View Full Version : [ubuntu] join mp3's simply

September 5th, 2009, 08:11 PM
Hi I looking for a simple GUI app. to join mp3's, but without losing quality. Ubuntu 8.04 & I already have Audacity. Obliged for any help here

September 5th, 2009, 08:22 PM
Audacity is the best.

September 5th, 2009, 08:47 PM
Thought as much

September 5th, 2009, 09:04 PM
You can do it at the command line as well:

cat first.mp3 second.mp3 > joined.mp3

You can join most files like that.


September 8th, 2009, 09:27 AM
Adding to Sealbhach's reply:

If your MP3's are all numerically named and zero padded (eg: 01.mp3, 02.mp3 etc) you can navigate to the directory

cd /path/to/directory
and combine them all at once with this command:

cat *.mp3 > joined.mp3

Remember, that will combine every MP3 in that directory in order, so make sure your MP3s are properly separated/categorised, eg: don't have 01 - Music Track.mp3 in the same folder as 01 - Other Music Track.mp3 in the same folder, or it'll combine them both into the same file in alphanumeric order (first 01 - M... then 01 - O...).