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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WMP choppy file playback

Recently i've been having issues with Windows Media Player like certain files playing choppy. This doesn't happen the first time i play the files but after a few playbacks I have enough processing ...
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Auto-organise media folder structure using unusual metadata such as “Publisher” or “Copyright” ID tags?

Is there a way to auto-organise my media folder using unusual metadata such as "Publisher" or "Copyright" ID tags? I've been searching high and low, using many apps including MediaMonkey and can only ...
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Linux command line tool to batch rename MP3 files based on ID3 tag info, or give random name if no ID3 info present

I have a bunch of recovered mp3 files that have system generated filenames. I want to use any embedded ID3 tag info in the files to rename each one to something human readable. I've tried 'mp3rename' ...
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Tool to help compare mp3 bitrate quality?

So I've got 2 mp3 files 320 kbps 192 kbps However it's hard for me to notice any differences at all (it seems there's none). Is there a tool to help compare bitrate quality? I wanna find out what ...
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Converting MP3 to AAC and outputting to stdout

ffmpeg.exe -i s.mp3 -f aac - This is the command I run but it doesn't recognize the format AAC. Requested output format 'aac' is not a suitable output format pipe:: Invalid argument However when ...
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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 ...
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MP3 as a Windows System Codecs

I am busy trying to convert some sound files (different formats) to MP3. I know there's a ton of different apps out there that would allow you to do this, but I prefer the simplicity of Winamp and ...
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Can an MP3 contain 5.1 or 7.1 Surround Sound Audio?

I know that the MP3 file format essentially supports mono and stereo audio with a number of sample rates and bit rates, but can it contain true surround sound audio? Is there a way to pack more than 2 ...
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Burn Track Info/Tags to Audio CD

I am using MusicBee in Window7 to burn custom recordings (MP3 files) to an audio cd. The MP3 files have all the track information ('tags' in musicbee) filled out. When I burn the files to a cd using ...
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AAC converted from MP3 (FFmpeg) results in bigger size

I'm on Windows x64 converting MP3 file to AAC using FFmpeg. I tried these commands: ffmpeg -i file.mp3 -acodec aac -strict -2 file.aac ffmpeg -i file.mp3 -c:a libvo_aacenc file.aac Both commands ...
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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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How to replace WMAs with MP3s

Around 60% of my music collection has been ripped using Windows Media Player and thus in WMA format. I want to convert them to MP3 so they are more compatible with other music players. Is there a ...
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Merge two mono MP3 to one stereo without reencoding

i got 2 mp3 files, one for left and one for right audio channel and would like to merge them to one single stereo mp3, preferably without the need to re-encode them . From what i read joint-stereo ...
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How to make all mp3 files have the same volume on Linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Normalising sound levels Some songs in my music collection are quieter than others, what can I do? Simple way to increase volume on MP3s? Basically, I live in a place ...
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Unable to play in WMP when converting to ID3v2.3 with eyeD3

I store my MP3s on my NAS. I mount a CIFS share on my Raspberry Pi running Raspbian and manage my music using Beets. However, I also access my MP3s through my Windows desktop using Windows Media ...
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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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Add silence to the end of an MP3

Do any of you know of a way of adding silence of a fixed duration to the end of an MP3, in Linux? For example using MEncoder, FFmpeg, etc? It needs to be command line as it will be scripted and ...
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Update podcast feed on existing pre-downloaded MP3s

When I used to have a poor internet connection, I found it easier to download the .NET Rocks! podcasts from the archive on their site as MP3s, and add them to iTunes (the iTunes podcast automatic ...
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Can FFMPEG convert mp3 files into m4a in full, i.e. with both audio and video streams (jpeg cover) copied?

I use Zeranoe build of ffmpeg. It converts mp3 files into m4a files just fine, as far as the audio stream is concerned, but I can't figure out a way to keep the songs album cover jpeg, which ffmpeg ...
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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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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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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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Xbox Music only “matches” ~70% of the songs on most of my albums. How can I make it recognize the other songs?

