Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by J David Ellis, Mar 9, 2008.
How can I reassemble a song split into two-dozen flac files
WTF is a flac file? Anyway, Mastersplitter or any of about five hundred
other utilities should do it.
Mastersplitter is not happy with the flac files. It gives a
pop-up: "Couldn't Find the Optional *.001 Information File
Would you like to Join Without it?" OK. Then "Error Opening
Piece *.001" "The operation has been canceled."
I've also tried FLAC Ripper. It uses the cue file, displays
a lot of info about the flac file seet and issues an error
The files are named "...name.1.flac" "...name.2.flac" etc.
There is no "...name.0.flac" Have I just got a bad set of
Any chance you could name another utility to try? Thanks for
"FLAC is specifically designed for efficient packing of audio data,
unlike general lossless algorithms such as ZIP and gzip. While ZIP may
compress a CD-quality audio file by 10 - 20%, FLAC achieves
compression rates of 30 - 50% for most music, "
I Only let VLC mess with FLAC codes,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audacity will join them, you just need to
do the work, not sure if it has an auto function to piece them
Ask where you got the files from and how they were split. That's usually
the easiest as it saves guessing.
If you don't have too many files it may simply be a batch file join
copy name.1.flac + name.2.flac > name.flac
copy name.flac + name.3.flac + name.4.flac > name.flac
That sort of thing.
Years ago, the poster of the files generally included a script or .info
file with the instructions.
Generally the number has to be at the end name.flac.1 , name.flac.2
otherwise there is no order to easily join them with.
Win, Amiga, Java versions.
Freeware file-splitter and joiner for Windows XP, Vista, 2000, NT, 95,
98, ME New release!
My first visit to this forum and i want to thank you all for
the thoughtful, generous and comprehensive responses. You've
been a big help to this flac neophyte. --David
YW, but have any of the suggestions worked?
If so it helps to reply saying so, then the problem & solution appear in
the thread for the next time.
The denouement is: corrupt flac files. Half a dozen players
and conversion programs failed to load the files, joined or
not. Project terminated.
Separate names with a comma.