[nSLUG] Splitting mp3 files

Herb htheriault at gmail.com
Fri Aug 5 17:50:53 ADT 2011

There are other linux audio editors, like rezound and a few others,
but if there's any speed improvement over audacity the UI will more
than remove the gained time. You could batch convert to wav with
ffmpeg, edit in audacity or ardour (which might be overkill) and batch
convert to mp3.


On Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 5:15 PM, Gerald <linux at zdoit.airpost.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have over 400 mp3 files that need introductory and trailing remarks
> removed. I have to find these points by ear. They are all VBR encoded. I
> tried Audacity and was put off by how slow it is to load and save the
> files. I looked for splitters or editors that use mp3 format. On Ubuntu
> I tried cutmp3 but it was very slow editing finding the right points
> going forward and backward by 0.1, 1.0, 10. seconds at a time. It also
> drops all the ID3V2 tags. I tried mp3splt-gtk. I would mark locations
> for the split and then it would split nearby. AudioSlice (on a Mac)
> fails to write the Lame or Xing vbr header in the piece I want to keep.
> (It writes a faulty Xing header in the introductory remarks slice.)
> Looking for suggestions, even willing to buy software to do this if it
> will save me enough time and sanity.
> Thanks
> --
> Gerald
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