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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
1answer
26 views

Can't add context menu item to mp3 files (through regedit)

Here's how I did it: I went to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp3, checked the value of (Default) which was dbpoweramp.mp3, then I created HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\dbpoweramp.mp3\Shell\foo\command and set its (Default) ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

windows 10 - Editing mp3 properties without external programs

I know for a fact that it's possible to edit mp3 properties without any external programs in windows, but for some reason I can't seem to do succeed changing properties on my mp3 files. What I've ...
16
votes
4answers
34k views

What is the quickest, easiest way to compress an MP3 file?

I would like to compress an MP3 file, and I see a lot of references when searching Google, but it seems like by now someone must have found something easy and that is guaranteed to work. Compressing ...
0
votes
0answers
42 views

How can I make a batch file play an MP3 file that starts minimized?

I've tried many things such as: set "track12.mp3" ( echo Set Sound = CreateObject("WMPlayer.OCX.7"^) echo Sound.URL = "%file%" echo Sound.Controls.play echo do while Sound.currentmedia.duration ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
14 views

Matching filenames of different types, mirroring file structure, batch renaming

Ok, I have been searching for a way to do this for sometime. Here we go: I'm a DJ - I use .MP3 for personal listening, .WAV for performances. I get a song in .mp3 format, clean the file name to "...
0
votes
2answers
19 views

Sort specific media folder with date modified

I have tons of mp3s in my default Audacity folder and would like to sort them by date modified without changing the folder to general and while keeping the music info coloumns. Thanks in advance.
1
vote
3answers
231 views

Most practical way to convert 20G of music in flac format to mp3 for itunes

from my old windows computer I have around 20G of music in flac format. Now, I got a mac and I would like to add this music to itunes, so I need to convert them to mp3 format. So, what is the best ...
13
votes
2answers
28k views

FFmpeg command to convert MP3 to AAC

I can issue this command: ffmpeg -i input.mp3 -acodec alac -ab 128k -ar 48000 -ac 2 -y output.m4a to create a m4a file. But when I issue this command ffmpeg -i input.mp3 -acodec alac -ab 128k -...
2
votes
2answers
37 views

How do I convert a S3M file to MP3?

I tried to use ffmpeg to convert this S3M file http://modarchive.org/index.php?request=view_player&query=34641 into MP3, but it plays incorrectly. It sounds like the music is coming from the ...
0
votes
1answer
414 views

How to create MP3 from WAV without silence at the start and end?

I´m creating MP3 files from WAV in FL Studio. But in created MP3 file is a very short silence (for example 0.02 sec) at the beginning and at the end of the file. In my program, I want to merge these ...
52
votes
3answers
5k views

Can I losslessly increase the volume of an MP3 file?

I want to increase the volume of some MP3 files that I have. Is there a way to do this in a lossless way (without re-compressing the MP3 file and hence decreasing its quality)?
0
votes
0answers
292 views

How to add album art (picture/jpeg) to MP3s with ID3 Mass Tagger?

I need to mass-tag MP3 files, so, I found this tool from this Super User question: ID3 mass tagger 0.78 I couldn't find how to add images (album art/cover) thought that CLI (command line interface) ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Can I restore an mp3 from a .dmp file? (made in task manager)

Using MP3 Skype Recorder (Free) to record a skype call. After the call, instead of telling me the recording was saved, nothing happened. The program froze. Opened Task Manager and created a dump file. ...
3
votes
3answers
3k views

Convert mp3 from mono to stereo using Lame

An application requires that the mp3 files it receives are encoded with 2 channels (stereo), but the original files have only 1 channel (mono). We use Lame for conversion, but i fail to make it clone ...
9
votes
6answers
3k views

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?
5
votes
6answers
30k views

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 - ...
0
votes
0answers
51 views

Save Webpage complete into a single file, including linked mp3 file

I want to Save a webpage, complete (including linked CSS, JavaScript, images etc, including a linked mp3 (or any other audio) file. Having only one single file of type "mhtml", which is a multipart ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Can't write ID3 tags in Windows 7

Most my MP3 files convert fine, however, I have some files that I converted from FLAC to MP3 that no longer allow me access to the ID3 Tags. Not in Windows/Properties/Details or SeratoDJ software, can'...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

ffmpeg mp3 to mp4 with image compatible with iphone

I need to convert an mp3 to mp4 with image (1080x720) using ffmpeg from my OSX command line. I already installed last version of ffmpeg (3.0.2), and tried the following command as described here ./...
16
votes
4answers
16k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

how to merge 1 mp4 video with a looping mp3 audio?

I have a .mp4 mpeg-4 video which has no audio track and is about 11 minutes long and a mp3 file which is about 30 seconds long. I would like to combine the two, with the audio looping. Also I would ...
0
votes
1answer
360 views

ffmpeg cutting off most audio when adding metadata tags

I'm trying to add metadata id3v2.3 tags to some files I converted to mp3 using VLC media player. Here's the command I'm using: ffmpeg -i "100000A9.mp3" -id3v2_version 3 -write_id3v1 1 -metadata ...
9
votes
5answers
9k views

Repair encoding of ID3 tags

I have inherited about 2000 MP3 files. For the majority of them, their ID3 tags display garbled in Amarok. I need a software that upgrades the ID3 tags to v2.4 type $03 (i.e. UTF-8 encoding), removes ...
5
votes
7answers
4k views

How can I normalize the sound levels in several different audio/MP3 files?

