um well since 2 incompatible file formats can't just be smashed together, at least 1 would have to be reencoded.james.sumners said:Does anyone know of any software to combine MP3s and Ogg Voribis files without re-encoding them?
that works with ogg? I didn't realize there was ogg support in QTgekko513 said:You can do it with Quicktime.
- Open both files in Quicktime.
- Select all of one clip with the "ruler" and do a copy
- Select the other window and place the play head at the end of the clip and do a paste
- Archive as an independent movie.
The resulting file can ble played in Quicktime or iTunes.
I'm very confused now You don't want to combine an MP3 with an Ogg, you don't want to reencode any of your music, but you want to combine the albums you want to play back gapless in to one long track.james.sumners said:I wasn't meaning to combine an MP3 with an Ogg. I meant a utility that will work with both formats. I rip all of my CDs to Ogg and I have a few live performances in MP3. My portable audio player does not support gapless playback so I need to combine the albums I want to play back gapless in to one long track. I am not wanting to play the resulting file with Quicktime or iTunes.
I don't want to re-encode them because I don't want to loose any more of the audio quality. The Ogg Vorbis specification supports concatenated files but my player won't play files like that.
That would be no better than ripping to wav or aiff and then editing and re-encoding. The only way you wouldn't lose any sound quality is if you left them in apple lossless, but then the files would be substantially larger.gekko513 said:I'm afraid DXoverDY may be right.
How about reripping in Apple Lossless, then combine the tracks that you want to be gapless and finally reencode as ogg?
I agree that ripping to Apple lossless, combine and reencode to ogg would give the same result as doing the same with aiff or wav, but that was sort of the point. It would be just as good as ripping to ogg and then concatenate.AppleAce said:That would be no better than ripping to wav or aiff and then editing and re-encoding. The only way you wouldn't lose any sound quality is if you left them in apple lossless, but then the files would be substantially larger.