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You can use wget like this: wget -r -nd -A.mp3 http://www.parweztv.com/Khan%20Adeeb/SURA-04/ -r to recursively download all files below the level of the URL specified -nd to not create a hierarchy of directories in your download location (not necessary) -A to specify the files you want to download (all files ending in .mp3 in your case) You can obtain ...


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For those seeking a free terminal-based solution Per the rest of the answerers in here, Finder (as of El Capitan) does not do this. I arrived at id3v2 referenced in a Linux forum. Installation Via HomeBrew - Update HomeBrew and install commands brew update && brew install id3v2 Example Usage Change Artist to Prince id3v2 -a "Prince" 01\ Wow....


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ffmpeg would preserve tags (but not cover art) by default. for f in *.flac; do ffmpeg -i "$f" -aq 1 "${f%flac}mp3"; done -aq 1 corresponds to -V 1 in lame. -acodec libfaac would convert the files to AAC: for f in *.flac; do ffmpeg -i "$f" -acodec libfaac -aq 200 "${f%flac}m4a"; done


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As always VLC will do that for you. The key combination: ⌘ +^ + → from within VLC will skip forward 5 seconds. Left arrow for backwards. You can also change the key combination, as well as skip, 10 or more seconds depending on the combination you choose from the menu, VLC>Prefernces>Hotkeys:


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My favorite is Documents by Readdle. It has a builtin browser. You can simply browse your desired webpage and download different kinds of files like mp3, pdf and others into your iPad directly and enjoy playing or reading them in the same application.


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This issue has little to do with an iPod Nano but has to do with MP3 settings for the MP3 file itself in iTunes. To change a plain MP3 to a podcast, open up iTunes, select the MP3 then select Get Info on the MP3, select Options & then look at the Media Kind list. One of the Media Kind options is Podcast so just select that and then copy the newly ...


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First connect your device to your computer and open iTunes. Go to the iTunes Library. If you don't see the Library option in iTunes, you can get there by clicking on the 'Done' button in the lower right corner (if it's there). In Library, click on the File menu, then select Add File to Library... Browse to the .mp3 file you want to import as a podcast, ...


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iTunes is highly scriptable. You could write a one line AppleScript and then assign it to the the key combination of your choice. -- iTunes Back 5 tell application "iTunes" to set player position to (player position - 5) Source


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I ran into this myself, came across your question while seeking the answer, but have since figured it out. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204926 The key is to enable iCloud Music Library under Edit > Preferences > General in iTunes. That then enables the "Add to iCloud Music Library" right click option over albums and individual files. Items you "add ...


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You can use id3v2 to remove all artwork from your mp3 files. I appreciate your wanting to avoid compiling and the like, so below is an easier way to get the tool onto your Mac. Remove all artwork with id3v2 The following command will iterate over mp3 files found in the current folder and remove any embedded artwork: id3v2 -r "APIC" *.mp3 The following ...


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You need iTunes to copy music from your computer to your iPhone.


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I've been looking for the perfect lightweight OSX player for a long time and still stick with Cog Change the update feed to Nightly in the preferences and you'll get 0.08 that runs in High Sierra and lower. UPDATE: An active fork is now available at https://kode54.net/cog (thanks OleGG for the mentioning it)


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i took what you guys had, but then made it run even faster by using xargs to parallelize the jobs. find <directory> -name '*.flac' -print0 | xargs -0 -P8 -n1 /usr/local/bin/flac2mp3 Then this is the script from above /usr/local/bin/flac2mp3 ...


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As patrix mentioned in the comments, certain types of data (such as MP3, JPEG, MPEG) are not able to be compressed further because they are already compressed. Compressing a bunch of MP3 files is not going to do much apart from bundling them together in one archive.


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A very easy way is using VLC Media Player. Right click into the song and click in Media Information... It saves to the file automatically.