When Xbox Music matches a song on my PC, it adds it to my "Xbox Music cloud". I can stream music from this cloud to all of my other devices. The problem is, it fails to match at least 2-3 on most of ...
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Can't convert FLAC to MP3 with FFmpeg

How can I convert FLAC to MP3 using FFmpeg? What I've tried: ffmpeg -i "file.flac" "file.mp3" Stream mapping: Stream #0:0 -> #0:0 (flac -> ?) Encoder (codec none) not found for output ...
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What's going on with Digitally Imported (di.fm)'s .pls files? [closed]

I'm partial to listening to Digitally Imported's channels on a variety of devices (all mp3 streaming). I generally access these by pointing players at e.g http://listen.di.fm/public3/trance.pls , and ...
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Mass convert MP3 with Big5 / GB encoded tags to unicode

Most people in asia still used localized version of windows (simplied chinese - GB , traditional chinese - Big5, Japanese - JIS) As a result, a lot of mp3 files I got from them have the tags encoded ...
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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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Sort MP3-Collection Into Subfolders

My music collection is all in mp3's and almost perfectly tagged. It's currently in a music folder sorted by [artist] and subfolders for the [albums]. I have got a lot of artists and genres, so I ...
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M4P to MP3 converter

Does anybody have experience converting M4P protected audio files (itunes protected files) to MP3 without ripping to a bunch of cds? If so, which program did you use? Ive tried one called tune clone ...
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How to speed up multiple audio-books files?

I like listening audiobooks 3x the speed. Audible is great for that. I also have some books in mp3. Is there a way to convert them to 3x speed so that the voice is the same and it sounds like ...
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Can different id3v2 tags in the same song be of a different version (ex. version 2.3 and 2.4)?

I'm confused on the difference between id3v2 version 2.3 and version 2.4 and would really appreciate it if anyone can clear this all up for me. For example can the same file have TIT2 tag of Black ...
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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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How to find a sound bite amoungst a collection of sound files?

Salvete! I have a sound bite where a person is speaking a particular phrase. Now, I have copied that sound bite and pasted it into several other sound files. Now I need to find all the files into ...
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Advanced ID3 tag inter-field processing

I have a bunch of MP3s with the same generic album "_misc". In the comment field, the files also have the real album name stored using the pattern album[REAL_ALBUM_NAME]. There may or may not be other ...
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Does dragging and dropping an audio file from a zip archive give the same result as extracting it?

I have been downloading podcasts and audiobooks from the Internet. Some sites put them in zip files, often including the _MACOSX files. The files are in mp3 and m4b formats and if I drag and drop them ...
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MP3 file recognition, tagging, renaming [closed]

I have a bunch of MP3s with nonsensical/incorrect file names and only a few tags. Is there software out there that will read each file, find out the right tags, replace them and use the tags to make ...
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generate cover art from files in folders batch [duplicate]

i have lots of flv files that i want to extract a screenshot from and save it as folder.jpg then convert the flv to mp3 and merge the cover art. i have this batch script working useing ffmpeg for ...
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How can I detect errors (bleeps) in MP3s?

How could I automatically detect MP3 file errors that result in bleeps? In this example MP3 I can hear bleep at 0:02.
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Can mp3 file contain a virus? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can avi files contain a virus? Can mp3 file contain an executable virus? I mean .mp3 files only (not .mp3.exe , not an .exe renamed to .mp3 and smtg like that).
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Is there any way to use devices like mp3 players when they are charging? [closed]

The question is simple I think. All we have encounter gagets that they don't fuction while they are in charge, like cameras or mp3 players. But, we know that cell phones or laptops can have full ...
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How to tidy music mp3 files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Auto-tagging MP3s I have thousands of MP3 files and it is really messy all over place. Some in drive E and F. There are a lot of duplicates files in many different ...
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Tuneup Media plugin for iTunes?

Do anyone have any experience with Tuneup Media plugin for iTunes? I have thousands of MP3 files and it is really messy all over place. Some in drive E and F. There are a lot of duplicates files in ...
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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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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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Why are mp3 bitrates usually multiples of 32? (powers of 2)

I understand why multiples of 2 show up so often in with computers because of their binary nature, but I haven't been able to figure out the most common mp3 bitrates (64kbps, 128kbps, 160kbps, ...
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Convert mp3 to wav

Could someone tell if we can convert an MP3 file to WAV format and regain the initial audio clarity? If so, how do I do that?
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How to convert mp3 to wav with specific options?

I need to convert mp3 files to 8KHz PCM-code 64Kbps bitrate wav file. Is this possible with lame or mpg123, or any other programmes? Thanks.
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Is it possible to pad a MP3 file to a desired file size?

I'm trying to be mean to audiophile friends that claim they can tell MP3 compression artifacts by listening. I'd like to create a bunch of MP3s (or other files) based on the same source track to have ...
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How to convert mp3 to flac

Can someone tell me how to convert a mp3 audio file to flac format using ffmpeg? I Googled extensively, but almost all resources point to converting flac to mp3, something like ffmpeg -i "input.flac" ...
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Converting from WAV to MP3 using WMP 12

Hopefully this is a really dumb question, but I can't find the answer: Using WMP 12, bundled with Win64 Home Premium. I have a big music library in WAV format for use on my home stereo system. ...