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Questions tagged [mp3]

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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How to download mp3s from spotify (with premium subscription)

I was told that if I subscribe to spotify premium I would be able to download mp3s of all the songs they offer, however after signing up I can't find a "download" button anywhere. Was this just false ...
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EXT fields in CDDB

What are the EXT fields in CDDB used for? I'm inputting the information for a new CD into CDDB as part of running abcde. In addition to the regular track info it includes a series of entries: EXTD= ...
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Crossfade many audio files into one with FFmpeg?

Using FFmpeg, I am trying to combine many audio files into one long one, with a crossfade between each of them. To keep the numbers simple, let's say I have 10 input files, each 5 minutes, and I want ...
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ffmpeg - how to set audio stream start time to 0

I have a mp3 which has start time is 0.025. I want to reset the start time to 0.0 by trying the 2 following ways, but unsuccessful. Could anyone point out why it doesn't work, many thanks I've tried: ...
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ffmpeg : CPU, ram or SSD? [closed]

I want to know what is the most important to convert a mp4 file to mp3 thanks to ffmpeg. CPU ? RAM ? SSD ? The threes ? My server will convert 3-5 mp4 videos to mp3 at the same time. Duration of the ...
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How to trim silence only from beginning and end of mp3 files using FFMpeg?

After investigating to find a solution to the problem, I ended up empty-handed. I want a context menu option in Windows 10 so that whenever I right click on a mp3 file I have this option to trim ...
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ffmpeg: mix/merge multiple mp3 files, some do not mix

I am trying to merge multiple mp3 files on top of each other on a CentOS 7 server. I am trying with ffmpeg but I have mixed results. When mixing 4 files, the last one for example does not mix with ...
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How to force PCManFM-qt to use MimeTypes home dir

there are a lot of default mime types in /usr/share/mime/packages, but there isn't a mime type for mp3 (the extention mp3 is a part of the mime type audio/mpeg). i've created a new mime type in ~/....
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Windows Media Player not correctly copying Japanese text in track information when ripping DVDs

I'm ripping some DVDs I bought lately. When the track contains only English text in places like "Album" and "Artists", everything gets ripped nicely. But when there's Japanese text, it gets copied as ...
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Is it possible to cut mp3 file with Audacity without losing any quality (recording, etc.)?

I want to cut mp3 files with Audacity without losing any quality (recording, etc.). I am aware of other options but I want to do it with Audacity if possible because I use it for other things too.
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Converting FLAC to MP3 using FFMPEG?

So I am using ffmpeg to convert flac files from a certain folder to mp3 at 320k bitrate. I am using this answer as a reference. https://stackoverflow.com/a/41096234/9259505 So the command I use in ...
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ffmpeg merge audio with video and lower volume

I am trying to merge an audio mp3 file with a video mp4 file. I want the audio file's volume to be turned down a little bit so that it is background music for the video clip. This is how my code ...
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How can I trim a fraction of a second off of the beginning of an already encoded MP3 file without transcoding the MP3 again?

I am using macOS 10.3.6 (High Sierra) and while ago I had a 4 CD box set of some music, ripped the tracks to MP3 and simply stored the files on my system. I had to manually tag and add metadata to ...
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Concatenate and loop MP3 files

I want to concatenate and loop 3 MP3 files. grammaraudio1.mp3 grammaraudio2.mp3 grammarsudio3.mp3 The output file must loop the first MP3 file five times, then the second one 5 times, etc. Can I ...
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Seperating duplicates in different codecs in foobar2000 library

I have a music library that is mostly flac. However every .flac album has an .mp3 duplicate in a folder named 'albumtitle [mp3]', since I copy the mp3 versions to my smartphone. In foobar2000, ...
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Bulk convert a music collection with a mix of lossless and lossy formats

I have a large-ish collection of music files, most of which are flac, some mp3 and other lossy formats. I want to create a copy of the whole collection in mp3. The problem that I have is that when ...
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FFMPEG Adding Metadata to an .mp3 From .mp3 Input?

