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

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Which Trans Music Manager equivalents exist for OS X?

I have a Denon DP-200USB turntable that converts analogue records (LPs) into MP3s (one MP3 per side) and stores them onto a USB memory stick. This lovely piece of kit comes with some software called ...
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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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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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Is it possible to save http-hosted MP3 files directly onto an iPad?

Is there a way to save an MP3 from a web server directly onto an iPad? I can stream it through the browser, but there is no obvious "save" capability. Would it make a difference if the MP3 were an ...
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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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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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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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How to I go from .flac to .mp3 using LAME & FLAC using the Terminal alone?

This is my first question, so please go easy on me. 'Tis a pleasure to be here. Hopefully somebody can help me out. For a long time I've been using a relative clunky technique which involves Audacity ...
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How to copy MP3 files from my PC to my iphone?

How to copy MP3 files from my PC to my iphone? I have many Mp3 on my PC but some Mp3s I want to copy in iphone to listen from iphone. How to do that? I'm having itunes account and itunes software on ...
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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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Best audio converter for Mac

I'm searching for an audion converter for mac with wide capabilities. it should be able to Convert to flac (not from flac) Split cue files into separate tracks Grab audio cds Edit ID3-tags in batch ...
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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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simple MP3 player with folders

I've been using SoundJam MP since it came out and many years ago I found a beta version that worked on OS X and that's the reason I can still use it. Unfortunately, with OS X Lion, PPC support is ...
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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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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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Why on iPad or iPhone, the $0.99 click is so easy, but to download my purchased songs, it is so XYZ tough?

I bought a song on iTunes on my iPad, but the song is greyed out. How can I get the song back? Also, how can I download the song to my iPad or iPhone?
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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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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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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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Do MP3's encoded by iTunes contain my email address, and how can I remove it?

I heard that when you rip an Audio CD to MP3 with iTunes it hides your email address (or some other identifying information) in the MP3. Is this true? Is there any way to remove this identifying ...
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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 ...
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weird problem : whenever I copy songs from my computer to my iphone it misses the first 30 seconds?

Anyone experience this problem? It all of a sudden started happening for me. When I download podcasts from my iphone, it seems to be fine, but when I download from my computer whether its songs or ...
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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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Anyone know a super easy .mp3 cutter?

I am looking for a super easy app for cutting .mp3 files, and setup fadeout at the end. Like Ringer, but this is for ringtones. plus the time is limited and I can't export mp3 files with it. But you ...
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Where's my free space gone on my MP3 player?

I have a Sansa Fuze MP3 player, it's 4 GB. I plug it in my Mac I have a capacity of 3,7 GB of which apparently 1,8 GB is in use. Problem is I only have arround 120 MB of MP3s on it... Who's ...
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How to download an MP3 to an iPod Touch? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to download free music from the internet to itunes on the iphone/ipad without using a mac/pc? I have a new (4gen) iPod Touch. There's an MP3 on the web that I want ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I convert iPhone .m4a recordings to a more common and lossless format?

what's the best way to convert .m4a to a more common song format, like mp3 etc. The m4a files are recorded by the iPhone and my machine runs windows vista home premium 32-bit sp2 I want it to be as ...
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Looking for a lightweight MP3 player for OS X

I'm looking for something, preferably free, to play MP3s in OS X in a way they don't automatically get dumped into iTunes. Any suggestions? Songbird is not lightweight. VLC I use for videos.
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Delete songs from iPhone but keep in iPod

I want to delete songs from iPhone but keep in iPod in iTunes. when uncheck songs from library, this erase from both devices. Is there a way to remove all the songs just from iPhone?
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imported mp3 ebook file is not shown in Books

I downloaded a mp3 file from author's site (not itune store or audible), and I found that the book is not in iTune's Library/Books section, but in iTune as a song. What is necessary to make the mp3 ...
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An alternative to iPod nano 6g? [closed]

I'm looking for a good, compact MP3 player that can also double as a pedometer (or at least as a part thereof). I wouldn't hesitate to buy a nano 6g if not for some of its 'features' that I'd rather ...
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Is there a way to display more metadata fields in the Finder list view?

If I view and sort files in a directory using Finder's list view I seem to be limited to a rather anaemic: Name Date Modified Size Kind Now, take an .mp3 file for example. There is potentially a ...
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How to not pay for a song twice?

What is an easy way to move a song I bought from iPhone 3 to iPhone 4 to iPad? Do I need to move some files such as Mvx034f.mp3 over somewhere and rename it? I think the only other way is to let ...
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Alternative to iTunes?

Over the past decade I've come to acquire a random selection of large hard disks from my older computers. While most of the stuff on it isn't vital, there are fair bits of music I made over the years ...
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define multiple release years for an album

Is there a way to define multiple release years in the mp3 tags using iTunes? The reason I am asking is that I have a lot of "remastered" albums in my iTunes database that were released in the last ...
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Making music CDs with ITunes

I have 4 CDs I made from music tracks using iTunes and I was wondering if those are MP3 or some other format. Is it possible to read them with a non-MP3 player, such as a car CD player?
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Adding MP3s to iTunes 10 Doesn't Work For Some Files

I have recently upgraded to iTunes 10. I had some MP3 files which I would like to add to the library. In the past I have dragged the folder into the iTunes "Library" section which has added all the ...