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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Is there an easy way to split mp3 files?

I recently learned a neat trick. To join mp3 files together, you simply use the command (in Windows) copy /b *.mp3 joined.mp3 and voila, you have one large mp3 file. My question: is there a method ...
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Auto-organise media folder structure using unusual metadata such as “Publisher” or “Copyright” ID tags?

Is there a way to auto-organise my media folder using unusual metadata such as "Publisher" or "Copyright" ID tags? I've been searching high and low, using many apps including MediaMonkey and can only ...
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Add background music at specific time period in mp3 files using ffmpeg

I want to add background music after every 5 seconds in .mp3 file using ffmpeg. I have 2 audio files : input1.mp3 of 5 seconds and input2.mp3 of 4 minutes 04 seconds. I want to add input1.mp3 after ...
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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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How to get WMP12 and WMC to acknowledge multiple artists of single mp3 files?

When I play mp3 files using WMP12 only the first artist from the contributing artists field of the mp3 file is displayed. Also, when I search for songs by artist using Windows Media Center only the ...
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Changing Album Art [closed]

When I change the album art for a song on my computer using Windows Media Player, Only one song in the folder is changed, I mean if I change a lot of songs to different images in one folder, I find ...
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Can't edit MP3 tags like artist or title

I try to edit the tags of MP3 files and I found that some of the file cannot be edited. Here's the procedure when I edit the information of the MP3 file: Right click the MP3 file in Windows ...
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avconv: Assertion mpah.frame_size >= (32 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 100) failed

I'm trying to concatenate 2 or more mp3 files using the avconv, but I get the followiong error: Assertion mpah.frame_size >= (32 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 100) failed at ...
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How to remove embedded album covers from mp3 files via commandline

I want to remove the embedded album cover from mp3 files using only Windows command line. What I've tried Tried ExifTool: Unfortunately the tool can only read (not write) mp3 tags as the author ...
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Windows Media Player 12 Library import keeps dying

I cannot get WMP 12 to import my library. I have searched around various forums and tried all the common solutions like disabling Media Sharing, deleted my %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Media Player ...
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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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How to Play mp3 files on USB at different times of the day [closed]

I have multiple mp3 files saved in a 4GB USB. These mp3 files are a mixture of songs, announcements, and greetings. The USB is plugged into an amplifier. However, the amplifier is turned on at ...
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How to convert MP3 to Youtube-allowed video format?

I have many MP3 files on my website and I have decided to upload them to Youtube, but unfortunately for me, Youtube does not allow me to do that. It requires video format only. How can I convert ...
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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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File's permissions change when moved to Music Library - Windows 7

I've had a problem with my system that I discovered after I tried to add some songs to my music collection. I keep all my music files in the default Music folder. All of these files come from another ...
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How to test thousands of MP3 files whether they're playable?

I just managed to recover lots of mp3 from a bad HDD. Is there a way to test all these files if they are playable? I don't want to hit next a few thousand times.
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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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Create small music videos from a collection of images and audio tracks (one each)

I have a collection of 300 still images (all JPGs) and 300 MP3 audio tracks. I would like to create a music video with only one image and one audio track. Any order of images with the MP3s will do. ...
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Bash: move all files in all recursive folders to the root of the volume?

I have a disk with files and folders, a few levels deep. Eventually, there are mp3 files. What I would like to do is move *.mp3 from every level to the root of the disk, and then delete all the ...
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How to count files of a certain type in a folder on Windows 8.1?

I'm in the process of backing up some of my data. After (presumably) updating my back up music folder on my external hard drive, I check the size of both my back up music folder and my standard music ...
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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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Convert all music files in a folder to a specific format, preserving folder hierarchy, in OS X?

I have a music collection that is slightly too big for my car stereo to handle. However it is also mostly 256 kbit/s MP3. My plan now is to convert all tracks to 192 kbit/s MP3. Then they will all ...
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Rename new files using old ones

I have a large music collection, and a good number of playlists that I have formed over the years. All the music is neatly organised in a folder hierarchy. I have managed to get my hands on higher ...
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Opening/reading a ULW audio file?

