Merging MP3 is a common occurrence while you have a desire to put several MP3 music tracks together to make background music for your own video or re-join multiple splitted MP3 segments. On Windows, many audio joiners are available for MP3 merging. How about on Mac? Is there any way to get it completed without much effort? Well, sure. This guide is presenting 3 practical tools for Mac users to combine MP3 files on Mac with ease.
Part 1. Combine MP3 Files on Mac Using Joyoshare Audio Joiner
Joyoshare Audio Joiner, a versatile desktop program, can help you merge multiple MP3 files into one in a quick and lossless manner on Mac. It well supports quite a number of audio and video formats, such as MP3, MP4, MKV, M4V, M4A, WMV, AVI, OGG, AAC, AC3, FLV, ASF, HD, 3GP, FLAC, DVD, etc and web videos. Besides joining several media files into a single file at 60X speed, it is capable of cutting, cropping, rotating, adjusting, adding watermark/subtitle/effects/background music, and more.
Step 1: Official download and install Joyoshare Audio Joiner for Mac on your computer. Next, you should launch it and start dragging your MP3 files to its interface. You also add MP3 files by clicking "Open File" in the lower-left corner of the window.
Step 2: Press on the "Format" icon to access the format window for choosing a merging mode and an output format. Before choosing, remember that the high-speed mode is a lossless mode aiming at combining files in the same format without causing damage to the original files. With the encoding mode, you are allowed not only to join files of different formats together but also to do some basic editing and customize format parameters with a click of the gear icon.
Step 3: Go back to the first interface and click to preview your MP3 files one by one. If find something you don't want while previewing, simply slide the yellow timeline to remove it.
Step 4: This step is optional, just for users who work with the encoding mode. If you choose the high-speed mode to merge MP3 files, please skip to step 5. Suppose you select the encoding mode, now you are able to trim MP3 files, adjust audio volume, add various sound effects, etc with the "Edit" button next to each MP3 file.
Step 5: Prior to starting merging, if necessary, you are able to rename MP3 files and rearrange every MP3 file by moving up and down. Then, touch the "Convert" icon to let Joyoshare Audio Joiner set about combining your MP3 files together. By the way, the merged MP3 file will be saved in "converted" file folder.
Part 2. Merge MP3 Files on Mac with CAT Command
Another fairly simple method to combine MP3 files on Mac is by using CAT command. CAT command is one of the most commonly used commands on Mac and Linux operating system. Using this command, you can quickly create a file, view content of a file, and concatenate two or more files. To join MP3 files on Mac with CAT command, follow these steps.
Step 1: On your Mac, please head to "Launchpad" - "Other" - "Terminal";
Step 2: Rename MP3 files. For example, suppose you have 3 MP3 files to be merged, you can rename them as joyoshare1.mp3, joyoshare2.mp3, joyoshare3.mp3. Then, type the command "cat joyoshare1.mp3 joyoshare2.mp3 joyoshare3.mp3 > joyoshare.mp3" and run it;
Step 3: Once done, your MP3 files will be concatenated and saved into a file named joyoshare.mp3. Visit the local file folder to find it.
Part 3. Join MP3 Files on Mac in iTunes
Besides providing a convenient way for Mac users to enjoy music, movies, and TV shows, iTunes as well gives a hand in merging audio tracks and join CD tracks. For some, this power might outdo the knowledge of how to use it properly. However, never mind. Below show the detailed steps of how to combine MP3 files on Mac by way of iTunes in a trouble-free manner.
Step 1: Open iTunes on your Mac, and then head to the "Songs" option to browse and select the MP3 files to be merged or press the Ctrl + Shift keys and click on all the required MP3 files;
Step 2: Next, right-click on each of the MP3 files and followed by "Get Info" option. Now, a dialog box will pop up to ask if you need to modify the file information. You ought to touch "OK" to get into the "Multiple Item Infomation" interface;
Step 3: In the new window, go for the "Options" tab to set "Part of a compilation" to "Yes" and customize "Gapless album" to "Yes". Once set up, hit on "OK" and your uploaded MP3 files are now joined together.
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