If I start off with a .mp3 file, how can I add metadata to it? I'm aware of the -metadata title="Some Title" -metadata artist="Someone" formatting, but not sure how this can be applied to a .mp3 file,...
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Batch automation using metadata

I recently did some archiving for personal purposes on my music library, extracting file name to make a text document echoing it's file name with information. Was thinking of parsing parts of the file ...
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How can I save a playlist to a MP3 player using Foobar2000?

I am using Foobar2000 but have not been able to figure out how to generate a valid playlist that an MP3 player can use. For example, I have SanDisk Clip Jam MP3 player. It has 5 folders on it, two of ...
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Fetch and embed lyrics into mp3 via command line

I'm looking for a CLI way to fetch the lyrics of a song from the Internet and embed them as an ID3v2 tag into a music file (“Artist - Title.mp3”). There are half a dozen tools for doing this on Linux ...
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mp3DirectCut error after windows 10 update: could not open wave/audio device

I have reinstalled the newest version (2.24), have lame encoder, stereo mix as default. have read all the related posts, but nothing helps configuration: output device -> speakers input device -> ...
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Use wget to download all linked mp3 files from website

I'm trying to use wget to download the mp3 files from https://musicforprogramming.net/ . As you can see, there is a link to each track page (e.g. https://musicforprogramming.net/?twentythree) from the ...
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Windows convert and copy filetype

When I have my Samsung Galaxy 8 plugged into my computer, and I drag an .m4a file to it, it prompts if I want to just copy the file, or "convert and copy" the file since it thinks my MTP device may ...
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Merging Mp3 files and keeping indices

I have multiple Mp3 files: 0001.mp3 0002.mp3 ........ 9999.mp3 Each file has its own size/length which is different from the others. I want to merge them into a single Mp3 file. In the same time ...
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What happens if a scratched CD is ripped to MP3?

If a CD is damaged (e.g. if placed in a CD player it would stutter etc.), if you rip it on your computer to create an MP3, how will the damaged data sound? Would it be just a "blank" in the middle ...
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How do I add libmp3lame to sox?

When I want to use sox with an mp3 I get: C:\>C:\Progs\sox\sox.exe C:\Progs\tree.mp3 -C 60.2 C:\Progs\owl.mp3 tempo 1.0 C:\Progs\sox\sox.exe FAIL util: Unable to load LAME encoder library (...
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Randomly select 10 seconds from mp3 files

I have a directory tracks with 3 files track1.mp3, track2.mp3, track3.mp3. I want to select a random chunk of 10 seconds from each file and combine these chunks into a new file called sample.mp3. How ...
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Cut two sections from batch of MP3 files

I have a folder with several hundred MP3 files in it, and I want to cut two sections out of each file. It's the same spots in each file -- from 0'00.00–0'03.81, and then from 0'08.83–0'13.95. I'm on ...
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Read only one Tag from MP4 Metadata

On my Desktop PC with Ubuntu i use gpodder for Dowloading my Podcasts. The Dwnloads are renamed automatically. After that i re-encode the files into mp3 and use eyeD3 to set the file name as title tag....
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How to convert CD to mp3 using Windows 7 [duplicate]

I have Audio CD that I want to convert to mp3 on my laptop with Windows 7. I am ultimately trying to load onto my android phone. What is the process? I am a computer neophyte so not able to find ...
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Batch audio transcoding to original bit-rate (different codec, same resolution & filesize)

Any hints would be gratefully received on s/w, cmd lines, or scripts, to let me batch convert a thoroughly organized directory structure of fully-tagged audio files from one format (in this instance ...
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Use FFMPEG to combine MP4 and MP3 file?

I have two files, video.mp4 and genaudio.mp3 (both same length). How can I merge the MP3 file with the MP4 using FFMPEG (or any command line program)? This is what I have so far, but it doesn't ...
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How do I split AND encode an audio into two parts and merge them back using ffmpeg?

Excuse the long question, I don't know an easier/shorter way to tell you my point. I want to use ffmpeg to edit (fadeout etc.) AND split an audio file and merge it back together after. (I can't use -...
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How to create playlist without clearing the current active playlist in Mpd?

