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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Remove duplicate files with advanced name search

Let me tell you. I've downloaded some mp3 files (many actually) and I wanna know how can I get rid of duplicates. The duplicates neither have exactly the same name nor the same size/contents. The ...
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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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Why Is Conversion From An MP3 To WAV (PCM) Lossless?

I understand that when converting between audio formats where no stream encoding is involved like when converting between WAV (PCM), AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, WMA Lossless, and etc, the process is usually ...
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Converting a large MP3 to video

I have 6 MP3 files that are between 1.2GB and 2.8GB in length. I also have 6 image files. I want to make 6 videos using those 6 MP3s and images. I have tried using uMusic to merge these and while ...
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Tagging - copying name files to tags [closed]

I have started digitizing my vinyl collection to MP3 and have to type in the name of each track. Is it at all possible to automatically copy the name of the file to the "TITLE" section of the tag ...
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Find if a short MP3 exists in a longer MP3

I have 2200 MP3s are were cut from longer MP3s in Audacity and export at 128 kb/s. Unfortunately, I would like to have these re-cut at 320 kb/s (the same as the source MP3s). Is there a tool that can ...
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One VLC instance for different file types

Is it possible to have two instances of VLC Media Player, one that plays WAV files exclusively and the other that plays MP3 files exclusively? I have to often listen to some WAV sound effects files to ...
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ffmpeg merging mp3, mp4, no sound with copy codec

I am using ffmpeg to create a video. The source is a set of png images (one per frame) and an mp3 file. I want to create an mp4 with sound. I am doing it in two stages for now. Step one converts the ...
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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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lameAMC wont install (for dxtory) [solved]

when i do exactly as the instructions do it opens a 'copy error' window saying Setup cannot copy the file LameACM.acm Ensure that the location specified below is correct, or change it and insert ...
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Converting .wav (CCITT A-Law format) to .mp3 using LAME

I would like to convert wav files to mp3 using the lame encoder (lame.exe). The wav files are recorded along the following specifications: Bit Rate: 64kbps Audio sample size: 8 bit Channels: 1 (mono) ...
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Problems copying some but not all mp3 files from external drive

When moving from my old Vista pc to my new Win 8.1 PC. I am facing problems copying data. I have moved all my audio books to an NTFS formatted external usb drive and the problem is that when copying ...
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FFmpeg build configuration for just AAC, MP3, WAV

I need to use ffmpeg for just converting audio files between AAC, MP3, WAV only. So I want to compile ffmpeg for my requirement. But I don't know best ./configure bla bla bla... commandline for my ...
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Comments in mp3 files are seen on Mac OS but not on Windows

I have a .mp3 file with some metadata, among which a comment field with a value. What's strange is that the comment can be seen on Mac OS X (both in iTunes and in the Finder), but on Windows the field ...
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Want to STOP Windows 7 from changing song names in my music folders

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium. I have several subfolders in MY MUSIC. I want to be able to name the songs in any of those folders whatever I want and not have the names I changed them to changed ...
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How to strip metadata from MP3 files?

I want to strip metadata from MP3 files. In a brief: How to simply get a stream of pure MP3 frames out of a MP3 file – by means of command line tools? Preferable using tools out of the box of a linux ...
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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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(Lossless) conversion of stereo mp3 with one silent channel to mono

I have a couple of mp3s that are stereo but one of the channels is silent, quite annoying to listen to, especially in earphones. I can't get new recordings (the tracks are bootlegs with unknown ...
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panasonic sd-audio format, does it exist?

I was wondering if anyone knows about sd-audio. I've a panasonic strada car audio head (from japan, in japanese, so I cannot understand much). It has sd card plugin, and menu item called sd-audio. ...
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Keep album art with ffmpeg while cutting a mp3 file

i try to cut a mp3 file but also keep its album art with ffmpeg. I found out that if the cut begins from 00:00:00 it does keep the album art, if not it does not keep it. I get an error message : ...
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Can't edit song details in MP3 files in Windows 7

I want to change the song details of some mp3 files. I can right click on the song, and edit the artist name, album title, etc., but after I apply the changes and click OK, the changes are not saved. ...
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Why is a FLAC encoded from a decoded MP3 bigger than the MP3?

To be more precise than in the title, suppose I have a MP3 file that is 320 kbps. If I decompress it, then logically, all the data except for roughly 320 kilobits out of each second of audio should be ...
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Adding more than one image as album art to mp3 via command line

I want to add two images (front and back cover) to my converted mp3s. At this time I convert all my WAVs with lame, then I convert the ID3 tag version from 2.3 to 2.4 via eyeD3 and then I will add two ...
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How can I convert FLAC to other formats in OS X?

