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Rypro 525 08-24-05 04:06 PM

Is there any way to combine several mp3's into one song?
 
Heres the thing, there is a song by the mars volta called "Cassandra Gemini" that is about 35 minutes long, but it is on 6 different tracks, which is fine when you are listening to the album, but to put them on mp3 and on the computer, the brief stutters in between tracks doesn't make it seem like one song. So if anyone knows how i would put all 6 tracks into one file and as one song, that would be great.

Y2K Falcon 08-24-05 04:13 PM

You can do this easily if you use iTunes to rip...


Handy Concept for Concept Rock
Many music CDs contain songs that blend into each other, and importing them to iTunes may create a small gap between songs that interrupts the flow. If you use the iTunes Join Tracks feature, the program melds two or more songs into one, continuous gap-free track. So now you can enjoy listening to classical music, concept rock albums and extended dance mixes without the silent treatment.
http://www.apple.com/itunes/import.html

Y2K Falcon 08-24-05 04:22 PM

You can do it in DOS??? :hscratch:

http://www.llbest.com/ConcatenatingMP3Files.htm


Apparently "MPEG Audio Scissors 1.4" was a shareware to concatenate the files as well. But the thread I found it mentioned in linked to a place it no longer lives (coincidentally enough, the thread mentions NOT to use the DOS method I linked to above :lol: ):
http://episteme.arstechnica.com/grou...2/r/3280944952



I think the .zip file is still available at the bottom of this page. Can't check it out myself at work, though:
http://www.sonicspot.com/mpegaudioscissors/history.html

Eplicon 08-24-05 07:11 PM

There are probably other, easier ways, but I use Goldwave to combine MP3s. There's a "crossfade" option and I simply attach the secondary song file(s) to the end and then save the new file.

Otto 08-25-05 08:54 AM

Use EAC to rip and you can rip audio data from one offset to another offset, completely ignoring track markers. Very easy.

Rypro 525 08-26-05 02:26 PM


Originally Posted by Y2K Falcon
You can do this easily if you use iTunes to rip...

http://www.apple.com/itunes/import.html

have a question for this, I currently have Itunes, and have a cd in, how do i use the "join tracks" feature? (I go to advanced, but it is not possible to click it.

Y2K Falcon 08-26-05 02:39 PM


Originally Posted by Rypro 525
have a question for this, I currently have Itunes, and have a cd in, how do i use the "join tracks" feature? (I go to advanced, but it is not possible to click it.

Crap if I know! I've never done it!

I had just run across this info while looking up something else...





Please don't tell me that you need to do this as an AAC/lossless first to get that option to be turned on. :lol: I'm assuming you are using mp3, and it would be like "them" to only have this functionality on their proprietary format.

Otto 08-26-05 02:46 PM

To use this function of iTunes, put the CD in, select the tracks you want to join, then use the Join Tracks function. You do this *before* you rip the CD. The joined tracks will then be ripped into one file.

Rypro 525 08-26-05 02:54 PM


Originally Posted by Otto
To use this function of iTunes, put the CD in, select the tracks you want to join, then use the Join Tracks function. You do this *before* you rip the CD. The joined tracks will then be ripped into one file.

how do i even select multiple tracks, (i don't mean to sound like an idiot, well I probably am for not being able to figure this out)

Otto 08-26-05 02:56 PM

Umm.. Select the first one, hold shift, select the last one. You know, the same way you select multiple rows of anything in any application anywhere? ;)

Rypro 525 08-26-05 02:58 PM

sorry, on some programs you drag the mouse over the items you want to join.

Y2K Falcon 08-26-05 03:00 PM

I can't wait to see how this ends!!! It's more climactic than The Truman Show!

Otto 08-26-05 03:17 PM


Originally Posted by Rypro 525
sorry, on some programs you drag the mouse over the items you want to join.

In a spreadsheet like format? I doubt it. The default action for click/dragging should be to move a row or item's position in such an interface.

Rypro 525 08-26-05 04:56 PM


Originally Posted by Y2K Falcon
I can't wait to see how this ends!!! It's more climactic than The Truman Show!

well it ends happily. (i had it all down, and hit the "song" icon at the top, and that fucked it all up, and went to my brothers desktop, and loaded it there.

mikehunt 08-26-05 08:56 PM


Originally Posted by Y2K Falcon
You can do it in DOS??? :hscratch:

http://www.llbest.com/ConcatenatingMP3Files.htm

I was going to post that, not the link but that it could probably be done with copy
I downloaded a split mpeg movie file once and the bat file to reconnect it was just a series of copy commands

Otto 08-28-05 01:46 AM

You can just straight concatenate MP3's iff:
-They're all the same bitrate.
-You remove all the ID3/APE tags from them first.

If the bitrate varies, then you need to use a program on the finished file to generate a VBR header, like VBRFix.
If they have tags, you can use something like TidyMP3 to remove those tags before or after you concatenate the files.

Rypro 525 08-28-05 04:21 PM

also, are there any programs where you can combine movies into one file. sometimes when downloading on rapidshare, a 10 min movie can be spread out into 5 files which becomes anoying sometimes.


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