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Sometimes you have songs you'd like played together - concept albums, songs which have a Part 1 and Part 2, and so on. Is there a way to merge songs in Banshee to achieve this? Or an option to always play a set of songs together? Or do I have to separately merge those files? In that case, what is the lightest, simplest software to use?

I'm looking for a simple tool. I don't need a DJ kit - just a merger, nothing more as I won't be using it very often.

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Have you tried using the Playlist facility in Banshee. Add one or more songs to a playlist and save it? –  Stephen Myall Jul 25 '12 at 9:49
    
I usually put all the songs I like into the play queue and shuffle it, so that won't help. –  asymptotically Jul 25 '12 at 9:53

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mp3wrap

I found the software I needed, it is light, easy to use, and had only one function - merge mp3s. Great since I wouldn't be using it professionally or frequently

to install, do

sudo apt-get install mp3wrap

and then, to merge mp3s,

mp3wrap output.mp3 file1.mp3 file2.mp3...
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Try Mixxx

As Banshee doesn’t have this capability

Mixxx is a lightweight DJ tool that allows for the playback and mixing of digital music (MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC and Wave). It runs on the Linux, Mac OS X and Windows operating systems.

Mixxx has the ability to provide comprehensive support for any MIDI controller due to its scripting engine, and it ships with mappings for a number of popular controllers, a complete list of which can be found on the Hardware Compatibility page.

To Install

Run these commands in a terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mixxx/mixxx
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mixxx libportaudio2

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Is there a simpler tool? I don't need a DJ kit - just a merger, nothing more. I won't be using it very often. But I'll give this a try and comment on it. Thanks! –  asymptotically Jul 25 '12 at 9:21
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I found mp3wrap - it's a command line utility. Thanks for OpenShot, it might be helpful later, but right now, I need to manage my library and mp3wrap is perfect for that –  asymptotically Jul 25 '12 at 9:52
    
Good your sorted –  Stephen Myall Jul 25 '12 at 9:56

Try Audacity

Audacity is a nice program: It is very easy to use and even users with no idea about music and how to edit it can get used to it very easily!

Audacity can open music files and edit them, like cut/copy/paste parts of them or add some effect

To Install

sudo apt-get install audacity

Audacity Screenshot

In order to play with two files, do the following: Ctrl+O so as to open the first file and then head to File -> Import -> Audio.

In order to cut/copy/paste parts, you have to select them and Ctrl+X/C/V them, so simple!

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Thanks, I didn't know Audacity offered this, but I tried it and I prefer Banshee. –  asymptotically Jul 25 '12 at 10:00
    
Ok, whatever you like :) But have Audacity in mind, it is a powerful tool! –  hakermania Jul 25 '12 at 10:02
    
Yeah. Thanks. I'll see if I need it later, I haven't uninstalled it anyway :) –  asymptotically Jul 25 '12 at 10:04
cat 1.mp3 2.mp3 > 12.mp3

ffmpeg also can do this.

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It says I have to wait two days. And the concatenated file is a lot bigger than the one produced by mp3wrap. –  asymptotically Jul 25 '12 at 12:16
    
This will change the whole format of the file ie. there will be an index at the starting point of the file and again in between which would create a confusion to the music player. –  Pranit Bauva Aug 19 '12 at 13:02

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