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Questions tagged [mp3]

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

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Upload MP3 to iPhone 4 and listen it from there [closed]

I have iPhone 4 and I want to upload some MP3 files to it to listen them from there. I know that I may use iTunes to do this, and I did this in the past, but, as far as I know, iTunes will delete all ...
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iPhone music is not in order

After last week's iPhone 8 iOS 12.2 upgrade MP3 files loaded to music folder on device in iPhone via iTunes on my PC (Windows10) appears out of order. I do not have Shuffle activated on my iPhone. The ...
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Unable to add artwork to .mp3 files in iTunes

iTunes is not allowing me to save artwork on .mp3 files. I have the option to add; however, after clicking OK, it's not saving the image.
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Copy mp3s listed in a m3u-file to another harddrive

Over the last decade or two, I've collected quite a lot of mp3-files. I had them organised on an external / internal hard drive on Windows computers, and created a bunch of playlists with my favourite ...
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Is there any way to convert a bunch of .ogg files in a folder to .mp3 using ffmpeg?

Is there any way to convert a whole heap of .ogg files in about 30 folders in a folder containing those folders to .mp3 files and put them in another folder using the command ffmpeg? The previous ...
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How to quickly stitch a ton of albums back together into compilations?

I trusted Google Music Manager to download my music collection onto a new computer, importing the lot into iTunes. Only after I wiped my old computer did I realize that my music was now screwed up: ...
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Converting M4A file to MP3 - Selected files could not be found

iTunes IOS 12.9 on PC I want to convert M4A files (in this case, audiobooks) to MP3. This is what happened. Changed the iTunes import settings to MP3. Selected the book. Selected File > Create MP3 ...
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Convert AMR to MP3 in Terminal?

Is there an integrated system utility that will allow one to rapidly convert AMR files to MP3 in the shell on macOS?
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Opening a local .mp3 file with AppleScript Editor

So I have been trying to create an AppleScript application that when I click on it, it opens a mp3 file within the packages contents and resources. This is the only code I have within the script: set ...
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Apple Music doesn't display song's lyrics from MP3 ID3 tag

How can I display lyrics on Apple Music? Here's my steps: I edit MP3 tags through kid3 app. I add lyrics to my MP3 file into the Tag 2 ID3v2.3.0 with encoding ISO-8859-1 (I've also tried UTF-8 and ...
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Finding Multiple Files at Once

I am learning French and I have a folder with 5000 words in it (ie 5000 mp3 files). Out of the 5000 words there are 1243 that I still don't know. I want to extract those 1243 words and put them into ...
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Convenient work-flow and set-up to save and listen to audio files on iOS (w/o iTunes)

Having read to numerous posts on 🍏SE like 1, 2, 3, 4, which all predate iOS 11 and having looked into VLC, Vox, Documents, and of course the files.App I hope someone else has already figured out how ...
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mp3s set as “Audiobook” have stopped showing up in iBooks

For a while now I've been importing mp3s, setting them as "Audiobook" and listening to them via iBooks, like normal. However, for some unknown reason a few weeks ago, this stopped happening: Even ...
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How/Where do I drag an mp3 file from my pc to iphone?

The only folder I see in internal storage for Apple iPhone is DCIM which leads to 100APPLE, which has all my pictures and videos, and I can't drag the mp3 file there?
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Launching mp3 file from Finder, iTunes first tells me it's “copying” it - to where?

I download MP3 podcasts when I have Wi-Fi to listen to when I'm offline. I just download them onto the hard drive. I don't have an iPod or phone or anything else attached to the Mac, either by cable ...
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How do I play songs (with shuffle) stored on a NAS drive connected to my router?

I have a folder on a NAS drive connected to my wifi router with some mp3 files. Is there a simple way of playing them on mac with shuffle turned on? Can I use some lightweight mp3 player other than ...
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iOS: How do I transfer a mp3 from Google Drive to iBooks?

I have an mp3 audiobook on Google Drive that I want to listen to in iBooks on my iPhone. How can I transfer/copy/open that file from the Google Drive app on the iBooks app?
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How do I change the bitrate field of an mp3 file?

I have some music files which have somehow the wrong bitrate settings (32 instead of 320). Yes they are really 320bps, the file size and show exactly that. So this means no Apple Music availability. I ...
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Is there any difference in placing MP3 files in the “Music” folder versus some other location?

For a long time I've kept a collection of MP3 files and other audio formats on a NAS device, organizing selected titles in iTunes but keeping the files off my system. Now, I'd like to copy them to my ...
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Mac iTunes keeps adding the wrong files to my playlist

2011 iMac, OSX Mavericks, iTunes 12.6.1.125 I'm a musician and am working on finalizing my new EP. I have the master .wav files in iTunes, which I then convert to .mp3 to send to some people for ...
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How can I add mp3 files as podcasts to my iPhone using iTunes?

I am using iTunes 12.5 on Windows 10 with an iPhone 5s. Sometimes I download hour-long .mp3 files that I want to put onto my iPhone as podcasts, so that it automatically remembers where I am in my ...
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How to change 'date added' to 'date modified' for a bunch of mp3 files?

Straight to the business. Recently I bought new Mac and unfortunately I didn't correctly import my old music library to iTunes. I always sort my music by 'Date Added' in iTunes, but since I imported ...
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How can i segment iTunes podcast on the basis of chapter

I have my own iTunes podcast series of approx 200mp3 which are directly feeded from my wordpress website. Link to iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/in/podcast/bhagawad-geeta/id1148683227?mt=2 Now i ...
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How to delete audio files' meta data?

I have some MP3s on my Mac. I want to import them into my iPhone. The problem is that, using iTunes, the iPhone automatically create several folders or albums, depending on the artist, the album, the ...
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Struggling with Subroutines

I'm having, I think, a subroutine problem. I want to use this 'Choose from list' system to order newly acquired music. After dropping on a bunch of mp3s, it should play the mp3 (so I can decide on the ...
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how to convert all mp3 to m4a and save tags and covers?

Strange bugs with iTunes and iphone, when trying to transfer and listen files in mp3. In m4a everything is all right. Is there any way to convert all mp3 files to m4a and save all tags and covers? ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 transcription....
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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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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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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 it?...
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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 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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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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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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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) ...