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Re: Gluing two mp3 files



On Sun, 15 Oct 2006 12:01:49 +0930
Tim <ignored_mailbox yahoo com au> wrote:

> On Sat, 2006-10-14 at 16:07 -0500, Steven P. Ulrick wrote:
> > You could also do something like this:
> > cat *.mp3 > filename.mp3 
> 
> I'm curious as to what would happen if you tried that with files that
> were encoded with different rates.

Hello, Tim
I need to get to bed now, but I must admit that that sounds like an
interesting idea.....  I'll try it tomorrow and see what happens :)

OK, I couldn't wait: I decoded the four files I used in my test earlier
into wav files.  I then encoded them at 96, 160, 256 and 320kbs.
Before I encoded them at different bitrates, they totaled 17 minutes
and 6 seconds.  I then ran "cat *.mp3 > filename.mp3 on the four
files.  I then proceeded to open up the new file in XMMS, and it
detected it as being over 40 minutes long :)  I then proceeded to skip
to the parts where the songs were supposed to fade out, and guess
what?  Even though it was a live album, the songs flowed together
perfectly.  It was kind of funny watching the bitrate indicator in XMMS
change when the song changed.  K3B correctly detected the length of the
file.

Have a Great Night,
Steven P. Ulrick

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