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VgnFrnd

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mp3splt
« on: October 28, 2008, 02:51:36 pm »
I would like to request that someone package mp3splt for SOHO 5.9.1. The downloads page is here:

http://mp3splt.sourceforge.net/mp3splt_page/downloads.php

All three components need to be installed.

The installation documentation is here:

http://mp3splt.sourceforge.net/mp3splt_page/gnu_build.php

The installation documentation lists several requisites that I did not find in the repositories. I am kind of crummy at installing programs, and thus this list of three program parts plus half a dozen dependencies made me cringe.

Thank you.

Oh, yeah: What is mp3splt? Well, it is a splitter for mp3 files. I use a similar program on another platform that allows me to take a three hour radio broadcast downloaded as a single mp3 file and break it down automatically into 5 minute segments with only three clicks. Why do I do it? Because my player does not support fast forward or reverse, and I just hate starting a 3 hour recording at the beginning all over again if I lose my place 2 hours into it. I looked through the SOHO 5.9 multimedia disk, but I could not find a program that promises what mp3splt does.

Thanks again.

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Re: mp3splt
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2008, 06:44:58 pm »
You can split mp3 files with audacity which is on the MMBD disc.  You can do all sorts of interesting things with audacity.  It's an application that's well worth learning.
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Re: mp3splt
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2008, 12:21:13 am »
Thank you for the suggestion. I use Audacity frequently. It is a great program. For this particular task, however, it is cumbersome. MP3s must first be imported into the program and converted to its project format, cut points must be set manually (and in my case that usually means setting approximately 36 cut points), and each segment exported back to mp3 individually, and then saved. This process takes more than one hundred clicks, and can take around thirty minutes including import and export times.

In contrast, with a program like mp3splt, only around 5 clicks are needed, the file is never imported, exported, or converted, and the entire process takes around 20 seconds.

For this particular application, using Audacity is like using a chain saw to cut a tomato.

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Re: mp3splt
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2008, 12:04:54 pm »
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cut points must be set manually (and in my case that usually means setting approximately 36 cut points), and each segment exported back to mp3 individually, and then saved

Perhaps one way around this is to use the labels function. There might be a way of putting labels at specified intervals of time, and then use export multiple to export all of them. Also you would need some way of having the labels named automatically. I'm not sure of any of this though.

Anyway, I had a look and the dependencies of mp3splt seem to be all in the repos, so it shouldn't be much trouble.
I'll give it a try.

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Re: mp3splt
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2008, 12:52:19 pm »
Thanks, wcs.  I've taken on a long list of things I want built before 6.0 releases so I really didn't want to spend time building 5.9 packages right now.  It does look like a useful tool.
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Re: mp3splt
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2008, 11:54:11 am »
I'll give it a try.

Thank you, wcs.

By the way, does the most frequent package requester get a gold star, or something? I've only been hanging around here for about one year, but already I think I might be edging close to the title. I try to pick worthy stuff, though, if that's any consolation.

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Re: mp3splt
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2008, 12:06:28 pm »
I haven't forgotten this one, but I've been a bit too busy (finishing a thesis at the moment...)
I'll pick it up as soon as I can.

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Re: mp3splt
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2008, 12:54:10 pm »
Thanks for the update. I'll hold.

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Re: mp3splt
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2008, 02:21:06 am »
I'll be doing this one today. I'll update you later...

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Re: mp3splt
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2009, 10:27:53 pm »
New mp3splt, mp3splt-gtk, and libmp3splt packages for VL 6.0 are now in the testing repository.

wcs:  Feel free to use my build scripts and sources to make VL 5.9 packages if you have the time.

HTH,
Cait
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Re: mp3splt
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2009, 08:37:50 am »
Wow!  :o  Thank you, caitlyn! I had just about given up on getting these packages!  Woohoo!   ;D

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Re: mp3splt
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2009, 11:54:35 am »
Its always just a matter of finding the time to do something like this.  Nice little app by the way.  Works well.
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Re: mp3splt
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2009, 06:23:49 pm »
Sorry about this... I've been bad.
Ended up forgetting about this package completely.

Thanks, caitlyn.

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Re: mp3splt
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2009, 05:09:44 am »
Actually, I too have been slow on the uptake here. This coming week I will have the time to install and report the results. I expect that my news will be ecstatic!