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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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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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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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 - ...
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Ripping Audio CDs - Why use a 3rd party software vs iTunes [on hold]

I'm looking to transfer a large amount of CDs to digital. The rest of my music is purchased online via iTunes. I need Quality to match (ripped vs downloads) Ripped format able to be used in ...
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How can I automatically improve the resolution of album art embedded into an mp3 collection? [on hold]

This is a new twist on an old question. My MP3 collection already has album art embeded into the mp3. It took hundreds of hours even after using a series of programs to automatically download ...
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How to correct tempo of MP3s converted from WMA?

I recently converted a load of WMAs to MP3 320bps. However, some of these files player alot slower now. The tempo needs speeding up. I imagine this went wrong during the conversion process. Can any ...
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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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How to automatically fix MP3 Genre and Year tags?

All the Artist/Album tags on my MP3 collection are fine, but the Genres and Year tags are all horrendous. For Genre, songs just seem to be all over the place. It classifies Iron Maiden is ...
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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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Simple way to increase volume on MP3s?

I play my MP3s over a cheap stereo. Some MP3s are not loud enough. Is there some a software program that makes it easy to increase the volume by, say, 10dbs?
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Join many MP3, OGG, and FLAC files into one WAV or FLAC

I have 33 audio files, each about 11 seconds long, and I'd like to merge them into one lossless file. How can I do this efficiently (i.e. without cut-pasting in Audacity 33 times)?
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cant 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, ...
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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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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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How to remove the source file when converting with LAME via Automator and a shell script?

I have been trying for hours, doing searches on Google, but I can”t find the syntax. I am doing an “Automator” workflow, and I have this code in a Shell script:
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Win7 - Batch convert script - mp3 to ogg?

Trying to convert some mp3 to ogg using VLC on Win7. I started by modifying what I found here, but couldn't get it to work: How to convert several files of one type (e.g. wav to mp3) using VLC or ...
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I can't play MP3 files directly on Firefox

I have a laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium installed, which I had to reinstall recently due to hard drive problems. Before that I had no problems using the native Firefox MP3 player to play audio ...
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Firefox 36 doesn't play mp3s on our site after update

since FF36 on windows, the mp3s on one of our websites don't play anymore. They worked fine in previous version of Firefox ... they still play on all other major browsers, and even FF36 for Mac, but ...
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Convert CSV to an MP3 Playlist, then merge the MP3 into a single audio file based on playlist order

I have a Japanese language learning app, which contains several MP3s. I'd like to merge these MP3s into a single file, so I can take the course without using the app (as the App has a terrible ...
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Will editing an MP3 harm the quality?

I recently recorded something in MP3—I should have done FLAC but its way too late—and I wanted to edit those soundtracks from 5 minutes to about 2 minutes each. I edit in Audacity. Will loading it, ...
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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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How to add metadata and cover to an audio file in Windows 8? [closed]

I am using Windows 8 have some MP3 files with the album cover embedded. I convert them to AAC (Advanced Audio Codec) format in order to gain some space. The problems is that after I converted them, ...
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Get song duration from an mp3 file in a script?

I am trying to list some of my mp3 files with Powershell. I have tried ls C:\test | Format-List -Property Name,Length which gives me Name : testfile.mp3 Length : 10058533 The length is the ...
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How do I merge MP3 files without re-encoding? [duplicate]

I would like to merge multiple MP3 files on a Windows PC without decoding and re-encoding them. I don't mind if the final MP3 files loses the ID3 tags, but if it could somehow preserve the ID3 tags, ...
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Normalize and remove silence from mp3s

I have a large number of audio files, each of which contains the pronounciation of a certain word. I need to batch process these files such that they all sound equaly loud when I'm finished with them. ...
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How to verify FLAC files against the AccurateRip database?

I've been ripping my CD's to CUE+FLAC so that I get image files that allow me to replicate the actual CD. This serves me as a backup and as an easy access to the "media" if I need to re-rip the CD's ...
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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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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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Why is VLC lagging when playing MP3 files over my LAN?

