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

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Usb device keeps disconnecting and re-connecting

I’ve chatted and gone through troubleshooting with Apple support about this issue with no luck so I’m hoping someone here can give ANY advice. I’m trying to connect a USB cassette capture device to my ...
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Iphone: how to play a directory containing MP3 from OneDrive?

I don't use iTunes, I just use plain MP3 stored in directories, I also have FLAC files. I stored them on OneDrive and use the OneDrive application from the APP. I use the application to download them ...
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How to add image to file format .mp3 on a Mac?

I use a Mac and have artwork I would like to add as images to sound .mp3 file. I am aware that I can create a .mov file using QuickTime media player which is already built-in on my Mac, but I’d just ...
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Transfer private MP3 files from my PC to my iPhone SE 2020

tl;dr: I want to add my own .mp3 files (and audiobook etc.) to my iPhone SE 2020. After selecting File > Add to Library and selecting file in iTunes for PC, files are added, but nothing happens ...
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Speech-to-text conversion using mp3 [duplicate]

I download video files from a faith-based website that contain subtitle tracks that I can extract without much trouble. But in some of the videos, there is no subtitle track therefore I tend to ...
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Can Quicktime Player Save Recordings as an MP3 by Default?

Quicktime Player allows a very nice workflow for recording audio for Google Slides – right up to the point where you try to insert the M4A audio file that comes out of Quicktime Player. Then Google ...
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Via ifuse, my iPod Touch is now a USB stick. How can I get it to play transferred mp3s?

I am currently looking for ways to transfer files from my Linux machine to my version 6.1 iPod Touch. Following this guide, I have been able to use the ifuse package to treat my iPod Touch like a USB ...
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“Moving” MP3s from one mac book to the next?

I imported my private MP3 collection (basically ripped from the CDs I bought years back) on my Mac into iTunes some years back. On my "Music" directory, I basically see my folder private, ...
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iTunes did not copy MP3 into library

I have always had iTunes/Music set as shown: But some (not all) of the files I have recently imported are not in the iTunes library. "Show in Finder" goes to the original file imported, ...
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How to convert a batch of MP3's in Apple Music to AAC, then automatically delete the old MP3s?

I would like to convert a large number of MP3's in my Apple Music library to AAC (to save disk space). Using the Music app, I have tried it with all songs of an album. Now, I've got each track twice, ...
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How to convert .wav to .mp3 and maintain iTunes presence?

I have a bunch of .wav files (from synced CDs) that I would like to convert to .mp3 files in order to save space. I found this link which works to batch convert .wav to .mp3, but unfortunately iTunes ...
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Does ITunes compress audios synced to iPhone

I have a few mp3 320kbps audios I need to pass onto my iPhone, however I need the format to be exactly the same and I don’t want any compressing to be done to the audios. I wanted to know if when I ...
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Getting Catalina Music app (iTunes) to reload metadata from disk

My iTunes music folder has thousands of songs in and I've been trying to get it more organised. I used a brilliant app called Metadatics to bulk edit a load of dodgy meta data, including album art, ...
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Problem with importing mp3 into GarageBand

When I import my mp3 music track into Garageband it imports two wave files in the one track. The song sounds crazy. How do I import the mp3 so that it just has one wave file.
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How do I play an mp3 on my iPad?

I'm not trained on iOS and my iPad 6th Gen is the only Apple product I own. iOS version is 13.3. I have downloaded the app called, "Music" I have downloaded Readdle Documents. Using Documents, I ...
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How can I add MP3 to the podcast app on my MacBook with Catalina 10.15? [duplicate]

Before I updated to Catalina, I was able to add MP3 files to iTunes, then select get info -> options, and change media type to podcast. I was then able to listen to MP3s (which were mostly lectures) ...
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Make iTunes recognize MP3 audiobooks with ID3 tag

Apple iTunes recognizes and categorizes MP4 audio files (preferably with an .m4b extension, not .m4a nor .mp4) correctly as audiobooks if the tag field stik MediaType is set to 2 for Audiobook. I ...
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How can I listen to my mp3 audiobooks on iPhone?

I have a collection of seminars recorded as mp3. In iTunes, I marked them as audiobooks. I have an Apple music account, so I can access my music library through iCloud, including those I recorded ...
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Uploaded homemade mp3 to icloud music library, now “not available in my country or region”

We recorded an mp3 with the kids, and I want to add this to my icloud music library so it's available on my iPhone and any of my devices, the same way I access other songs in my icloud music library ...
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Copying mp3 files to an iPad or iPod without iTunes? (from Windows, Mac or Linux) [duplicate]

I'm looking for a way to copy a set of mp3 files to my iPad, and/or perhaps even my old iPod. A long time ago I used to do this with iTunes which I strongly dislike, but it seemed to be the only ...
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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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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?