Tutorial: Merge Audiobook MP3 Files into Single File for iPod or iPhone for Free
If you have audiobook CD’s with mp3’s on them you know it is difficult to listen to them on your iPhone since there are so many tracks. Wouldn’t it be nice to have all the tracks merged into a single mp3 to store on your ipod? This is a quick and easy way to do it with ubuntu.
First install mp3wrap
sudo apt-get install mp3wrap
Then copy all the mp3 files into a folder, I created a folder named mp3folder. Once that is done do the following command to merge the first 2 audio files.
mp3wrap fullbook.mp3 mp3folder/01.mp3 mp3folder/02.mp3
This will create the file fullbook_MP3WRAP.mp3
Now create a script file to do the rest of the files, be sure to delete the first 2 files so those are not added again. Copy and paste the following script.
rm mp3folder/01.mp3 rm mp3folder/02.mp3
#!/bin/bash FILES=mp3folder/*.mp3 for f in $FILES do mp3wrap -a fullbook_MP3WARP.mp3 $f done echo -en "\n\b" echo "DONE!"
Run the script and have a single mp3 file for your iphone. See the screenshot below.