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Merging audio with FFMPEG is one of the most searched questions on the internet and couldn’t be any easier. The only difference is a txt file with a list of mp3 tracks must be made before the merging can begin. Below is an example list inside the file “file.txt”:
file 'track1.mp3' file 'track2.mp3' file 'track3.mp3'
Next, using concat in the following one-liner, all 3 mp3 files can be merged into one long track:
$ ffmpeg -f concat -i file.txt -c copy full.mp3
concat or concatenate, is the process of combining media files. In this example, exactly the same codec and parameters are required for joining.
In this example, ffmpeg lacks a specific media file as an input but a list from a external list (file.txt), this -f is used to “force” and input file.
Indicates the argument that combines multiple media files
Indicates the forces an input or output
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