MP3 is a digital audio encoding format using lossy data compression

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How do I set a custom MP3 as a ringtone for other notifications?

I have an HTC Droid Incredible running Android 2.2 FroYo and would like to use custom sounds/songs as ringtones for text message notifications, event and task reminders, Facebook and Twitter ...
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Why can't music players find my audio files?

On my Nexus 4, there's a folder called /sdcard/Music/ (or just /Music when browsing the phone's storage; Windows 7 calls it Computer\Nexus 4\Internal storage\Music) and I've put a lot of songs in ...
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How do I play MP3s from my Dropbox?

I have the Dropbox app on my Droid, and it can "download" files to the local storage on the phone, but for some reason, the music player app can't see those files. How do I make the music playing ...
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Unsupported File Type: Why did my Samsung Galaxy S suddenly stop supporting MP3s?

All of a sudden my Samsung Galaxy S claims to not support mp3 files (the phone has been idle for a few hours, I did not touch anything). Ogg files however still play without problems. When this ...
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Is there an Android PMP equivalent of the iPod Touch? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any devices that are like an iPod Touch, but run Android? In other words, is there a piece of dedicated hardware designed (or shipped with) Android that is meant ...
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Looking for a way to shrink the size of MP3 files

I have a lot of MP3 files on my phone and I would like to re-size them to save space. (Note: I do not want to trim the audio file.) I know I may lose some quality, but it is fine. What is the best ...
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How can I download an MP3 to my phone instead of opening it in a music player?

I'm trying to download podcast MP3s to my phone so I can listen to them in my car. Ideally, I'd like to be able to Chrome-to-Phone them from my computer at home, and then choose to download and play ...
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How do I assign cover art to songs? (Archos 43)

I have an Archos 43 Internet Tablet running Android 2.2. Has anyone figured out how to assign cover art to songs in the Music player? Some of my songs work just fine, others don't. What should I be ...
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Music transfer and playlists

Is there an app that will allow you to make playlists with your music (on your computer) and then transfer those playlists, and the associated MP3 files, over to the phone? I'd prefer not to have to "...
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Is there something in the Android architecture that prevents people from creating MP3 players that read embedded lyrics?

When I play certain MP3 files (such as lessons from JapanesePod101.com) on my iPod Touch, lyrics or transcripts that are embedded in the MP3 files are displayed in the media player. I find this to be ...
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Capturing audio out in Android and writing as a mp3

I want to be able to capture all the audio that would normally play through the speaker on my Android phone and write that stream as some sort of audio file. The reason I would like to do this is ...
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Transfering mp3 file from a pc and play it on Android 4.1.1?

I recently bought a smartphone with the intent of not having to bow to iPhone and its iTunes etc. I am a PC only user and so I don't really want to change my religion from Win-to-IOS! However, what ...
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Why MP3 music files cannot be played on Note 3? ( It says, The music player does not support this type of audio file)

Why MP3 music files cannot be played on Note 3? ( It says, The music player does not support this type of audio file) This happens to some of my MP3 files when I try to play them on my Note-3. They ...
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Recognize and tag mp3s

Are there any Android applications which will recognize my mp3s from a directory and tag them automatically? Some of my mp3s have wrong file names and tags. I want to organize them correctly.
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Restore Playlists

I carefully crafted music playlists in the "Play Music" app on my Android. I deleted some songs from my library, but the song titles still appeared in my playlists. Now the titles are gone, and I ...
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Android Music Player - Does the default “Music Player” program store the timestamp of when a song was last played?

I have a question about the recently played items in the Android (specifically v4.2.2) media library. Does the default "Music Player" program store the timestamp of when a song was last played? Or ...
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Android music players show wrong album artwork

I've started Googling last night on why all of the android music players show the wrong album artwork for my "Unknown" album. For example, when I play any song in this album, the big album artwork ...
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Missing mp3 files on SD card

I am trying to add mp3 files to my Toshiba Thrive trough an SD card. What I am doing is loading the SD card in my laptop and adding the files directly. I loaded around 6 GB to the (32GB) card. When ...
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Sync mp3s between 2 android devices?

I've a galaxy and a Samsung tablet. I download many mp3s on the tablet and I'd like to be able to sync them with the phone and vice versa. Any app for this? I am talking about lots of files, so ...
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any way to edit id tag inside android phone?

any way how to edit (mp3) id tags inside my android? HTC Desire 2.1 I am used to play my music using winamp with right click on directory and select 'play in winamp'. In that case it doesn't matter ...
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How to get mp3 files form Saavn app

I am using Saavn for listening to and downloading music. The problem is that the app downloads all of its data to my internal storage. I have only 8GB of storage in which only 5.23GB is user usable. ...
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How to force google reader app to download mp3s

When I subscribe to podcast RSS feeds with the google reader app then click the link to the mp3 Google reader starts streaming it with the selected media player rather than downloading the mp3 file to ...
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Why are some songs are not named correctly in media players?

Most songs in my collection display correctly. However some will display the name of the song as "01 Song name" instead of "Song name". Note that the file name is "01 Song name.mp3". They also appear ...
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Download .mp3 instead of playing them in firefox for android?

Firefox on android auto-plays .mp3 links as you click them. How do I download them instead of immediately playing?
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Files synced with BTSync not visible to all apps

I have a brand new, rooted Moto G with stock Android 4.4.2. Being new to Android, I was looking for a painless way to push music to my phone from various computers. I opted for using BTSync, pointing ...
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Why is Music Player deleting my music?

