How To Merge MP3's Using Merge MP3
I recently had to put together a DVD for my Uncle using his pictures, videos and music. I had lots of mp3 files to deal with and decided to merge them into one file to make it easier to manage. I decided to try a program called Merge MP3 - www.shchuka.com/software/mergemp3/
So I opened the program and opened the folder with the mp3 files I wanted to merge into one. I used the dragging and dropping method to drag the music files I wanted to merge to the Merge MP3 window. Then just click on the merge button at the top, third button from the right.
The only problem I noted is that this program had some issues with the larger files I was dealing with that's why I switched to using Audacity.
How To Merge MP3's Using Audacity
Audacity - www.audacityteam.org/
So I opened the program and dragged the music files from the folder to the Audacity window. Then I would go to Tracks in the top menu of the Audacity program, then Align Tracks and Align End to End.
You'll notice as in my example the bottom track shifts to the end point of the top one. Then it's just a matter of clicking on File then Export and Export as MP3.
I recently had to put together a DVD for my Uncle using his pictures, videos and music. I had to many mp3 files to deal with and decided to merge them into one file to make it easier to manage. I used Audacity to do this but had one issue with the final result. The final MP3 had a very low volume. Even with all the volume controls turned up full blast on my computer still barely audible.
So I dragged and dropped the MP3 file to Audacity and then clicked on the top menu Effect and then Amplify.
I wasn't sure what to type in the Amplification (dB): box so I used the blue slider instead. I clicked on it and dragged it over to the right but I noticed if I dragged it to far the buttons on the buttom would get grayed out and unclickable.
So I dragged it to just the point before the buttons went gray. Then I just cliked on the Preview button to hear what it sounded like and it did make a world of differeance. So I cliked on OK and then File, then Export and Export as MP3.