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 to embed (not insert) MP3 in OpenOffice Impress

My question is similar to this, Photos and Animated .gif disappear in Open Office Impress But unfortunately when I go to Edit, the Links option is greyed out. Is there another way to embed mp3 ...
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Playing mp3 or ape on quodlibet on fedora throws “No gstreamer element found…” error

I installed quodlibet v3.4.1 via yum on an updated fc21 x86_64 running alsa. However, I get Playback Error No GStreamer element found to handle media format. Media format: APE tag demuxer. ...
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FFMPEG: Convert m4a files to mp3 without significant loss of information / quality. Automated bitrate

I have a load of audio files (about 1000) which I want to convert from m4a to mp3 so I can use play them on a CD player which has a USB port. I tried doing something simple like: ffmpeg -i FILE.m4a ...
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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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LAME doesn't compress MP3 anymore

(I'm running Ubuntu 14.04) Until a while ago the following command used to work fine for compressing MP3 files: find . -iname '*.mp3' -exec sh -c 'lame -b 160 "$0" "$0"-160 && mv "$0"-160 ...
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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 install libmp3lame for ffmpeg

I already have ffMpeg running on my test server. I would want to convert all possible audio files to mp3. I get the error 'codec not found'. here's what i typed: /var/www/i/uploads$ sudo ...
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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 file seek is bugged

I face an issue with certain MP3 files downloaded from YouTube, which get somehow corrupted. When I try to seek using the seekbar of a Media Player before 30 seconds it just restarts the MP3, while ...
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How can I batch convert FLAC to MP3 while retaining the directories, within a different directory?

I have my music organized as Music\Lossless\Artist\Album and Music\Lossy\Artist\Album. I want to convert everything in the lossless folder to MP3 or AAC, have them retain their Artist\Album ...
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Move MP3s from Ubuntu to iPhone's iTunes

I've installed Ubuntu on someone's laptop who is a heavy itunes user (having itunes on a bunch of different Apple devices). She has a large music collection in the form of folders that contain mp3 ...
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Removing files with same name and different extension

I have a large music collection. It is organized in the following structure: artist / album / trackTitle. Over the course of time, in some directories, I have duplicate-ish files; most of my files ...
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Audio player corrupts USB stick: workaround?

Consumer radios, CD players, and car stereos often have a USB port, to play mp3's from a FAT32-formatted USB stick. However, some models don't just read files, they also corrupt files. How can such ...
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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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Downloading a large number of files from online directory

I want to download 100+ audio files from a website. The link to the files is of the form www.foo.com/bar/XXX.mp3 where XXX varies as 001, 002, and so on. www.foo.com/bar is accessible and has links to ...
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Create a M3U Playlist With MP3 Music Files

I would like to create an m3u playlist for my website which will be at domain/music/Playlist.m3u (example). I need to put the mp3 files in the directory domain/music/ in the playlist so that it will ...
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Audacity adds a gap when exporting mp3

I created a loop Audacity which was 10.549s long, I exported it to mp3, now when I open the exported file via Audacity it now has a gap at the beginning making it 10.58s long. The loop I made that ...
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How to convert multiple mp3 files to mp4 with ffmpeg?

The following command takes the mp3, attaches an image to it, and converts it to an mp4: ffmpeg -i input.mp3 -loop 1 -i image.png -c:a copy -c:v libx264 -shortest output.mp4 I'm trying to apply the ...
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Speech recognition - MP3 to text software

I'm looking for a speaker independent program (commercial or free) that would enable me to transcribe MP3 files containing speech recordings (especially podcasts) to text. I wanted to try Dragon ...
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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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How do you mark MP3 files so that Windows Phone (Zune software) treats them as Podcasts?

Exactly what it says in the title. I ripped my Pimsleur Quick and Simple Spanish CDs to Zune so I could play them on my Windows Phone (had to edit their characteristics to get them all in the same ...
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How do I convert multiple mp3 files to mp4 with ffmpeg?

The following command takes the mp3, attaches an image to it, and converts it to an mp4: ffmpeg -i input.mp3 -loop 1 -i image.png -c:a copy -c:v libx264 -shortest output.mp4 I need to do this for ...
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How can I add a tracklist to a .mp3 file

Recently I downloaded some music mixes from youtube to listen when I'm offline but often I want to know the music name and I can't put all of them on the file name. But recently when I was playing the ...
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MP3 vs M4A (AAC): what is the audio codec for portable devices which gives maximum independence?

