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 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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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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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 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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software to recode mp3 files

I have a mp3 file which in some players I can't seek properly (for example in Foobar). I think the timing information is messed up. I'm thinking of recoding it, maybe it will fix the problem. Can you ...
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Does any economically-feasible publicly available software compare audio files to determine if they are dupes?

In the vein of this question http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/3037/is-there-an-easy-way-to-replace-duplicate-files-with-hardlinks is there any software that will automatically parse a library ...
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Where does the value for “Description” come from in ID3 tags created by GarageBand

I have made some music in GarageBand '09, and when I export it, there is some strange data in the ID3 tags. When I open the MP3 in VLC, and view the meta data, there is field called Description and it ...
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iTunes: How do you manage your Singles?

I am having a tough time getting some kind of organization to happen with my singles in itunes. I enjoy electronic music and ultimately have a tons of songs that have been released as singles and ...
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VLC - Adding to playlist

I am using Songr to find/stream songs and double click them to play in VLC which basically "plays" the URL. But as I am listening to one item and search for another and double click another item from ...
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Is there a media player that allows me to group together radio streams which are just mirrors of the same station?

I find it really annoying that for some radio stations, which have two or more servers to cope with the network load, there is not one single entry in amaroks playlist but two or more entries. This ...
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How can I convert my mp3s to an iTunes-compatible format?

I've got a bunch of mp3s that iTunes just won't read or import. As far as I can tell they are just regular MP3s but obviously there is something iTunes doesn't like about them. After a bit of ...
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MTP File Browser For Windows XP

I have a samsung T10 (4 GB) mp3 player that is recognized by windows XP as an MTP device, and then I can sync it using both WMP and winamp. However, it does not appear under the file explorer as a ...
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Looking for audio-book style CD ripper

I have a number of audio books on CD that I'd like to convert to MP3 (or M4A) format. I'd prefer to have one large audio file per CD, with chapter marks at the track boundaries. Almost all the CD ...
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Sound Juicer does not rescan CDs

I want to rip CD tracks to MP3 to play on a Sandisk MP3 player. My system is Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty). I installed Sound Juicer and got it to work on one CD. But now it is the only CD that SJ will ...
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How to count files of a certain type in a folder on Windows 8.1?

I'm in the process of backing up some of my data. After (presumably) updating my back up music folder on my external hard drive, I check the size of both my back up music folder and my standard music ...
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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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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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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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Advanced ID3 tags handling and audio files ordering [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to organize music? Some of my files do not have complete ID3 tags and some have typos or small differences in writing – so finally, my portable player sees “Mr. ...
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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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ffmpeg lame mp3 problem

i wanted to install ffmpeg with lame mp3 support.its procedure is as follows: cd /usr/local/src/ffmpeg/ ./configure –enable-libmp3lame –enable-libogg –enable-libvorbis make && make install but i ...
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LAME: Switch sample rate of file without reencoding?

Is it possible to resample an MP3 file to a different rate (44.1) without doing a reencode? I have a few MP3 files that are at 48 and I need to switch 'em to 44.1, and I don't want to have to reencode ...
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mp3 duplicate remover by listening & not tag based

I am reviewing a few mp3 duplicate remover which are not tag based but sound analysis based. These are the ones I found. Similarity, Audio Dedupe, Audio Comparer & Music Duplicate Remover. Any ...
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Fetch MP3 ID3 tag under linux

I have a few mp3 files which are not tagged. Winamp has a nice feature which I think is called "autotag" and which is very good at finding out artist and title for files. I'd like something like this ...
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How does Amarok rip Audio CDs (in Ubuntu Lucid)?

I'm in the process of moving my CD collection into my Amarok library. Mostly, it works great. Sometimes however, the process just hangs forever. The problem seems to occur at random (i. e. often, but ...
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Convert Music Library to Ogg Vorbis without losing Tag Data

This Question is pretty much the same as this one: Convert Ogg Vorbis to MP3 with Metadata only in reverse I want to convert all my Music Library From MP3 (some are WMA or M4A, but those can be ...
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How to create mp3 snippets with a 5sec fadeout from a cd including id3 tags as batch process in linux

I want to: Rip a CD Set ID3 tags Create snippets (45 seconds) Add a 5sec fadeout at the end (40s-45s) Convert to mp3 I've tried several tools now (Goobox, Grip, lame, ecasound, vorbis-tools, ...
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converting mp3 to 3gp

How can I convert mp3 files to 3gp files that use the AMR-WB+ codec?
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Can I configure VLC to automatically organize my music library like iTunes does?

iTunes has the "keep iTunes music files organized" option, which automatically uses the metadata to sort the music files into folders organized by artist and album. Is there any way to do this in ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Quick way to find out how much silence is at the start of an MP3?

What's a quick and easy way to find out how much silence is at the start of an MP3? I know there's a lot that goes into that... I don't need anything too precise. Within 50 or so milliseconds is ...
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Won't read Unicode characters over NFS mount?

I'm getting this strange issue when trying to play MP3s containing Unicode characters (accents) over an NFS on Mac OSX, it's all good over AFP, but I'm setup with NFS because it's a linux server on ...
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Linux mp3 player with specific requirements, especially: playlists with ability to resume for audiobooks

I'm looking for mp3 player (software), running on Linux, but I need one specific option: it needs to be able to remember my position of listening in a given playlist. Scenario: I'm creating a ...
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How to get iTunes to recognize that certain ID3 tags have been removed from files?

I use MusicBrainz Picard to manage the ID3 tags on my MP3 collection and iTunes for playing them and managing my iPod. I have Picard set to remove the Composer tag from any files that don't also ...
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A flash MP3 player that will take a URL and can auto play

I am looking for a flash MP3 player that can be accessed using a URL and that can play an MP3 file from another URL but also has the ability to autoplay. Something like ...
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Playing an Online mp3

I have a problem with playing online mp3s. I'm using latest version of javazoom's jlayer and basicplayer. Here is the exception: Caused by: javazoom.jlgui.basicplayer.BasicPlayerException: ...
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Effects of listening to music always in MP3 format

Erstwhile I've read an article somewhere which claims that listening to music continually in MP3 format is harmful for ears. Since MP3 is a compressed format of audio tracks, some sounds in tracks are ...
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Writing ~ 630 MBs of MP3 to a Regular Audio CD

I have around 630 MBs of an MP3 podcast that I want to burn to a CD so that a friend can listen to it while driving. I understand that MP3 is very different from the normal audio CD format, but would ...
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How to burn mp3 files to a playable audio CD

I have 6 mp3 files I would like to put on a CD. They should be playable in all stereos so I guess I would need them in wav format? I have Windows XP. What is the easiest way to make my CD? Thanks!
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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 download the .mp3 file from Dropbox?

Firefox. XP3. My friend loaded some personally recorded mp3 files for me to download from Dropbox. However, when I follow the link I only get a Quicktime media player in a browser window. How can I ...
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MP3 Slice Repetitive Lines

I have a MP3 file where each line of the song is repeated thrice. When I hear it closely, what they have done is they have taken the whole song and somehow identified where each line ends (maybe they ...