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Subject: Re: Trimming an MP3 file
From: Chris Holt (amiga2k_at_cox.net)
Date: 2003-06-21


On Sat, 21 Jun 2003 16:02:39 +0200, Johan Vromans wrote:
>Chris Holt <amiga2k_at_cox.net> writes:
>
>>http://lame.sourceforge.net/tech-FAQ.txt If I could add this excellent
>>FAQ to your answer, I think Johan might find it very enlightening.
>
>I only find it confusing. Actually, I'm not really interested in the
>deep internal details of MP3 {de,en}coders. I just want to know if (and
>how) to produce/use MP3 files from CDs that have contiguous music on
>them.
>
>-- Johan

Sorry, I misunderstood your needs.

I would recommend Exact Audio Copy (EAC), but it is a Windows program,
and you made a reference to using a friend's computer. Perhaps someone
else can recommend a *NIX or MAC solution (I missed anywhere you mention
your preferred platform)

Should you decide to go the Windows/EAC route, here's a pretty nifty and
hopefully non-confusing tutorial.
http://www.geocities.com/altbinariessoundsmusicclassical/mp3gaps.html

Another windows program that might be of use is CD Copy
http://www.cdcopy.sk/ It allows one to rip several tracks into one file.

Once you've done this, if you want to separate this big file into several
MP3s (that might or might NOT playback seamless depending on your
decoder) there is software called Split MP3
http://www24.brinkster.com/tanyk/index.html
It respects the fact that MP3 data can overlap between frames (bit
reservoir) and "will split the MP3 "perfectly" without loss of any data"

Chris



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