Some time back, in a blog entry entitled Doing the Splits, I described how a great little command line tool called mp3splt could be used to break large MP3 files into more manageable pieces -- even picking out natural track breaks as it went. Recently I've been wanting to do the opposite, so I added mp3wrap to my arsenal.
Mp3wrap combines two or more MP3s into one large ouput file without losing the original file names or ID3 information. It then adds the string "MP3WRAP" to the output file name. Why? Because if you later run the wrapped file through mp3splt using the -w parameter, all the original files will be restored exactly as they were before!
Of course if you don't want the unwrap facility you can simply rename the output file.
The command format is simple:
mp3wrap album.mp3 a.mp3 b.mp3 c.mp3 d.mp3
will combine tracks a.mp3, b.mp3, etc into a single large file called album.mp3. Or you can use the verbose parameter so the program tells you what it's up to.
mp3wrap -v album.mp3 a.mp3 b.mp3 c.mp3 d.mp3
Install mp3splt and mp3wrap via your distros' usual repositories. And Windows users aren't left out. Versions of both available for them too from the projects' homepages. (Click the links above.)
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