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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id3 tags and the APIC tag in particular

Please forgive my misuse of nomenclature since I'm still finding my way around. I don't know if I have "mp3 tags" or "id3 tags", and if I have "id3 tags" what the "v&...
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Mass resize album art files attached to mp3 files

I have around 1,000 mp3 files all sorted into different folders. All of them have JPEG album art files embedded that are 640x640. I need to resize all of them to be 500x500. Anyone have any ...
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FFMPEG throws error while converting WEBM/MP4 audio files from MediaRecorder to MP3

I use MediaRecorder to record the audio from the browser and then upload it to my server (ARM-based Linux machine - AWS Lambda Function, if it matters). Based on the browser type, I get either an MP4 ...
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how to change bitrate/pitch using asetrate throughout audio file

how can I combine ffmpeg -i original_song.mp3 -af "asetrate=36000" out.mp3 with ffmpeg -i input.mp3 -af "volume=enable='between(t,1,2)':volume=0" output.mp3 I want to increase the ...
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Is AV scanning zip files with non-exe contains re-assuring/reliable?

I was wondering how safe is scanning a .zip file and depending on the AV report on what to do with it. So specifically: If I have a .zip file and I run a scan using a good antivirus and does not ...
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Copy tags from mp3 to flac using kid3 and Dupeguru

I have a folder of mp3 files, and also one of flac files. I want the mp3 files to be replaced with the flac files, with the original tags of the mp3 files. Using dupeguru, I can pinpoint which flac ...
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ffmpeg on low framerate. First frames

I am trying to convert a .mp3 file to a mp4 file with an image, using a low framerate (-r ) because it's faster. But now the frame of the first second is blank and so the video starts late (after ...
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After an MP3 file has downloaded is it possible to see where it was downloaded from?

Is it possible to see where a MP3 file was downloaded from? Like if the file was downloaded from Google, Safari or other sites?
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Is it possible to recover past metadata history for an MP3 File?

Currently trying to figure out and see if it's possible to pull up all previous metadata information on an MP3 to see where it was like downloaded from & what did the file look like before editing ...
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ffmpeg: missing streams when piping to file from stdout

I'm trying to use ffmpeg to take an input mp3 audio file (which contains an audio source and video source) from stdin, make modifications, and then send the mp3 to stdout. However, upon inspection of ...
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How to make audiovizualizere wave with ffmpeg

I have a ffmpeg comand: ffmpeg -y -i one_channel_youtube3.mp3 -loop 1 -i prep_image.png -filter_complex "[0:a]showwaves=s=1920x175:colors=White:mode=line,format=yuv420p[v];[1:v][v]overlay=0:800[...
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FFMPEG disjoin/separating/uncoupling of MP3 album file [duplicate]

I have an single MP3 album file that has when loaded in a player multiple tracks with artist and title. In FFMPEG there is an option to concatenate media files. What I'm looking for is to split this ...
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convert mp3 of DJ mixset to mp4 with chapters @ song changes with slideshow of track tags

I would like for me and my friends & fans to be able to play my DJ sets as media files on vehicle entertainment systems with ability to skip to a certain track, and to ideally have each track's ...
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Perform loop task for audio video encoding with ffmpeg in Linux bash shell

I have files, like these: 01 - A.wav 02 - AB.wav 03 - C.wav ... and so on until 15 - BLA.wav and I have some command line like these: dirinwav="/home/akrogun/Videos/CD1" && \ ...
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How can I hollistically determine if an mp3 file is truncated/cropped/cut short from the audio data?

I have a bunch of mp3 files, of which some got cut short (due to an unfinished download or something). I want to determine the good from the bad (i.e. the ones that cut off in the middle). There's a ...
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Find when audio track starts in merged audio file

Merged.mp3 = Intro.mp3 || Mid.mp3 (where || means concatenation) I have Mid.mp3 and Merged.mp3. I'd like to know when exactly Intro.mp3 ends and Mid.mp3 starts in Merged.mp3. I need to do this ...
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ffmpeg concat file - how to concat parts of audio [duplicate]

I need to concat parts of audios. However currently I can only concat whole audio files: create "concat.txt" with this content file '/path/to/intro.mp3' file '/path/to/abstract.mp3' ... ...
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Windows 10 doesn't recognize USB MP3 Player

I just received this MP3 player, connected it to my Windows 10 PC through USB but it's not recognized by the system (e.g. I can't see the drive in "This PC"). Hope it's ok to post a link ...
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How to get ExpressScribe.exe to work on mac?

