Audio encoding format that allows for lossy data compression. It is a common format for consumer audio storage.

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How to play MP3s on iPhone 5s without iTunes?

I just switched from an Android to an iPhone for the first time, so I am learning. I have a ton of MP3s I want to have on my phone. I used my computer and put them all in Dropbox and it works fine ...
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Automator Workflow - Convert FLAC to MP3

I would like to have an Automator Workflow that converts FLAC to Mp3. Right now I am using this shell script which works fine and preserves ID3 Tags: #!/bin/bash for f in "$@"; do [[ "$f" != ...
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Add MP3 Files To Native Music Player?

I use Linux on the desktop and have zero access to iTunes. I'm in a position where I have to use an iPhone for a while. I can plug my phone to my computer and mount the storage drive. Where would I ...
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Why do all the mp3 download apps in iOS use a web browser view?

I am working on an iOS app that will let users download copyleft mp3. Anyway, from what I have seen in the app store, every single mp3 download application is using a web browser view inside a ...
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How to get MP3 file into iPad Music app without iTunes? [duplicate]

Background: My Mac is out of commission, I don't want to borrow my son's Windows 8 laptop, and I don't want to install iTunes (or anything else that touches the Registry) on my employer's Window 7. I ...
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Problem with downloading songs for free

I am a new user to I-phone, I wanted to download MP3 and MP4 from You Tube or other internet provider to my I-Phone 5, to be use as my ringtones for free. is there any apps that we can download and do ...
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How do I copy mp3s and then edit the ID3 tags of the copies without altering the tags on the originals?

I made a playlist for my brother, using tracks (.mp3) that I have on my Macbook and usually listen to with iTunes. I want to put these tracks onto a USB stick to give to him. I don't have the USB ...
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Utility to re-encode mp3s

I'm looking to batch re-encode 96-kbit mp3s to a higher rate (yes, sounds bizarre, but I'm sure it is possible). Would anyone know of such a utility? I believe Goldwave in Windows can do this.
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Mp3 player that lets you go back 5 seconds with the left arrow

I'm looking for a mp3 player software that lets you go back say 5 seconds of the audio clip by pressing the left arrow key. I'm using this as a means to memorize, and I used to use winamp on the PC ...
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Synching MacBook Pro downloaded mp3 files (audiobook) with iphone 4

All the instructions say to click Add to Library in Itunes or synch music with iphone, but I have a gazillion songs that I do not want to synch on my iphone. Where is the part of the transfer ...
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How do you put all your MP3's & Ringtones back on your IPhone from the iCloud?

Had to get a New PC less then a month ago and I was unable to add any new MP3's from New PC to iPhone So I put all my MP3's and Ringtones that were on my iPhone onto the cloud the problem now is I ...
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How can I download all MP3 files from a web site?

I am wondering if there is any software available in OS X that can download all mp3s or specific type of file from a URL. For e.g. I have a url http://www.parweztv.com/Khan%20Adeeb/SURA-04/ and I want ...
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How to edit the metadata information displayed by mdls from CLI?

How to edit the metadata information displayed by mdls from CLI? [-zsh] sarbbo@rushpress-lm:~ 吽 mdls ~/Music/BANGLA\ BAND/MOHINER\ GHORAGULI/MAYA/BHALOBASI.mp3 kMDItemAlbum = ...
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I want to play my voice recordings on my iPhone 5 as 'music' when I run

I want to record something on my iPhone 5 and then add it to my playlist in music so when I run I can listen to it, as I would music. I've tried to convert it to mp3 in iTunes but when I right click ...
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How can I copy MP3s from PC to iPhone (which isn't currently synced with the PC)?

I have an iPhone 4 (with iOS 6.x on it) that is not synced with any computer. How can I copy MP3s from a PC to my iPhone? iTunes is not synced with the phone so I cannot put the MP3s into the library ...
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What's a good iPhone app for playing MP3 music?

