Printing MP3 Encoding Information with mpgtx

This section provides a tutorial on how to print MPEG encoding information from MP3 files with 'mpgtx'.

MP3 music files are MPEG 1 layer 3 files. Let's see if mpgtx can print MPEG encoding information from a MP3 file:

C:\temp>\local\bin\mpgtx -i Liang_Zhu.mp3
Skipped -2 zeroes at start of file
mpgtx: AT EOF - please stop me!
mmm, this file does not start with a pack, offset: -2
use the desperate_mode switch as the first option -X to search for 
a header in the whole file! if you want to force the operation. 
May yield to an endless loop if no valid header is found!
Does not even begin with a 00 00 01 xx sequence!

Liang_Zhu.mp3
  Audio : Mpeg 1 layer 3
  Estimated Duration: 05:59.73s
  192 kbps  44100 Hz
  Frame size: 627 bytes
  Stereo,  No emphasis,  (c),  copy
  ID3 v1.0 tag
     ----------------
     title   : Liang Zhu
     artist  : Unknown
     album   : First Album
     genre   : Other
     ----------------
  ID3 v2.3.0 tag (more info on http://www.id3.org/)
     ----------------
     TIT2 : Liang Zhu
     TALB : First Album
     TCON : Chinese Classic
     TPE1 : Unknown
     ----------------

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Format

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Players

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Rip Music

 WAV Audio File Format

 MP3, MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3, Encoding Format

 Burning MP3 Music to Audio CD

 Windows Sound Recorder

 ISO 9660 Standard for Data CD

 Recording Data on CD

 VCD (Video CD) Standard

 DVD (Digital Video Disc) Standard Format

 TOC (Table Of Contents) on CDs

 IsoBuster - A Nice CD GUI Tool

 MPlayer - The Movie Player

 vStrip - Rip and Manipulate DVD VOB Files

mpgtx - Manipulating MPEG Files

 Downloading and Installing vStrip

 Printing MPEG Encoding Information with mpgtx

Printing MP3 Encoding Information with mpgtx

 Slicing MPEG Files by Play Time Ranges with mpgtx

 Demuxing (Demultiplexing) MPEG Files with mpgtx

 Splitting/Joining MPEG Files with mpgtx

 CD/DVD - File Name Extension and Format Types

 References

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