[bct] Re: combining .mp3 files

  • From: "Neal Ewers" <neal.ewers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 10:42:46 -0600

Interesting, when I tried to combine MP3 files using DOS, both files
sounded fine.  I wonder if both of your files are the same KBPS.  I'll
do some more playing around and see if I can replicate your problem.

Neal



-----Original Message-----
From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Brent Harding
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2006 10:27 AM
To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bct] Re: combining .mp3 files


It gets funny sound when I've tried it with DOS, I see why though. The 
second file doesn't get it's header read in so things go by the length
of 
the first file, making the second sound like Donald Duck.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Neal Ewers" <neal.ewers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2006 10:14 AM
Subject: [bct] Re: combining .mp3 files


> Derek, are you saying that you get funny sound in the second file when

> you combine using DOS or when you use some other program.  Combining 
> them via DOS should not change the file in any way although there may 
> be a slight pause between them.
>
> Neal
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Brent Harding
> Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2006 10:02 PM
> To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [bct] Re: combining .mp3 files
>
>
> I always get funny sound in the second file when I tried it. Is that 
> all
>
> you're paying for in the mp3 joiners is to not have to type a dos 
> command?
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Neal Ewers" <neal.ewers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2006 12:04 PM
> Subject: [bct] Re: combining .mp3 files
>
>
>> Derek, your syntax is correct and it does work.  One warning however.

>> If your command is Copy /b a.mp3+b.mp3, both files get combined in 
>> a.mp3 thus writing over you're a.mp3 file.  If, however, your command

>> is copy /b a.mp3+b.mp3 c.mp3, both files will get converted to the 
>> c.mp3 file thus leaving the first two original files.  What I have 
>> found however, is that for some reason on my computer, the first 
>> scenario causes the files to but up against each other quite nicely 
>> while the second scenario causes there to be a bit of a break between

>> the files.  However, this could have been a product of the files I 
>> was
>
>> testing.
>>
>> Thanks very much for causing me to re-remember this command.
>>
>> Neal
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> [mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of derek Lane
>> Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2006 11:33 AM
>> To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [bct] Re: combining .mp3 files
>>
>>
>> If the mp3's are the same bit rate, have you tried doing a binary 
>> copy
>
>> from the dos command prompt?
>> When I do this, I usually rename the files 1 2 etc.
>> then all I have to do is go in to the command prompt and type cd\ cd 
>> drive:\directory then, using my file names as an example, type copy 
>> /b
>> 1+2 file.mp3
>> Note: filename.mp3 is the mp3 file that will be created which will 
>> contain both mp3 files. Again, make sure both files are of the same 
>> bit rate, otherwise the results
>> will be horrible because the second file will either play faster or
>> slower
>> than the first, depending on its bit rate.
>> Hope this helps, and that my memory served me correctly as to the
> syntex
>> of
>> the copy command.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Neal Ewers" <neal.ewers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2006 11:11 AM
>> Subject: [bct] Re: combining .mp3 files
>>
>>
>>> Hope, with a name like wavepad, one might be tempted to think that 
>>> this program deals with wav files only.  Does it also combine MP3 
>>> files?
>>>
>>> Thanks.
>>>
>>> Neal
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> [mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Hope 
>>> Povenmire
>>> Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2006 10:06 AM
>>> To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> Subject: [bct] Re: combining .mp3 files
>>>
>>>
>>> Hello,
>>> I use wavepad, and one of its selling points is that it will do what

>>> a
>>
>>> program like mp3 surgeon will do.  The best part of it all is that 
>>> it's free.  There is a Masters Edition, but you do not have to 
>>> upgrade, and the program is not just a trial basis. Anyway, this is 
>>> just another solution, perhaps, or it is what I use. I hope this was

>>> of some use.
>>>
>>> Hope
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Neal Ewers" <neal.ewers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2006 10:55 AM
>>> Subject: [bct] Re: combining .mp3 files
>>>
>>>
>>>> Hi, so where do you get MP3 surgeon?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for the tip about gold wave.  I guess it's not as good an 
>>>> idea
>>
>>>> as I thought.
>>>>
>>>> Neal
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>> [mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kitty 
>>>> Litter
>>>> Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2006 9:13 AM
>>>> To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>> Subject: [bct] Re: combining .mp3 files
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> To combine mp3 files without reencoding you need a program like mp3

>>>> surgeon. The joined files need to be at the same bit and sampling 
>>>> rate. Using goldwave works but the files get reencoded which means 
>>>> losing quality.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
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