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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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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Convert mp3 to flv

I want to convert mp3 files to flv Why it doesn't work? $ ffmpeg -y -i 1.mp3 -f flv -acodec libmp3 -ab 64 -ac 1 myfile.flv ffmpeg version 0.7-rc1, Copyright (c) 2000-2011 the FFmpeg developers ...
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Why do most of my MP3s show up as “unknown artist/album” in the Zune Software?

Just got myself a Windows Phone 7 (WP7) and am trying to sync my MP3s from my computer to my WP7 (via the Zune) feature. So I downloaded the Zune software and pointed it to my MP3 folder and it found ...
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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 mass convert from WMA to MP3? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any good wma to mp3 converters? How can I mass convert audio files from WMA to MP3?
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I need a program that can auto-tag my MP3s and sort them into folders

I'm looking for a program that can go through the 5GB of MP3s in my Unsorted folder, automatically fill in ID3 tags and album art, rename the files and sort them into new folders like so: ...
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Why can't we play a .MP3 file downloaded from Amazon?

My daughter downloaded a .MP3 file from Amazon a few weeks ago. Now, for some reason, she can't play it in any media player we've got. I've even tried VLC, and it stops cold. Why?
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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 to combine 100+ MP3's in to one concatenated MP3? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to join MP3 files? I have over 100 MP3's in a folder that I am viewing in Windows Explorer and they are all sorted. However, to manually combine them in source forge ...
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Backing up mp3 tags

I have an extensive music collection and want to back up only tags from it (so later, if I lose it, I can find it again). It consists of .m4a and .mp3 files. How can I do this?
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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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Universal sound format

I have the following devices: Ubuntu machines PSP iPod with Rockbox installed XBox 360 My music collection is mainly encoded in OGG apart from a few bought albums in MP3. What is the most ...
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Convert mp3 to ogg vorbis

Is there a command-line utility to convert mp3s to ogg vorbis that I can install with apt-get? Alternatively, is there an extension for nginx so I can point it to a directory with mp3 files and have ...
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Is there a command line MP3 player for Windows?

Is there a command line MP3 player for Windows? It needs to support CJK filenames. I have tried the following so far: mpg123: doesn't have the ability to pause/fast forward/backward. MpxPlayer: ...
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how to get audio file from a WMV video?

I have a WMV file. I want a WAV or MP3 of its audio. Is this possible without some dubious shareware?
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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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CD to MP3 converter with full control over filenames and folders [closed]

I'm looking for a good CD to MP3 converter (doesn't have to be free) that gives full control over the names of the mp3s in terms of any combination of - artist, track number, track name, album name - ...
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Is there any free tools that allow my non unicode chinese to unicode chinese?

I have a bunch of chinese songs and the meta tags are written in like non-unicode chinese. It displays on my computer but only if I set the non-unicode locale to chinese. Is there a free program ...
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Programs to automatically download album covers and insert them in to ID3 tags? [closed]

Let us assume that I have a perfectly tagged MP3 collection - at the very least Artist and Album Name are all intact. The only lacking thing is the album covers. What tool should I use? I note there ...
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Program / Script / Method to rename EAC-ripped album of MP3s using Masks

tl;dr: skip to last paragraph I’ve recently changed the filename format that I use in Exact Audio Copy when ripping CDs. I have changed it so that for various-artist CDs, the track number then CD ...
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Software to play MP3s slowed down with pitch correction

I'm looking for software that will help me transcribe music from MP3 files. I'd like to be able to select a portion of the song, and then have the software play it back to me at a selectable slower ...
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Convert movie audio from ac3 to mp3 ? (no video conv.) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Convert mp4 to mp3 Hello everybody, Could you please suggest me a quick way to convert just the audio of movies from AC3 to MP3 ? I would like to get a new Avi with the ...
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Extract music files from a Audio CD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What good, free audio CD ripping/extraction tools exist for Windows, and supporting multiple formats? I have an audio cd, which has audio files with the file format as ...
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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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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 ...