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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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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Musicbrainz Picard - how to manually set a cover

Is it possible to manually set a cover for a given mp3 file instead of letting the program automatically fetching it from the Web? I have noticed that I can alter every other field to my liking ...
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Automatically retrieve ID3 track name from certain part of filename

I have a lot of live mp3 files which are untagged. I can put them in Foobar2000 for automatic track numbers which isn't the issue. This is my Windows Explorer view: I'm wondering if there is a way ...
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Converting wma to mp3 in bulk without changing directory

I have thousands of music tracks in WMA format from when I used to use Windows Media Player to rip CDs. Now I'm having problems playing them on my Linux desktop at work. Is there a good solution (for ...
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Command line tool to write flac, ogg vorbis and mp3 id3v2 meta data?

Is there any command line tool that can write all three formats/containers? I've already searched but could not find anything that does the job. So far I'm using vorbiscomment, metaflac and id3tool ...
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How to record a mp3/m3u stream using VLC?

How do I capture/record directly from a MP3/M3U stream of a radio station, using VLC player, setting up VLC via its graphical user interface (GUI)? I prefer the Windows version of VLC but ...
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Why is VLC lagging when playing MP3 files over my LAN?

I'm using VLC 1.1.7 on Mac OS X 10.6.8 for listening to MP3s stored on my NAS, which is a QNAP device. My MacBook Pro is connected via Gigabit LAN over a Linksys WRT-610N router. Problem: Every file ...
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How to install libmp3lame for ffmpeg

I already have ffMpeg running on my test server. I would want to convert all possible audio files to mp3. I get the error 'codec not found'. here's what i typed: /var/www/i/uploads$ sudo /usr/...
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windows apache streaming audio can't pause

I'm not sure if this is a server or software issue, but hopefully we can figure it out. So I have Windows 7 and Apache for a media server that contains lots of mp3 files. If I drag the files to an ...
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Auto-tagging MP3s

I have a ton of MP3s, but their ID tags are not filled in. Going in manually to populate them is simply too much work. I was wondering if there is a way to populate them automatically. Perhaps by ...
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Can't add context menu item to mp3 files (through regedit)

Here's how I did it: I went to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp3, checked the value of (Default) which was dbpoweramp.mp3, then I created HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\dbpoweramp.mp3\Shell\foo\command and set its (Default) ...
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windows 10 - Editing mp3 properties without external programs

I know for a fact that it's possible to edit mp3 properties without any external programs in windows, but for some reason I can't seem to do succeed changing properties on my mp3 files. What I've ...
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What is the quickest, easiest way to compress an MP3 file?

I would like to compress an MP3 file, and I see a lot of references when searching Google, but it seems like by now someone must have found something easy and that is guaranteed to work. Compressing ...
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How can I make a batch file play an MP3 file that starts minimized?

I've tried many things such as: set "track12.mp3" ( echo Set Sound = CreateObject("WMPlayer.OCX.7"^) echo Sound.URL = "%file%" echo Sound.Controls.play echo do while Sound.currentmedia.duration ...
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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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Matching filenames of different types, mirroring file structure, batch renaming

Ok, I have been searching for a way to do this for sometime. Here we go: I'm a DJ - I use .MP3 for personal listening, .WAV for performances. I get a song in .mp3 format, clean the file name to "...
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Sort specific media folder with date modified

I have tons of mp3s in my default Audacity folder and would like to sort them by date modified without changing the folder to general and while keeping the music info coloumns. Thanks in advance.
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Most practical way to convert 20G of music in flac format to mp3 for itunes

from my old windows computer I have around 20G of music in flac format. Now, I got a mac and I would like to add this music to itunes, so I need to convert them to mp3 format. So, what is the best ...
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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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How do I convert a S3M file to MP3?

I tried to use ffmpeg to convert this S3M file http://modarchive.org/index.php?request=view_player&query=34641 into MP3, but it plays incorrectly. It sounds like the music is coming from the ...
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How to 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 beginning and at the end of the file. In my program, I want to merge these ...
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Can I losslessly increase the volume of an MP3 file?

I want to increase the volume of some MP3 files that I have. Is there a way to do this in a lossless way (without re-compressing the MP3 file and hence decreasing its quality)?
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How to add album art (picture/jpeg) to MP3s with ID3 Mass Tagger?

I need to mass-tag MP3 files, so, I found this tool from this Super User question: ID3 mass tagger 0.78 I couldn't find how to add images (album art/cover) thought that CLI (command line interface) ...
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Can I restore an mp3 from a .dmp file? (made in task manager)

Using MP3 Skype Recorder (Free) to record a skype call. After the call, instead of telling me the recording was saved, nothing happened. The program froze. Opened Task Manager and created a dump file. ...
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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 convert FLAC to other formats in OS X?

