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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Can't edit MP3 tags like artist or title

I try to edit the tags of MP3 files and I found that some of the file cannot be edited. Here's the procedure when I edit the information of the MP3 file: Right click the MP3 file in Windows ...
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Encode mp3 to playback at 1.5x speed in avconv (libav)

I would like to take an mp3 file and re-encode it to play faster (perhaps at 1.5x speed). I primarily use avconv in debian linux, but can use any other program if recommended. I can use any operating ...
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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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Lots of AlbumArt_{*} files in my Music folder

I have recently migrated over my files from Windows to Mac OS and have noticed that my Music folder contains many AlbumArt_{*}.jpg files. First of all I would like to know where these files are ...
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What lossy audio formats are more (or less) “efficient”?

This question is related to the answers I got to this question. The bitrate-efficient format (see the question's most voted answers and their comments thereunder) would be one that assures a good ...
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extracting mp3 audio from mp4: audio longer than video?

I have an mp4 video that has no audio/video sync issue. I tried to extract audio to an mp3 file, following the suggestion in this thread: Extracting audio from MP4 video into MP3 ffmpeg -i ...
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How to trim a group of mp3 files with a specific timings

I am having trouble finding the way to trim bunch of mp3 files. The time from the beginning and time from the end is fixed across all the files and should be specified by the user. I already tried ...
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Batch remove track number from music files at a time

I have around 600 mp3 song files in a folder. All the tracks have a number before their names. I want to remove the track-number from all the files. Ya I know I can rename those files and delete the ...
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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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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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Access audio from Linux server on iPad Mini [closed]

This is driving me crazy, I'm trying to enable playback of mp3s/flac audio stored on a home linux server on a iPad mini. Please can someone explain what software is required on the linux side of ...
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How can I edit many music files in the same unique way? [duplicate]

I have a lot of audio files that I want to change in different ways depending on which ones they are. Is there a way on Windows 7 or a program that can do the following? Turn all lower cased files ...
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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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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.