A free software tool to validate and fix MPEG audio files
MP3val is a small, high-speed, free software tool for checking MPEG audio files' integrity. It can be useful for finding corrupted files (e.g. incompletely downloaded, truncated, containing garbage). MP3val is also able to fix most of the problems. Being a multiplatform application, MP3val can be runned both under Windows and under Linux (or BSD).
The most common MPEG audio file type is MPEG 1 Layer III (mp3), but MP3val supports also other MPEG versions and layers. The tool is also aware of the most common types of tags (ID3v1, ID3v2, APEv2).
The core component of MP3val is an application with command-line interface. There are also two graphical frontends for it: MP3val-frontend is a native Windows application (it is also included in the latest binary releases for Windows), mp3valgui is a multi-platform Python script (can be downloaded separately), written by an independent developer. Installing the latter under Windows is a bit tricky, so for Windows the first frontend is recommended.
Download MP3val 0.1.8 binaries for Windows (frontend version 0.1.1 included) (130 Kb)
Download MP3val 0.1.8 sources (command-line only, platform-independent) (20 Kb)
Download MP3val-frontend 0.1.1 (native Windows frontend) sources (19 Kb)
Download mp3valgui 0.1.1 (Python GTK frontend) (7 Kb) (requires Python, PyGTK and GTK+).
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MP3val, MP3val-frontend and mp3valgui are licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
MP3val © Copyright 2005-2007 by Alexey Kuznetsov and Eugen Tikhonov.
MP3val-frontend © Copyright 2007 by Alexey Kuznetsov.
mp3valgui © Copyright 2007 by Erich Schubert.
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