Fixing corrupt mp3s

Posted on December 24, 2011 in Unix Utilities Audio

To fix corrupt mp3 use mp3val. The website has binaries for Windows, and sources for other platforms (Linux, Mac OS X).


Update: binaries for Mac OS X (tested on 10.6) here

To install on a Mac either install it the easy way:

brew install mp3val

or download the sources and then cd to the directory of sources and then do

make -f Makefile.gcc

and then place the binaries in /usr/local/bin


To fix the corrupt mp3s use

mp3val -f

which tells mp3val to fix the errors in the mp3s. Wildcards can be used e.g.

mp3val -f *.mp3

which fix all mp3 in the current directory.

mp3val keeps all the old tags as well, which is useful

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