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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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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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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Why Is Conversion From An MP3 To WAV (PCM) Lossless?

I understand that when converting between audio formats where no stream encoding is involved like when converting between WAV (PCM), AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, WMA Lossless, and etc, the process is usually ...
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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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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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Can I configure VLC to automatically organize my music library like iTunes does?

iTunes has the "keep iTunes music files organized" option, which automatically uses the metadata to sort the music files into folders organized by artist and album. Is there any way to do this in ...
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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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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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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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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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Is there a Windows app that convert iTunes AAC files to MP3 CDs?

I'd like to be able to do the following: Make a playlist in iTunes Have said playlist be burned as an MP3 CD regardless of the source files being MP3 or AAC to begin with. I tunes makes this ...
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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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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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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 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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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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MP3 to Video Conversion

I have 6 mp3 files that are between 1.2GB and 2.8GB in length. I also have 6 image files. I want to make 6 videos using those 6 mp3s and images. I'm looking for something method that will Support ...
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Find if a short MP3 exists in a longer MP3

I have 2200 MP3s are were cut from longer MP3s in Audacity and export at 128 kb/s. Unfortunately, I would like to have these re-cut at 320 kb/s (the same as the source MP3s). Is there a tool that can ...
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One VLC instance for different file types

Is it possible to have two instances of VLC Media Player, one that plays WAV files exclusively and the other that plays MP3 files exclusively? I have to often listen to some WAV sound effects files to ...
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panasonic sd-audio format, does it exist?

I was wondering if anyone knows about sd-audio. I've a panasonic strada car audio head (from japan, in japanese, so I cannot understand much). It has sd card plugin, and menu item called sd-audio. ...
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Can't edit song details in MP3 files in Windows 7

I want to change the song details of some mp3 files. I can right click on the song, and edit the artist name, album title, etc., but after I apply the changes and click OK, the changes are not saved. ...
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Smartphone audio streaming - mp3 to stereo

There is a feature in modern smartphones where you can have a mp3 file in your phone and stream it to a bluetooth device for playback. My question is, how does this work? Since it is mp3, there is ...
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FFmpeg mp3 file header restore

I got mp3 files without headers, ffmpeg -i shows: . . . [mp3 @ 003e9700] Header missing . . . They sound well, but not in all players. So how can I restore header info or re-pack file without ...
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How to backup a mixed-mode CD with MP3 for the Audio Tracks?

I'm currently in the process a tidying up my CDs, among which there are some PC games with mixed-mode CDs, i.e. they have a data track plus some audio tracks (usually the game's music). In order to ...
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Consolidating multiple mp3 files into 1 m4a file, keeping chapter metadata

I chose ffmpeg as the tool by recommendation from How to convert series of MP3 to a M4B in a batch. evilsoup mentioned Neither of these will add chapter metadata, I'm afraid. So is there any ...
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Microsoft Media Server: Streamed mp3 files are garbled, while source is perfectly fine

I've taken over some media duties for my church, and I'm having issues with our webhost's streaming system. They are using Microsoft Media Server to stream audio, and when streamed, it's coming out ...
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Why doesn't my audio work in Quicktime (but does in other players) when combining an mp3 and video file using FFmpeg?

I'm trying to denoise the audio in a video. I've determined that this isn't really possible in ffmpeg, so I've extracted the audio from the video this way. $ ffmpeg -i found1-1.mp4 audio.mp3 $ ffmpeg ...
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How to get WMP12 and WMC to acknowledge multiple artists of single mp3 files?

When I play mp3 files using WMP12 only the first artist from the contributing artists field of the mp3 file is displayed. Also, when I search for songs by artist using Windows Media Center only the ...
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avconv: Assertion mpah.frame_size >= (32 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 100) failed

I'm trying to concatenate 2 or more mp3 files using the avconv, but I get the followiong error: Assertion mpah.frame_size >= (32 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 100) failed at ...
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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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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 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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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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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 ...