date: 2007-11-23 10:09:02+00:00

Cut MP3 under Linux Ubuntu

categories: - Linux

If you want to cut MP3 files under Ubuntu, install the following package from the repositories

sudo apt-get install poc-streamer

It contains a utility mp3cut

Syntax :

mp3cut [ -o outputfile ] [ -T title ] [ -A artist ] [ -N album-name ] [ -t [hh:]mm:ss[+ms]-[hh:]mm:ss[+ms] ] mp3file [[ -t ... ] mp3file1 ...]

The following examples cuts a 120 minute MP3 in 2 parts where the first file will be 70 min long :

$ mp3cut -o output1.mp3 -t 00:00+000-01:10:00+000 input.mp3 Writing to output1.mp3 Extracting 00:00:00+000-01:10:00+000 from input.mp3 output1.mp3 written . $ mp3cut -o output2.mp3 -t 01:10:00+000 input.mp3 Writing to output2.mp3 Extracting 01:10:00+000-00:00:00+000 from input.mp3 output2.mp3 written

Edit Oct 3 2008

If you have a cue file and one big mp3 you need to split, there's mp3splt

<code>$ mp3splt -c underworld.cue underworld.mp3 
Mp3Splt 2.1 (2004/Sep/28) by Matteo Trotta 
THIS SOFTWARE COMES WITH ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY! USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!
Warning: found Xing or Info header, mp3 may be VBR. Switching to Frame mode...
MPEG 1 Layer 3 - 44100 Hz - Joint Stereo - FRAME MODE - Total time: 75m.19s
Reading informations from Underworld - Everything, Everything.cue...
Tracks: 8 
Artist: Underworld
Album: Everything, Everything

  12 % -> Underworld - 01 - Juanita + Kiteless.mp3... OK
  25 % -> Underworld - 02 - Cups.mp3... OK
  37 % -> Underworld - 03 - Push Upstairs.mp3... OK
  50 % -> Underworld - 04 - Pearls Girl.mp3... OK
  62 % -> Underworld - 05 - Jumbo.mp3... OK
  75 % -> Underworld - 06 - Shudder + King Of Snake.mp3... OK
  87 % -> Underworld - 07 - Born Slippy Nuxx.mp3... OK
 100 % -> Underworld - 08 - Rez + Cowgirl.mp3... OK (EOF)

All files successfully splitted! Processed 173025 frames - Sync errors: 0</code>