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VLC is very popular on any device or computer. The iOS Version has a really nice design (iOS 7 like) and supports any kind of transfer (Wifi, Networkstream, ...). More information can be found here: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-ios.html


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Open up Finder and use the Spotlight/Search on the top right of the window. Type .mp3 in the search bar and Finder will suggest you things like Filenames (Name matches: .mp3), Kinds (MP3 Audio), Downloaded from (...) Select MP3 Audio type under Kinds section in the suggestion popup. There is a secondary toolbar which appears below the main Finder toolbar and ...


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My recommendation would be SiteSucker. It's a great (free) application! It will allow you to download folders from a site. So, just enter in your URL and click "Download" SiteSucker is a Macintosh application that automatically downloads Web sites from the Internet. It does this by asynchronously copying the site's Web pages, images, backgrounds, movies, ...


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I had this issue this morning. I had to force quit iTunes, unplug my iPhone, reboot it, then reconnect it and sync the playlists that wouldn't sync earlier. It seemed to work, as I now have those playlists. I think iTunes experienced a technical issue somehow with its encoding process.


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Get ffmpeg via Homebrew, which can convert a lot of audio/video formats. Converting your audio files then basically is done by running the following in Terminal ffmpeg -i input.mp3 -b:a 128k output.mp3 ffmpeg is usually able to deduce input/output format from the file suffix. To run this over a bunch of files, cd to the top folder containing the audio ...


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You could install ffmpeg, a command line tool for audio/video conversion, and then create an Automator service invoking a shell command. For installation of ffmpeg please refer to their website. Once you have installed it, find out the location of it with this command: $ which ffmpeg /usr/local/bin/ffmpeg Then, open Automator, create a new Service, change ...


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Although quality will be lost when converting the bit rate to 128kbps, one option is to use a combination of a smart playlist in iTunes and Max. 1) Either back up music library or specify a different output directory in Max, and then re-import files to iTunes. 2) In iTunes, create a smart playlist where the bit rate is greater than 128 kbps for example. 3)...


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Upgrading iTunes files to higher quality without losing metadata Turn off iTunes Match. Rip higher quality version to iTunes. Go to higher quality file. Right click - Show in Finder Go to file to be replaced. Right click - Show in Finder Quit iTunes In Finder delete lower quality file - move to trash - empty trash Drag higher quality file to where ...


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The Spotlight metadata attributes are not stored in the files, but they are based on other metadata values or properties of the files. ID3 tags can be edited from iTunes or with for example mid3v2 from mutagen Modification times and creation times can be changed with touch or SetFileInfo File flags like kMDItemFSIsExtensionHidden can be edited with chflags ...


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To do what you want I would suggest following : Create an automator service Add a run AppleScript action Select service receives no input Copy the following code in the AppleScript action : tell application "iTunes" to set player position to (player position - 5) Save you service Go to the System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard shortcut Add your a ...


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You should be able to change it by Right click > Get Info In Options, change the media kind to Music.


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A pure guess would be that you are passing it a text/string reference rather than a file ref. try set audioFile to POSIX file "/Path/to/the/audio.mp3"


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M4P files are protected with Apple's Digital Rights Management (DRM) to stop conversion etc. Any unprotected MPEG4 files like .m4a can be converted easily with iTunes or various other applications but the DRM prevents this. If you've purchased the music yourself, then upgrading to iTunes Match will let you replace the DRM protected files with standard m4a ...


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It is putting the file in the iTunes library. you can find that location by going here: iTunes Preferences > Advanced And it is listed under iTunes Media Folder Location at the top of the window. Default behavior is to copy the file to the iTunes media folder. If you uncheck "Copy media to iTunes media folder when adding to library" on that same ...


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If I am understanding you correctly, you have MP3s which are audiobooks which exist in iTunes on a desktop/laptop and you want them to sync to a mobile device and be automatically available in iBooks the way they used to be, is that right? Apple recently changed the way audiobooks sync between iBooks and iTunes. This support document lets you know how you ...


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