I am trying to use Express Scribe from NCH Software to transcribe .mp3 audio recording into text files. I first installed the MacOS version of the software (as I work on an iMac) but I discovered that ...
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Decrease the volume of the same audio at different times [duplicate]

I use a command to decrease the volume of the audio in a certain amount of time: ffmpeg -i "in.mp3" -af volume=-0.75dB:enable='between(t,00,16)' "out.mp3" Now I need to decrease ...
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Cover art of mkv file not being added when converting to mp3 file

I have an mkv file, only with audio, and I attached a cover art to it, but when I convert it to mp3 the art is not added to the mp3. The command I used to attach the cover art was the only one that ...
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Batch file normalize LUFS error on file with cover art

I made a batch file, with two-step LUFS normalization mode, run on Windows, which shows the error Unable to find a suitable output format for 'N/A' in the second step. See the code below: Step 1: ...
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macOS Folders/Finder: What makes media columns (eg Album) become available?

In macOS (Catalina), regarding Finder & Folders. Some folders seem to "know" they contain media files, others don't. I don't use the iTunes/Music app. In Finder, List-view, when I click ...
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Downloading and merging mp3 in time-range from Youtube using youtube-dl and ffmpeg

Background I am trying to download best quality mp3 from Youtube videos in specified time range (first 30 seconds, 20-55 seconds etc), and then merge them to create one output file. Tools being used ...
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Windows Explorer replace something in filename

I want to properly rename all my downloaded music files. Most of them start with "download -" and after that comes the music file name. Is there a possibility to remove the "download -&...
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ffmpeg returns error cur_dts is invalid when converting mp3 to ogg

need some help with this part of code: ffmpeg -y -fflags +igndts -i "/var/radio-content/temp/music/85e45890-cdca-4754-aabf-295ce01dbf45.mp3" -map 0:0 -filter:a "loudnorm,silenceremove=...
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How can I export seamless MP3 to loop without gaps?

I opened a 10-second MP3 in Audacity that has a 0.05-second silent gap at the beginning and the end of the clip. I removed this silent space and exported it again as MP3. The problem is that when I ...
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Join mp3 file pairs in folder with ffmpeg

I've got a load of mp3 files in a folder, and I want to merge each pair (Part 1 and Part 2) into a single mp3 file. All of the files are in the same format. I know I can do this on a pair of files: ...
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How can I include possibly several embedded cover art when converting mp3 to mkv using ffmpeg?

I wish to include embedded cover art when converting an mp3 file to mkv (vorbis). ffmpeg -i input.mp3 output.mkv will render a file that does play (in mpv) showing an image but the moment I try to ...
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How do I set backgroud images to a set of audio files using ffmpeg

I'm trying to automate a process where I add a static background image to my audio files but I get this error libpostproc 55. 5.100 / 55. 5.100 Input #0, image2, from 'background.png': Duration: ...
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Adding mild BGM to a full length of a video file

I have a video file (about 6 mins) and a BGM file (about 2 mins). I need to add the BGM to my video file for entire 6 mins without reducing my original audio content of my video file, I tried the ...
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Set a audio bitrate cap in ffmpeg

I want to set a maximum audio bitrate in my FFmpeg conversions, but it seems like the only option is to specify a constant one like -c:a libopus -b:a 128K It would allow FFmpeg to only compress audio ...
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Youtube-dl not downloading requested filesize

So I currently have "youtube-dl.exe" -l PL6NdkXsPL07IOu1AZ2Y2lGNYfjDStyT6O -f "[filesize<25M]" --audio-format "mp3" --ffmpeg-location "C:\Users\%Username%\...
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Why can't I edit audio file proprieties?

