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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What stereo receivers allow you to play music from a USB hard drive?

Like many of you, I have my entire CD collection ripped to my PC, along with other music I've acquired through iTunes or Amazon MP3. Of course, this is much more music than will fit on a single ...
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MP3 CD in Car stereo [closed]

I'm not sure if this is the right place for this question, so if it isn't feel free to move or delete it. (I am using Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)) I burned an MP3 CD (let's call it CD 1) with about 80 ...
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Is there media player with support of multiple genre tags

A lot of songs have multiple genre, for example a song can be jazz, electronic and vocal. I'd like to be able to find the song when I look at either of the genres. I use foobar and it doesn't have ...
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FFMPEG able to convert m4a -> mp3, but unable to convert mp3 -> mp3?

FYI: Fedora 8 running on Amazon EC2... Having a difficult time with FFmpeg doing a (what should be pretty simple) conversion. I can get FFmpeg to encode an mp3 file from an m4a file using the ...
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how to create or extract a silent mp3 from a video file using ffmpeg or mencoder?

I am looking to create an mp3 of silence that is the same duration as the input video file using either ffmpeg or mencoder. Using ffmpeg I have tried this: ffmpeg -y -i in.avi -ab 8k -ac 1 -vol 0 ...
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Why does Album Cover Art Downloader (Linux) not find any album cover art?

I installed the Ablum cover Art Downloader on my OpenSuse11.4 laptop, but no matter how simple I make the search terms, the program does not find a thing. I already tried all combinations of ...
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Identify differences between MP3 files

I have 2 old similar directory trees with MP3 files in them. I am happily using tools like diff and Rsync to identify and merge the files that are only present on one side, or are identical, I'm left ...
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Non-destructive audio normalization with mp3gain

I tried mp3gain but it do alters mp3 frames (adding an undo tag also) - I decoded the gained mp3 into wav with lame and I got it different. The same time foobar2000 just introduces a tag and nothing ...
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Is there a command-line tool that converts tags to id3v2.3?

I've recently been ripping more of my CDs and have noticed that there seems to be no command-line tool that allows for converting to id3v2.3. The only tool I've found that can actually even properly ...
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How do I connect an iPhone to my PC to load MP3s to it?

How can I connect my iPhone to my PC so I can download mp3's to it? I also want to update the OS on the phone. I have an iPod, but the connector doesn't seem to fit.
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Most efficient way to convert a large ALAC library to MP3

I have a large library of CDs ripped to alac which I use as my main music library. I'd like to convert a copy of this library to vbr mp3 for portable devices, however I don't want to have to do this ...
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How can I download a whole playlist from YouTube to MP3?

I would be happy if I had a cross-platform (Linux and Windows) tool for automatically downloading and converting a whole playlist from YouTube to MP3. An add-on for Firefox would be very desirable, ...
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What tools similar to Tag&Rename exist?

I've got a media library consisting of a set of roughly 8000 MP3 (purchased from Amazon MP3), AAC (purchased from the iTunes Music Store - Unencrypted), and FLAC (ripped from my own physical disks) ...
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How can I convert RealPlayer RM files to MP3s in OS X?

How can I convert RealPlayer RM files to MP3 format (and other iPod-compatible formats) in OS X? I've found a lot of software for Windows but nothing for OS X. I've also given Switch Free edition a ...
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Auto tagger like in Winamp [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Auto-tagging MP3s Could you tell me is there any tool able to auto tag mp3 files like it's done in Winamp? By doing it Winamp's way I mean by using Gracenote CDDB. It ...
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Is there a tool that can detect (and if possible, fix) glitches in MP3 files?

My collection contains some MP3s which have some glitches like displaying the wrong duration on loading minor jumps suddenly ending despite the duration claims another minute remaining noise I'm ...
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Windows 7 Media Player won't add MP3 files

I have a set of MP3 files that Windows Media Player just refuses to add to the library. They are placed in the standard My Music folder. I play them in media player. They just won't be listed in the ...
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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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Converting a bunch of MP3s to mono?

I have a bunch of stereo MP3s I'd like to convert to mono. What is the best way to do this? I would prefer something that would let be batch process them. I want to keep the quality as close to the ...
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Automatically convert WAV files into MP3 files on Mac

Someone already had similar question but he wanted to convert FLAC into MP3. In my case I want to convert WAV into MP3 and the solution in the other question doesn't help me. Workflow would be the ...
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How to identify music after ripping an audio CD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Auto-tagging MP3s I've just ripped some audio CDs that I've burned a while back. Since I made the CDs, I mostly know what songs are on, but it would be a pain to rename ...
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How to trim the first 10 seconds from a batch of mp3?

