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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Auto-tagging MP3s

I have a ton of MP3s, but their ID tags are not filled in. Going in manually to populate them is simply too much work. I was wondering if there is a way to populate them automatically. Perhaps by ...
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What good, free audio CD ripping/extraction tools exist for Windows, and supporting multiple formats? [closed]

What good, free audio CD ripping/extraction tools exist for Windows, and supporting multiple formats? For instance, I would like to rip my commercial audio CDs to MP3s for portable-player use, and to ...
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Windows: What software do you recommend for editing MP3 ID3 tags? [closed]

What software do you recommend for editing MP3 ID3 tags? (The OS is Windows XP.)
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How can I transfer music from my iPhone to my computer?

I'd like to transfer the (non-DRM) music I have on my iPhone to my computer. Which application can I use to do that? I found several shareware applications but they didn't really work.
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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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Join multiple MP3 files (lossless)

How do you join multiple MP3 files into one? "cat" and "mp3wrap" are no good as they produce non standard MP3 files. I know I can use audacity, but when you have 1000's of MP3 files to join into ...
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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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Convert mp4 to mp3

I would like to convert mp4 (video included) to mp3 (without video). what is the best way of doing this apart from using audacity (or similar software) and performing manual conversion (recording as ...
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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 ...
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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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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. Is ...
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How to play MP3 files into the microphone input

In a chat session, whenever I want the other person to hear a pre-recorded voice, I need to play it on my speakers and use my microphone to capture it. How can I play MP3 files into the microphone ...
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Extracting audio from MP4 video into MP3

I downloaded a few MP4-encoded videos from which I'd like to extract the audio stream into MP3 files for easy listening on my digital player. Most likely, VLC can do this, but the instructions ...
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Free Duplicate mp3 finder

Sometime back I had used a duplicate file finder for mp3 by analyzing the content.Unfortunately it was not free and the shareware had a lot of limitations. Are there any freeware/OSS ones to detect ...
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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 ...
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Are there any good wma to mp3 converters? [closed]

I'm looking for a batch converter to take wma's in a directory and convert them to mp3. Is there anything out there that will do this? This will be for windows.
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Mass MP3 audio file editor

Running Windows 7 64bit, I have a ton of MP3 audio files I would like to crop the same amount of seconds from the beginning of the audio, is there a Free application that can accomplish this? If no ...
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Music organization into folders for Linux(Ubuntu/Debian)? [closed]

I have a few folders with randomly assorted music files. I'm looking for a tool or utility that can read the ID3 tags, and then build and populate a folder structure in the format: some ...
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How to burn mp3 files to a playable audio CD

I have 6 mp3 files I would like to put on a CD. They should be playable in all stereos so I guess I would need them in wav format? I have Windows XP. What is the easiest way to make my CD? Thanks!
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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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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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Best program to trim silence beginning and end of mp3 files?

I have a bunch of mp3 files that have silence at the beginnings and ends, is there any program to trim this automatically? I would prefer that I can just give it a list of files to trim as opposed to ...
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Is there a Windows command-line tool to set ID3 tags on an MP3 file?

I am looking for a command-line tool for Windows that will allow me to set the ID3 tags on an MP3 file. For example, something like this would be ideal: C:\> setID3.exe myfile.mp3 -artist "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 convert .ogg to .mp3?

Ubuntu ripped a CD for me into audio files but they are all .ogg format which I can't play on my MP3 player. How can I convert .ogg files to .mp3 files?
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What is a good .mp3/.m4v tag editor for OS X [closed]

What is a good .mp3/.m4v tag editor for OS X that's not iTunes? I'd prefer free but I'm open to anything. I've looked at ID3 Editor but that only does .mp3 (from what I could see). I want to set ...
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MP3 Slice Repetitive Lines

I have a MP3 file where each line of the song is repeated thrice. When I hear it closely, what they have done is they have taken the whole song and somehow identified where each line ends (maybe they ...
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Can mp3 file contain a virus? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can avi files contain a virus? Can mp3 file contain an executable virus? I mean .mp3 files only (not .mp3.exe , not an .exe renamed to .mp3 and smtg like that).
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Convert Ogg Vorbis to MP3 with Metadata

I've got a few hundred megs of Ogg Vorbis files I've collected over the years that I want to convert to MP3 so I can put them on my iPhone (among other things.) Converting from one file format to the ...
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Can FFMPEG convert mp3 files into m4a in full, i.e. with both audio and video streams (jpeg cover) copied?

I use Zeranoe build of ffmpeg. It converts mp3 files into m4a files just fine, as far as the audio stream is concerned, but I can't figure out a way to keep the songs album cover jpeg, which ffmpeg ...
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Set track number from file name in MP3 music management software

I have .mp3 files, whose names and titles are their track numbers. For example: "Track01.mp3" (the internal title property reads "Track01") How do I let my MP3 management software know that it's ...
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Re-stream shoutcast stream

Basically I want to 'Re-stream' a shoutcast stream. MP3 stream that is. Tried searching around but couldn't find a way to do this. (It's an internet radio where only some of my friends get it ...
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Auto Music Tagging Software

Is there any software out there that will completely and automatically clean and organize a music library? I have tried MediaMonkey, Songbird, Foobar, iTunes, TuneUp and various other programs I have ...
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How do I search for a comment tag inside mp3 on windows 7?

How can I search for mp3 files that have the phrase "good" Inside the comment tag. I tried to search for it in the Windows 7 search bar. I typed comment:"good" and it give me bad results. I want just ...
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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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Why is a FLAC encoded from a decoded MP3 bigger than the MP3?

To be more precise than in the title, suppose I have a MP3 file that is 320 kbps. If I decompress it, then logically, all the data except for roughly 320 kilobits out of each second of audio should be ...
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How can I play my MP3 files through my stereo system?

Here's the situation. Like many others I have my entire CD collection ripped to my PC, along side other music I've acquired through iTunes or Amazon MP3. Also like many others the speakers at my PC ...
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Mp3 ID3 tags organizer/cleaner for linux [closed]

ID3 tags are very useful when you put your mp3 on a decent portable player. Sometimes they are not coherent and I get (in example) the same artist written in two different way considered to be two ...
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Distributed Audio CD ripping and encoding farm [closed]

I'm seeking recommendations for ripping audio CDs and encoding them to ogg vorbis (preferred) or mp3 format. Although most of my new music acquisitions are already in digital format, I've got a ...
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Convert windows media video stream to mp3 audio?

I'd like to take a windows media video stream and convert it to mp3 audio. Using mencoder I can convert from windows media video to avi but not directly from windows media to mp3. The following is the ...
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Linux command line utility to determine mp3 bitrate?

Is there a command-line utility to determine the bitrate of an mp3 file?
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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?
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What is the best software to manage dupes and clean up data in iTunes?

I know there are a lot of paid options but was wondering what folks have found to be the best. Following tasks would be the minimum requirement: merging dupes identifying dupes with case difference ...
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Program to put tags (not ID3) on MP3s

My problem: I have a lot of MP3s and finding the right music to listen to is difficult. What I'd like: I'd like to be able to tag the individual files, similar to how you would tag photos on Flickr, ...
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What lossy audio formats are more (or less) “efficient”?

This question is related to the answers I got to this question. The bitrate-efficient format (see the question's most voted answers and their comments thereunder) would be one that assures a good ...
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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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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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Convert a cassette tape recording to digital format

Has anyone been successful with transferring audio cassette tape recordings to a digital format? I would like to preserve old cassette tape recordings of my grandparents to some digital format: MP3, ...
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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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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 ...