Merge MP3's - batch?



I have a years worth of sermons from my local church and they would like to add a 30 second trailer to each sermon. Something like “Thanks for listening to this sermon from xx church located in xx, we would like to invite you…”

Anyways, I am searching for a program that will add the trailer on every single mp3 in a subdirectory without messing up the ID3 tags.

Is there something like that? I have seen a few that will do this manually, but that would take a lot of time with 4 services a week.




Still Looking for something like this.

Any ideas?




I don’t know if it is what you are searching for, but I think that any audio editing software can do the work. I suggest the free and excellent Audacity :slight_smile:

Give it a try :slight_smile:


I have about 300 files that I would like to add a 30 second blurb to. These are sermons that have been recorded for a couple of years for a church where I maintain their website. They would like the church name and contact information added to every file.

The files are MP3 files. What I would like to be able to do is run a batch that will take every sermon in the directory and add the 30 second blurb to it

I haven’t played with audacity in a while. Can it do this? Seems like when I used it, it seemed like a very low-budget cheap audio editor.

I have Sony Vegas and usually use that for editing audio files, and it could do what I want, but I would have to add each mp3 to the timeline, then render. With 300 files, this would take DAYS.




Audacity does have a limited batch processing feature but it probably won’t do what you are trying to achieve. Take a look at Sox, it’s freeware, but it does have a concatenate and a splice option, and I believe some chain processing ability. It’s been a while since I’ve played with it. You might want to take a look.


Thanks, I will look at that.



It’s still not batch, but you can use MP3 DirectCut to append the tag without re-encoding.


Try this:


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FYI this is over 8 years old thread? And most likely the OP has moved on…so future note check the posted date before bringing a post from the dead…


Thanks, I will look into that. I pretty much gave up on this 7 years go and forgot about it.