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MP3 is a patented digital audio encoding format using a form of lossy data compression.

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How to interpret these MP3 spectrums?

Recently, I found I had this song duplicated in my music library, but when listening to them I noticed one version was of noticeably higher quality than the other despite both claiming to have a ...
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Extract frequency data from MP3 file

I want to do frequency analysis of audio data, basically trying to figure out what the notes are in a song algorithmically. The standard approach is to decode the MP3 into PCM data and run it through ...
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Length of padding for multiple samples stored in a single MP3 file

I have 20 short audio samples of a piano playing a single note. Due to internal limitations of my application, I need to concatenate and combine these into a single lossy file (either MP3 or AAC). ...
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Encoder: Quantization in Frequency Domain

The article, "Let’s build an MP3-decoder!" describes quantization noise in the time domain: [masking] This property is very useful: not only can the nearby masked signals be removed; the audible ...
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Audio processing. Is it possible to directly access the decoded audio data going into the analog input of a computer

When a computer transcodes an audio file from one file format to another, does the computer first decode it into the raw digital stream (exactly what is fed into the DAC for the audio output) , or ...
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Does the sound volume affects the MP3 file size?

Let's say I have an X music track in some lossless format (wav?). If I convert it to MP3 format with its original volume and get the file "A.mp3". Then I edit the lossless source and reduce the ...
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Norm MPEG-1 Layer III (Mp3) Filter banks distortion

So, I'm working with the filter banks used in Mp3, in Matlab. I am obtaining quite a huge distortion in the output and I don't really know whether I'm making something wrong. I've reviewed the ...
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Converting Google's text-to-speech voice to, say, Justin Bieber's voice

We are trying to convert text to an artist's voice. For example, we want input text in Justin Bieber's voice. We are converting text to mp3 files in Python using gTTS (Google Text-to-Speech). We can ...
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Does one ever store audio in mp3s with one channel being inverted?

As far as I am aware this is something one does for analog processing, not in digital, and one only does it during the actual processing and not in storage (for example in an mp3). Is my thinking ...
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MP3 Filterbank + MDCT: Why?

What is the rationale for the two-step process the MP3 format performs, first decomposing the input into 32 subbands of 6/18 samples each then performing MDCT on each subband individually? Why not ...
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Change pitch of mp3 audio on a microcontroller

I have an MP3 decoder running on a ESP32, and I'd like to change the pitch of the streaming audio in real time. I plan to build a little toy that streams Amazon Alexa and changes her voice so that it ...
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References on the MP3 encoding algorithm

Does anybody have a reference describing the MP3 algorithm in a step-by-step manner and clear to understand? These references were a little bit confusing: Audio compression using modified ...
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MP3 equalization

I made an equalizer using eq10q filters. Now I want to use my equalizer for music equalization and make my own music player. So I have some doubts: If I want to equalize MP3 files, do I have to ...
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Why is an audio compressed in FLAC(Free Lossless Audio Codec) changing its bit rate?

I just recognized that the bit rate of an audio file compressed in FLAC is changing during play. On the other hand, MP3 file has a fixed bit rate such as 128, 192, 320kbsp etc. But why FLAC is not? ...
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Formatting issue WAV - MP3?

I have two "sources" of audio: record WAV audio files (44.1kHz, 16bit, stereo) with Linux arecord and convert them with LameMP3Encoder to MP3 files (44.1kHz, 320kbps, 32bit**, CBR)*** record MP3 ...
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Will lossy compression prevent me from performing audio analysis?

I'm starting a project where we will have to analyze bird recordings. We will try to measure the birds activity using the audio. The recordings are really long (around 24 hours each) and recorded in ...
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Downsampling MP3 for FM broadcast

I have some MP3s that are encoded at 44.1kHz with a bitrate of 160kbps. I hook these up to my car using an FM transmitter and the sound quality isn't particularly great. Low and high notes sound ...
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Difference between jpg compression and mp3 compression

My understanding of jpg compression is that, if done repeatedly, any image will eventually be reduced to a single flat color, due to the way it deals with neighboring pixels. However, years ago I was ...
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how to extract telephone audio only from an mp3

I have mp3s of radio talk shows in which the host interviews people on the phone. The host uses a microphone, and the interviewee uses either a landline phone or a cell phone. I want to save just the ...
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Audible mp3 artifacts?

What kind of compression artifacts would typically be most noticeable to a non-audiophile listener in a low-bit rate mp3 (MPEG-2 Layer III) compressed audio file? What kind of audio signal might one ...
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How to extract vocal part from stereo audio signal?

I'm now processing MP3 file and encounter this problem. My MP3 is stereo encoded. What I want to do is extract vocal part for further processing(whatever mode of output signals, mono or stereo are ...
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MP3 Decoding Discrepancy

Is it possible for two different decoders to output two different sample results for the same MP3? I'm decoding an mp3 on Matlab and it produces two columns (presumably one for each channel). When I ...