The mp3 format is a digital audio encoding format which is commonly used in the consumer market for storage and playback of digital music.

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mp4 to mp3 conversion

I have worked on multiple tools that convert a "mp4" file to "mp3" format, but what I am really interested in, is there a way I can convert multiple mp4 files to mp3 format in a single go.
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How to add album art to mp3 using vlc media player in ubuntu?

I want to add Album art to any mp3 song. But I don't know how to do it.My system has VLC media player, UMPlayer, Bashee media player, Movie player. How can I add Album art to mp3 file using at ...
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How to configure SoundJuicer mysterious mp3 encoding settings?

When I rip a CD to mp3 using Sound Juicer I get just broken mp3 files. I like to rip VBR files, they look fine, but the  reported bitrate is always 32kbit/s. See: mp3check -a 01.\ Anita.mp3 01. ...
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Stream to stream conversion with icecast

Currently I am using icecast to relay any stream, but i want my output steam in mp3 format whatever is input stream. Like if input relaying stream is mp4 I want my icecast to give just mp3 format of ...
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How to convert a m4a sound file to mp3?

I tried with: $ ffmpeg -i music.m4a music.mp3 but I got a zero bytes file. The output was: FFmpeg version 0.6-4:0.6-2ubuntu6.2, Copyright (c) 2000-2010 the FFmpeg developers built on Sep 16 2011 ...
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Convert Linux URI-encoded filenames and paths in a text file to Windows paths

I have .m3u files generated in Linux which can't be read by Windows programs due to different way to treat special characters in paths. For example, how can I convert this Linux path: ...
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Can't play MP3 files

I am very new to Ubuntu and have got no idea about its workings. When I play it says Pythonv2.7 require to install plugins to play media files of the following type :MPEG-1 Layer 3. I did surf online ...
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How to convert flv to mp3 on ubuntu 14 without ffmpeg

And how to do any convertions in Ubuntu 14 if there is no ffmpeg anymore? When I last use it prev version I had warning to use different tool but I don't remember what it was.
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Need a MP3 ID3 tagger, and cover fetcher

I need to tag my MP3 library, and have tried kid3 (which was manual tagging), when I used Kubuntu 9.10 (I now use Ubuntu Meerkat) Here are the features I am hoping for: A good and clean UI. Tagging ...
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Cannot play OR convert .wma files, 14.04LTS [duplicate]

I installed SoundConverter on my Ubuntu 14.04 to convert my old .wma files to .mp3 format and ran into a little snag. I installed the restricted extras hoping to make SoundConverter work and it still ...
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How to use Ffmpeg to convert wma to mp3 recursively, importing from txt file?

I tried different options from forums, but most of them are out of date (ffmpeg tells me about it, like with -sameq option). Im trying to understand the docs, but I can't. I want to know how to ...
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How to convert multiple files to mp3 in Thunar custom actions?

I have added a simple command avconv -i %f %f.mp3 to Thunar's custom actions to convert a selected media file to mp3 (in the same folder and with the same name). What would be the command that can ...
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Software for converting .m3u to .mp3

I have downloaded some of the music files which are in .m3u format and I want to convert it to .mp3 format so that I can listen it in my mp3 player. Any software available for that? Even online ...
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Sansa Clip Zip does not mount on ubuntu 13.04

I use ubuntu 13.04, and my Sansa Clip Zip mp3 player (uses USB) does not mount. I am new to Ubuntu so I'm not sure how to proceed when it says: unable to open device '[usb:001,011]'?
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ubuntu 14.04 “didn't get a playback URI on entry file:///*”

I installed Ubuntu on my Chromebook via Crouton. Everything went great but I got problems with my mp3 playback. I can't play my mp3 files in Rhythmbox. Rhythmbox says "didn't get a playback URI on ...
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MP3 file isn't being read [duplicate]

I just got Ubuntu yesterday and i am trying to put some music onto it in MP3 format. it reads but doesn't play p.s. I am using USB chargers to transfer from Samsung Galaxy S4 to Asus EEE PC
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looking for a jukebox player on ubuntu

I'm looking for a Jukebox player at a Party that lets anybody of the participants to add a song to the queue without having it played immediately over the song being played at the moment/cut the ...
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Can I disable Chromium's in-browser mp3 player?

When I click on a link in Chromium to an mp3, can I make the default behavior be to download it and not to start playing it with some in-browser thing? I've disabled all of my plugins, so it's not ...
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How can I compress an mp3 file?

Well that is my question! i used to download a program in windows that used lame to compress audio of mp3 files and made them shorter in size but I don't know how to do this in ubuntu! Does anybody ...
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mpd crashes on database update

Mpd (latest version from repositories, Ubuntu 14.10) crashes when refreshing the database. At first it crashed on every m4a file, even with the necessary libraries (libmad0) installed and up to date. ...
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How to run MP3 and other media files? [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu. After installation I am unable to play the media files like MP4, MP4 etc. What to do?? Thanks in Advance
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MP3 Not Working

Alright- I have been struggling with this for the past two days. Iv'e searched most of the forum already, nothing worked, and iv'e searched videos which didn't help me there either. I messed around ...
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toc2mp3 - Converting toc-files to mp3 using cdrdao

I have created some toc-files in the past using cdrdao and I wanted to convert them to mp3. Unfortunately Ubuntu 14.04 LTS doesn't come with toc2mp3 so I tried to download the source and compile it ...
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Convert youtube to mp3 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Downloading a youtube video How to download an MP3 track from a YouTube video Is there any app like the one from DVDvideosoft but for linux to download and convert ...
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Rhythmbox won't play certain mp3's on a mounted windows partition

I just did a fresh installation to Ubuntu 14.10, and Rhythmbox works fine with files in the home directory. But when i try to play or import some mp3's from a windows partition, it simply refuses. ...
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How to open two Banshee players at once

I want to play more .mp3 files at once, but Banshee/Rhythmbox players seems to allow only one file to be played at a time. I wanted to solve this by opening multiple Banshee players, but I can't get ...
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How to install Ruby Ripper, or another app that does MP3s through a GUI

I have tried to install ruby ripper various times (raring) using code pasted from the internet. everytime i get to sudo apt-get install rubyripper, i get this back: E: Unable to locate package ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Missing seconds reading MP3 files

I'm having toublez reading MP3 files. Those files are listened OK witn others devices (Win, Car reader, MP3 readers..). But, when I'm using Amarok, Listen, Rhythm, some seconds during playing are ...
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How to extract the audio from an mp4 video to a mp3 file?

