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

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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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Can the finder edit mp3 sound file tags like artist?

How can I change artist of multiple selected mp3 files in finder? Like in windows we can select multiple mp3 files and can change the artist of all selected file in properties.
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Song cannot be played on this iPhone

I have recently added a number of songs to my iTunes playlist (all mp3s). When syncing them over to my iPhone I get an error saying that 'X track cannot be played on this iPhone'. What could be the ...
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The process of making custom notifications, iOS GarageBand, iTunes database, iTunes file format, AppleScript

I'm developing an iOS and Android app which uses custom notification sounds to provide users with step-by-step instructions. I've recently stepped through a pretty messy process of creating these ...
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iPhone won't sync with my iTunes account

I bought an iPhone 4 online and I'm trying to get my mp3s onto it. I downloaded iTunes on my PC and got them on there, but now I can't get the phone to find the music. I click on Music and it just ...
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Automate Conversion from m4a to mp3?

I have hundreds of sound effects - clips just a few seconds long each - that are all m4a files. I need to convert them to mp3 files. What's the best way of doing this? I see Automator can automate ...
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Increase max volume of iTunes when Sound Check is enabled

If Sound Check is disabled, the volumes of some mp3 files are too high, and some too low. If I enable Sound Check, volumes seem to be normalised. But the problem is that the maximum volume is not loud ...
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Is it possible to add music to your Music Library on the iPhone?

Possible use cases. Someone emails you a music demo. You find a song you want to download online. You want to download an MP3 from Soundcloud. It is easy to add songs to iTunes and sync it over with ...
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Why does OS X mangle the playback of this MP3?

Here's an MP3 I have. My iPhone plays it back with no problems. VLC on OS X plays it back with no problems. iTunes plays it with annoying bleeps and bloops, some kind of errors or artifacts that are ...
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How do transfer mp3 files to iPhone that is configured with iCloud Music Library

I subscribe to the Apple Music service. When I connect my phone to my iMac and open iTunes on the mac and go to the Phone and select Music settings I get "iCloud Music Library is On" iPhone can ...
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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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Protected Audio File - Removing DRM on old iTunes Purchases to play Music on non-Apple Devices

I would like to learn how to remove the Digital Rights Management copy protection off of iTunes purchases I made prior to 2009 so that I can make use of my entire music library on my Android ...
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Cat command to join mp3 selects only the first file

I'm on a Mac with El Capitan (10.11.2) and have a folder with multiple mp3 files (audio-01-13.mp3 for example as a file name). Now I wanted to merge these files in one big mp3 file by doing the ...
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How can I convert my GarageBand tune to an mp3 without the static noise increasing?

After I export my GarageBand song and convert it to an mp3 and play it in iTunes, the background static noise is much louder than in Garageband. OS X El Captain 10.11.2 . Garageband 10.1.0 I want ...
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How to convert Apple Music M4P to MP3?

Is there any way to convert Apple Music M4P files to MP3? iTunes doesn't allow to burn discs with Apple Music files, is there any other method?
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Setting an MP3s as podcasts in iTunes

I have an iPod Nano 3rd Generation that I use to listen both music and podcasts from iTunes. Now the issue: I have a bunch of non-iTunes podcasts in MP3 format that I want to add to my iPod as ...
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Good free audio converter for OS X Lion?

Am trying to find a simple audio converter to convert various m4a, wma, mp3, and flac files to standard mp3 128KB VBR (for an ancient mp3 player with limited storage). I'm probably only going to use ...
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Any OSX tool to batch remove (or convert) embedded album artwork in MP3 files?

my car audio system does not support MP3 album artworks embedded in PNG format.. unfortunately iTunes switched to this format a while ago. I'd need to find a way to remove (or convert to JPG) all ...
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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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Best audio converter for Mac

I'm searching for an audio 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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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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iTunes 12 didn't read id3 tags on Windows

