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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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Where am I supposed to store my MP3s for the macOS Music app to monitor?

The Music app seems to default to this convoluted path with multiple duplicate entries when I reset it through settings: ~/Music/Music/Media/Music/. However, it's not obvious at all where the actual ...
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Duration of MP3 files in metadata

For language study, I frequently download nine MP3 files from several different sources, and import them into Music.app.  All are monaural (i.e., single track).  Music.app shows the wrong duration for ...
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Can Apple Music on macOS display synchronized lyrics embedded in MP3 or AAC (M4A) audio files?

Or does this work only when being online by sideloading the lyrics from the Apple Music subscription service?
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How to add image file to mp3 on Mac? [duplicate]

How can I add a picture to the mp3s I have downloaded on my mac? I add an image in apple music but it just doesn't carry over into the actual file. How can I fix this?
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Automator workflow to use VLC to turn ogg to mp3

I tried using these scripts posted before but they didn't work for me. cd ~/Downloads/Van Halen - Jamie's Cryin'/step for f in *.ogg; do ffmpeg -i "$f" "${f%.*}.mp3"; done or ...
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Mac cannot read mp3 audio cd

I recently purchased a mp3 audio cd thinking I could play it on my Mac. I get this 'unreadable disk' message when I insert the CD into my external DVD drive:" The only thing I've done so far is ...
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Transfer MP3s with metadata from iTunes to Apple Music

I have ~6,000 MP3's on my old iMac in an iTunes folder, using the old iTunes Library.itl and iTunes Music Library.xml file structure. I have a new MBA with Apple Music and ~20 MP3 files using the ...
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Removing photos and songs from iPad storage after sync turned off

After turning off iCloud sync for Music and Photos, how do I remove the songs and photos that are already there? I'm setting up an iPad which has a very small amount of storage. I had hoped that ...
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Bulk reformatting of purchased Music tracks?

We have imported many songs from our dozens of CDs into Music.app.  To be "nice guys," we have been slowly replacing them with tracks purchased from Apple—374 so far. Unfortunately (for one ...
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Apple Music Offline Files on Mac

I have mp3 files for a few albums, all in a folder. When I drag/drop that folder into the Apple Music app, it adds it to the library. I can also use the "Automatically add to music" folder. ...
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Can I download MP3, MP4, WAV files to the iPhone and play them from Files?

I have private MP3, MP4 and WAV files that are not available via the itunes store, as they are private. I use Linux, so how can I download them from a web server, save them on the iPhone, manage them ...
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Iphone Music Metadata/Encoding data showing & hide

I play .mp3s via my iPhone Music application. However on this album, there is additional metadata / encoding data (unsure what the correct terminology is here) that is displayed below the Play and ...
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Copy ID3 tags _or_ audio between MP3 files

I had the Wrong audio in an MP3 file (W) in Music.app with the correct tags but. I opened that, and a file (C) with the Correct audio, with Amadeus Pro. I copied the good audio and pasted it in ...
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Can you access the mp3 files of songs you've purchased on the iTunes Store?

I'd like to purchase several mp3s to download to my Android phone on the iTunes Store on my Mac (due to the fact that I don't want to buy entire CDs for a single track or use an online service for ...
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Help me identify file type?

$ Scribbling % file 08\ Why.mp3 08 Why.mp3: Audio file with ID3 version 2.4.0 In spite of the name, it is not an MP3 file, which would have identified as $ Scribbling % file /Users/Shared/Music/...
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Music app won't allow me to transfer an MP3 from iTunes to my iPhone, says "Media may be damaged"

I have an MP3 file I'd like to move onto my phone from my Windows PC. I've imported it into iTunes and played it there, where it works just fine. I tried choosing "Add to Device...my iPhone" ...
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Why are spaces being converted to question marks in this script?

I'm attempting to modify a bash script someone else wrote, and while it's off to an okay start, I'm running into issues. For any files that contain a space, the spaces are being converted to question ...
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Music app - half my songs are really quiet, within an album

I've just started using a Mcbook Air(Big Sur, 11.5.1, M1 chipset) after being a Linux/Windows user for years. I brought over my MP3 collection from my old Thinkpad and imported into the Music app. ...
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MP3 file having trouble in built-in Music app or QuickTime Player, but does work in VLC

I have an MP3 file that I listen to very often using the built-in Music app. Yesterday it stopped playing all together. I put my AirPods in and clicked the track & it didn't play. I tried another ...
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Sync says iPhone cannot play .m4a

I have about four thousand audio files in Music. They are all either mp3 or .m4a, roughly half of each. Occasionally, I remove all from the iPhone for two reasons: I need the space to do an update ...
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Replacement for Apple Music on macOS?

I've noticed that Apple no longer requires the Music app (previously known as iTunes) to be running in order to sync your music library on you mac with an iPhone or an iPad. This is fantastic because ...
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Convert multiple .mp3 files (or single .m4a) into .m4b with ffmpeg and afconvert on macOS

I'm using macOS and have a set of .mp3 files that represent the chapters of an audiobook. I want to combine them into a single .m4b file. How can I do this from command line without significantly ...
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Is there any way to transfer mp3 files from PC to iPhone without uploading them to the cloud first?

When I do a search for how to transfer mp3 files from PC to iPhone I invariably come across answers that mention iTunes. E.g: How to copy MP3 files from my PC to my iphone? My guess is that what's ...
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How to listen to old MP3 books on iPhone?

Macbook Pro Catalina - iPhone 7+ I have many old mp3 books on old hard drives. I do not understand the modern iPhone manager. It seems completely subscription oriented. How do I move an old fashioned ...
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iPhone: How to sync large library of MP3 + flac files from Win10 laptop

I am a longtime android user looking to migrate to iphone (to get better privacy). I think I have everything solved except for one thing: My music library. I am old school, in that I have a large (120+...
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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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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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How can an iPod touch play mp3 transferred as files on storage instead of Apple sync using iTunes?

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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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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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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