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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Batch compress mp3 while retaining file and directory structure to new target

I have a master directory of music which is organised using subdirectories. My new (cheap) MP3 only holds 8GB so I wish to make a reduced version of my music with a lower bitrate. Is there a free ...
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Previewing audio files in Windows Explorer [closed]

Is there any program that can play audio files by right click/mouse hover directly in Windows Explorer? *Update:*Please introduce other apps (if any).
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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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What does Amazon's MP3 downloader do that can't be done with a normal download?

I just bought a new album from Amazon and found out they want me to download and install some custom program just to download some mp3's. This does not make sense to me from a technical standpoint - ...
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Convert file from VOC to MP3 [closed]

I would like to convert a sound file (from a digital voice recorder) with the extension .voc to an .mp3 file or some other common sound files. I am on Windows 7 64 bit. I have tried the program ...
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How to add a mp3 handler to sox?

I want to play music in the terminal with sox. # install sox/lame sudo apt-get install sox sudo apt-get install lame # play music play music.mp3 # play FAIL formats: no handler for file extension ...
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Cannot modify MP3 metadata

I cannot change the metadata on some MP3s in Windows 7. I change the information, but it is lost later. Also, in Windows Media Player, I cannot see the tagging information and I cannot seek in the ...
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How to increase volume of a track on OSX

I'm looking for some software to increase the volume of a track that I have in m4a (but I know how to convert it to whatever) for osx. Can anyone name such a thing? I tried macMP3gain but that ...
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How can I convert a .amr file to a .mp3

My phone records in .amr and my mp3 player can't play them, what's the simplest way to convert them? Phone is Nokia C3-10 and mp3 player is an iPod classic, but I can easily get files off and on ...
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how to play MP3 files at fast speed

I have MP3 file and the contents are continuous and slow. Is there any tool, which converts them to fast speed. I am aware of the fact that with VLC, i can play fast. But, the problem is every time ...
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mp3 bug after ffmpeg converting

I'm converting wav (ima adpcm) to mp3 by ffmpeg ffmpeg -i audio.wav -acodec libmp3lame audio.mp3 and play it in browser by html5. But audio doesn't end at about 1-2 seconds from the end of file ...
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Command line tool to write flac, ogg vorbis and mp3 id3v2 meta data?

Is there any command line tool that can write all three formats/containers? I've already searched but could not find anything that does the job. So far I'm using vorbiscomment, metaflac and id3tool ...
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Converting MP3 files to small size

Is it ok to convert a MP3 file from 128kbps to 80kbps vbr? I mean, will there be a difference if I convert 1411kbps WAV to 80kbps MP3 vbr? How much will be that difference?
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Do iTunes or Windows Media Player affect the quality of my MP3 collection?

I have a back up directory of all my mp3 files because I am concerned about the above mentioned tools decreasing the quality of the files. Since my collection is fairly large I find the auto-tagging, ...
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How do I split an MP3 file without re-encoding it?

I have a 400 MB MP3 file at 96kbps, taken from a CD. I want to split this into many files. Is there any way to do that without affecting the quality of audio or maybe without re-encoding the file?
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Tagging mp3 files [closed]

I'm looking for a easy to use mp3 tagging program for osx, does anyone have a suggestion? Note: cmd line programs are ok, but I'd rather have something with a UI.
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How to convert PCM to MP3?

I have some .pcm files and I want to convert them to high quality .mp3 format. How can I do that? I've tried searching online but haven't found any programs that can do this. Ay suggestions? ...
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How to join mp3 files with their ends overlapping [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Join multiple MP3 files (lossless) I need to join hundreds of small mp3 files into one. I know there are several mp3 cutters and joiner tools, what I need is their ...
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Is it possible to permalink to a location within an MP3 file?

YouTube has a cool feature where you can link to locations within a video. e.g.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvDedo8r1Fk#t=41s Is there a way to do this with audio (e.g. MP3) files, preferably ...
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How does Adobe convert WAV to MP3?

When using Adobe's programs (Flash for example) to convert WAV audio to MP3 there is no silent gap added to the beginning of the MP3 file like it is when I for example use LAME (when using LAME a ...
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How to convert WAV to MP3 without adding silence at the beginning

Here's what I need to do: Convert a 30.0 sec WAV to a 30.0 MP3. I've tried doing this using LAME however no matter what I try LAME always adds a short moment of silence to the output mp3. Using LAME ...
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Why do 700 MB blank discs only fit what iTunes says is about 150 MB of songs?

Why do 700 MB blank discs only fit what iTunes says is about 150 MB of songs? I've always assumed that it writes the songs in a different way than they're stored on the computer's hard drive. Is ...
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Absolute easiest, dead-simple way to setup podcast from a bunch of mp3 files?

