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 audio book, 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.
The features of Merge MP3 are not numerous – but everything you need is here:
Merge as many files as you like – no limitations by size, length, or number.
Sort files to be merged by file name (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.
Very intuitive interface.
Very fast merge speed.
It’s absolutely FREE!
Download the latest release here. Simply unzip Merge MP3.exe from inside the ZIP file, place it into any directory and execute it.