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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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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What is the best (free) way to play or convert .amr files on a computer? [closed]

I record numerous sound files (record notes) on my sony ericsson cell phone. I would like to play these files continuously one after another on my computer but they are .amr audio files which windows ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 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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Simple way to increase volume on MP3s?

I play my MP3s over a cheap stereo. Some MP3s are not loud enough. Is there some a software program that makes it easy to increase the volume by, say, 10dbs?
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Post MP3 and get click counts

I need to post a friend's MP3 (he owns the copyright) and then link to it from Facebook. If it were a movie, I would use YouTube to get trustworthy click counts, etc. What website would allow me to ...
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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 to convert mp3 to wav with specific options?

I need to convert mp3 files to 8KHz PCM-code 64Kbps bitrate wav file. Is this possible with lame or mpg123, or any other programmes? Thanks.
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How to convert mp3 to flac

Can someone tell me how to convert a mp3 audio file to flac format using ffmpeg? I Googled extensively, but almost all resources point to converting flac to mp3, something like ffmpeg -i "input.flac" ...
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Convert file from VOC to MP3

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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Autodelete/autorename mp3s?

I need a way that i can automatically scan my whole drive and rename my *.mp3 to *.3pm or delete them, how I could do that?
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How to mix MP3's using LAME

I have N MP3 files (N files for example). I need to superimpose, or mix them into one. Is there a special LAME function for performing such an operation?
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Adding synchronized lyrics to songs

I want to start something like a personal TuneWiki on my computer. I'm using Windows and have a lot of MP3s. Now I want to add lyrics to them for personal use. I tried Windows Media Player but it is ...
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AAC 256kbit to MP3 320kbit conversion. I know it's lossy, but how?

Has anyone ever transcoded music from a high-quality aac to an mp3 (or vice-versa). The internet is full of people who say this should never be done, but apart from the theoretical standpoint that you ...
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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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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 ...
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How does iTunes 128 kbps AAC compares with LAME MP3 (-V 2, or -preset fast standard)?

I've been ripping my CD's to MP3 using LAME, with -preset fast standar (or -V 2), since audio listening tests find that LAME with these settings is transparent and as good as top quality Ogg Vorbis or ...