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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Effects of listening to music always in MP3 format [on hold]

Erstwhile I've read an article somewhere which claims that listening to music continually in MP3 format is harmful for ears. Since MP3 is a compressed format of audio tracks, some sounds in tracks are ...
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Merge MP3-files into audiobook with chapters?

I want to take a folder full of mp3's, and merge it into an audiobook-file (for Ipod, don't remember the file format) with chapters for each file. Is there a tool that will do this?
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Soft for find cover arts for different mp3 in group [closed]

I want to ask you for advice some soft to automatically find cover arts for mp3 files. I tried to use MP3tag, but its not very good solutionfor me, because it is adjusted to work with whole albums. ...
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LAME decode gives up early on long MP3 files?

I am using Lame.exe 3.99.5 64-bit for Windows to decode some podcasts. One podcast has particularly long epsiodes such as this one, at 4.5 hours. When I download and decode its MP3, I get a WAV file ...
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how do I prevent websites from automatically playing mp3 audio without turning javascript off?

Some websites like http://www.publika.ro/ use javascript to automatically load and play mp3 audio. How do I prevent any site from automatically starting playback, without losing the ability to run ...
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How to burn multiple sets or groups of MP3s with multiple drives simultaneously

I have lots of MP3s that I need to burn into multiple audio CDs. I manually select 80 minutes or less of audio at a time, using multiple sessions of k3b with multiple CD-R drives to burn ...
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How can I join multiple wav/flac/audio cds into one master big audio file (>4gb)

I have multiple Audio CDs that I want to merge into one final flac or mp3 file. For example I have 10 audio cds. I can encode each CD into its single wave/flac file, or even mp3, but then I need to ...
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Use regex to change (reorganise) multiple filenames in Bulk File Renamer

I have a few thousand MP3 files nested in folders which I would like to bulk rename. The files currently have the following naming convention: "tracknumber_artistname_-_songname_MP3COLLECTION.mp3" ...
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How to convert series of MP3 to a M4B in a batch

I have a batch of MP3 based books. Some of them divide into files according to book's own structure: chapters and so on. Some of them was just divided into equally lengthened parts. So. I've bought ...
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Convert file from VOC to MP3 [closed]

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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Windows Media player retrieving additonal info

I have copied a list of MP3 songs to my desktop. and after adding them to a playlist in Windows Media Player, they got additional meta-data information such as the related album, release year etc. ...
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How to convert WAV to MP3 without adding silence at the beginning

Here's what I need to do: Convert a 30.0 sec WAV to a 30.0 MP3. I've tried doing this using LAME however no matter what I try LAME always adds a short moment of silence to the output mp3. Using LAME ...
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Create MP3 from WAV without silence at the start and end

I´m creating MP3 files from WAV in FL Studio. But in created MP3 file is a very short silence (for example 0.02 sec) at the begging and at the end of the file. In my program, I want merge(join) these ...
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Changing the default decoder aac(native) into aac(libfdk_aac) or aac(libfaac) [duplicate]

Is is posible to change default decorder of ffmpeg? If I use ffmpeg -i pipe_video.fifo -i pipe_audio.fifo -c:v copy -f flv file.flv ffmpeg automatically changes aac(native) into (mp3)libmp3lame ...
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If I format a CD like a USB, can I still reformat it to burn it as an mp3 CD?

I formatted a CD like a USB through Windows 7 auto play and filled it up with .mp3 files. Unfortunately the CD didn't play in my van. Is it possible to reformat the disc and burn it as an mp3 CD ...
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How to create an MP3 copy of FLAC collection, down to directory structure?

I have a collection of FLAC rips that I use for archival purposes and playing on my Hi-Fi system. However, I would like to create an MP3 copy of my entire FLAC collection (for using on my laptop, ...
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Bulk flv conversion across directories

I have quite a large tree of directories and sub-directories containing flv files. I would need to convert these to mp3 files (or another format supported by Ipods) maintaining the directory ...
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Looking for a bulk audio converter with directory support

Is anyone aware of a audio-converter(preferably freeware) that can convert all the mp4s in a directory to mp3s while maintaining the sub-directory structure?
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Amazon Music PC version - reset the library

I'm using the PC version of Amazon Music and I've made the mistake to point it to my current MP3 depot. The issue is that this depot is a bit messy and I would like to have 2 separate locations: my ...
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Saving .mp4 audio file as an mp3 file [closed]

If you were to save a .jpeg image as an .png image by simply changing the file extension, the image will successfully convert itself. Is there a way similar to this where I can save an .mp4 audio ...
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Chop everything after the first 30 seconds of MP3s on mp3splt-gtk 0.9.2

Chop everything after the first 30 seconds of MP3s on mp3splt-gtk 0.9.2, so I would like for my whole batch within the file of Mp3s to be only the first 30 seconds of the song, and everything else ...
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Remove duplicate files with advanced name search

I've downloaded some mp3 files (many actually) and I want to know how I can remove duplicates. The duplicates neither have exactly the same name nor the same size/contents. The similarity is in their ...
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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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Remove all album art images in multiple mp3 from multiple directories in single process [closed]

