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How to join existing tracks in iTunes
Authored by: macx2 on Dec 15, '05 04:18:24PM

What is the problem with using the cat command in the terminal to append one file to the other? Maybe not elegant, but I use it often with no problems. One loses the tag information from the second track, but it works with no problem. Or is there something else one looses?

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Authored by: Lectrick on Dec 17, '05 12:24:09PM

You do realize that an "m4a" file is not just raw data, but a structured binary file, with multiple "containers", right? And if you simply concatenate the two, the first "audio data container length bytes" are not going to include the size of the second file... nor would it want to, as simply tacking these things together doesn't work?? Read the QuickTime spec about "atoms" to see why this is a horrible idea.

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