Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 175 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [mp3]

The tag has no usage guidance.

0
votes
1answer
54 views

How can configure Rekorbox so that it records the computed BPM in the MP3 ID3's BPM field?

Rekorbox computes the BPM of an MP3 while analyzing it. How can I configure Rekorbox so that it records the computed BPM in the MP3 ID3's BPM field?
5
votes
2answers
13k views

How to convert a stereo MP3 to mono MP3

We had an MP3 created for a message greeting on our phone system. It is stereo MP3, not sure what the bit rate is, but is sampled at 44.1k. Our sound system requires it to be in this format: 16 bit ...
1
vote
3answers
715 views

Looping mp3 in Flash / Actionscript

It's a known problem to loop mp3's because of the gap they have in the beginning. But since Flash has programatic control, I tried to use the offset to play it. Still, so far, I couldn't get it to ...
5
votes
1answer
7k views

How can I detect corrupt/incomplete MP3 files?

I have 1,000 MP3. Some of them went through e-mail, FTP, USB key, etc., which means they might be corrupt or incomplete. How can I check them (without having to test them one by one manually)?
0
votes
2answers
286 views

What are the distorted sounds in 2 - 5 kHz range?

I have an mp3 128 Kbps music file with particular parts where a series of single note only on a cello is played initiated with a bell click. Less than a second after a bell click and cello note ...
1
vote
1answer
84 views

Record cassettes using computer

I know there are a lot of devices that take cassettes and digitize them into MP3s, but I'm looking to do the opposite. I'm looking for a device that I can plug my computer's (or phone or whatever) ...
0
votes
2answers
159 views

convert to mp3 or lower the samplingrate

I have a question regarding sound quality - its a question about whether I should choose betwteen two strategies where the purpose is to preserver good sound quality at the one hand - and to reduce ...
0
votes
1answer
441 views

best sound-quality - MP3 or WMA

Is there any difference in sound-quality between the following formats: MP3 WMA
1
vote
2answers
920 views

MP3-format - how the quality is affected

I am developing an app based on soundphrases for android. I record a voice with my samsung galaxy SIII and then use audacity for making the quality better. Then this soundfile is exported as an ...
0
votes
1answer
416 views

Relative compare between AAC and MP3 - Optimal convertion

I want to convert a big number of AAC music files to mp3. The bitrates I will meet in AAC are in the range of 96,128,152,192 kbps. The available bitrates to mp3 from my converter are 96,128,152,192,...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

How to add meta info to mp3/wav file MAC OSX?

How to add meta info to mp3/wav file MAC OSX ? Is there any application?
2
votes
3answers
276 views

Multicore Mp3 encoder for OSX, is it available? Why not?

Hi Everyone, Not necessarilly a sound design question.. Everyone probably runs a multicore computer and since we are in the business of sound, we need to create a lot of mp3 files. Now this is ...
11
votes
4answers
2k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

mp3 encoding and settings

For encoding mp3s I use the Fraunhofer codec that I think sounds the best. I found it in Nero program and I can record my cubase arrangements in audacity and save it as a wav file in audacity and ...
2
votes
3answers
542 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
271 views

What is this static in front of the audio in MP3?

I understand that MP3 is not recommended for production as it is lossy, but that is irrelevant here. I understand that the MP3 encoding algorithm inserts silence in the first second to pad out the ...
2
votes
2answers
57 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
354 views

Will ripping my old 90's and 2000's CDs yield as good a quality as buying the MP3s today?

I have a bunch of old CDs from 1990 and 2000 that I want to rip as MP3s to my computer. I am not an audio buff, so perhaps this question is a bit irrelevant to my personal quality preferences, but ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

Audacity: Increase audio volume in audacity software

How can I increase audio volume of a mp3 file in audacity? I need to cut a part of mp3 song to make a ringtone. But as I save it in by mobile, the volume is too low for this particular file. Is there ...
5
votes
6answers
47k views

Is it possible to separate voices from one mp3 file?

I want to separate 2 or more voices from one audio file, is there any software to this ? I have done some googling and seen that the answer is NO in most cases. But I think at least there should be ...
2
votes
2answers
20 views

Program to generate midi sounds and sequences

I have a few songs I have written for a band using TuxGuitar, with the classic set of instruments: 2 guitars, 1 bass and drums. I can export this songs to MIDI, but since a while I've been searching ...
0
votes
5answers
131 views

PC laptop mp3 playback

I am working on a theater sound design which will require frequent repetitions of a few sound files. I have a PC laptop that I can use for playback. I have seen software that allows the assignment of ...
1
vote
1answer
5k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
476 views

FLAC vs MP3 (Lossless vs Lossy)

I tried to compare one file which was flac with mp3 file that was converted from FLAC. I kept comparing these two files and I really had hard time differencing between these two codecs. It was ...
2
votes
1answer
27 views

MP3 Podcast Problems… mp3 file format?

I'm having trouble with an audio file. If you look over at this Ask Different question I submitted, you'll see I was having issues with getting a podcast to work in iTunes. I finally narrowed it ...
3
votes
3answers
34 views

Easiest way to convert audio tape to mp3?