I have a few FLAC files that I'd like to play with iTunes. I would like to retain the metadata if possible. How can I convert the files to a format supported by iTunes?
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Editing MP3 details in Windows 7

I've recently discovered an annoying problem with Windows 7: Windows Explorer and Windows Media Player cannot edit ID3 tags if the version used is 2.4 (and presumably above, and sometimes even v2.3 - ...
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Save Webpage complete into a single file, including linked mp3 file

I want to Save a webpage, complete (including linked CSS, JavaScript, images etc, including a linked mp3 (or any other audio) file. Having only one single file of type "mhtml", which is a multipart ...
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Can't write ID3 tags in Windows 7

Most my MP3 files convert fine, however, I have some files that I converted from FLAC to MP3 that no longer allow me access to the ID3 Tags. Not in Windows/Properties/Details or SeratoDJ software, can'...
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ffmpeg mp3 to mp4 with image compatible with iphone

I need to convert an mp3 to mp4 with image (1080x720) using ffmpeg from my OSX command line. I already installed last version of ffmpeg (3.0.2), and tried the following command as described here ./...
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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 ...
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how to merge 1 mp4 video with a looping mp3 audio?

I have a .mp4 mpeg-4 video which has no audio track and is about 11 minutes long and a mp3 file which is about 30 seconds long. I would like to combine the two, with the audio looping. Also I would ...
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ffmpeg cutting off most audio when adding metadata tags

I'm trying to add metadata id3v2.3 tags to some files I converted to mp3 using VLC media player. Here's the command I'm using: ffmpeg -i "100000A9.mp3" -id3v2_version 3 -write_id3v1 1 -metadata ...
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Repair encoding of ID3 tags

I have inherited about 2000 MP3 files. For the majority of them, their ID3 tags display garbled in Amarok. I need a software that upgrades the ID3 tags to v2.4 type $03 (i.e. UTF-8 encoding), removes ...
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How can I normalize the sound levels in several different audio/MP3 files?

I have a given set of MP3 audio files of varying audio levels. I would like to know how I can automatically normalize all of these files, so the volume is amplified/raised on the quieter files, and ...
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Creating video with audio and still image for YouTube

I'm running the following command: ffmpeg -i audio.mp3 -ar 44100 -f image2 -i logo.jpg -r 15 -b 1800 -s 640x480 foo.mov Which successfully outputs a video with my recorded audio and an image on it. ...
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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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How to embed/merge a cue file and an audio file(preferably MP3)?

I recently downloaded a song mix (approx. 2 hrs) from youtube which is in MP3 format. Now, this mix contains various songs (approx 40) from different artists. In video files you are able to see which ...
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Youtube-DL: How to strip video information/description when converting audiofile to MP3?

This might be picky, but when I use Youtube-DL to convert audio from a video to MP3, I let it also tag the title and embed the thumbnail from the video. Somehow it adds the video description and some ...
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How to convert several files of one type (e.g. wav to mp3) using VLC or Audacity at a single blow?

I have 10 wav-Files. I want to convert all of them into mp3-Files. I managed to to this for one single file (as described in How to convert media using VLC?), but I don't want to do this for every ...
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Some tracks from my MP3 CD won't play in my car…?

I have fabric player radio.. from the car itself , so it's supporting MP3, but sometimes , not sometimes almost always when i record a mp3 CD for my car, some tracks are not playable.. they skip to ...
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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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MPC broke my Windows 10 audio

I've been a happy user of Windows 10 for some 6 days. Recently I've discovered that my fav media player VLC has much worse audio quality than any built-in Windows tool, e.g. Groove I've decided to ...
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Automatic ID3 tag finder [closed]

Does one exist? I have about 500 songs with out ID3 tags and i'm not about to go through and edit 500 songs manually.
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How to convert Hebrew ID3/metadata tags from CP1255 to UTF-8?

I have numerous MP3 (and perhaps files in other audio formats) whose meta-data tags (ID3v1 and/or ID3v2 for the case of MP3) include Hebrew characters in CP1255 charset (or ISO-8859-8i, essentially ...
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Playing a PCM file on a UNIX system

I'm trying to figure out how to use libmad with C. The trouble is, libmad converts audio files to .pcm files and I'm unable to find a way to play these files. There is no straightforward .pcm player, ...
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What format to use when recording music to a CD?

I have a bunch of mp3 files I'd like to record to a CD. However, I'm not sure if the CD player can read MP3. What format should the music be in to ensure that it will be read correctly? And does it ...
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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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How to join MP3 files? [duplicate]

Motivation I'm looking for a program that allows me to join a lot of mp3 files (an audio book) to a single large mp3 file. My mp3 player is able to remember the position inside a track, but it takes ...
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How to remove Soundcloud numbers from MP3 files?

I used jDownloader to download a bunch of songs from Soundcloud but each MP3 has a underscore followed by a unique set of numbers. Song1_92839839.mp3 _92839339 Song2.mp3 Song _92835559 ...