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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Get XMMS2 to call outside script on automatic playlist advance?

Is there a way to get XMMS2 to call an outside script when it advances in a playlist - either automatically or via manual intervention (e.g. xmms2 next)? The goal is to have balloons pop up on my ...
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Record tracks names played on online radio

I often listen to di.fm online radio (url is http://scfire-dtc-aa06.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1035 ) with vlc player. Streaming is a mp3 over http. I want to record all track names that are played on ...
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Playing an Online mp3

I have a problem with playing online mp3s. I'm using latest version of javazoom's jlayer and basicplayer. Here is the exception: Caused by: javazoom.jlgui.basicplayer.BasicPlayerException: ...
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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 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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Split long music file with help of playlist file

Is there a program that can split an mp3 (and/or other music file types) into single songs, using an itunes playlist file (and/or other music playlist files) to determine beginning and ending of a ...
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How to get iTunes to recognize that certain ID3 tags have been removed from files?

I use MusicBrainz Picard to manage the ID3 tags on my MP3 collection and iTunes for playing them and managing my iPod. I have Picard set to remove the Composer tag from any files that don't also ...
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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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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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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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Kubuntu 11.04 music player doesn't have any sound

I just installed Kubuntu 11.04 on my laptop and im playing mp3 files but hearing no sound at all. I've downloaded the missing plugins but still got nothing, the song is being played while the system ...
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Changing ID3 tags of music in iTunes with read-only attributes

When I add an mp3 file with read-only attributes to iTunes, iTunes does not allow me to change the file's ID3 tags or delete the file later. Removing the read-only attributes after adding the file ...
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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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Program / Script / Method to rename EAC-ripped album of MP3s using Masks

tl;dr: skip to last paragraph I’ve recently changed the filename format that I use in Exact Audio Copy when ripping CDs. I have changed it so that for various-artist CDs, the track number then CD ...
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When I try to play an MP3 with Banshee it just shows an X

I have a fresh installation of Banshee on my machine and I'm having a hard time playing MP3's - it just puts an X icon next to the song with no description. It looked under Preferences and didn't find ...
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unstable / variating sound level (volume) within same song / clip

I have a pretty standard Acer desktop (I guess a predecessor of the X5900 model). when playing mp3 / radio / youtube clips, the sound level is changing WITHIN the clip, highly annoying. in the case ...
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converting huge MPEG audio files to something smaller

I've got some large MPEG audio files (144 MB each) that I'm looking to convert to something smaller so I can send them out as attachments to an email. Any suggestions on the software to use? I'm ...
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WinRAR corrupt MP3 file -CRC failed

I am trying to extract a MP3 file using WINRAR. However, I get the following error: ! "....CRC failed in 06 - Track 6.mp3. The file is corrupt" I've tried repairing the RAR, but I get the same error ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are original (album art) filenames encoded within an MP3 file?

I would like to ask if embedded album art inside .mp3 or .flac files has a filename. For example if the image was art.jpg will it have the same name inside the song?
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How do you stop windows 7 from auto streaming mp3's online?

Be it IE, Firefox or Chrome whenever I try to download a media file windows 7 starts streaming it in the browser instead of giving me options about what I want to do with the file i'm trying to ...
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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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Which type of cover is album cover?

I am using this software called mp3tag and I don't know if it's the right forum but it's clearly not their forum cause it's more about ID3 tags. Say I have a song. I have a band cover, an album cover, ...
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How do I extract (rip) tracks from an audio CD using cdrfte?

On its SourceForge page, it says that cdrfte (short for cdrtools front end) can extract files from CD in mp3 format. However, I can't find anything on its support wiki or anywhere else about how this ...
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mp3 url's won't play

I'm on a macbook and when useing firefox, MP3's called up from a public url don't load or play anymore. They used to. I'm just looking at a blank screen with the copied url on the tab. But they play ...
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only .m4a files are able to be played with MPD 0.17 on os x snow leopard

I set up an MPD server on my iMac with Snow Leopard and the database displays my music collection correctly but in MPDroid and Theremin I am only able to select the .m4a files. I can see /mp3 files ...
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Convert with audacity from bash

I have multiple .wav files (numbered from 1) which I want to convert them to .mp3. audacity can do that with opening a file and exporting using it's GUI. Is there a way that I do this with a bash ...
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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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Batch creation of previews of mp3 songs

I want to create snippets of mp3 songs using the first 30 seconds of each song. I want to apply the following actions on each mp3 song: Cut the first 30 seconds length of each song. Apply fade out ...
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Is there an acoustic fingerprint tagging for audiobooks in mp3 format?

I am looking for a linux-based solution that will automatically tag my audiobooks, which are mp3 files. I do not want my audiobooks listed as music, this makes the music libary very messy. There is ...
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ID3 tags are read incorrectly

Recently, I re-ripped quite a few of my CDs at a higher bitrate using CDex. However, I wasn't aware that the default setting of ID3v2.4 would cause problems with Windows Media Player (Win7x64) as well ...
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Is there any free tools that allow my non unicode chinese to unicode chinese?

I have a bunch of chinese songs and the meta tags are written in like non-unicode chinese. It displays on my computer but only if I set the non-unicode locale to chinese. Is there a free program ...
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Windows Media Player will not play files compressed with winLame using LAME encoding

We have a client who cannot listen to audio files we are compressing with winLame using the LAME mp3 encoding. Anyone have any idea what is happening here?
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Windows Media Player 12 Library import keeps dying

I cannot get WMP 12 to import my library. I have searched around various forums and tried all the common solutions like disabling Media Sharing, deleted my %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Media Player ...
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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 can I quickly listen to just the beginning and end of multiple MP3s?

I have many small MP3 files and want to quickly listen to the beginning and end of each file. For this I was considering splitting each file into 3 parts and merging the beginning and end parts to ...
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How do I batch-copy ID3v1 info to ID3v2 and back? in MP3 music files

I want to batch copy the info in one ID3v1 field, to it's counterpart on the ID3v2 side including both lyrics fields so that all media players pick up the same data, including the ones that don't have ...