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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How do I enable MP3 preview?

Just upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 and Nautilus no longer previews MP3 files when I hover over them. Another PC that's been running 11.10 for a while also experienced this after the latest update ...
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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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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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How to download an MP3 track from a YouTube video [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to download a youtube video via terminal There are several Q&A threads that explain how to download youtube videos using the terminal. However, I would also ...
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Joining MP3 files losslessly

I have a bunch of MP3 files and I have their paths grouped in a text file. Is it possible to join the relevant MP3 files based on the paths in the text file?
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How to play MP3 files using Rhythmbox? [duplicate]

Yesterday I just installed the Ubuntu 12.04 for the first time, the problem is that I can't play and of the MP3 files that I have. I get this error: Required plugin could not be found Python ...
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How can I extract audio track from video file and save it as mp3? [duplicate]

What is the easiest way to extract an audio track from a video file and save it as mp3 file?
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How can I change the default music player?

Using Ubuntu 11.10. I have MP3 files. When I double-click an MP3 file, I would like VLC to open (not Banshee). How can I do this?
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Rhythmbox playing without sound

I have a clean 12.04 install. Imported my mp3's (from a windows share) into Rhythmbox and although they do appear to be playing no sounds is to be heard. Playing a radio-stream works just fine. ...
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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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How to convert wav to ogg and mp3 using VBR

How to convert wav to ogg and to mp3 with VBR and excellent end quality? If possible, using soundconverter or ffmpeg. Incidentally, I tried to see whether soundconverter uses VBR and there is ...
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Convert library of WMA tracks to MP3's?

I know there are options such as Sound Converter for doing them one track or directory at a time, but are there any tools that will recursively crawl through a directory's subdirectories and convert ...
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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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How to improve the sound quality of an mp3 speech file?

I have an old mp3 recording of a talk once given by me (recorded by an old-fashioned MP3-player). It has too low voice, too much noise, and too much crackling. Is there an application with which I can ...
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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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How can I convert .mp4 and .m4a files to .mp3 files automatically, keeping the cover art?

I have some .mp4 and .m4a audio files that I want to convert to .mp3 files. I want the resulting .mp3 files to include the cover art included in the source files, without fiddling with EasyTAG ...
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How do I get a Dane-Elec mp3/mp4 player working?

My MP3/MP4 does not plug-in and play and therefore I can not transfer any file to the MP3/MP4 dane-elec music my touch or only dane-elec with 8 gb in memory and perhapses model zt1 with radio,..and ...
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Tell Banshee to add covers inside MP3 tags

I am using Banshee to encode my old CDs into nice MP3. Banshee is able to find CDs information and albums covers but it doesn't add these covers INSIDE the MP3's tag. As a consequence, when using ...
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bulk/batch convert mp3 files to ogg via command line?

is it possible to convert mp3 to ogg via command line? I'd like to just in a bulk swoop convert my mp3 files to ogg so i can play them in firefox without any issues.
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App that will rip mp3s from an analog cassette tape?

I have a few audio cassette tapes from the 1980s :) The albums were never released on CD, and to prevent any more deterioration and from losing the songs forever I wanted to rip the tapes to mp3. ...
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Reducing multiple mp3 bitrate

I'm looking for a tool for Ubuntu 13.04 that can reduce the bitrate of multiple mp3 files. Does anyone happen to know such a tool?
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Advantages of mp3 to ogg

Is there any advantage in converting all mp3 to ogg, besides ogg being an open format? Any disadvantages? Is all metadata kept during conversion? Edited, because of @N.N. suggestion. Here are the ...
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How can I fix incorrect mp3 duration?

I have a number of songs in my Music library that display incorrect duration values, and so play only partially in Clementine. In Banshee and some other players they show different duration values and ...
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Adding ReplayGain tags

I have been always using FooBar2000 to add ReplayGain tags to my music library (consisting of .mp3 or .ogg files). On my new computer I would like to avoid installing Wine for just this task. Are ...
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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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Erase and rewrite MP3 ID3 tags

Background I have a Squeezebox, and am running the Server on my (Natty) machine. This server scans my music directory and adds all files found therein to the server's library, to be streamed over the ...
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Reducing bitrate in conversion of mp3 and ogg

I can save space by reducing bitrates of songs to x*, the value beyond which humans don't discern any difference. If so, how to reduce the bitrates with CLI: 1. mp3 to mp3 conversion 2. during mp3 ...
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ID3 Tag editor in 13.04

I have find some ID3 tag editor in the web but unfortunately they are no longer available in 13.04 repository. Can anyone give me some recommendation for ID3 Tag editor program? I need some feature ...
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How do I convert only a portion of an MP3 file to WAV at a certain frequency, from the command-line?

This transcodes the entire .mp3 to a .wav mpg123 -w output.wav input.mp3 Is there any way I can transcode a portion from the 10 second mark to the 20 second mark at a 44100hz?
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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 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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Simple audio/mp3 player for small files

I have a new voicemail system that attaches mp3s to emails and sends them to me. I'm using Thunderbird for IMAP email. When I try to open them with Rythmbox, I run into trouble because of the ...
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Unable to seek in MP3 encoded files

When I try to play any MP3 encoded song in Rhythmbox, the seek bar is disabled. Upon trying to play the same files in Totem, the same problem appears again. I think that the problem started after ...
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Ubuntu one music showing 'unknown artist' and 'unknown album' for most songs

I successfully uploaded 23GB of music from my hard drive (after lots of waiting) to Ubuntu One except that only ~20 artists/albums are showing up correctly and the rest are 'unknown'. They are ...
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Is there a CD Ripper compatible with Creative Zen MX?

I have a Creative Zen MX MP3 Player, and whenever I rip a CD in Banshee media player and then transfer the files over to my player, the metadata seems to not be there, or not displaying (E.G. No album ...
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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 ...