So I just downloaded a song and it works just fine, the pc can open and play it. But it dosen't let me edit the details like "Artist" or "Album" and it's blank. And if I use and ...
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Compressing music files to fit a given size [closed]

I have a few thousand mp3 files on my pc of different quality (total 10gb). I'd like to compress all of them to fit my smart watch which has 4gb storage. Are there any tools to compress all of them ...
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ffmpeg join filter not using channel from one input

I am using this command to merge two mono mp3 files into one stereo file ffmpeg -i left.mp3 -i right.mp3 -filter_complex "[0:a][1:a]join=inputs=2:channel_layout=stereo[a]" -map "[a]&...
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Import list of songs into Apple Music

Import list of songs into Apple Music Context: Essentially, I've been writing down a list of songs in my note app on my Macbook Pro (more specifically, OneNote) which I like - just the name, because ...
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Is there a way to bulk-edit mp3 files and replace the file name with the file's title?

In a nutshell, I uploaded a few thousand songs to Google Play Music to listen from anywhere, and eventually redownloaded them when my old drive eventually died. The issue is, the downloader tool they ...
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FFMPEG - Convert MP3 and JPEG to MP4, different JPEG to every MP3

I want to convert every MP3 with different JPEGs and output an MP4. mp3 and 1.jpg = 1.mp4 mp3 and 2.jpg = 2.mp4 mp3 and 3.jpg = 3.mp4 etc How can I make code to get this right? I use a batchfile @...
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FFMPEG: How to merge a video file (with its own audio) and an audio track (that should loop to fit the vido length)

So, I have a video called video.mp4, and the video has its own audio track. I also have an audio track called background.mp3, and I want it to loop for the duration of the video. How do I merge video....
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Using SoX in Python to Increase mp3 Bitrate

I am trying to increase the bitrate on an mp3 in an audio archiving program written in Python, that uses SoX. Here's a portion of the code: #fullHour is a boolean DeltaSeconds = chunk['...
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FFMPEG - audio crackling when merging wav files [duplicate]

i'm merging two audio files into 1 with a acrossfade filter. Here is my acrossfade filter config: acrossfade=d=10:o=1:curve1=cbr:curve2=cbr; The merge is working well for .mp3 files, but when one(or ...
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Apply Fade In and Fade Out to mp3 without re-encoding

Since some time i am fighting with how to apply Fade In and Fade Out effects to mp3. The problem lies in the fact that it needs to happen on linux server as invoked process (command line). The other ...
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Remove all properties in mp3 files with non-ASCII characters

How to remove all properties in mp3 files with non-ASCII characters in the file name (Chinese character)? I tried ID3 kill but it said something like Error #123 Could not open file path. In the file ...
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Significance of characters used in lame's mp3 encoding histogram

When lame.exe is encoding a .wav file to an .mp3 file in VBR mode, it maintains a character mode histogram showing the relative usage of the various bitrate packets. Study of documentation here and ...
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MP3 Mix Tape from a M3U files (Long audio file)

I wish to create a "Mix Tape" a long continues audio file (mp3, wave) from a M3U file that contains 24 Hours of music / eg about mp3 500+ psongs . Problem every application i look at just ...
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Newbie : using h264 to encode mp3 with static image higher quality?

I need to put an mp3 up on youtube and Odyssee with a static image that is shown from beginning to end. Needs to be h264 to go onto Odyssee. Works fine but the static image is of grainy low quality. ...
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Windows 10 Groove music default app can't show songs bitrate?

I opened some mp3s on Windows 10 and Groove Music is launched as default app to reproduce them... Well, I was looking to have songs bitrate shown in current playlist (together with song title, ...
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reduce my 90gb collection of mp3 to about 10gb

got an insanely simple and working script already: #!/bin/bash -x mkdir .before mkdir .error for i in *.m??; do ffmpeg -n -i "$i" -b:a 16k "${i%.*}.opus" && mv &...
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Prepend MP3 ID3 title tag with time stamp

I am downloading channel audios with following script: #!/bin/bash ............... youtube-dl -o "%(upload_date)s %(title)s.%(ext)s" --write-annotations --download-archive "$ArchiveFile&...
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