing problems copying data. I have moved all my audio books to an NTFS formatted external usb drive and the problem is that when copying ...
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Microsoft Media Server: Streamed mp3 files are garbled, while source is perfectly fine

I've taken over some media duties for my church, and I'm having issues with our webhost's streaming system. They are using Microsoft Media Server to stream audio, and when streamed, it's coming out ...
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Is it possible to get the download file name of an mp3 from server using bash?

I am trying to get the final download file name of an mp3 from a server, specifically audiotool.com e.g. http://api.audiotool.com/track/haunt_opaque/mixdown.mp3 When you navigate to this url in a ...
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Why doesn't my audio work in Quicktime (but does in other players) when combining an mp3 and video file using FFmpeg?

I'm trying to denoise the audio in a video. I've determined that this isn't really possible in ffmpeg, so I've extracted the audio from the video this way. $ ffmpeg -i found1-1.mp4 audio.mp3 $ ffmpeg ...
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Free software to convert MP3 files to M4B on Windows XP

I'm seeking free software that would convert a bunch of MP3 files into one M4B file (audio book) that: works on Windows XP needs no additional tools to be installed can mark the chapters. So far I ...
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Play mp3 sound files in asterisk

I have installed asterisk on my centos system but asterisk only supports wav,gsm but not mp3 .how can i play mp3 sound file in asterisk I have searched a bit and found that to play mp3 we have to ...
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What does Windows 8 use for mp3 metadata?

I've been trying to write a program to modify the metadata of audio files. I read that MP3 files normally use ID3 tags, however when I modify them, it does not change what Windows Explorer displays. ...
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Try to download mp3 with wget but it redirects to another site?

I am trying to download mp3 files from this adress hanialrefai using wget like this: wget -r -l0 -k -p -A.mp3 http://hanialrefai.com but it redirects me to http://quantsa.ru/?pw and then it say: ...
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How to get WMP12 and WMC to acknowledge multiple artists of single mp3 files?

When I play mp3 files using WMP12 only the first artist from the contributing artists field of the mp3 file is displayed. Also, when I search for songs by artist using Windows Media Center only the ...
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avconv: Assertion mpah.frame_size >= (32 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 100) failed

I'm trying to concatenate 2 or more mp3 files using the avconv, but I get the followiong error: Assertion mpah.frame_size >= (32 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 100) failed at ...
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How to Play mp3 files on USB at different times of the day [closed]

I have multiple mp3 files saved in a 4GB USB. These mp3 files are a mixture of songs, announcements, and greetings. The USB is plugged into an amplifier. However, the amplifier is turned on at ...
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Bash: move all files in all recursive folders to the root of the volume?

I have a disk with files and folders, a few levels deep. Eventually, there are mp3 files. What I would like to do is move *.mp3 from every level to the root of the disk, and then delete all the ...
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How to count files of a certain type in a folder on Windows 8.1?

I'm in the process of backing up some of my data. After (presumably) updating my back up music folder on my external hard drive, I check the size of both my back up music folder and my standard music ...
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how to fix: windows explorer shows length and bitrate on only SOME mp3 files

I noticed a new thing my windows 7 is doing to windows explorer. Most of my mp3 files show length and bitrate (when I've set up those columns of course), but a sizeable fraction of them will not ...
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How to monitor what triggers randomly starting program?

BACKGROUND INFO Hi, so the following has happened to me: Suddenly I realize that the program on Windows 8.1 that was associated with .mp3 files randomly starts, sometimes multiple times per minute. ...
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Inverting Music Folder Sorting

Due to various circumstances I have a large collection of .MP3 files in folders by artist, then album. This of course leads to issues with albums with more than one artist on them which end up spread ...
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Keep album art with ffmpeg while cutting a mp3 file

i try to cut a mp3 file but also keep its album art with ffmpeg. I found out that if the cut begins from 00:00:00 it does keep the album art, if not it does not keep it. I get an error message : ...
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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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Needing advanced ID3 tag handling for specific situation

My situation is probably quite rare and complex, so I'll explain it in detail. Many years ago, I put together a hand-selected collection of MP3s, which ended up taking a month or so and is now at ...
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How to lock/protect tags of mp3 files from being edited?

Is there a way to lock/protect the mp3 tags from being edited again after me? I know that the "read-only" feature in the windows properties can do it. but anyone can right click and unchecked it so I ...
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ffmpeg - convert audio (.au) to mp3

i'm using ffmpeg (on Ubuntu) to convert a .au file to .mp3. File mp3 is created but have 0 byte. That's my output: $ ffmpeg -i 12345678.au output.mp3 ffmpeg version 2.1.4 Copyright (c) 2000-2014 ...
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ffmpeg: how to set “joint-stereo” mode in mp3?

How to set joint-stereo mode in ffmpeg when converting from flac to mp3 format? Normally I use this command, but it produces "stereo" mode. I need "joint-stereo". ffmpeg -i input.flac -vn -ac 2 -ar ...
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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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Detect truncated mp3 or ogg files

I recently had a hard disk failure and could not rescue all my music files. Since I didn't have enough storage available to do a full backup of the disk, I tried to cp as many tracks as possible, but ...
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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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How to force Firefox to download mp3 file?

Somehow my Firefox reverted to old behaviour, and now it plays all mp3 files from URL in my browser. I want it to ask for download location. I have tried several things such as: Firefox settings -> ...
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how to remove mp3 Subtitles

How to remove embedded subtitles from a MP3 file in Linux? I have a mp3 file with subtitles in it (it is sound of a movie in another language , so you don't have to download the movie again just ...
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Rename new files using old ones

I have a large music collection, and a good number of playlists that I have formed over the years. All the music is neatly organised in a folder hierarchy. I have managed to get my hands on higher ...
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When converting MP3 file to Audio, what is added on ıt and it becomes 700mb?

Bearing in mind the fact that when converting Audio file to Mp3 file a quite amaount of loss takes place then after converting Mp3 to WAV what kind of information is added on ıt and ıt becomes 80' and ...
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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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Add background music at specific time period in mp3 files using ffmpeg

I want to add background music after every 5 seconds in .mp3 file using ffmpeg. I have 2 audio files : input1.mp3 of 5 seconds and input2.mp3 of 4 minutes 04 seconds. I want to add input1.mp3 after ...
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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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Fix or Remove album names from multiple songs

I've got some 50 odd different album's songs from a friend. But all those songs are tagged with a some same album name. This is incorrect. I need to either fix album name correctly for each song or ...
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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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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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How to batch edit the metadata of mp3s? [duplicate]

I would like to edit the metadata of several mp3s at once (say Album, Artists etc.). What is a quick and easy way to do that? I have Windows, OS X and Ubuntu available, so I don't mind using any of ...
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Get song duration from an mp3 file using Powershell

I am trying to list some of my mp3 files with Powershell. I have tried ls C:\test | Format-List -Property Name,Length which gives me Name : testfile.mp3 Length : 10058533 The length is the ...
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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 ...