I recently installed a new SD card in my phone, so I moved all of my music from my phone to my SD. After I moved my music, I noticed that all of my soundtracks were corrupted. Each of them only had ...
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Load MP3 files on my Nexus

I want to listen to mp3 files of a lecture while viewing pdf files (containing the lecture notes). How do I load the MP3 files onto the Nexus? (The MP3 files currently reside on my hard drive.)
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How to share my mp3 collection with my family's android devices?

I have a collection of CDs that I ripped to mp3 to listen on my android phone. My kids want to listen to some of them on their android phones as well. Is there a way to share my mp3 collection with ...
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How can I control the order in which my mp3 files are played?

I ripped an audio book consisting of two CDs and copied the mp3 files to my android smartphone but they don't appear in the right order: they are sorted by track number, so the second title is the ...
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mp3wrap file not playable

I combined six MP3 files, with filenames starting with 0, into one MP3 with the following command under Debian Wheezy: $ mp3wrap -v output.mp3 0* Using file on output.mp3 confirmed that it was an ...
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Sync MP3 Ratings on Android, with MediaMonkey / MusicBee on Windows

Both MediaMonkey and MusicBee, as music players let you 'rate' songs from 1 to 5 stars. I would like to have this functionality as well in an Android app. The main problem is syncing these ratings. ...
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how to stop 3rd party video player from opening mp3 files

When I install MoboPlayer it becomes the default mp3 player for Gmail. This is a problem because it can't actually play mp3 files associated with Gmail (it can't find the file location). All the ...
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Windows 10 PC cannot play MP3 files from android LG G3 with 0 bytes

I was trying to edit one of my sound files on my phone in audacity eariler today, when I discovered that the files held "0 bytes" and were inaccessible by any players on hand. Info: LG G3 does not ...
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Songs appearing twice in many mp3 apps, though there is only one file per song

I have reordered my mp3 collection with the excellent easyTag tool. Now on my LG-430 and on my Xperia Z1 compact, in the native music players of the smartphones as well as in the external apps ...
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Playing an mp3 (from my phone) through my internet radio

On my old Samsung Galaxy Ace running Android 2.3.6 or so, there was a Samsung system app called "allshare". I really really loved this app. It was simple and unpretentious, and it did the following ...
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Galaxy S2 does not see MP3 files in any player

I transferred several MP3 files to the Samsung Galaxy S2. But, the player does not see the MP3 files, only the DCT files. I installed several different players, and had the same result. How do I fix ...
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Streaming Songs as Alarms on my Nexus One to Bluetooth Speakers

I know there are several apps available that allow the user to utilize .mp3 files/songs as an alarm. So when the alarm is triggered, the selected song/playlist starts to play. I'm also aware that if ...
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How can I encode an MP3 file in Android using LAME?

Can anyone tell me how to encode a MP3 file in Android (as you would by using lame.dll in Windows or lame.so in Linux)?
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Music only plays for a second and then ends?

When I successfully copy my music to my SD card, each song only plays for a second and then continues onto the next song. I was able to remedy this by copying each song over individually, but ...
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Edit out a part of an audio file [closed]

How can I cut out a particular portion of the song and play the rest of the song? for example my song is of 4 minutes and 11 seconds and I want to remove the section from 2:04 to 3:30 and play from 0:...
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I'm having trouble making a custom ringtone

I have an LG-LS855. I don't seem to have any way to plug it in to my computer. I've made a ringtone I want to use. It's an mp3 file. I've uploaded it onto Google Drive. The only thing I seem to be ...
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Cloud music apps won't sync from device to computer?

I have a free Spotify account and can very easily sync music files that are on my computer to my Android device via wifi. But I can't find a way to sync files that are on my Android device back to the ...
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How to edit id3-tags (MP3 tags) in Marshmallow?

Ok, so I'm not got to act like I know what I'm talking about, but I've done a fair bit of googling and stuff like 'write permissions' have come up over and over again when searching id3 tag editors. ...
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Downloaded MP3 File Opens Wrong App

I downloaded an audio file (a podcast, 41MB, .mp3). After it downloaded, I tried playing the file by selecting the file via the pull-down menu. I also tried by opening up the Downloads app and ...
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Why are my MP3 files not showing in Windows file browser?

I uploaded MP3 files in the Music folder on my Nexus 5 a few weeks ago. Today, I want to erase some of them to make space, but there are no files or folders showing in my Windows files browser when I ...
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Why does my downloaded MP3 files need to be unziped?

I don't know why, but for some reason, the google music don't play them directly, everytime, it opens winRAR on my Nexus 5X then plays it. This only happens to the mp3 that I downloaded from internet,...
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What tool can I use to measure the volume of .mp3 on my S6 + make the volume all the same?

I have powerAmp paid and I have mp3's from different sources. How do I measure the decibel levels of each clip + adjust it to make it the same? I used to use Mp3gain on the desktop. Anything like that ...
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My songs will not play on my galaxy tab 3

So i was playing some songs ive downloaded then my tablet died. I charged it and tried to play the same song and will not play and says the music player does not play that audio type. Even though it ...
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Downloaded mp3 only plays for about 2 minutes. Is there a setting I have to change?

I've downloaded several mp3's so I can listen to them on my Samsung Galaxy S3. When I play them either through Google Play Music or Sound Player, I hear about 2 minutes of audio then it stops playing. ...
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MicroSD card MP3s are deleted/unplayable on Note 4

I have a brand new Samsung 128GB EVO Micro SDXC for use with my Note 4. I did get it from eBay, but it came in actual Samsung packaging and looks legit. If it's a fake, they did a hell of a job. I ...