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Fixing Track Duration Length of MP3 – foobar2000

September 15, 2007 8 comments

I’ve been using foobar2000 (foobar2k) as my default music player (mp3’s, FLAC and other type of audio formats that I have). I’m not going to discuss the details of those audio files. If you want more information about them, just Google FLAC vs MP3 or something.

However, I will tell you that foobar2k is a great piece of free software: it can play lots of audio files, it has a high level of modification. For example: you can change the looks and stuff in any way you want. I personally haven’t played around with it yet, but I’ve seen some great custom skins and some nice tutorials on that subject.

Anyway, I had a bunch of mp3’s that didn’t show the correct duration track length, because I was messing around with it (editing and stuff like that). Anyhow, turns out foobar2000 has an option to fix that for you.
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Adjusting MP3 default volume and rearranging the music

August 25, 2007 Leave a comment

A quick update on some freeware tools I’ve been using with great satisfaction.

If you’ve ever been annoyed by MP3 files that come with different default volumes, screwing up your listening pleasure, and/or you’ve always wanted to divide a specific mp3 file because it’s either a mega mix kind of thing, an album or some other type that you just want to slice and dice, please consider the following tools:

MP3Gain analyzes and adjusts mp3 files so that they have the same volume.

Mp3Splt-project is a utility to split mp3 and ogg files selecting a begin and an end time position, without decoding.

Trust me when I say that these are great tools, work fast and generally just get the job done!

I was using something else to split the files, I believe another program called mp3 ripper, but mp3 split just does it so much faster and more accurately. Thanks open source community!

Categories: Software