Cross-platform GUI and command line mp3 wrapping and splitting without decoding

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Mp3Wrap is a free command-line utility, which wraps two or more mp3 files in one large playable file, without losing filename and ID3 informations. It's useful to make large files easy to download on internet and then easy to split again in few seconds :D

Mp3Wrap will create a file named: OUTPUTFILE_MP3WRAP.mp3. It's important you don't remove the MP3WRAP string, because this will tell the split program Mp3Splt that the file is wrapped and can be splitted just with -w option.

Mp3Splt is a free command-line utility that allows you to split mp3 and ogg files from a begin time to an end time. It works on:

  • GNU Linux
  • *BSD
  • MacOS X
  • BeOS
  • Windows etc

So don't spend your time downloading shareware or other sort of applications. This one is free and open source software. It works from command line and GUI environments.
Cross-platform GUI and command line mp3 wrapping and splitting without decoding

Task: Install mp3wrap and mp3splt command line utilities

Use apt-get command to install mp3wrap and mp3splt utilities under Debian or Ubuntu Linux:
$ sudo apt-get install mp3wrap mp3splt
OR
# apt-get install mp3wrap mp3splt

Task: Wraps two or more mp3 files in one large playable file

General syntax is as follows:
mp3wrap myalbum.mp3 file1.mp3 file2.mp3 file3.mp3 ?.

Let us add two mp3 file
$ mp3wrap myalbum.mp3 LetsGetItStarted.mp3 Summer-Son.mp3Output

Mp3Wrap Version 0.5 (2003/Jan/16). See README and COPYING for more!
Written and copyrights by Matteo Trotta - 
THIS SOFTWARE COMES WITH ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY! USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!
  50 %  --> Wrapping LetsGetItStarted.mp3 ... OK
  100 % --> Wrapping Summer-Son.mp3 ... OK
  Calculating CRC, please wait... OK
myalbum_MP3WRAP.mp3 has been created successfully!

You can play myalbum_MP3WRAP.mp3 file using standard player:
$ mplayer myalbum_MP3WRAP.mp3

Task: List all files wrapped into an Mp3Wrap file

Pass -l option to mp3wrap command (doesn't extract anything):
$ mp3wrap -l myalbum_MP3WRAP.mp3Output:

Mp3Wrap Version 0.5 (2003/Jan/16). See README and COPYING for more!
Written and copyrights by Matteo Trotta - 
THIS SOFTWARE COMES WITH ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY! USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!
Check for file integrity: calculating CRC, please wait... OK
List of wrapped files in myalbum_MP3WRAP.mp3:
LetsGetItStarted.mp3
Summer-Son.mp3

Task: Append or add new mp3 to existing MP3 album

Pass -a option to mp3wrap command so that files are appended and the index is updated:
$ mp3wrap -a myalbum_MP3WRAP.mp3 Remix-KayKay.mp3Output:

Check for file integrity: calculating CRC, please wait... OK
Copying files from input file... 100%
  100 % --> Adding Remix-KayKay.mp3 ... OK
  Calculating CRC, please wait... OK
myalbum_MP3WRAP.mp3 has been created successfully!

Now list all files:
$ mp3wrap -l myalbum_MP3WRAP.mp3

Task: mp3/ogg splitting without decoding

mp3splt is a free command-line utility that allows you to split mp3 and ogg files from a begin time to an end time, without need of decoding and reencoding. It's useful to split large mp3/ogg to make smaller files or to split entire albums to obtain original tracks. Try to split myalbum_MP3WRAP.mp3 so that you can get back all 3 files:
$ mp3splt -w myalbum_MP3WRAP.mp3Output:

Detected file created with: Mp3Wrap v. 0.5
Check for file integrity: calculating CRC please wait... OK
Total files: 3
  33 % -> LetsGetItStarted.mp3... OK
  66 % -> Summer-Son.mp3... OK
 100 % -> Remix-KayKay.mp3... OK

Further readings

=> Read man pages of mp3wrap and mp3split
=> Download mp3splt for Windows/MAC OS X/Linux version
=> Download mp3splt for Windows/Linux

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1 Kalpesh Desai June 1, 2007 at 8:59 am

How can I use command line interface of mp3splt in Windows Xp?

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