I'm using VLC 1.1.7 on Mac OS X 10.6.8 for listening to MP3s stored on my NAS, which is a QNAP device. My MacBook Pro is connected via Gigabit LAN over a Linksys WRT-610N router. Problem: Every file ...
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How to tell lame to write VBR header to stream?

I want to use lame to encode mp3 files, but instead of writing it directly to a file I want to pipe it into another program that will eventually write it out somewhere. The problem is that if lame ...
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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) ...
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Want to delete MP3 files where artist name has some substring

I have folders with 1000's of mp3 files. I want to delete some files for certain artists. I am using File Explorer in Windows and it's very slow. Every time I scroll the screen, it refreshes slowly. ...
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Convert all music files to 192 bitrate mp3 except of those already ≤ 192 kbps

What do I have: 100k+ music files in different formats with various bitrates (mp3 64/128/192/256/320kbps, aac 256kbps, flac, alac). Most of them are mp3 320kbps. What do I want: mp3 64/128/192kbps ...
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How to install Amazon MP3 Downloader on ubuntu?

Looks like some dependencies are missing from Amazon MP3 Downloader. I Googled, but couldn't find a working solution (there are a few blog posts, but they are old). What steps do I need to follow to ...
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Amazon Music PC version - reset the library

I'm using the PC version of Amazon Music and I've made the mistake to point it to my current MP3 depot. The issue is that this depot is a bit messy and I would like to have 2 separate locations: my ...
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Why can't we play a .MP3 file downloaded from Amazon?

My daughter downloaded a .MP3 file from Amazon a few weeks ago. Now, for some reason, she can't play it in any media player we've got. I've even tried VLC, and it stops cold. Why?
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Using ffmpeg for mp3 conversion: could not find codec parameters / unspecified frame size

I have an mp3 file that I can't play with any of my audio players that I have on Windows 8, so I decided to convert it using ffmpeg. I downloaded it from a website, which was able to play the mp3. I ...
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Remove duplicate files with advanced name search

I've downloaded some mp3 files (many actually) and I want to know how I can remove duplicates. The duplicates neither have exactly the same name nor the same size/contents. The similarity is in their ...
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Effects of listening to music always in MP3 format [closed]

Erstwhile I've read an article somewhere which claims that listening to music continually in MP3 format is harmful for ears. Since MP3 is a compressed format of audio tracks, some sounds in tracks are ...
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Merge MP3-files into audiobook with chapters?

I want to take a folder full of mp3's, and merge it into an audiobook-file (for Ipod, don't remember the file format) with chapters for each file. Is there a tool that will do this?
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LAME decode gives up early on long MP3 files?

I am using Lame.exe 3.99.5 64-bit for Windows to decode some podcasts. One podcast has particularly long epsiodes such as this one, at 4.5 hours. When I download and decode its MP3, I get a WAV file ...
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how do I prevent websites from automatically playing mp3 audio without turning javascript off?

Some websites like http://www.publika.ro/ use javascript to automatically load and play mp3 audio. How do I prevent any site from automatically starting playback, without losing the ability to run ...
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How to burn multiple sets or groups of MP3s with multiple drives simultaneously

I have lots of MP3s that I need to burn into multiple audio CDs. I manually select 80 minutes or less of audio at a time, using multiple sessions of k3b with multiple CD-R drives to burn ...
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How can I join multiple wav/flac/audio cds into one master big audio file (>4gb)

I have multiple Audio CDs that I want to merge into one final flac or mp3 file. For example I have 10 audio cds. I can encode each CD into its single wave/flac file, or even mp3, but then I need to ...
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Use regex to change (reorganise) multiple filenames in Bulk File Renamer

I have a few thousand MP3 files nested in folders which I would like to bulk rename. The files currently have the following naming convention: "tracknumber_artistname_-_songname_MP3COLLECTION.mp3" ...
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How to convert series of MP3 to a M4B in a batch

I have a batch of MP3 based books. Some of them divide into files according to book's own structure: chapters and so on. Some of them was just divided into equally lengthened parts. So. I've bought ...
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Convert file from VOC to MP3 [closed]

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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Windows Media player retrieving additonal info

I have copied a list of MP3 songs to my desktop. and after adding them to a playlist in Windows Media Player, they got additional meta-data information such as the related album, release year etc. ...