I have a few FLAC files that I'd like to play with iTunes. I would like to retain the metadata if possible. How can I convert the files to a format supported by iTunes?
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Is there a Windows app that convert iTunes AAC files to MP3 CDs?

I'd like to be able to do the following: Make a playlist in iTunes Have said playlist be burned as an MP3 CD regardless of the source files being MP3 or AAC to begin with. I tunes makes this ...
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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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On Linux or Windows, how do I find the path for all mp3s that are the only mp3 in that directory?

I have a Music folder and the contents look like this: Music     -ArtistA ...
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Free MP3 divide (cut) software for Mac? [closed]

I use Mac OS X 10.5. I'd like to divide some bigger mp3 files into several smaller ones. (e.g. divide one track that is 9:29 min long into 13 tracks that are all about 30 sec - 1:10 sec long). ...
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Creating video with audio and still image for YouTube

I'm running the following command: ffmpeg -i audio.mp3 -ar 44100 -f image2 -i logo.jpg -r 15 -b 1800 -s 640x480 foo.mov Which successfully outputs a video with my recorded audio and an image on it. ...
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Non-destructive audio normalization with mp3gain

I tried mp3gain but it do alters mp3 frames (adding an undo tag also) - I decoded the gained mp3 into wav with lame and I got it different. The same time foobar2000 just introduces a tag and nothing ...
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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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Automatic adaptive gain normalization

How may I normalize a (voice) audio mp3 or aac file with no loss, having the gain rised as much as possible (mitigating distortion using a compressor), so in a long conversation people that speak ...
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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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Unknown encoder 'libmp3lame' in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. The question looks like this Unknown encoder 'libmp3lame', but I followed everything there and installed every package they mentioned but still I am getting the error. ...
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Automatically sort music files into folders by album/artist names

I have a large collection of music files (let's say MP3), with metadata (ID3 tags), but all are located in the same folder. I wish to automatically organize all of them according to this metadata.
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Smartphone audio streaming - mp3 to stereo

There is a feature in modern smartphones where you can have a mp3 file in your phone and stream it to a bluetooth device for playback. My question is, how does this work? Since it is mp3, there is ...
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How to force Firefox to download mp3 file?

Somehow my Firefox reverted to old behaviour, and now it plays all mp3 files from URL in my browser. I want it to ask for download location. I have tried several things such as: Firefox settings -> ...
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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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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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Download MP3 from URL on Mac OS X

Ok, so i have a URL of an MP3. What are my options for downloading it. In or out of a browser, doesn't really matter. Short of creating a HTML document with a href that i "Save Target" on, can I do ...
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Extracting audio from MP4 video into MP3

I downloaded a few MP4-encoded videos from which I'd like to extract the audio stream into MP3 files for easy listening on my digital player. Most likely, VLC can do this, but the instructions ...
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FFmpeg mp3 file header restore

I got mp3 files without headers, ffmpeg -i shows: . . . [mp3 @ 003e9700] Header missing . . . They sound well, but not in all players. So how can I restore header info or re-pack file without ...
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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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Mixing two sounds in ffmpeg going wrong

I've come across a certain problem and couldn't find a solution anywhere, so: I have two files, f1.mp3 which is a common mp3 file, some sounds that's all, and f2.mp3 which is mostly silence but has ...
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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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Are original (album art) filenames encoded within an MP3 file?

I would like to ask if embedded album art inside .mp3 or .flac files has a filename. For example if the image was art.jpg will it have the same name inside the song?
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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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Can FFMPEG convert mp3 files into m4a in full, i.e. with both audio and video streams (jpeg cover) copied?

I use Zeranoe build of ffmpeg. It converts mp3 files into m4a files just fine, as far as the audio stream is concerned, but I can't figure out a way to keep the songs album cover jpeg, which ffmpeg ...
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Copy specific files from multiple folders to another another destination

I am trying to re-copy about 1,500 MP3 files from their source in multiple folders in my music library to a jump drive organized in folders named by artist. Here's an example from the jump drive: ...
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How to backup a mixed-mode CD with MP3 for the Audio Tracks?

I'm currently in the process a tidying up my CDs, among which there are some PC games with mixed-mode CDs, i.e. they have a data track plus some audio tracks (usually the game's music). In order to ...