A couple of years back MP3 was the most supported format for portable devices. Then Apple came along and wiped the floor of all the portable devices with the iPod as well as the iPhone. They clearly ...
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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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Which Windows mp3 player software can be installed without administrator rights? [closed]

On my company computer running Windows 7, I don't have administrator rights, so both iTunes and Winamp refuse to install. Is there any decent mp3 player software I can install anyway? Bonus points for ...
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How to keep album art same in Windows Media Player

I have a few albums that I made myself, (because I downloaded songs from the internet and they're not from albums and I hate the unknown album thing so i make my own) and I try to add album art. (by ...
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Musicbrainz Picard - how to manually set a cover

Is it possible to manually set a cover for a given mp3 file instead of letting the program automatically fetching it from the Web? I have noticed that I can alter every other field to my liking ...
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How to extract MP3 from a PDF file?

I Have a PDF file that has a lot of MP3 attached to it. How should I extract them?
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Batch convert .wav to mp3 and ogg?

I have a few hundred .wav files that I need to convert to both ogg and mp3 format. Is there a way that I can do this in batch either from Audacity or from some other command line tool?
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Cannot seek ahead in songs started by Windows Media Player, but can when played by WMP?

If I am in Library > Music in Windows Media Player and I double-click a song or album, it starts playing, but I cannot skip ahead in the song. Clicking the seek bar restarts the song. However, when ...
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Remove extra period in multiple file names

So I was looking into ways to do this like this post How do I remove the same part of a file name for many files in Windows 7? Because I wanted to change all the song files on my phone into mp3s. I ...
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Mac- or Unix-compatible utility to compute and compare LAME MusicCRC in MP3s?

The LAME encoder stores a CRC16 checksum of the audio stream in the header of every MP3 it encodes. The 'actual' audio checksum can then be computed and compared to the original value at a later date ...
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Is it possible to check an MP3 for data corruption?

I was listening to some older mp3s today and I released that some of my songs have pops and cracks in them. I assume this means that the file has some bad blocks. Is there software/script/etc that I ...
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I need a program that can auto-tag my MP3s and sort them into folders [closed]

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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Set a Thumbnail to a mp3 file

Is there a way to manually set/change the Thumbnail of an .mp3 file? Is there any section in the mp3 file where the tags and the thumbnail are stored, or maybe some freeware wich allows me to do so? ...
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Is WAV (PCM) format bit rate is really CBR?

You know, all modern audio codecs bit rate modes are VBR, even if you restrict the settings to for example: MP3 128 CBR, the encoded result is between 120 to 135 ( a bit different with different ...
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Disable gapless playback of mp3 audiobooks on iPod Shuffle

I have an iPod Shuffle that I use exclusively for audiobooks. I am trying to import several CDs worth of MP3 audiobook chapters. Using iTunes 12.1 for Windows, I copy the MP3s to the iPod. It decides ...
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Converting CDA to MP3 files on the Mac

How do I covert CDA audio files to MP3 format on the Mac? The CDA files have already been ripped and are sitting on my computer. Could I just change the filename extension from .cda to .mp3?
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How to Remove vocals from songs?

I need to remove the vocals from mp3 music file and want to keep the other instrumental sound. I have tried to do with YoGen Vocal Remover 3.3.9, but it does not remove voice completely. Is it ...
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How do I use command line to make an mp3 file an Mp4 file with visualisations? Is it possible to batch convert a folder with MP3's into videos?

I have a folder filled with mp3 files. I would like to render them as mp4 video files with music visualisations - is there a way to do this though command line?
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ID3 tagging of remotely stored files

Is it possible to change ID3 tags of files that are stored in the cloud (Google Drive, One Drive, Drop Box, etc)? Ideally, I want to use a Windows MP3 tagging program (like MP3Tag, or similar) to edit ...
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Insert sound into an mp3 track

I'm looking for a way to insert a custom sound at a given second into an MP3 track. I'd like to be able to do this without GUI tools so I can invoke it from a bash script, and I'd like this sound to ...
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Show ID3 tag encoding format

I want to see in which format the tags of my .mp3 files are encoded. For example: UTF-8 or Cp866 (Russia)?
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Podcast software with Cue Sheet support

I am looking for an all-in-one solution which can do at least the first 2, preferably all 3 of the following steps from my current manual process: Podcast download (currently using iTunes) Search ...
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Double album shows as one album with tracks in wrong order

I bought a digital album from Amazon which was originally a CD double album with bonus disc. When I downloaded it, WMP displays it as a single album with two #1 tracks, two #2 tracks - the play order ...
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Why does MTP work on one machine, but not another?

I have two Dell computers, a laptop and a desktop. I reinstalled Windows XP home on both, from the same CD. Then I installed Service pack 3 and ran windows update. When I connect my Creative Zen media ...
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How to record a mp3/m3u stream using VLC?

How do I capture/record directly from a MP3/M3U stream of a radio station, using VLC player, setting up VLC via its graphical user interface (GUI)? I prefer the Windows version of VLC but ...
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Command line tool to identify audio file specs

I'm looking for an audio file equivalent to ImageMagick's identify command. For example, with identify, I can get brief information about a bunch of images: % identify b* banner1.jpg JPEG 134x614 ...
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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 - ...