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Hydrogenaudio Forum => General Audio => Topic started by: T.Triumvirate on 11 March, 2011, 03:03:07 PM

Title: Banana splits
Post by: T.Triumvirate on 11 March, 2011, 03:03:07 PM
I have five William Burroughs lectures/readings/ramblings that are all over ninety-minutes long. All the aforementioned chap does is talk, cough, ramble and light a cigarette every so often. I've tried to split one-hundred minute tracks into two fifty-minute ones, etc, with dismal results. 'Wave Editors', 'File-Splitters' a-go-go: nix!

Anyone with any info -- I have the Hydrogen Auto Cue Tool to work in conjunction with the totally excellent E.A.C. bit-of-kit: I can't even split a banana with the thin.

Now then, I'm no computer maven, but usually just find out what I have to do to and, erm, do it; however, I've hit a rather large brick wall with this one.

I'd be grateful for any and all advice stated simply for a poor Non-Geek in Geeksville.

I've just found out that, in this twenty-first of centuries, one is not able to buy a CD-R 120...

        Okus dokus.
Title: Banana splits
Post by: AndyH-ha on 11 March, 2011, 03:17:51 PM
The task is not difficult, but may be tedious if you want to edit the content. However, you have not given any hints about what impedes you. What are the specifications of your sources? What kind of system are you working on? What particular problems are you encountering? Do you simply want to break the audio files into shorter lengths or also accomplish something more?
Title: Banana splits
Post by: Nick.C on 11 March, 2011, 05:24:53 PM
If the files were compressed in FLAC then you could use the --skip=mm:ss.ss and --until=mm:ss.ss to extract chunks of the file (and re-encode fairly easily).
Title: Banana splits
Post by: WonderSlug on 12 March, 2011, 12:33:15 AM
If one has enough RAM memory (at least 2GB for 90+ minutes), even the simple Windows Sound Recorder can do what the OP wants.

I do it all the time.

I load a 900 MB WAV file (standard 44/16/2) which is about 90 minutes long into Windows Sound Recorder.  Then you move the slider to the position where you want to "cut" the audio.  Then choose Edit->Delete After Current Position.

Save the resulting trimmed audio to a new WAV file, like "First-Part.wav"

Repeat on original WAV file and choose Edit->Delete Before Current Position instead.

Save to WAV file named something like "Second-Part.wav"



Title: Banana splits
Post by: [JAZ] on 12 March, 2011, 09:46:46 AM
A .cue file can be (mis)used to do this too. Use foobar2000 to play the cue, and convert the "tracks" to .wav. (can be done all at the same time).

But probably a more visual way than a .cue is needed here, so using an audio editor is preffered.


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I've just found out that, in this twenty-first of centuries, one is not able to buy a CD-R 120...
Of course you can.. you can buy a single layer DVD of 4.7GB, you can buy a dual layer DVD 8.5GB, you can buy a blu-ray 25GB or 50GB.... (one could even buy an HD-DVD of 30GB before the format was killed).
Oh, and of course then there is SD, microSD, USB pen drive....

In other words, you cannot get something old and magically made it work as if it was something new.
Title: Banana splits
Post by: indybrett on 12 March, 2011, 12:36:22 PM
I almost always use CD Wave Editor for tasks such as this, assuming the source audio is in WAV format of course.

http://www.milosoftware.com/en/index.php?body=cdwave.php (http://www.milosoftware.com/en/index.php?body=cdwave.php)
Title: Banana splits
Post by: T.Triumvirate on 12 March, 2011, 02:26:47 PM

A .cue file can be (mis)used to do this too. Use foobar2000 to play the cue, and convert the "tracks" to .wav. (can be done all at the same time).

But probably a more visual way than a .cue is needed here, so using an audio editor is preffered.


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I've just found out that, in this twenty-first of centuries, one is not able to buy a CD-R 120...
Of course you can.. you can buy a single layer DVD of 4.7GB, you can buy a dual layer DVD 8.5GB, you can buy a blu-ray 25GB or 50GB.... (one could even buy an HD-DVD of 30GB before the format was killed).
Oh, and of course then there is SD, microSD, USB pen drive....

In other words, you cannot get something old and magically made it work as if it was something new.


Q) When is a CD-R not a CD-R? A) When some supercilious prick turns it into a DVD

If you need to record for 120 minutes you need to split your recording onto two CDs. Or you need to record a DVD Audio disc which is not compatible with a CD player and may not be compatible with all DVD players.
Source(s):
CD-R explained:
Title: Banana splits
Post by: pdq on 12 March, 2011, 02:50:32 PM
Many CD players will play a CD with mp3 files. This could increase the capacity to several hours.
Title: Banana splits
Post by: [JAZ] on 13 March, 2011, 08:43:08 AM
Q) When is a CD-R not a CD-R? A) When some supercilious prick turns it into a DVD


You may not like my answer, but telling me such thing doesn't make your point any better.

A Red Book CD (Audio CD) is defined for two physical sizes: 8cm or 12cm of diameter (you can't put a bigger one on a CD player), and the physical dimensions of the data, and how is this data interpreted is defined by the standard and is unchangeable: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Book_%28CD_standard%29 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Book_%28CD_standard%29)

So, now, tell me how can you have a Red Book CD that still has 12cm of diameter, still conforms to the Red Book CD standard in terms of physical size of the data in this disc, and actually have more data?

I gave you the answer to this question: It is not possible, you have to change the standard (like DVD and Blu-ray)
Title: Banana splits
Post by: shawncumby on 13 March, 2011, 11:43:04 AM
Just get a sound editor. I have Sony Sound Forge (my favorite and the best), Audacity (great for recording audio from computer), and Magix Music Maker (least favorite, just in case).
Title: Banana splits
Post by: greynol on 13 March, 2011, 01:39:18 PM
(my favorite and the best)

It's the best because it is your favorite, or it is your favorite because it is the best?

Please stop with the subjective nonsense already!