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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Add background music at specific time period in mp3 files using ffmpeg

I want to add background music after every 5 seconds in .mp3 file using ffmpeg. I have 2 audio files : input1.mp3 of 5 seconds and input2.mp3 of 4 minutes 04 seconds. I want to add input1.mp3 after ...
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Fix or Remove album names from multiple songs

I've got some 50 odd different album's songs from a friend. But all those songs are tagged with a some same album name. This is incorrect. I need to either fix album name correctly for each song or ...
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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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MP3's lag and jitter regardless of the player I use

I am having a great deal of difficulty in finding a solution to my problem. When I play music on my PC it seems to lag and stutter or jitter every few minutes... it's as if I am using a turntable and ...
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How to batch edit the metadata of mp3s? [duplicate]

I would like to edit the metadata of several mp3s at once (say Album, Artists etc.). What is a quick and easy way to do that? I have Windows, OS X and Ubuntu available, so I don't mind using any of ...
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Get song duration from an mp3 file in a script?

I am trying to list some of my mp3 files with Powershell. I have tried ls C:\test | Format-List -Property Name,Length which gives me Name : testfile.mp3 Length : 10058533 The length is the ...
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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 convert MP3 to Youtube-allowed video format?

I have many MP3 files on my website and I have decided to upload them to Youtube, but unfortunately for me, Youtube does not allow me to do that. It requires video format only. How can I convert ...
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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 to objectively compare the sound quality of two files?

I have used the avconv utility to convert an MP4 file downloaded from Youtube to an MP3: $ avconv -i RembrandtPussyhorse.mp4 RembrandtPussyhorse.mp3 avconv version 0.8.9-6:0.8.9-0ubuntu0.12.10.1, ...
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Normalize and remove silence from mp3s

I have a large number of audio files, each of which contains the pronounciation of a certain word. I need to batch process these files such that they all sound equaly loud when I'm finished with them. ...
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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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How to play a soundless video and add a audio file at the same time?

I have a folder with a MP3 audio file and an video file. Both named the same. Example.mp3 Example.mp4 I want to play the video and add the sound. Both files should stay the same and I do not want ...
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Frequency-Domain of an Mp3

This is a difficult question, and I apologize if I can't explain it clearly. I am trying to find a program that will output the frequency domain of an mp3. Normally this would come out as a graph, ...
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Program that renames mp3 files using ID3 tag [closed]

I know a lot of people who have MP3 collections and find out their music directory looks a lot like this... 0.mp3 1.mp3 2.mp3 3.mp3 ... So useless with a file manager. What ...
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How to burn MP3 files to a CD without going through iTunes on a Macbook?

I would like to just be able to click and drag files from my hard disk to the CD and then click "burn". I have not figured out how to do this. When I click and drag it gives me a direct access icon, ...
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MP3 IDv3 Tagger [duplicate]

I am trying to find a program (for windows) that will automatically scan all my music files, and replace all of the IDv3 tags with the correct values, and album art (if possible). Most of my tags are ...
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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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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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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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How does one take an MPEG4/MP3 AVI and re-encapsulate it in MP4?

I've been trying to take an old AVI file I have that has an MPEG4 video with MP3 audio and re-encapsulate it in an MP4 container. The audio was easy enough to figure out (-acodec libfaac), but I don't ...
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How to stop XBox Music commercials while playing music in collection?

So i decided to give Xbox Music a try, and played a song in my collection. Then moved to another song and a commercial started playing. Huh? Searching revealed others with this problem, but i didn't ...
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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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Running `tail -F $file` then removing outputted lines

Long story short; I'm running this command to stream a forever growing audio file audio.mpg into ffmpeg tail -F audio.mp3 | ffmpeg -i - http://127.0.0.1:8090/feed1.ffm audio.mp3 is being SSH'd from ...
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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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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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Combining multiple MP3 files from a specific day

Everyday I have about 10 different mp3 files created on my server. What I would like to do is setup a cronjob to run at night and combine the current days tracks into one mp3 track. I don't care so ...
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How do I add MP3, MP4 and H.264 support to Chromium on Windows?

Google Chrome on Windows comes with support for the above media formats, however, Chromium does not. I want to add support for my own personal use, how can I do this? I know that on Ubuntu this is ...
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How to make Windows Media Player 12 read the refreshed tags from mp3 files?

