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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Where can I get AA or AAX file format?

I need to test a AA and AAX file format for iphone testing. I tried google searching with filetype:aax. But I could't find it easily. Where do I find these samples?
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How to install Amazon MP3 Downloader on ubuntu?

Looks like some dependencies are missing from Amazon MP3 Downloader. I Googled, but couldn't find a working solution (there are a few blog posts, but they are old). What steps do I need to follow to ...
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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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Can mp3s be encoded so that once purchased from my site, copies of them cant be made?

My online store is being developed so that I can sell mp3 downloads of hypnosis sessions for home use. How do I encode the mp3's so that they can't be copied again once downloaded??
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convert mp3 to midi

How can I convert mp3 audios to midi for web?
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Convert an MP3 from 48000 to 44100 Hz?

I have some MP3s that are in 48000 Hz sampling frequency. I'd like to burn them to CD, so I have to reduce the sampling frequency into 441000. How to do that using ffmpeg?
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How to make JPG images that can be played as music files

I came across a strange image: Apparently, somehow they managed to make a JPG file also play as a media file. I'd like to know what program you use to do this.
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Music organization into folders for Linux(Ubuntu/Debian)? [closed]

I have a few folders with randomly assorted music files. I'm looking for a tool or utility that can read the ID3 tags, and then build and populate a folder structure in the format: some ...
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Split MonkeyAudio (.ape + .cue + .log) of whole audio CD into MP3 of individual tracks

I have a whole audio CD ripped to single audio file in MonkeyAudio (.ape) format, together with .cue and .log files (using Exact Audio Copy, from comment in .cue file). How would one split this one ...
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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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split an audio book mp3 (3.5 hours) into several CD sized mp3's

I need to burn an mp3 onto separate discs because of it's size. Any applications out there that will do this for me?
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Searching for a sound snippet in audio files

I have several days' worth of recordings of a radio show, stored in a number of two-hour MP3 files. I am looking for one specific song that I'm fairly sure is somewhere in these recordings. It's an ...
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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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Why isn't sox able to convert to mp3?

I installed Sox, i installed lame-398, but sox is not able to convert any file to mp3. It fails with the messages: ./../sox FAIL util: Unable to load LAME encoder library (libmp3lame). ./../sox ...
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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 ...
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mp3 tag looks different in easyTag and Rythmbox

I found the mp3 tag fields for the same mp3 file looks different in easyTag and Rythmbox. why? how can I make them consistent? From the setting options of easyTag, I know it supports both IDv1 and ...
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Why would an MP3 play in Safari but not Chrome?

I've tried playing an MP3 on two MacBooks in Google Chrome and have had no luck in playing it in the browser; I have no issues in Safari. In Chrome, the audio player controls load, but the actual ...
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Size comparison: wav versus MP3

How much space do I save with MP3 compression of audio compared to .wav files? In particular I'm looking for voice recordings, not so much music. Any benchmark data about this? Links?
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Alternative to mp3tag for Mac OS X [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a good .mp3/.m4v tag editor for OS X I like mp3tag for Windows. I've even written a post on my blog to showcase one of its powerful capabilities, that is, ...
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How to find MP3 files without ID3 tags?

I have a lot of mp3 files without any ID3 tag information. This is very annoying, because my iPod does not show them correctly. My Banshee shows them as "unknown artist" and the title. I would like to ...
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How to verify FLAC files against the AccurateRip database?

I've been ripping my CD's to CUE+FLAC so that I get image files that allow me to replicate the actual CD. This serves me as a backup and as an easy access to the "media" if I need to re-rip the CD's ...
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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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Export total length of mp3 files in a folder?

I have many folders of mp3 files, and I would like to have a list of the combined duration of all the mp3s in each folder. That would be the ideal solution, but some means of doing a directory print ...
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Removing duplicate fields in ID3 tags

I have a couple of MP3s that have duplicate fields in their ID3 tags. Let me show you what I mean: This is causing problems with some media players. Is there a tool that can automatically fix these ...
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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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How to convert 3gp audio file to mp3?

