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 can I convert audio from MP4 or FLV video files to mp3?

Is there an application that allows me to extract the audio from a MP4 or FLV video file and store it as an MP3 file for use in a portable media player?
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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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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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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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How do I convert an MP4 to an MP3? [duplicate]

I have some songs which are in mp4 format and I want to convert them into mp3 format. I am new to Ubuntu/Linux. So please explain the step by step process or give any software which can do the above ...
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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 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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What packages do I install for ffmpeg and libmp3lame?

On my desktop Ubuntu 10.4 I use ffmpeg to convert videos to a format my dvd-player understands. On my laptop running 10.10 I can't get the same command to work, what package(s) are missing? ffmpeg -i ...
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How do I make k3b burn an audio CD with MP3 files?

How do I make k3b burn an audio CD with MP3 files? Right now it's demanding I only feed it WAVs, of all things.
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How to read mp3 tags in shell?

Is there a way to read the mp3 tags of a file from the shell? Something like: mp3tags MyFile.mp3 author should output the author-tag of an mp3-file.
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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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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 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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Is there a music player like Winamp? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a music player similar to Winamp.
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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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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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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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converting aac to mp3 via command line

Original Question Is there some cli tool to convert aac files from the iTunes Store (no DRM) to mp3? Update 1 MP3 to MP3 I installed libavcodec-unstripped-52 and get a little further. When I try ...
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How to find the bitrate of an mp3 file via command line?

What is the terminal command that can used to find the bitrate of an mp3 file? Is there any other option available other than mpg321 -t name.mp3?
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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 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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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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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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Convert mp3 to ogg?

I want to convert my entire music library to ogg format from mp3. while keeping the folder/file format I have under music and keep the tags that are on them.
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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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What does Banshee need to recognize an audio book?

I do have a few audio books, but Banshee doesn't recognize them. What prerequisites have the files to meet to be recognized by Banshee as an audio book? Is it a one or more mp3 tags or a special ...
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What Does Totem's Thumbnailer Do with MP3s?

I copied a ton of MP3s onto a USB stick tonight and noticed: I couldn't umount because totem-video-thumbnailer was busy processing the MP3s and Each file was taking forever to process and No network ...
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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 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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Is there a way for Banshee to rename a song file according to it's tags?

For example, I have a file called HCYD.mp3 on my Music folder. If I open it in Banshee I see the actual song name, artist, etc. Is there a way to rename the file (actual file name!) to something ...
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How can I create a a playlist file of all of the mp3s in the current directory from the terminal?

I'm looking for a solution to this or a recommendation for a program to check out. I'd appreciate any help. Update I would like to use the playlist file with PowerAMP for android.
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Music Manager that can properly see ID3 ratings tags and synchronize with Android

I'm moving from Windows 7 to Ubuntu, and so far the experience has been a really good one :) However, there is something that I've used to do with Windows 7 that I can't find how to do in Ubuntu: ...
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How can I detect the BPM (beats per minute) of a song?

For some activities such as running it is important to know how many BPM a song has. I know that Banshee can do this but I couldn't figure out how to do this for a selected range of songs. Which tool ...
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Ripping MP3s in Rhythmbox Ubuntu 12.10 (64 bit)?

I installed a couple of days ago Ubuntu 12.10 (64 bit). I today tried ripping a CD in the MP3 format. However, whenever I try to rip, it says it is missing an extra multimedia plugin "Gstreamer ...
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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 prepare my music for syncing with a cloud service?

My music collection has grown to now approx. 4000 files over the years. They mostly consist of mp3 downloaded from different online shops at various bitrates, mp3 ripped from CDs I own, and DRM-free ...
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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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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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What's different between gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3 and gstreamer0.10-fluendo-plugins-mp3-partner?

I was installing some MP3 codecs when i noticed these two, why do we have two of these? what's different?
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Issues with metadata converting mp3->ogg

I'm trying to convert mp3 files to ogg, but I found a problem: most or all of the metadata is disappearing after the conversion. Is there a way to keep 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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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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Rhythmbox doesn't add/import MP3s from ~/Music on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

I just installed Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, all my music is located in /home/user/Music/, e.g. /home/user/Music/Back to The Future. I run Rhythmbox and try to import all MP3s to the player, but nothing ...
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MP3 Mixing program

Is there a mixing program that exist for mixing mp3/wav files like for example VirtualDJ or Tracktor for Linux Ubuntu?
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What program should I use to convert a CDA file to MP3?

I am about to receive a CDA audio file from someone who does not know anything about computers but uses Audio Cleanic for Windows. I would like to convert it into an MP3. What software do you ...
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How can I generate an M3U playlist from the terminal?

I'd like to generate a M3U playlist for a directory containing mp3 files on my server from the terminal. Since I'd like to ensure that every player will be able to stream those files I'd like to ...
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How to Play or convert a QCP file to MP3

Exactly as the title says. My friend sent me a file which turns out to be a QCP file and I have been downloading all kinda of programs people told me to download and I have come up with nothing to ...
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How do I force writing of metadata out to files in Banshee?

I have the "write metadata to files" option checked, and it works great when I edit a song's metadata. However, I made tons of changes with this setting off (before I turned it on). Can I force a bulk ...
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How can I use Rhythmbox to rip high-quality VBR MP3s

I have a few CDs lying around that I'd like to rip and encode in MP3 format using Rhythmbox. After installing the ubuntu-restricted-extras package, one of the options that shows up in Rhythmbox's ...