I am running Windows Media Player on Windows 7. I altered the tag information on my mp3 files, and the WMP does not update them in the library. Is there a way to force it to refresh the tags, short of ...
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can't find a mp3 codec on ubuntu

Trying to convert an audio CD to mp3. ubuntu says ffmpeg is deprecated and I should use avconv Here are the codecs after i installed all I could find in aptitude for libav that provided codecs. ...
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rtmpdump producing corrupt MP3 files

Out of all the music players I have, only Windows Media Player is able to play my .mp3 file produced from an rtmpdump of a audio stream. All my other media players, even VLC player are unable to ...
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Playing mp3 in quodlibet displays “GStreamer output pipeline could not be initialized” error

I'm running Debian testing x64 with all updates. I install quodlibet 2.4 from the repository and added mp3's to my library. When I play them, however, I receive an output error: GStreamer output ...
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Creating a drag and drop batch file to split an MP3 using ffmpeg

I've got a folder full of FFMPEG batch files that I've written to do various conversion tasks. These allow me to drag and drop a bunch of files and do a conversion - for example, decompressing MP3 to ...
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How do I merge MP3 files without re-encoding? [duplicate]

I would like to merge multiple MP3 files on a Windows PC without decoding and re-encoding them. I don't mind if the final MP3 files loses the ID3 tags, but if it could somehow preserve the ID3 tags, ...
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Download and convert YouTube videos to MP3 and organise into channels/playlists

I'd like to download YouTube videos by specifying a YouTube channel URL or playlist URL. I then want to convert the videos to MP3 and put them in a separate folder according to the playlist. Is this ...
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How can I display an MP3 file as binary?

I have an MP3 file and I would like to see the file's binary. How can I do this (preferably on a Mac)?
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Converting MPEG-2 Layer 3 to MPEG-1 Layer 3 audio [closed]

Is there a way to convert MPEG-2 Layer 3 audio to MPEG-1 Layer 3 audio? I've tried to search for such a tools on internet but none of them does this explicitly.
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How do I download podcasts and put them on in WMP format, so I can transfer them to my non-ipod mp3 player?

I have a Sansa Disk MP3 Player. Is there a way to get the files from iTunes onto Windows Media Player?
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Compress the silence - audio file formats

How do you compress audio silence? I'm using Audacity and have been exporting variable compression mp3s. But a 1minute audio track is about the same file size regardless of how much silence there ...
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A full-buffered media player which would load the whole media file

Well, everyone knows (I mean a lot of superpower users) that all kinds of multimedia applications need to read a part of the media files into the memory, and after processing, play that part for the ...
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Programmatically changing filenames without breaking shortcuts

I have a folder with several gigabytes of mashups. They are are all mp3s and named like this "title [remixer]". The artist tag is "artist1 vs. artist2 vs ..." and the title tag is exactly like the ...
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What program can I use to add album art to music?

I have a lot of mp3 files which I get from Game/Anime OSTs, ED/OP Singles and the Collector's Soundtracks that come with Premium or Limited Edition Games. A lot of the time these aren't tagged with ...
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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 to preview MP3s in the Preview Pane *without* WMP as default player?

I use Audacity as my audio file Open default, but I'd like to be able to preview MP3s in the Preview pane of the File Explorer. If I set my file open default to Audacity, I lose the Preview ability. ...
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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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Album arts are not updated in windows media library

I keep my audio files tagged in windows media library. I have media information using a ID3 tag editor. Album Arts(thumbnails) are not updated in the media library. But correct album arts are ...
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How to remove embedded album covers from mp3 files via commandline

I want to remove the embedded album cover from mp3 files using only Windows command line. What I've tried Tried ExifTool: Unfortunately the tool can only read (not write) mp3 tags as the author ...
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File's permissions change when moved to Music Library - Windows 7

I've had a problem with my system that I discovered after I tried to add some songs to my music collection. I keep all my music files in the default Music folder. All of these files come from another ...
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My Mp3 Cd won't work on my computer

I have a Windows 7 "EliteBook" and am trying to rip the songs off of an Mp3 onto iTunes but it won't let me. It tells me that it is a blank cd. I know there are songs on there because it was double ...