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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Compress the silence - audio file formats

How do you compress audio silence? I'm using Audacity and have been exporting variable compression mp3s. But a 1minute audio track is about the same file size regardless of how much silence there ...
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How to preview MP3s in the Preview Pane *without* WMP as default player?

I use Audacity as my audio file Open default, but I'd like to be able to preview MP3s in the Preview pane of the File Explorer. If I set my file open default to Audacity, I lose the Preview ability. ...
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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 disable conversion when syncing iPod with Banshee

Banshee starts a conversion process whenever I copy some songs to my iPod touch. How can I disable that? I just want it to copy the files to the player without conversion.
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A flash MP3 player that will take a URL and can auto play

I am looking for a flash MP3 player that can be accessed using a URL and that can play an MP3 file from another URL but also has the ability to autoplay. Something like ...
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Programmatically changing filenames without breaking shortcuts

I have a folder with several gigabytes of mashups. They are are all mp3s and named like this "title [remixer]". The artist tag is "artist1 vs. artist2 vs ..." and the title tag is exactly like the ...
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extracting mp3 audio from mp4: audio longer than video?

I have an mp4 video that has no audio/video sync issue. I tried to extract audio to an mp3 file, following the suggestion in this thread: Extracting audio from MP4 video into MP3 ffmpeg -i ...
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Automating music transcode

I want to be able to transcode my music library (lots of nested folders, no space) to a different bitrate. I've been doing this manually with Media Coder, but I've noticed that not every file ends up ...
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Why does Album Cover Art Downloader (Linux) not find any album cover art?

I installed the Ablum cover Art Downloader on my OpenSuse11.4 laptop, but no matter how simple I make the search terms, the program does not find a thing. I already tried all combinations of ...
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Program / Script / Method to rename EAC-ripped album of MP3s using Masks

tl;dr: skip to last paragraph I’ve recently changed the filename format that I use in Exact Audio Copy when ripping CDs. I have changed it so that for various-artist CDs, the track number then CD ...
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When I try to play an MP3 with Banshee it just shows an X

I have a fresh installation of Banshee on my machine and I'm having a hard time playing MP3's - it just puts an X icon next to the song with no description. It looked under Preferences and didn't find ...
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converting huge MPEG audio files to something smaller

I've got some large MPEG audio files (144 MB each) that I'm looking to convert to something smaller so I can send them out as attachments to an email. Any suggestions on the software to use? I'm ...
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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 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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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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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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Sort MP3-Collection Into Subfolders

My music collection is all in mp3's and almost perfectly tagged. It's currently in a music folder sorted by [artist] and subfolders for the [albums]. I have got a lot of artists and genres, so I ...
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Merge two mono MP3 to one stereo without reencoding

i got 2 mp3 files, one for left and one for right audio channel and would like to merge them to one single stereo mp3, preferably without the need to re-encode them . From what i read joint-stereo ...
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Automatically convert WAV files into MP3 files on Mac

Someone already had similar question but he wanted to convert FLAC into MP3. In my case I want to convert WAV into MP3 and the solution in the other question doesn't help me. Workflow would be the ...
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Quick way to find out how much silence is at the start of an MP3?

What's a quick and easy way to find out how much silence is at the start of an MP3? I know there's a lot that goes into that... I don't need anything too precise. Within 50 or so milliseconds is ...
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MP3's lag and jitter regardless of the player I use

I am having a great deal of difficulty in finding a solution to my problem. When I play music on my PC it seems to lag and stutter or jitter every few minutes... it's as if I am using a turntable and ...
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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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My Mp3 Cd won't work on my computer

I have a Windows 7 "EliteBook" and am trying to rip the songs off of an Mp3 onto iTunes but it won't let me. It tells me that it is a blank cd. I know there are songs on there because it was double ...
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Can different id3v2 tags in the same song be of a different version (ex. version 2.3 and 2.4)?

I'm confused on the difference between id3v2 version 2.3 and version 2.4 and would really appreciate it if anyone can clear this all up for me. For example can the same file have TIT2 tag of Black ...
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mp3 bug after ffmpeg converting

I'm converting wav (ima adpcm) to mp3 by ffmpeg ffmpeg -i audio.wav -acodec libmp3lame audio.mp3 and play it in browser by html5. But audio doesn't end at about 1-2 seconds from the end of file ...
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How to release a music collection from SonicStage

I have a friend who used SonicStage to digitize his music collection. Now he wants to be export the music to a more accessible format (for example mp3). The program is a few years old, and the only ...
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how to create or extract a silent mp3 from a video file using ffmpeg or mencoder?

I am looking to create an mp3 of silence that is the same duration as the input video file using either ffmpeg or mencoder. Using ffmpeg I have tried this: ffmpeg -y -i in.avi -ab 8k -ac 1 -vol 0 ...
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How can I convert RealPlayer RM files to MP3s in OS X?

How can I convert RealPlayer RM files to MP3 format (and other iPod-compatible formats) in OS X? I've found a lot of software for Windows but nothing for OS X. I've also given Switch Free edition a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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How to stream m3u8 and record mp3 on VLC?

I'm trying to stream an m3u8 playlist and save it as mp3, using VLC (I'm on 2.1.2, which is the latest). However, VLC refuses to stream altogether when I set output as "Audio - MP3". I've tried ...
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Frequency-Domain of an Mp3

This is a difficult question, and I apologize if I can't explain it clearly. I am trying to find a program that will output the frequency domain of an mp3. Normally this would come out as a graph, ...
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How to play one audio file after another in Sound Forge

I use Sound Forge and I couldn't find the way to have a list of mp3 files to play one after another automatically. How can I do that?
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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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Embedded Album Art inside an mp3

I would like to ask if embedded album art inside .mp3 or .flac files has a filename.. For example if the image was art.jpg will it have the same name inside the song?
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Itunes Smart Playlist - Sort by Descending Track Number

I want to create a smart playlist that will list an album by descending track number. I have a singles album in which I would like to add new singles as time goes on but I want to listen to the new ...
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Safari is really slow accessing MP3 files

We are developing an HTML5 Audio WebApp. This is an MP3 files served by PHP / Apache https://www.dropin.fm/5266e54b27914.mp3 It works well on every browser but Safari, which is really slow to start ...
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How does one take an MPEG4/MP3 AVI and re-encapsulate it in MP4?

I've been trying to take an old AVI file I have that has an MPEG4 video with MP3 audio and re-encapsulate it in an MP4 container. The audio was easy enough to figure out (-acodec libfaac), but I don't ...
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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 ...
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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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Windows 8 - Webradio in internet browser not working

For some unknown reason, Windows Media Player on Windows 8 only plays .mp3 files but does not connect to Internet radio live streams (example) There is no signal available at the USB-port with a DAC ...
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Tuneup Media plugin for iTunes?

Do anyone have any experience with Tuneup Media plugin for iTunes? I have thousands of MP3 files and it is really messy all over place. Some in drive E and F. There are a lot of duplicates files in ...
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How does Adobe convert WAV to MP3?

When using Adobe's programs (Flash for example) to convert WAV audio to MP3 there is no silent gap added to the beginning of the MP3 file like it is when I for example use LAME (when using LAME a ...
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Join Audio and 2 Images Output as Video using FFmpeg and Video should be acceptable by youtube

I know this question is similar to the question here Join Audio and Image -> Output as Video using FFmpeg, But my requirement is bit more. I want to join to 2 image files with an audio file to ...
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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. ...