I have some friends who work at a non-profit institute which hosts a lot of guest speakers. They typically record those programs and then make them available on their website. The problem is that ...
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Remove all album art images in multiple mp3 from multiple directories in single process [closed]

How to remove all album art images in multiple mp3 from multiple directories in single process? Is there any web-utility /software that I can use ? I don't want to edit single mp3 album art and save ...
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iTunes ID3 Metadata Vs. Library-only Metadata

What metadata does iTunes store in the song ID3 tags and what will it only store in the library file? Are the any reference documents that explain this?
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ID3 tagging by “/artistname/albumname” directory structure

I have a large number of MP3s (> 10000) organized in a directory structure like /Music/Artistname/Albumname/Trackname.mp3 Many of them are missing the correct ID3 tags for artist and album. Does ...
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Rip concert DVD to MP3

If I have a concert DVD—that I own legitimately—is there any way to rip the tracks to MP3? The end goal is to get the music onto my iPod and or iPhone, and so if there are any workarounds—short of ...
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audacity - convert multiple .aup's to .mp3's

I have a bunch of about 130 .aup files (all recordings of vinyls) that I would like to convert to mp3. Each .aup is an entire side of the vinyl (I don't want to split the tracks - the whole side as ...
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iTunes and Unicode ID3 Tags

I'm using MP3Tag for tagging my MP3s since a long time and it creates very good results. With iTunes (of course not with other MP3 programs e.g. Winamp) I always have problems after first import of ...
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How to convert a CD into MP3 files with just Windows XP & Windows Media Player 9?

How can I convert a CD into MP3 files with Windows XP and Windows Media Player 9? At first sight it seems it can only save WMA files.
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Dump/load metadata with FFmpeg (WMA to MP3)

I need to convert WMA metadata into MP3 ID3 tags. FFmpeg should be able to dump them into a file and load them back to another using implemented mappers. I cannot find syntax of usage though: ...
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Can I e-mail as WAV file and get back a MP3 file? [closed]

Is there a service where I could e-mail as WAV file and get it back a MP3 file?
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How to make the folder name as Album tag for mp3?

I have a bunch of mp3 and when I import them in Banshee, it's all messed up. The mp3 files I have are organized by folder and I would like to make the folder name as the album tag for the mp3, so that ...
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My itunes library files now start with “original” in the filename. How to fix?

Not sure what happened, but I think an app I was looking at as an alternative to iTunes at one point, may have hosed my music library. In trying to clean up and de-dupe my music library, I have found ...
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Batch convert .wav to mp3 and ogg?

I have a few hundred .wav files that I need to convert to both ogg and mp3 format. Is there a way that I can do this in batch either from Audacity or from some other command line tool?
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Automating music transcode

I want to be able to transcode my music library (lots of nested folders, no space) to a different bitrate. I've been doing this manually with Media Coder, but I've noticed that not every file ends up ...
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Find music videos in bulk

I have a fairly large MP3 collection, that I would like to upgrade to a music video collection. Basically what I want to do is go through all my songs and find matching music videos. I plan on doing ...
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Auto analyze audio and rename ID tags [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Auto-tagging MP3s I used several applications for iOS platforms such as: Soundhound, Shazam. They work like that: First records music from mic, then searches it over ...
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FFmpeg command to convert MP3 to AAC

I can issue this command: ffmpeg -i input.mp3 -acodec alac -ab 128k -ar 48000 -ac 2 -y output.m4a to create a m4a file. But when I issue this command ffmpeg -i input.mp3 -acodec alac -ab 128k ...
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How do I embed album art in an MP3 in iTunes?

In each folder I have the cover art, for example: /Adele /Adele/21 /Adele/21/cover.jpg cover.jpg is the album art. How do I embed that into my MP3s in iTunes?
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How to store iTunes cover art as mp3 id tag?

iTunes shows nice cover arts for all my mp3 songs. Unfortunately most of them are stored in the iTunes data base and not as mp3 id tags. This makes them useless, if I use the mp3 files with other ...
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Program to dump ID3 tag structure

Is there a program that would dump the complete structure of ID3v2 tags? Not just the frame names and values, but full information such as frame order, text encoding, description encoding (for TXXX ...
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Join Audio and 2 Images Output as Video using FFmpeg and Video should be acceptable by youtube

I know this question is similar to the question here Join Audio and Image -> Output as Video using FFmpeg, But my requirement is bit more. I want to join to 2 image files with an audio file to ...
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How does one extract audio from a video (DVD movie) using Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Software to get audio from home DVDs? I have a DVD movie from which I would like to extract the audio, preferably to MP3, so I can listen to it -- it's an interview ...
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Windows 7 Media Player not playing MP3 files from USB drive

I have Windows 7. I plug in a USB stick containing MP3 files I open Windows Media Player and select the drive letter of my USB stick, I then see all my music nicely grouped into artist and album ...
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Mac- or Unix-compatible utility to compute and compare LAME MusicCRC in MP3s?

The LAME encoder stores a CRC16 checksum of the audio stream in the header of every MP3 it encodes. The 'actual' audio checksum can then be computed and compared to the original value at a later date ...
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How to automate the process of organizing audio files on Windows

My library is a mess and manually organizing it in Windows Explorer is painful. I know MediaMonkey Gold provides tools to automatically organize your library folders, however are there any ...
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Side-effects of wiping my library of ID3v1 tags

Unfortunately, Google Music does weird things with how it interprets my music. I'm really kind of crazy with how I tag and manage my music collection; I spent a long time last year going through every ...
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set CD number from folder name [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to organize music? Set track number from file name in MP3 music management software I have 278 MP3 files, arranged by the CD they came from. I have 27 folders ...
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Set track number from file name in MP3 music management software

I have .mp3 files, whose names and titles are their track numbers. For example: "Track01.mp3" (the internal title property reads "Track01") How do I let my MP3 management software know that it's ...