MP3 silence removal

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by bheagle, May 16, 2002.

  1. bheagle

    bheagle Guest

    anyone know of a tool to cut the silence off the front and end of an mp3, I'd like one that would do a whole DIR or perhaps a whole TREE of files at once... automatically.
  2. bheagle

    bheagle Guest

    nobdy has any ideas????
  3. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    I know how to do it with wav's, but not with mp3s ..

    Sorry dude.
  4. bheagle

    bheagle Guest

    thx anyway.. I only have about 5000 songs to do, converting them to wav first would suck...hehehehehe

  5. MeFo

    MeFo el mafioso

    Santiago, Chile
    Have you ever tried some winamp plugins that make those annoying seconds of silence to go away?

    I have never seen any batch application that will remove X seconds of mp3, although you could use a batch converter mp3>wav and then use your little proggie ( dB Power Amp Converter does the job @ )

    Hope this will help you out
  6. bheagle

    bheagle Guest

    I've tried those yes, but my main goal is to eliminate the silence in the file, basically to reduce file sizes..and it would take a lot more HD space to convert them all then run the utility then convert them back....
  7. l0g0ut

    l0g0ut OSNN Addict

    i think any of the mp3 splitter can do silence detection and removal... maybe not as a batch.... but they'll do the job.... just head to and do a search for mp3 splitter or mp3 trimmer.... one that i use is mp3DirectCut...
  8. Kramer2K

    Kramer2K Guest

    Try using can edit mp3s with it without converting to wavs...

    Try searching on Kazaa for it

  9. MeFo

    MeFo el mafioso

    Santiago, Chile
    I have SoundForge 5 and i have problems with mp3 files, it says that i need to register the mp3 codec for saving mp3 files.
    Although Soundforge may not be the fastest way to eliminate those silences...
  10. bheagle

    bheagle Guest

    I have soundforge, it would take me 5 years to remove all the silence from all 5000 mp3s.
  11. Narcissus

    Narcissus Guest

    You Need a good little tool called MP3 TRIM, it does is auto, and can also set the volume to peak level.

    I can send it too you if you want
  12. bheagle

    bheagle Guest

    will that MP3 Trim do batch mode?

    (I hope)
  13. dijital

    dijital Guest

    i havent used mp3 trim myself, but judging from what it does you should be careful as to what files you work with, as i'm sure not all your songs have the beginning silence.

    i think there is a winamp plugin in their latest release that ignore silence.

    but you're trying to reduce hard drive space right? if it comes down to it, you can edit the mp3s in sonic foundry's acid. it doesnt take long at all since they work with mp3s.
  14. Narcissus

    Narcissus Guest

    MP3 Trim Pro will do batch

    In the auto mode it scans the file then trims, ive never had a damaged file or a beginning of a song cut of!

    Even if you dont use the batch option each mp3 takes about 5 seconds from loading it to saving it
  15. djwhite

    djwhite OSNN Senior Addict

    You could use GoldWave, it works with mp3's but i'm not sure if it will do the batch
  16. Hilander

    Hilander Guest

    MP3 Trim will do exactly what you want. I use it's companion program WAV Trim and have never had a prob. I just select the files I want (though I don't think I'd do all 5000 at once:eek: )
    and off it goes. You can even select the length of silence before trimming. You can get it here: MP3 Trim
  17. bheagle

    bheagle Guest

    I'll take a look ...thanks:)
  18. GameBZz

    GameBZz Guest

    Thnx, that was just what I needed !

    Cya BaZz