How to remove all album art images in multiple mp3 from multiple directories in single process? Is there any web-utility /software that I can use ? I don't want to edit single mp3 album art and save ...
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Free Duplicate mp3 finder [closed]

Sometime back I had used a duplicate file finder for mp3 by analyzing the content.Unfortunately it was not free and the shareware had a lot of limitations. Are there any freeware/OSS ones to detect ...
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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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Which is lightest on resources, free and portable MP3 player for Windows with playlist support? [closed]

Which is lightest on resources, free and portable MP3 player for Windows with playlist support? I don't need any visualization/plugin/skins. Please give info about memory usage (while song is ...
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Free software to convert MP3 files to M4B on Windows XP [closed]

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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How to join mp3 files with their ends overlapping [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Join multiple MP3 files (lossless) I need to join hundreds of small mp3 files into one. I know there are several mp3 cutters and joiner tools, what I need is their ...
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How can I identify the time offset between two similar BUT MATERIALLY DIFFERENT MP3 files? [duplicate]

I have hundreds of pairs of instrumental/vocal MP3 files. The instrumental version has music played with instruments. The vocal version does too, but it also has a vocal track overlaid. I don't know ...
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How do I convert mono MP3 to joint stereo without significant filesize increase or perceived loss of audio quality? [closed]

I seek a simple way to LOSSLESSLY (i.e. no perceived loss in audio quality) convert mono mp3 files to joint stereo mp3 files. In other words, is (free or cheap) software available that can COPY the ...
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(Lossless) conversion of stereo mp3 with one silent channel to mono

I have a couple of mp3s that are stereo but one of the channels is silent, quite annoying to listen to, especially in earphones. I can't get new recordings (the tracks are bootlegs with unknown ...
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Convert mp3 from mono to stereo using Lame

An application requires that the mp3 files it receives are encoded with 2 channels (stereo), but the original files have only 1 channel (mono). We use Lame for conversion, but i fail to make it clone ...
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How can I import MP3 tracks/folders into Windows Media Player?

How can I import MP3 tracks/folders into Windows Media Player so that they appear in anything other than the 'Other' folder?
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Why Is Conversion From An MP3 To WAV (PCM) Lossless?

I understand that when converting between audio formats where no stream encoding is involved like when converting between WAV (PCM), AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, WMA Lossless, and etc, the process is usually ...
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Converting a large MP3 to video

I have 6 MP3 files that are between 1.2GB and 2.8GB in length. I also have 6 image files. I want to make 6 videos using those 6 MP3s and images. I have tried using uMusic to merge these and while ...
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Tagging - copying name files to tags [closed]

I have started digitizing my vinyl collection to MP3 and have to type in the name of each track. Is it at all possible to automatically copy the name of the file to the "TITLE" section of the tag ...
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One VLC instance for different file types

Is it possible to have two instances of VLC Media Player, one that plays WAV files exclusively and the other that plays MP3 files exclusively? I have to often listen to some WAV sound effects files to ...
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ffmpeg merging mp3, mp4, no sound with copy codec

I am using ffmpeg to create a video. The source is a set of png images (one per frame) and an mp3 file. I want to create an mp4 with sound. I am doing it in two stages for now. Step one converts the ...
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Removing duplicate fields in ID3 tags

I have a couple of MP3s that have duplicate fields in their ID3 tags. Let me show you what I mean: This is causing problems with some media players. Is there a tool that can automatically fix these ...
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lameAMC wont install (for dxtory) [solved]

when i do exactly as the instructions do it opens a 'copy error' window saying Setup cannot copy the file LameACM.acm Ensure that the location specified below is correct, or change it and insert ...
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Converting .wav (CCITT A-Law format) to .mp3 using LAME

I would like to convert wav files to mp3 using the lame encoder (lame.exe). The wav files are recorded along the following specifications: Bit Rate: 64kbps Audio sample size: 8 bit Channels: 1 (mono) ...
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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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FFmpeg build configuration for just AAC, MP3, WAV

I need to use ffmpeg for just converting audio files between AAC, MP3, WAV only. So I want to compile ffmpeg for my requirement. But I don't know best ./configure bla bla bla... commandline for my ...
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Comments in mp3 files are seen on Mac OS but not on Windows

I have a .mp3 file with some metadata, among which a comment field with a value. What's strange is that the comment can be seen on Mac OS X (both in iTunes and in the Finder), but on Windows the field ...
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Want to STOP Windows 7 from changing song names in my music folders

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium. I have several subfolders in MY MUSIC. I want to be able to name the songs in any of those folders whatever I want and not have the names I changed them to changed ...
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How to strip metadata from MP3 files?

I want to strip metadata from MP3 files. In a brief: How to simply get a stream of pure MP3 frames out of a MP3 file – by means of command line tools? Preferable using tools out of the box of a linux ...
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Previewing audio files in Windows Explorer [closed]

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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panasonic sd-audio format, does it exist?

I was wondering if anyone knows about sd-audio. I've a panasonic strada car audio head (from japan, in japanese, so I cannot understand much). It has sd card plugin, and menu item called sd-audio. ...
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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 : ...