I have a few hundred of audiotapes; I am looking for an easiest way to convert them to mp3; I would like to find a software which would 1) adjust recording level automatically (and do it gradually - ...
0
votes
3answers
985 views

Re-encoding MP3 reduces quality

If we have an MP3 file and we decode it to an uncompressed WAV file and then later encode it to MP3 again at the same sample rate - why is it that the quality gets degraded? This is a past exam ...
1
vote
2answers
908 views

MP3 date tag format

I want to tag a whole lot of mp3s (in MediaMonkey) and I was wondering what format I should use for the "date" tag. Ideas: DD.MM.YYYY MM/DD/YYYY MM.DD.YYYY YYYY-MM-DD Is there any standard for this?...
3
votes
1answer
8 views

Mp3 codec reencoding effects

Does encoding a low bit rate (say 128 kbps) Mp3 from a 320 kbps Mp3 produce the same thing as encoding it from the original lossless? Or does the way Mp3 work mean that the losses compound on each ...
0
votes
1answer
776 views

Software to combine a MP3 and a CD+G file

I am looking for software to turn MP3 and CD+G into an MP4, MOV, AVI, or any other common video format. Any suggestions?
0
votes
1answer
147 views

How to recognize deep from loud sounds?

I found a player at newgrounds.com time ago (cannot find it now, forgot the url, will comment if i find it) that has two pairs of speakers. The upper pair plays loud sounds or screamy sounds but the ...
1
vote
1answer
599 views

How do I mass convert mp3 to an open format without losing quality?

I have some mp3 files - stems from a track ready for remix. The originals in a non-lossy format are not available. I would like to open them in Ardour, on linux, but Ardour doesn't open mp3s, because ...
6
votes
5answers
8k views

Is it possible to loop MP3 without gaps? [duplicate]

Any sound editor adds little gap on the beginning and on the end of sound loop when I convert it to mp3. Deleting gap is useless, after reload it’s still there… Is there any way to solve this?
2
votes
3answers
400 views

portable player to replace minidisc

I've been using minidisc players for the last decade. Since that technology is as good as dead, and so will by my last player soon, I'm in the market for the latest and greatest portable music player ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

What could be causing distortion on my MP3 when imported into Audacity?

I appreciate that this is an open ended question; I'm really looking for some pointers on what to look at next. I recorded 48 minute conversation into an MP3 at 128kbps. It's a stereo recording with ...
0
votes
3answers
2k views

MP3 cd in car stereo

I'm not sure if this is the right place for this question, so if it isn't feel free to move or delete it. I just burned an MP3 cd (let's call it CD 1) with about 80 songs on it, and it plays fine on ...
2
votes
1answer
685 views

Enhance badly converted 128kbps mp3 samples

i have very old recordings of songs (from my own bands) for which i don't have the source anymore and which have been badly converted to a bad quality mp3 (128kbps) I know that's all wrong but i was ...
1
vote
2answers
27 views

How to use ZOOM H4N to vary speed of nearly “any” MP3 clip?

Zoom's H4N can vary speed of audio that it records, but often has trouble doing that to podcasts (from CBC, etc.). Is there a way to persuade it to work with nearly "any" MP3? If not, what FOSS ...
1
vote
2answers
35 views

File renaming of MP3

I have a huge music collection and a good majority of it is Billboards Top 100. The Tags on the files are incorrect and the file names are similar. 15-Kay_Kyser-Woody_Woodpecker.mp3 T#-Artist_Name-...
5
votes
8answers
4k views

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 ...
3
votes
4answers
3k views

Best lossy format for music?

Which one of the lossy file formats like Ogg, AAC, Mp3, Wma has the best quality/size ratio? I've seen that AACs are smaller than MP3 at the same bitrates. Do they sound worse than MP3?
39
votes
13answers
38k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
913 views

Free Linux tool to convert FLV to MP3

I'm looking for a free Linux tool that can convert a rather large collection of FLV files into MP3 format. Most of the tools I've tried use ffmpeg under the hood, but they fail to convert many of the ...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

Is source bit depth/sampling rate relevant for mp3 conversion?

Will an MP3 file, encoded from a 16-bit, 44.1 kHz source sound better or worse than an MP3 file, encoded with identical settings, but from a 24-bit, 96 kHz source? Or will there be no audible ...
6
votes
2answers
50 views

In what ways does mp4 improve on mp3?

I know mp4 is supposed to have 'higher sound quality at a lower file size', but: how does it do this? How does it compress more information into a smaller space? How much of mp3 is still used? Was ...
9
votes
2answers
2k views

How do mp3 encoders compress audio?

I know they remove certain sounds, like extreme highs and lows, but how does this really work? What information is decided to be thrown out? Is it just done by frequency and typical human hearing ...
4
votes
4answers
69 views

What software is best to record stereo and encode mp3

I want to be able to record band practices and then quickly create mp3s and send them out. Fidelity doesn't matter so much, right now I'm using garage band, creating an m4a from garage band and then ...
6
votes
1answer
436 views

Audio tweaks pre-encoding for high quality MP3 output

I run an internet radio station. We encode our audio into MP3 at 128kbit, joint-stereo 44.1kHz, with LAME. Obviously there are limits to the quality that can be achieved with this bandwidth... that'...