View Full Version : How To Succesfully Merge Mp3?

19th September 2005, 01:17 PM
Hi all,

I've been trying unsuccessfully to merge several mp3 files into one new file (i.e. audiobook sub-chapter mp3 files into whole chapters).

I've tried this Unix command in Terminal (http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20040205164724481) and the Track Splicer script (http://www.dougscripts.com/itunes/scripts/ss.php?sp=tracksplicer) for iTunes but they are both creating the same problem (I think because the splicer script uses the Unix cat command too).

There is no problem generating the merged file with both techniques, but when it comes to playback the same issue arises. At the point where the first (original) track would end and the second (original) track begin, the new merged track prematurely jumps ahead to the next track in the playlist/library as though it were the end of the track. If I scan further into the merge track past the 'join' point all the sound is there and plays fine, but there's something about the join point(s) which cause the player to stop the track and move onto the next in the playlist, library etc. I checked in the track info and there is nothing in the Start/Stop time to explain this.

I'm running 10.2.4 and iTunes 5.0. This problem occurs whether I am merging mp3s, AAC, WAV or any format whatsoever. I do not have the original CDs anymore so I can't re-encode and Join the CD Tracks afresh.

Has anyone had a similar problem and been able to solve it?

19th September 2005, 02:05 PM
Hey Luxe. Yeah I've tried to do the same thing. Try Rejoiner: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/15097
Its free and you don't need to use the terminal