This tutorial will guide you in joining two or more MP3 files together into one (longer) MP3 – using free software.
To get started, visit http://mpesch3.de1.cc/mp3dc.html, download the free program mp3DirectCut, and install it. One of the major benefits of using mp3DirectCut is that it doesn’t decompress and then re-encode the original MP3 files, which causes a (slight) loss in quality.
- Launch mp3DirectCut, select File and then Open…
- Navigate to the ‘second’ MP3 – the one you want to join to the end of the first. Click Open.
- Select Edit and then Select All from the drop-down menu.
- Now select Edit and then Copy.
- Repeat step one (select File and then Open), except this time open the ‘first’ MP3.
- Use the horizontal scroll bar and scroll all the way over to the right (see screenshot below)
- Now select Edit and then Paste
- If all goes well, you’ll end out with a screen similar to the one below.
- Almost done – select File and then Save all…
- Give your new, combined (joined) MP3 file a name and then click the Save button.
- Open your favorite MP3 player and give it a listen!