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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playing and managing multiple mp3 tracks with fade in/out

I need to play an mp3 or a generic audio file and at some point in time I should be able to switch to another track via a nice transition like a fade in or the mastering of the volumes on the 2 ...
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How do you mark MP3 files so that Windows Phone (Zune software) treats them as Podcasts?

Exactly what it says in the title. I ripped my Pimsleur Quick and Simple Spanish CDs to Zune so I could play them on my Windows Phone (had to edit their characteristics to get them all in the same ...
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Move MP3s from Ubuntu to iPhone's iTunes

I've installed Ubuntu on someone's laptop who is a heavy itunes user (having itunes on a bunch of different Apple devices). She has a large music collection in the form of folders that contain mp3 ...
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Speech recognition - MP3 to text software

I'm looking for a speaker independent program (commercial or free) that would enable me to transcribe MP3 files containing speech recordings (especially podcasts) to text. I wanted to try Dragon ...
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How do I convert multiple mp3 files to mp4 with ffmpeg?

The following command takes the mp3, attaches an image to it, and converts it to an mp4: ffmpeg -i input.mp3 -loop 1 -i image.png -c:a copy -c:v libx264 -shortest output.mp4 I need to do this for ...
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How can I add a tracklist to a .mp3 file

Recently I downloaded some music mixes from youtube to listen when I'm offline but often I want to know the music name and I can't put all of them on the file name. But recently when I was playing the ...
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MP3 vs M4A (AAC): what is the audio codec for portable devices which gives maximum independence?

A couple of years back MP3 was the most supported format for portable devices. Then Apple came along and wiped the floor of all the portable devices with the iPod as well as the iPhone. They clearly ...
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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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Which Windows mp3 player software can be installed without administrator rights? [closed]

On my company computer running Windows 7, I don't have administrator rights, so both iTunes and Winamp refuse to install. Is there any decent mp3 player software I can install anyway? Bonus points for ...
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How to keep album art same in Windows Media Player

I have a few albums that I made myself, (because I downloaded songs from the internet and they're not from albums and I hate the unknown album thing so i make my own) and I try to add album art. (by ...
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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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How to extract MP3 from a PDF file?

I Have a PDF file that has a lot of MP3 attached to it. How should I extract them?
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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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Cannot seek ahead in songs started by Windows Media Player, but can when played by WMP?

If I am in Library > Music in Windows Media Player and I double-click a song or album, it starts playing, but I cannot skip ahead in the song. Clicking the seek bar restarts the song. However, when ...
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Remove extra period in multiple file names

So I was looking into ways to do this like this post How do I remove the same part of a file name for many files in Windows 7? Because I wanted to change all the song files on my phone into mp3s. I ...
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Audio player corrupts USB stick: workaround?

Consumer radios, CD players, and car stereos often have a USB port, to play mp3's from a FAT32-formatted USB stick. However, some models don't just read files, they also corrupt files. How can such ...
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Mac- or Unix-compatible utility to compute and compare LAME MusicCRC in MP3s?

The LAME encoder stores a CRC16 checksum of the audio stream in the header of every MP3 it encodes. The 'actual' audio checksum can then be computed and compared to the original value at a later date ...
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Is it possible to check an MP3 for data corruption?

I was listening to some older mp3s today and I released that some of my songs have pops and cracks in them. I assume this means that the file has some bad blocks. Is there software/script/etc that I ...
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I need a program that can auto-tag my MP3s and sort them into folders [closed]

I'm looking for a program that can go through the 5GB of MP3s in my Unsorted folder, automatically fill in ID3 tags and album art, rename the files and sort them into new folders like so: ...
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Set a Thumbnail to a mp3 file

Is there a way to manually set/change the Thumbnail of an .mp3 file? Is there any section in the mp3 file where the tags and the thumbnail are stored, or maybe some freeware wich allows me to do so? ...
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Is WAV (PCM) format bit rate is really CBR?

You know, all modern audio codecs bit rate modes are VBR, even if you restrict the settings to for example: MP3 128 CBR, the encoded result is between 120 to 135 ( a bit different with different ...
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Disable gapless playback of mp3 audiobooks on iPod Shuffle

I have an iPod Shuffle that I use exclusively for audiobooks. I am trying to import several CDs worth of MP3 audiobook chapters. Using iTunes 12.1 for Windows, I copy the MP3s to the iPod. It decides ...
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Converting CDA to MP3 files on the Mac

How do I covert CDA audio files to MP3 format on the Mac? The CDA files have already been ripped and are sitting on my computer. Could I just change the filename extension from .cda to .mp3?
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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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How do I use command line to make an mp3 file an Mp4 file with visualisations? Is it possible to batch convert a folder with MP3's into videos?

