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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Default audio device gives an error on Windows 7 (x64) when trying to run VLC from CMD (VideoLAN, VLC)

I use Windows 7 (x64) (Russian). I want to stream live audio from my default audio capture device (microphone). When I set up VLM settings using visual enviroment instruments -> VLM settings it all ...
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how to remove mp3 Subtitles

How to remove embedded subtitles from a MP3 file in Linux? I have a mp3 file with subtitles in it (it is sound of a movie in another language , so you don't have to download the movie again just ...
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Add silence to the end of an MP3

Do any of you know of a way of adding silence of a fixed duration to the end of an MP3, in Linux? For example using MEncoder, FFmpeg, etc? It needs to be command line as it will be scripted and ...
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Batch remove track number from music files at a time

I have around 600 mp3 song files in a folder. All the tracks have a number before their names. I want to remove the track-number from all the files. Ya I know I can rename those files and delete the ...
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Rip concert DVD to MP3

If I have a concert DVD—that I own legitimately—is there any way to rip the tracks to MP3? The end goal is to get the music onto my iPod and or iPhone, and so if there are any workarounds—short of ...
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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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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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When converting MP3 file to Audio, what is added on ıt and it becomes 700mb?

Bearing in mind the fact that when converting Audio file to Mp3 file a quite amaount of loss takes place then after converting Mp3 to WAV what kind of information is added on ıt and ıt becomes 80' and ...
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What is the quickest, easiest way to compress a 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 ...
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rtmpdump producing corrupt MP3 files

Out of all the music players I have, only Windows Media Player is able to play my .mp3 file produced from an rtmpdump of a audio stream. All my other media players, even VLC player are unable to ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 to stop XBox Music commercials while playing music in collection?

So i decided to give Xbox Music a try, and played a song in my collection. Then moved to another song and a commercial started playing. Huh? Searching revealed others with this problem, but i didn't ...
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How to set all mp3s to the same volume via MP3Gain?

I want to set all the mp3 files in a certain directory to the same volume (lets say 97). But I can only find a way to set all files to + / - a certain value. However, this will cause certain files to ...