This was asked before, Mass MP3 audio file editor, but I'm wondering if things have changed by now. I'm also ok with any solution that works for any OS, and even CLI. ffmpeg doesn't do the trick (the ...
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Sync iPod with iTunes

I recently bought a new computer. I installed iTunes on it and subscribed to all my favourite podcasts. When I plug in my iPod, iTunes tells me that an iPod can only be synced with a single iTunes ...
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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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Automatic MP3 tagger to fix ID3 tags [closed]

I am trying to find an MP3 tagger that will automatically fix ID3 tags. I am well aware of the options for manually fixing them such as: MusicBrainz Picard Media Monkey TuneUp I've read over ...
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Is it possible to determine if a 256kbps mp3 is just an mp3 with a lower bit-rate that was converted up to 256kbps?

Every place I look that discusses digital audio quality seems to talk about almost nothing but bit-rate. However, it seems to me that the bit-rate only indicates the number of kbps, and not the actual ...
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Record Line in with auto-splitting

I have a server that serves as a streaming server. It's a Dell PowerEdge 2650 that gets the audio via Line In and uses EDCast to send it off to an Icecast2 server in a datacenter. Everything is ...
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Any Mp3 organizer which can replace album with folder name

I have Huge Mp3 collection . i want that a software which can replace 1)Filename with Title 2)Foldername with Album I am using Windows XP SP3
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podcast syncing and playing from multiple computers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Synchronize Podcasts across multiple computers with iTunes (on Windows) I listen to a lot of podcasts and I would like to be able to build a single playlist and access ...
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m4a to mp3 converter for Windows

I'm looking for an .m4a to .mp3 converter for Windows XP, preferably open source. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Software to detect mp3 almost-duplicates?

Because of some unfortunate circumstances I noticed I irrevertibly mixed up my sorted and retagged mp3s with an old backup. That means now I have files that are basically duplicates except for the id3 ...
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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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Is there a program that can combine multiple videos or MP3s?

Suppose, I have ten MP3s in a directory and I want to combined them in to one MP3. The end result should be one MP3 with the content of the original ten MP3s. Is there a PHP or Java program, app, or ...
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Software that can take a whole folder of videos and rip the audio into mp3 format with just one click?

I know there's literally thousands of programs that let you rip mp3 audio from videos that you've downloaded, but I want one that will let me give it a list of 50+ files to convert, let me walk away ...
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Why rip CDs or download music at high bitrates (eg beyond 192 Kbps)?

Here are the facts as I have read them: Most humans cannot hear the difference beyond ~192Kbps (a full, scientific study would be great) CD audio is encoded at 1378.125Kbps Okay, so the latter ...
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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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How to rename bulk title tag in mp3 ID3 files

I have a few folders containing mp3 files (folder names CD#1 CD#2) with a few files in each folder. I renamed the Album name and changed the track number so my ipod should store it as one long ...
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Download MP3 from URL on Mac OS X

Ok, so i have a URL of an MP3. What are my options for downloading it. In or out of a browser, doesn't really matter. Short of creating a HTML document with a href that i "Save Target" on, can I do ...
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Adding songs to Apple Ipod from computer

Actually I have apple Ipod and I have list of mp3 songs in my computer. But I do not know, how to add my songs into my apple Ipod. Please help me out of this problem....I am doing this in my linux ...
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automatically tag mp3 collection using shazam-like acoustic fingerprint

is there any software freely available to clean up the tags in your music collection , based on some sort of audio fingerprint type technology (like how 'shazam' app works on the iphone) combined with ...
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How to disable conversion when syncing iPod with Banshee

Banshee starts a conversion process whenever I copy some songs to my iPod touch. How can I disable that? I just want it to copy the files to the player without conversion.
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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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MP3 player for OS X with wide timer bar

I am trying to play back sound files on my Macintosh, recordings of lectures made with a digital recorder. The problem is that in iTunes, the timer bar is very narrow, so if I want to "rewind" by a ...
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Convert mp3 to flv

I want to convert mp3 files to flv Why it doesn't work? $ ffmpeg -y -i 1.mp3 -f flv -acodec libmp3 -ab 64 -ac 1 myfile.flv ffmpeg version 0.7-rc1, Copyright (c) 2000-2011 the FFmpeg developers ...
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Why do most of my MP3s show up as “unknown artist/album” in the Zune Software?

Just got myself a Windows Phone 7 (WP7) and am trying to sync my MP3s from my computer to my WP7 (via the Zune) feature. So I downloaded the Zune software and pointed it to my MP3 folder and it found ...
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How to record online radio? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recording Audio from WMP Stream I have this pls files that allows my media player to play this online radio. I would like to record an interval of the stream and save it ...
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How can I mass convert from WMA to MP3? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any good wma to mp3 converters? How can I mass convert audio files from WMA to MP3?
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I need a program that can auto-tag my MP3s and sort them into folders

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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Why can't we play a .MP3 file downloaded from Amazon?

My daughter downloaded a .MP3 file from Amazon a few weeks ago. Now, for some reason, she can't play it in any media player we've got. I've even tried VLC, and it stops cold. Why?
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Is there free software that can bulk process the length and bitrate of mp3s?

I'm looking for free windows software that I can use to create 20s clips of a large number of mp3s. Ideally I would be able to enter the desired settings once, and have the software process all of the ...