I have a folder filled with mp3 files. I would like to render them as mp4 video files with music visualisations - is there a way to do this though command line?
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ID3 tagging of remotely stored files

Is it possible to change ID3 tags of files that are stored in the cloud (Google Drive, One Drive, Drop Box, etc)? Ideally, I want to use a Windows MP3 tagging program (like MP3Tag, or similar) to edit ...
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Insert sound into an mp3 track

I'm looking for a way to insert a custom sound at a given second into an MP3 track. I'd like to be able to do this without GUI tools so I can invoke it from a bash script, and I'd like this sound to ...
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Show ID3 tag encoding format

I want to see in which format the tags of my .mp3 files are encoded. For example: UTF-8 or Cp866 (Russia)?
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Podcast software with Cue Sheet support

I am looking for an all-in-one solution which can do at least the first 2, preferably all 3 of the following steps from my current manual process: Podcast download (currently using iTunes) Search ...
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Windows 7 Media Player not playing MP3 files from USB drive

I have Windows 7. I plug in a USB stick containing MP3 files I open Windows Media Player and select the drive letter of my USB stick, I then see all my music nicely grouped into artist and album ...
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Double album shows as one album with tracks in wrong order

I bought a digital album from Amazon which was originally a CD double album with bonus disc. When I downloaded it, WMP displays it as a single album with two #1 tracks, two #2 tracks - the play order ...
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Why does MTP work on one machine, but not another?

I have two Dell computers, a laptop and a desktop. I reinstalled Windows XP home on both, from the same CD. Then I installed Service pack 3 and ran windows update. When I connect my Creative Zen media ...
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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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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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What does Amazon's MP3 downloader do that can't be done with a normal download?

I just bought a new album from Amazon and found out they want me to download and install some custom program just to download some mp3's. This does not make sense to me from a technical standpoint - ...
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Ripping Audio CDs - Why use a 3rd party software vs iTunes [closed]

I'm looking to transfer a large amount of CDs to digital. The rest of my music is purchased online via iTunes. I need Quality to match (ripped vs downloads) Ripped format able to be used in ...
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How to correct tempo of MP3s converted from WMA?

I recently converted a load of WMAs to MP3 320bps. However, some of these files player alot slower now. The tempo needs speeding up. I imagine this went wrong during the conversion process. Can any ...
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What is the quickest, easiest way to compress a 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 to automatically fix MP3 Genre and Year tags?

All the Artist/Album tags on my MP3 collection are fine, but the Genres and Year tags are all horrendous. For Genre, songs just seem to be all over the place. It classifies Iron Maiden is ...
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Export total length of mp3 files in a folder?

I have many folders of mp3 files, and I would like to have a list of the combined duration of all the mp3s in each folder. That would be the ideal solution, but some means of doing a directory print ...
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Simple way to increase volume on MP3s?

I play my MP3s over a cheap stereo. Some MP3s are not loud enough. Is there some a software program that makes it easy to increase the volume by, say, 10dbs?
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Join many MP3, OGG, and FLAC files into one WAV or FLAC

I have 33 audio files, each about 11 seconds long, and I'd like to merge them into one lossless file. How can I do this efficiently (i.e. without cut-pasting in Audacity 33 times)?
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cant 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, ...
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MP3 file seek is bugged

I face an issue with certain MP3 files downloaded from YouTube, which get somehow corrupted. When I try to seek using the seekbar of a Media Player before 30 seconds it just restarts the MP3, while ...
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Win7 - Batch convert script - mp3 to ogg?

Trying to convert some mp3 to ogg using VLC on Win7. I started by modifying what I found here, but couldn't get it to work: How to convert several files of one type (e.g. wav to mp3) using VLC or ...
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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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Firefox 36 doesn't play mp3s on our site after update

since FF36 on windows, the mp3s on one of our websites don't play anymore. They worked fine in previous version of Firefox ... they still play on all other major browsers, and even FF36 for Mac, but ...
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Convert CSV to an MP3 Playlist, then merge the MP3 into a single audio file based on playlist order

I have a Japanese language learning app, which contains several MP3s. I'd like to merge these MP3s into a single file, so I can take the course without using the app (as the App has a terrible ...
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Will editing an MP3 harm the quality?

I recently recorded something in MP3—I should have done FLAC but its way too late—and I wanted to edit those soundtracks from 5 minutes to about 2 minutes each. I edit in Audacity. Will loading it, ...
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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 ...