I have a 3gp audio file recorded with my Android cellphone. I would like to convert it to mp3, preferably on Linux, but Windows also an option. Any recommendations?
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Open Source Windows Command Line ID3 / ID3v2 Tagger

Is there an open source, command line based app for Windows to tag MP3 files by manually passing the artist, album etc as arguments? The answers for Is there a Windows command-line tool to set ID3 ...
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Re-stream shoutcast stream

Basically I want to 'Re-stream' a shoutcast stream. MP3 stream that is. Tried searching around but couldn't find a way to do this. (It's an internet radio where only some of my friends get it ...
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ubuntu plays mp3 files in a 'funny' sound

I am running ubuntu 10.10. And I have installed gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3 gstreamer0.10-ffmpg gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly I can play mp3 files using rhythmbox. I can hear the singer sings in the mp3 ...
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Write Itunes metadata to mp3 files

I'd like to write all the metadata I have in Itunes to the mp3, including album art, lyrics, etc. Itunes does not do this, I tried with other programs and none of them could actually read the metadata ...
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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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Mass MP3 audio file editor

Running Windows 7 64bit, I have a ton of MP3 audio files I would like to crop the same amount of seconds from the beginning of the audio, is there a Free application that can accomplish this? If no ...
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Display song lyrics in iTunes (from ID3 tags)

I've added lyrics to all the songs in my music library. Now, I'm looking for a way to display those lyrics in iTunes, and falling pretty short. I've seen a few widgets, but they all seem to focus on ...
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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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How to check if a FLAC file was made from MP3? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Finding out if a FLAC or WAVPACK audio file is NOT originally encoded from a lossy source Sometimes I doubt that FLAC files are made from original music, because of ...
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Any good mp3 volume normalizer? [closed]

I tried to use MP3Gain to keep mp3 files with the same volume. The problem is: when I re synchronize all files into my IPod, some musics get too loud. So, it seems MP3Gain is not fixing volume at ...
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Audio file meta-data missing in explorer

I'm using Windows 7 (32bit) and currently found that all the meta-data in my audio-files shown missing in Explorer as well Windows Media Player, however, other players like Winamp, iTunes are ...
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Tag a lot of MP3s, but only the Genre

I have a relatively large music database that is absolutely perfectly organized -- except for the genres. I need a program that updates the tags for all those MP3s, but only the correct genre. Any ...
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How to remove metadata of mp3 file?

I used Mp3tag software to remove metadata of some mp3 files, and it appears to work fine in Windows Media Player: the name of the artist, song, cover, etc. But if I play the entire album, suddenly ...
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Convert wav file to mp3

I have a wave file with encoded using the following. (Taken from VLC Media information) Codec: PCM S16 LE (araw) Channels: Stereo Sample rate: 44100 Hz Bits per sample: 16 The file is 30 MB I want ...
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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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Converting hundreds of tapes to MP3

I know that devices exist which can convert cassette tapes into MP3s via USB. I have hundreds of tapes which I'd like to convert. Are there any devices which can do this in a batch style - i.e. put ...
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Unknown encoder 'libmp3lame' [duplicate]

I'm using ffmpeg to convert my files but when I tried to convert WAV -> MP3 I got this error. It's surprising for me cause I installed this one yesterday. What could happen?
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Automatic ID3 tag finder

Does one exist? I have about 500 songs with out ID3 tags and i'm not about to go through and edit 500 songs manually.
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Join multiple MP3 files (lossless)

How do you join multiple MP3 files into one? "cat" and "mp3wrap" are no good as they produce non standard MP3 files. I know I can use audacity, but when you have 1000's of MP3 files to join into ...
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Editing MP3 details in Windows 7

I've recently discovered an annoying problem with Windows 7: Windows Explorer and Windows Media Player cannot edit ID3 tags if the version used is 2.4 (and presumably above, and sometimes even v2.3 - ...
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Why won't iTunes import some VBR files?

I've got a few entire albums, and a few tracks from different albums, which iTunes for Windows has refused to import (since the latest major version upgrade, and also before). I have done the ...
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What exactly do MP3 repairing programs do?

There are various MP3 repairing software out there. What exactly do they do to repair MP3 files? What is the rationale behind the process?
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Tool to report what codecs were used for audio and video encoding for all files in a folder

Looking for a tool to report what codecs were used for audio and video encoding for all files in a folder. I use GSpot but it does it on a file per file basis. I want a tool to do it for all files in ...
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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 ...