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Combine two mp3's or more into 1 long mp3

Terminal - Combine two mp3's or more into 1 long mp3
cat 1.mp3 2.mp3 > combined.mp3
2009-07-27 18:39:44
User: scottix
Functions: cat
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Combine two mp3's or more into 1 long mp3

This just combines multiple mp3's into one mp3 file. Basically it is a easy join for mp3's

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Do they have to be the same bitrate or both be constant/variable bit rate?

Comment by bwoodacre 369 weeks and 6 days ago

Ya it should work

Comment by scottix 369 weeks and 6 days ago

What about the id3 tag? Won't combined.mp3 just get the id3 tag from 2.mp3?

Comment by andrew112358 369 weeks and 5 days ago

The id3 tag could be anywhere, depending on the version. http://www.id3.org/FAQ so the tag and song durations that your player reads won't be updated for newly-larger file, but hopefully a good player will just keep playing the extra audio frames that come along.

Comment by bwoodacre 369 weeks ago

surprising.

Comment by flux 368 weeks and 6 days ago

Actually, as for information on the id3 tag issue:

http://blog.danfego.net/2008/10/concatenatecombine-mp3-files/

(sorry, shameless plug :P)

Comment by dfego 366 weeks ago

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