Questions tagged [mp3]

MP3 is a popular digital audio coding format. It uses lossy compression to decrease file size, which makes it useful for bandwidth-limited operations such as streaming and file sharing. MP3 has the file extension ".mp3", which originally stood for "MPEG-1 Audio Layer III" or "MPEG-2 Audio Layer III".

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Is there a losslessly compressed audio file?

Anyone who works with audio either as a hobby or as a professional knows about MP3 and WAV, and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Namely: MP3 (most commonly MPEG III) disadvantage: lossy ...
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Opus vs MP3 (Size & Quality Comparison)

How does Opus differ from MP3 when comparing both in relation to the file size and quality. For example if I were to convert a 320kbps or 128kbps file that is 10MB or 4MB in mp3 format to opus, what ...
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MP3 gapless looping help?

Hi guys, quick query here, Need to make some sounds for a client loop seamlessly in his game. Edited them fine as wav files in Pro Tools so they loop ok, but when saved as mp3 at clients request a ...
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LAME: Why is a lowpass filter used with --preset insane

After analysing various converted mp3's I've found out that the LAME encoder uses a lowpass filter for the insane preset (CBR 320), but the filter seems to be disabled for the extreme preset (VBR V0). ...
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Join audio files into one mp3?

I have a bunch of mp3 files I would like to consolidate into a single mp3. What software is able to do this quick and effectively? I have tried online conversion tools and they don't work so well. I ...
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Are there any audible differences between 192 and 320 kbit/s .mp3 files?

I have friends that are very picky when it comes to mp3 bit-rate, and will always look for the 320 kbit/s version of a file. However, I have never noticed any differences, they sound the same to me. I ...
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Is there a utility software to set a default sound output level for a number of MP3 tracks?

Some of the tracks in my MP3 collection have low output sound and this requires that I adjust volume level back and forth every time such a track plays and completes. Is there an application that I ...
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LAME bitrate and lowpass filters

Is there a formula or chart that specifies what lowpass filter LAME will automatically invoke for certain bitrates? I've looked around the net and can't find anything on this. And is there a specific ...
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Splitting podcasts on the introductory jingle

So I have a very large number of podcasts in mp3 format. Every podcast has the format: [1-2 minutes of adverts] [10 second jingle] [Around 14 minutes speech] The 10 second jingle is always exactly ...
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