Combine two mp3's or more into 1 long mp3

cat 1.mp3 2.mp3 > combined.mp3
This just combines multiple mp3's into one mp3 file. Basically it is a easy join for mp3's

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By: scottix
2009-07-27 18:39:44
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Do they have to be the same bitrate or both be constant/variable bit rate?
bwoodacre · 464 weeks and 6 days ago
Ya it should work
scottix · 464 weeks and 6 days ago
What about the id3 tag? Won't combined.mp3 just get the id3 tag from 2.mp3?
andrew112358 · 464 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.
bwoodacre · 464 weeks and 1 day ago
surprising.
flux · 464 weeks ago
Actually, as for information on the id3 tag issue: http://blog.danfego.net/2008/10/concatenatecombine-mp3-files/ (sorry, shameless plug :P)
dfego · 461 weeks and 1 day ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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