View Full Version : [ubuntu] Opening huge wave files

June 24th, 2011, 06:47 PM
I have a wav file bigger than 8GB. i recorded it on a windows PC. unfortunately wav files cant be bigger than 2GB. somehow i got a file that is almost 9GB. I tried to chop the file under ubuntu into smaller pieces to open it part by part. i used gnome split to divide the file and made 10 parts out of it.
now i have these parts of the data which i cant read with no program except for gnome split to merge them together again - which would only bring me to the beginning of my problem.
so my question is: is there any other way to open/ split&open a wav file of that size or maybe a way to open the splitted file partially?

June 24th, 2011, 06:59 PM
Thread moved to Multimedia & Video.

June 24th, 2011, 08:55 PM
you can use lxspli (http://babeyudi.wordpress.com/2010/09/07/how-split-and-join-file-with-lxsplit-in-ubuntu/)t, which is compatible with Hjsplit. But it's a CLI app. you can use ffmpeg to split your wav file.

ffmpeg -i your_wav_file.wav -ss 00:00:00 -t 00:02:02 -acodec copy newtest.wav

Here -ss means starting time
-tt means duration

June 24th, 2011, 10:05 PM
Let sox mangle it:

sudo apt-get install sox
man sox