I have an extensive collection of video game music that I like to keep completely separate from my 'regular' music (which I use iTunes to sync w/ my iPhone and the stock Music.app to play). I'm ...
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Mobile Safari - link to MP3 and show album art?

I've created a web page that has a link to an MP3 file. When I click the link, the OS plays the MP3 with a full screen image of a generic image: Is it possible to show album art in this view? I've ...
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How can I change the bit rate of MP3s in iTunes 11?

TL;DR I have a number of MP3 albums in iTunes that I would like to convert from 196kbps to 128kbps. I ripped a number of CDs into iTunes at 196kbps, but have decided that I want them to be at ...
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How can I get the metadata of an mp3 (from 'Get info') out to the actual file's properties?

I had all of my music library cleand up in iTunes, so when I go to the 'Get info' I see all of the songs' metadata, but when I go to the actual file's properties, it's empty. Is there any way to get ...
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How do I use Spotlight to find all MP3 that are encoded at 320 kbps?

In order to save more space on my music collection, I want to use XLD to convert all my CBR (constant bit rate) 320 kbps MP3 to VBR (variable bit rate). How do I use Spotlight to find all 320 kbps ...
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Why are MP3 files not noticeably compressed by the compression tools within Lion?

I clicked the 'Compress xxx' option in the popup menu in order to compress a folder of MP3 files, but the result was a .zip file that is almost the same size as before compressing; it seemed to only ...
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Adding a playlist to a cleared iTunes library, to be synced to half-full iPod

my Apple-curious father has come up with a novel question - I was wondering if anyone had advice as how to solve? Being fond of a certain type of music, he's gradually filled up his iPod with his ...
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Is mp3 transfer for Windows iTunes / iPhone 4s slow?

I'm about to buy iPhone 4S, I'm curious about how fast is mp3 transfer (since I like a lot of music). And I'm using Windows. Is it a LOT slower than common direct USB transfer like on mp3 devices or ...
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Applescript to update year tag for audio files

I have a lot of tracks in iTunes where the files are named "music-NNNN.mp3" with NNNN being the year the track was recorded. How can I use Applescript to automatically set the year tag for these files ...
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Convert entire iTunes library to MP3 then delete old version?

Is there an easy way to Convert an entire iTunes library to MP3 format then delete old version? I know you can do it manually, but then you have to go check every other song and delete it, is there a ...
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OS X Mail embedded audio player flakey

Lately I have been receiving a lot of emails that have an embedded audio. The main cause is that my phone system is set to forward voice mails to my email. But this issue applies to any source of ...
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How to create a mp3-clip from an existing mp3?

Is there a free audio tool where I can just grab a snippet from a mp3 file and save it as a new mp3?
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How to copy MP3 from PC to iPhone 4s without iTunes

How can I sync my MP3 collection on my Windows 7 PC with my iPhone 4S without having to use iTunes?
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iTunes 10.7: Does listening to songs change their mp3-files?

I use iTunes to listen to music and I use Wuala to backup my mp3-files. Before recent versions of iTunes, I never had any problem with that. But with more recent versions (I don't know when it ...
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Converting mp3 and video content so I can listen to it on my iphone

If I find a MP3 audio on the internet, or a MP3 video (or even YouTube), is it possible save this on my iPhone somehow so I can listen to it? Not sure but I believe iTunes has a special format.
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How to replace an MP3 or M4A in iTunes with a higher quality file, without having to re-do playlists containing the track?

I have in my iTunes library some songs that, years ago, I ripped from CDs at bit rates of only 128kbps. Storage is cheap now and I'd like to replace those songs with higher-quality versions (e.g. ...
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How to replace mp3 files with m4a versions in itunes?