I'd like to extract the audio from an mp4 video. Is there a software for Ubuntu, which does the job?
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How can I split a mp3 file?

I have a big mp3 file, it comes from ripping a full cd. I would like to split it into one file per song. It will be great if it can split the file automatically, detecting the start and the end of ...
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Lame - How to re-encode all 320kbps mp3 to 192kbps mp3

As per title. I have lots of MP3s in 320kbps format that I need to convert to 192kbps. Currently I'm using lame --mp3input -b 192 which creates a file of the same name but with an extra .mp3 ...
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A music player that can handle multiple artist tags

The mp3 format can handle multiple artists per track (in the form of "artist1\artist2"), and as far as I know other modern music formats can do the same thing. However, Rhythmbox (my default music ...
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Run a file like I could in command prompt

How can I run a file like I could in command prompt? Like say I wanna run this file C:/Music/BobDylan/MrTambourineManOriginal.mp3 I'd first navigate using cd to the Bob Dylan folder, and then ...
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Sound Juicer doesn't respect Lame's codec settings when ripping CDs

Using Sound Juicer I am able to rip CDs very conveniently. I would like to rip them in about 256 kbit/s variable bitrate. To accomplish this I have defined the settings for mp3 in ...
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How select a custom folder hierarchy when extracting MP3s in Rhythmbox?

I like to organize my music in folders named: AlbumArtist/Year - AlbumName/TrackNum - TrackName.mp3 Unfortunately in Rhythmbox Preferences → Music tab it is not possible to do it. There is less ...
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transfering mp3s from Ubuntu to cellphone

I tried to copy some mp3 files from my songs folder in Ubuntu 14.04LTS Trusty Tahr to my cellphone through USB port, but it keeps displaying the error message: Can't be copied. Location can't be ...
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How to normalize sound in mp3 files

I am looking for a way to normalize the sound in MANY MP3 files I have. Some have low sound, while others are louder so I have to turn the volume up or down depending on the song. What ways are there ...
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converting multiple files with avconv…libmp3lame0 not found [duplicate]

I have about 20 .webm files that I would like to convert to audio in the terminal. I want to do avconv -i *.webm -acodec libmp3lame0 -aq 4 *.mp3 I tried: for i in *.webm; do avconv -i "${i}" ...
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Ubuntu 14 mounts MP3 player as flash drive

After upgrading from Ubuntu 12 to 14, my GPX player mounts as a flash drive, and I can't use Rhythmbox to copy files. I tried mtp-detect and I got "MTPZ disabled" and "No raw devices found." I can ...
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Audio duration in Dolphin

Dolphin 4.13.3 under Kubuntu 14.04.1 LTS fails to show any details under the "Duration" column of the "Details" View Mode for an audio mp3 file, which can be played by the system. Additionally, no ...
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Can't mount Cowon i10

Does anyone know how to make Ubuntu (14.04) read a Cowon i10 mp3 player? After a search, I found a similar question, and the answer was to change the settings in the mp3 player to USB "MTP" I did ...
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Is Rhythmbox constantly downloading MP3 files while playing them?

I observed a strange phenomenon with my Rhythmbox: it seems that Rhythmbox is constantly downloading a MP3 file while playing it. My setup My home server (hostname nas) which host the MP3 files uses ...
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How do I install media codecs? [closed]

What is the easiest way to install all the media codec available for Ubuntu? I am having issues with multiple applications prompting me to install codecs before they can play my files.
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Album thumbnails of MP3 files not showing [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 and have used EasyTAG to add ID3 tags (image metadata) to many of my music files, changing the old ones. Some album arts are showing up, but many aren't. This problem happens ...
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JavaFX mp3 playback Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to play mp3 file in java program using javafx. I installed dependencies libavcodec53 and libavformat53 mentioned here. I used following code public void play(String path_to_song){ ...
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Difficulty in playing Music [duplicate]

I'm a new Ubuntu user. I've installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my desktop alongside windows 7. When I try to play any mp3 file with Parole Media player (which I believe is the default) , it says : Parole ...
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Unknown ERROR from Startup Disk Creator

I don't understand this error from the Startup Disk Creator: org.freedesktop.DBus.Python.AttributeError: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/dbus/service.py", ...
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Normalize volume of MPEG-4 AAC tunes purchased from iTunes?

I've been very satistied using a combination of Picard and QuodLibet to calcuate Replay Gain tag values for me MP3s. Anyone know how to do this with AAC songs? Edit: I usually use Rhythmbox and ...
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what is the effect on an MP3 player used for install of Ubuntu?

When an .iso or .img file is copied with dd, what effect does that have on the USB stick? In this case, it's a 2GB mp3 player which, while not expensive to replace, I would like to use again for ...
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How can I convert mp3 to speex?

What is a good way to convert mp3 files to speex files? I'll favor answers that give an easy solution for converting multiple files at a time and/or maintain good quality for spoken audio. Though any ...