I have a given set of MP3 audio files of varying audio levels. I would like to know how I can automatically normalize all of these files, so the volume is amplified/raised on the quieter files, and ...
20
votes
4answers
9k views

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. ...
6
votes
2answers
17k views

Convert mp3 to wav using FFmpeg for VBR

What command should I use to convert a mp3 file to wav whose bitrate is variable. Or better how would I know whether that source audio is fixed bitrate or variable?
0
votes
0answers
33 views

How to embed/merge a cue file and an audio file(preferably MP3)?

I recently downloaded a song mix (approx. 2 hrs) from youtube which is in MP3 format. Now, this mix contains various songs (approx 40) from different artists. In video files you are able to see which ...
3
votes
0answers
105 views

Youtube-DL: How to strip video information/description when converting audiofile to MP3?

This might be picky, but when I use Youtube-DL to convert audio from a video to MP3, I let it also tag the title and embed the thumbnail from the video. Somehow it adds the video description and some ...
4
votes
1answer
15k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

Some tracks from my MP3 CD won't play in my car…?

I have fabric player radio.. from the car itself , so it's supporting MP3, but sometimes , not sometimes almost always when i record a mp3 CD for my car, some tracks are not playable.. they skip to ...
1
vote
3answers
19k views

If I format a CD like a USB, can I still reformat it to burn it as an mp3 CD?

I formatted a CD like a USB through Windows 7 auto play and filled it up with .mp3 files. Unfortunately the CD didn't play in my van. Is it possible to reformat the disc and burn it as an mp3 CD ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

MPC broke my Windows 10 audio

I've been a happy user of Windows 10 for some 6 days. Recently I've discovered that my fav media player VLC has much worse audio quality than any built-in Windows tool, e.g. Groove I've decided to ...
1
vote
3answers
7k views

Automatic ID3 tag finder [closed]

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.
0
votes
1answer
25 views

How to convert Hebrew ID3/metadata tags from CP1255 to UTF-8?

I have numerous MP3 (and perhaps files in other audio formats) whose meta-data tags (ID3v1 and/or ID3v2 for the case of MP3) include Hebrew characters in CP1255 charset (or ISO-8859-8i, essentially ...
2
votes
3answers
4k views

Playing a PCM file on a UNIX system

I'm trying to figure out how to use libmad with C. The trouble is, libmad converts audio files to .pcm files and I'm unable to find a way to play these files. There is no straightforward .pcm player, ...
3
votes
3answers
8k views

What format to use when recording music to a CD?

I have a bunch of mp3 files I'd like to record to a CD. However, I'm not sure if the CD player can read MP3. What format should the music be in to ensure that it will be read correctly? And does it ...
0
votes
0answers
247 views

QuickTime Player sounds much better than iTunes

I am playing a 320 kpbs encoded music MP3 in iTunes and the sound is substantially worse than the exact same file played back in QuickTime Player (Max OS X 10.8.5). I have maxed out system volume and ...
4
votes
5answers
5k views

How to join MP3 files? [duplicate]

Motivation I'm looking for a program that allows me to join a lot of mp3 files (an audio book) to a single large mp3 file. My mp3 player is able to remember the position inside a track, but it takes ...
-3
votes
1answer
30 views

How to remove Soundcloud numbers from MP3 files?

I used jDownloader to download a bunch of songs from Soundcloud but each MP3 has a underscore followed by a unique set of numbers. Song1_92839839.mp3 _92839339 Song2.mp3 Song _92835559 ...
10
votes
4answers
53k views

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.
0
votes
3answers
506 views

Is it possible to get the download file name of an mp3 from server using bash?

I am trying to get the final download file name of an mp3 from a server, specifically audiotool.com e.g. http://api.audiotool.com/track/haunt_opaque/mixdown.mp3 When you navigate to this url in a ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

Merging MP3 meta-tag info from multiple copies of the same song

diiI'm consolidating libraries of MP3 music. The same song (identical bit rate, encoding frequency) is in different libraries differing only in the meta-tag data. The duplicates songs all copies of ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

How to play a soundless video and add a audio file at the same time?

I have a folder with a MP3 audio file and an video file. Both named the same. Example.mp3 Example.mp4 I want to play the video and add the sound. Both files should stay the same and I do not want ...
5
votes
2answers
356 views

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?
0
votes
2answers
87 views

Windows: ffmpeg drawtext with mp3 metadata

Trying to make ffmpeg create image/video with data from mp3/id3 (pref. id3v2) tags, for ex: ffmpeg -f lavfi -i "color=c=white:s=720x480" -i "01 - Steel Guitar Rag.mp3" -shortest -filter_complex "...
16
votes
8answers
32k views

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?
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Trimming Silence from the Beginning and End of an Audio Track in Linux

I've seen recommendations for Windows software, but nothing for the Linux command line that can trim specifically the start and end silence from audio tracks (NOT any silence in-between). MP3Splt ...
0
votes
1answer
79 views

Audio MD5 Checksum with ffmpeg

I'm getting these results under Windows (ffmpeg version N-78636-g45d3af9) ffmpeg.exe -i TEST.mp3 -c:a copy -f md5 - MD5=cb017003b355c2b39d71e8020bd76f5b ffmpeg.exe -i TEST.mp3 -f md5 - MD5=...