My Hard drive and backup image drive died at the same time. My Music was all stored on a third HD (Thank goodness) but I lost the itunes Database. I've re-installed with iTunes 12.2.1.16 With Windows ...
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Safari cancels request made with jplayer

I have an application that uses jplayer to listen to radio. It works in Chrome, but fails on Safari. The network request to http://46.20.4.4:4030/;stream.m4a responds: ICY 200 OK ...
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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 a folder(and its internal structure), but only include specific files

I have a folder(with subfolders and further subfolders) that the final folder has many different file types. These file types include images(.png/.jpeg), videos(.mov), and text files(.txt). But I ...
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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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Why are there empty circles next to these voice memos in itunes?

I am having a problem finding voice recordings in my iPad. I already had this problem on my phone and none of the blogs nor threads on Apple's site have worked. I upgraded to iTunes 12.1.2.27 On my ...
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Convert *stereo* .mov to mono .mp3?

I need an easy way to take a stereo .mov file and convert it to a mono .mp3 or similar formatted audio file. I use Ecamm's Skype Call recorder to record interviews, which I send out for ...
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Why can't I download certain tracks I purchased in iTunes?

Some months ago, I purchased a couple of tracks from iTunes. I purchased them on my iPad. Now I would like to transfer them to my desktop computer so I can then transfer them to an mp3 player. 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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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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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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Is it possible to read out the “Album Artist” ID3 tag with spotlight query?

I know that a spotlight query is capable of reading the "Artist" ID3 tag of mp3 files but is it also possible to read out (speak) the "Artist Album" ID3 field? This source doesnt say anything about ...
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AppleScript Quicktime Player to play audio file generates error

My Quicktime Player (Version 10.3 727.4) can play mp3 files without any problems, but when I use AppleScript I get an error message: The document “audio.mp3” could not be opened. The file may be ...
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Quick Look audio distorted

When I play a song in Quick Look it sounds oversaturated and distorted. If I open it, it sounds great. What can be happening? I noticed it with Mp3 at 320 kbps. With WAV and AAC it does not happens. ...
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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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Terminal command to move a number of files containing brackets to another folder or trash

Last night I consolidated a music collection into one place and each song is separated by an Artist folder and the track. The problem is that there are a high number of duplicates within these ...
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How to convert .VOC to MP3 or other audio format?

I am looking for a (free) way to transform .VOC files to, lets say, MP3? I just found Vidego, but I am not happy with the price of the software. I have .VOC files and want to transform them to a ...
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Synchronise/Merge MP3 collections without duplication or huge copies

I have one drive containing about 90GB of MP3s which is used at home, it serves three Squeezebox players though the Slimserver software running on one of the desktop Macs. I have a separate firewire ...
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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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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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How can I search for MP3 files by the “Purchased By” field?

As I sort through thousands of MP3 files in iTunes, I notice that I have many files that are DRM and "Purchased By" another Apple ID (that I have no access to). How would you locate those MP3 files, ...
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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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Search result -> filename instead of name (For smart folders)

Can anybody help me out. I want to create a smartfolder with all my mp3's. I renamed all my mp3's to correct full name. For example: Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight.mp3 When I create a smart ...
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Applescript to update MP3 Spotlight tag from iTunes tag

Here is my situation. I have a large iTunes library that has songs tagged with the "Year" in iTunes. I have a Hazel Rule for the noodlesoft hazel software which reads from Finder's "Year Recorded" ...
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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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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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Convert mp3 file for podcasts into one that will show up in iOS Music (not Podcasts) app

I would like to convert mp3 files for podcasts into "plain" mp3 files of the kind that when synced to iOS will show up in the Music app's playlists but not in the Podcasts app. I've had some success ...
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Mp3 file sounds fine in some media players but not others

I have a number of mp3 files that I encoded via LAME from the original super nes sound files. They sound fine in the following: Windows Media Player Foobar2000 (windows) VLC (all platforms) But ...
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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)?