It is often necessary to merge multiple sound files into one recording. This need may arise for various reasons: merge ripped CD tracks into one, combine multiple chapters of an audiobook, etc. There are many great programs to achieve this, but very few of them are actually free. I’ve discovered that while all of these programs perform the task well, they also contain lots of other features, making them too complicated for the tasks. This is why when I needed the plain vanilla merging utility, I could not find one that was free – and decided to write one myself. The added benefit of writing one myself, of course, is that it has exactly the features I need – and none that I don’t. When it was done – I decided to give it away for free – to alleviate some of the pains I had.
Merge as many files as you like – no limitations by size, length, or number.
Sort files to be merged by filename (with or without directory), date/time or size.
Optionally write ID3v1 and ID3v2 tags into the merged MP3 file.
Optionally write VBR frame into the merged file – useful when merging files with different bitrates.
View detailed information about MP3 files to be merged, including MPEG header information and ID3v1 and ID3v2 information.
Choose to use ID3 tag from any of the files to be merged to write into the target file.
Display an image embedded into the MP3 files.
Play MP3 files from the list to be merged.
No complicated installation – simply unzip the program and run from any directory.
Aural Player is an audio player for macOS. Inspired by the classic Winamp player for Windows, it is designed to be to-the-point, easy to use, and customizable, with support for a wide variety of popular audio formats and some sound tuning capabilities for audio enthusiasts.
IDTE is a full featured tag editor for Windows which supports tagging of FLAC, APE, ID3V1.x/2.x, WMA, LYRICS, and VORBIS tags in audio files.
It also supports the playback of 40+ various lossy and lossless music formats such as FLAC, ALAC, OGG, APE, MP3 etc.
It can rename files based on the tag information, export tag information, create playlists, search for incomplete tags on Internet, fetch lyrics, fetch cover art, supports CUE sheets, can process multiple files at same time, allows for batch file processing, supports SFX, visualizations and more…
v2strip is a simple command-line utility that lets you remove the ID3v2 tag from an MP3 file. The ID3v2 format is nice in many ways, but it can cause problems when being parsed by MP3 players and utilities that don’t support ID3v2 tags.
MP3val is a small, high-speed, free software tool for checking MPEG audio files’ integrity. It can be useful for finding corrupted files (e.g. incompletely downloaded, truncated, containing garbage). MP3val is also able to fix most of the problems. Being a multi-platform application, MP3val can be run both under Windows and under Linux (or BSD).
The most common MPEG audio file type is MPEG 1 Layer III (mp3), but MP3val supports also other MPEG versions and layers. The tool is also aware of the most common types of tags (ID3v1, ID3v2, APEv2).
fre:ac is a free open source audio converter and CD ripper with support for various popular formats and encoders. It currently converts between mp3, MP4/M4A, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, WAV and Bonk formats.
With fre:ac you can easily rip your audio CDs to MP3 or WMA files for use with your hardware player, or convert files that do not play with other audio software. You can even convert whole music libraries retaining the folder and filename structure.
The integrated CD ripper supports the CDDB / freedb online CD database. It will automatically query song information and write it to ID3v2 or other title information tags.
Converter for MP3, MP4/M4A, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, WAV and Bonk formats
Integrated CD ripper with CDDB/freedb title database support
Portable application, install on a USB stick and take it with you
Multi-core optimized encoders to speed up conversions on modern PCs
Full Unicode support for tags and file names
Easy to learn and use, still offers expert options when you need them
Multilingual user interface available in 40 languages