A few points before I get into my question/issue: I am not looking for a way to convert file formats. The library and all music is located on another Mac on the local network (so it is not indexed ...
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copy song info from mp3 file to aac file from terminal

I am trying to create a script that performs various conversions between formats of audio files. In one particular step, I use afconvert in Terminal to convert an mp3 to aac(mpeg4/m4a), but in this ...
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Transfer mp3 files to Nokia Lumia from a Mac?

On Windows, I use standard software (Zune) to transfer files to my Nokia Lumia 800. Is there any way to transfer mp3 files from Mac to Lumia? Lumia is running Windows Phone 7.
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How to rebuild iTunes Library with altered file locations without losing playcounts|ratings etc

My iTunes was set to make copies of all the music that it imported and keep it's own library within the iTunes folder. I wanted to delete my original files but deleted my iTunes copies instead. Now I ...
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is there an App that can extracts parts of a mp3 file without re-encoding the file?

I have a big (one hour) mp3 file and want to make one mp3 for song or section of the big mp3, without re-encoding. Would be great to have a UI that permits the selection of the sections that I ...
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openURL not working?

I have my apache2 server running on my macbook pro and I have an ssh session into my iphone which runs on iOS 5.0.1. I have a folder "files" in my webroot which has a few mp3 files. When I try ...
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Audio player that plays current buffer while downloading?

Looking for a Mac OSX audio player that'll start playing as it buffers, much like progressive download Flash/Javascript players do on Websites. I have very large concert mp3s on my file server ...
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Why does my iPod Classic cut off the end of certain songs?

I have an iPod Classic from 2007 (Generation 5.5, 80GB hard drive). Something that I've been noticing happening more and more is that some songs will play just fine but then at some point they'll ...
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Concatenating Lots of Small MP3 Files

I have lots of MP3 files that make 1 book. But they're all only about 5 minutes long. Is there an easy way to concatenate all of these that runs in OS X 10.7 (Lion)?
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Best way to convert MP3 audiobooks to M4B ones?

I am looking for the best way to convert convert MP3 audiobooks to M4B ones. Minimize the quality loose on recompression. Optionally be able to auto-choose best M4A/M4B compression method based on ...
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How can I download free music from the internet to itunes on the iphone/ipad without using a mac/pc?

There are loads of bands on the internet offering their music as free downloads on their websites. Either as zips or direct mp3 downloads. What ways are there for iphone/ipad users to get the music ...
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Why won't my files import into garageband?

I'm attempting to import an mp3 into garageband for some basic editing. I used the media browser to locate the file and then I 'dragged and dropped' main area ('drag apple loops here!')- a quick ...
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Updating ITunes Match metadata/tags?

I recently turned Match on in iTunes, and it did its thing and matched/uploaded songs. I then turned it on in my iPhone and to my horror, the tags that I thought I had meticulously organized weren't ...
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Is there a way to burn into a virtual CD-R instead of burning into a real one?

There is some .m4b files from the iTunes store that I bought, and from what I understand, these files cannot be converted into .mp3, unlike the .m4a files. To put those files into another audio ...
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How can I retroactively import files into my Itunes library?

How can I get Itunes to move everything to my library retroactively. When I add new songs, it copies them to my library but I have a lot of music that I added before I discovered I could enable the ...
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system won't play mp3s anymore

I was writing programs using https://github.com/Marak/play.js/blob/master/lib/play.js after running it a few times my system no longer plays mp3s either on the command line or vlc, other sound works ...
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Create audiobook from mp3 files?

How do I transfer a folder containing mp3 files to my iPod/iTunes to be recognized as an audiobook?
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MP3 player not able to play music (and not showing up in Finder or iTunes)

I have a PoGo digital voice recorder. I'm trying to play the mp3s in iTunes. The device is not showing up in iTunes or in the Finder. Assuming that the cables are good, what else should I look for?
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Converting WAV to MP3 using LAME and Automator

I'd like to convert many WAV files to MP3 files using LAME and Automator. I need a script that I could right click a folder and convert all the WAV files inside the folder to MP3 files. I've been able ...