I would like to create playlists with random songs in them and save them to Mpd playlist but I would like this playlist to be created on the side without interfering with the currently actiev(or ...
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How to create cover art for albums that are missing cover.jpg?

I have a bit of mixed bag music folders going on. Some have folder.jpg, some have cover.jpg and some do not have any album art in them but the songs have album art embed in the audio format. And some ...
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No “Mono” option for each track

I followed this link https://audacity.wonderhowto.com/how-to/remove-vocals-from-songs-using-audacity-162272/ to remove vocal from a song in mp3 format. When I reach "Step 4 Set Each Track to Mono", ...
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Add album artwork to MP3 file without losing audio quality

I’d like to add a picture as album artwork to an MP3 file without losing audio quality. I’m using FFmpeg on Debian, with the command below: ffmpeg -i input.mp3 -i cover.jpg -c copy -c:a libmp3lame -...
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I need to combine 632 mp3 files [duplicate]

I have 33h:38m:06s of music that I am trying to combine (for a project) into one large .midi file. So far, I have 632 .MP3 files in one folder, and I am trying to combine them into one file. What is ...
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Windows Media Player Changes not reflected in File Explorer

Basically When I update song info such as artist, title etc in windows media player, the changes are not made to the mp3 file itself. I have just spent hours ensuring the songs have the correct info ...
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MP3 CD compatibility with older MP3 capable car stereo system

I have MP3 files recorded on CD-R. The files play on a newer (2012) MP3 capable car stereo, but not on an older (2006) MP3 capable car stereo. The following caveat is in the User Manual for the older ...
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Recorded mp3 files lost after sd card was removed while laptop was sleeping

I took the sd card from the laptop, while it was in sleep mode. Put it (sd card) into Zoom H2n audio recorder. Recorded some stuff using guitar. Took sd card from audio recorder and put it back into ...
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Car audio system showing shorter duration for mp3 files after ffmpeg processing

I have about 1200 mp3 files (about 45 minutes each) that contain lectures (not music) I used some ffmpeg commands to speed them up by 1.5x and to convert them to Mono instead of Sterio (to reduce file ...
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How to merge multiple mp3 files into one?

I ripped an audiobook recently, problem is that it ripped them as separate mp3 files for each 'track'. Is there a way is just combining them all together to make one file?
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Check for damaged file mp3, m4a (aac) in Linux

I have around 15,000 music files stored on Ubuntu server (16.04), around 50% FLAC, 25% each mp3 and m4a (aac). I think maybe 3-5% are corrupted due to HDD hardware failure. The problems accumulated ...
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youtube-dl set sample rate on mp3?

I am using youtube-dl and I'm using the following command: youtube-dl --extract-audio --audio-quality 0 --audio-format mp3 %dl% This appears to use 48000Hz sample rate by default. I want to use ...
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How do I remove the original release date tag (TORY in ID3 v2.3) from a mp3 file using eyeD3 and Lubuntu?

How do I remove the original release date tag (TORY in ID3 v2.3) from a mp3 file using eyeD3 and Lubuntu? I have tried eyeD3 --remove-frame TORY file.mp3 without success. I've also tried --remove-...
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Can I use Google docs to transcribe MP3 files? [closed]

I would not like to transcribe my live speech via a microphone. I would like to transcribe previously recorded MP3 files that exist on my hard drive. I've watched a video on youtube and I found out ...
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Convert track without embedding cover art

I have a bunch of audio files in flac format I want to convert into mp3. The flac files, however, have cover art embedded in them; I have no need for the cover art, so don't want it in the final mp3. ...
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VLC is showing a different title than is in the mp3 metadata

I have a bunch of mp3 music files, complete with metadata. Windows Explorer and Mp3Tag both show the title as being the actual name of the song. However, when I play the files in VLC, it shows the ...
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Is there a way to auto-tag metadata?

Is there a way to auto-tag an MP3's metadata as soon as it's downloaded? Like is there a program or something I could do with visual studio, python etc where if an MP3 is downloaded to a general ...