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Split Single MP3 file OR Join multiple MP3 into one MP3 file - Mp3Splt & Mp3Wrap

Mp3Wrap is a free independent alternative to AlbumWrap. It's a command-line utility that wraps quickly two or more mp3 files in one single large playable mp3, without losing filenames and ID3 informations (and without need of decoding/encoding) It's useful to make large files easy to download on internet and then easy to split again in few seconds. You can split original files using mp3splt:

Install Mp3Wrap under Ubuntu:
Open up the terminal and type following command to install Mp3Wrap:
sudo apt-get install mp3wrap
Now using terminal go the the directory containing mp3 files from which you need to create single mp3 file, type the following command to join all these mp3 files within working directory into single mp3 file:
mp3wrap -v albun.mp3 *.mp3
Mp3Wrap will create a file named: album_MP3WRAP.mp3 (as shown below). It's important you don't remove the MP3WRAP string, because this will tell the split program Mp3Splt that the file is wrapped and can be splitted just with -w option.

Mp3Splt is a utility to split mp3 and ogg files selecting a begin and an end time position, without decoding. It's very useful to split large mp3/ogg to make smaller files or to split entire albums (created using Mp3Wrap) to obtain original tracks.

If you want to split an album, you can select split points and filenames manually or you can get them automatically from CDDB (internet or a local file) or from .cue files. You can extract tracks from Mp3Wrap or AlbumWrap files in few seconds. For mp3 files, both ID3v1 & ID3v2 tags are supported. Mp3splt is split in 3 parts : libmp3splt, mp3splt and mp3splt-gtk.

Install Mp3Splt under Ubuntu:
Open up the terminal and type following command to install Mp3Split:
sudo apt-get install mp3split
After successful installation you can open up the mp3splt from Application > Sound & Video > Mp3Splt-gtk and select the album file that you have created using MP3Wrap


Mike said...

Thanks for the post this was great, only one change

sudo apt-get install mp3splt (instead of mp3split)

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