MP3 editing tools

Ian Smith smithi at
Sun Jan 2 21:57:01 GMT 2005

On Sun, 2 Jan 2005, John Wilson wrote:

 > I was wondering if anyone knew of any ports in the ports tree, or otherwise
 > for that matter, that would allow one to lop off the first few seconds
 > of an MP3 file...  but not touching the file in any other way, as in being
 > able to do this without having to convert the file to any other format and
 > then being required to reconvert it back to an MP3.

MP3s are self-synching .. modulo losing any tag header info, we've had
good results just seeking anywhere into hour-long MP3 recordings of an
FM station's logging files, and just cutting out sections using dd ..

Cheers, Ian

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