Is it possible to open/read a uLaw audio file (extension .ulw) on a Mac? I did a quick google search and found nothing - the application Notch claims to support it but it didn't convert it in my case. ...
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how to fix: windows explorer shows length and bitrate on only SOME mp3 files

I noticed a new thing my windows 7 is doing to windows explorer. Most of my mp3 files show length and bitrate (when I've set up those columns of course), but a sizeable fraction of them will not ...
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Program to convert flac to mp3? [closed]

I'm looking for a program to convert flac files to mp3, while preserving the embedded metadata (including album art). I'm pretty sure this is possible with ffmpeg, but I don't know the command . . . ...
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Any beat detection software for Linux?

Amarok 2 can search through music collection using ID3v2 tag's 'bpm' field. That would be very nice to retag the entire music collection so I can find the 'mood' of the track I like. However I've not ...
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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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How to monitor what triggers randomly starting program?

BACKGROUND INFO Hi, so the following has happened to me: Suddenly I realize that the program on Windows 8.1 that was associated with .mp3 files randomly starts, sometimes multiple times per minute. ...
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How can I download a whole playlist from YouTube to MP3? [closed]

I would be happy if I had a cross-platform (Linux and Windows) tool for automatically downloading and converting a whole playlist from YouTube to MP3. An add-on for Firefox would be very desirable, ...
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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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Inverting Music Folder Sorting

Due to various circumstances I have a large collection of .MP3 files in folders by artist, then album. This of course leads to issues with albums with more than one artist on them which end up spread ...
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How do I extract (rip) tracks from an audio CD using cdrfte?

On its SourceForge page, it says that cdrfte (short for cdrtools front end) can extract files from CD in mp3 format. However, I can't find anything on its support wiki or anywhere else about how this ...
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Get MP3 Length in Linux / FreeBSD

I have a bunch of mp3 files with various length. I want to cut it down to 50%-60% length. Says, from 1 minute down to 30 seconds. It should be trivial using ffmpeg. But, I don't know how to determine ...
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How to convert several files of one type (e.g. wav to mp3) using VLC or Audacity at a single blow?

I have 10 wav-Files. I want to convert all of them into mp3-Files. I managed to to this for one single file (as described in How to convert media using VLC?), but I don't want to do this for every ...
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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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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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In what format is Audacity processing compressed audio files?

What is Audacity doing with a compressed format when importing an mp3 or flac into it? It looks like it is extracting it When I open a wav file, it looks different - it just processes for a ...
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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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Needing advanced ID3 tag handling for specific situation

My situation is probably quite rare and complex, so I'll explain it in detail. Many years ago, I put together a hand-selected collection of MP3s, which ended up taking a month or so and is now at ...
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How to lock/protect tags of mp3 files from being edited?

Is there a way to lock/protect the mp3 tags from being edited again after me? I know that the "read-only" feature in the windows properties can do it. but anyone can right click and unchecked it so I ...
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ffmpeg - convert audio (.au) to mp3

i'm using ffmpeg (on Ubuntu) to convert a .au file to .mp3. File mp3 is created but have 0 byte. That's my output: $ ffmpeg -i 12345678.au output.mp3 ffmpeg version 2.1.4 Copyright (c) 2000-2014 ...
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ffmpeg: how to set “joint-stereo” mode in mp3?

How to set joint-stereo mode in ffmpeg when converting from flac to mp3 format? Normally I use this command, but it produces "stereo" mode. I need "joint-stereo". ffmpeg -i input.flac -vn -ac 2 -ar ...
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Ripping an audio CD via command line (whole CD as a single file) [duplicate]

I have a few audiobooks that can be 15+ CDs long that I want to convert to MP3 so I don't have to keep switching CDs. I've found an used various GUI programs out there that work, but require a bit of ...
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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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Detect truncated mp3 or ogg files

I recently had a hard disk failure and could not rescue all my music files. Since I didn't have enough storage available to do a full backup of the disk, I tried to cp as many tracks as possible, but ...
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Program to dump ID3 tag structure

Is there a program that would dump the complete structure of ID3v2 tags? Not just the frame names and values, but full information such as frame order, text encoding, description encoding (for TXXX ...
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Remove all album art images in multiple mp3 from multiple directories in single process

How to remove all album art images in multiple mp3 from multiple directories in single process? Is there any web-utility /software that I can use ? I don't want to edit single mp3 album art and save ...
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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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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 ...