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Dear Joel,

Rogue Amoeba recently released "Fission" which can do individually (non
batch) some of what you ask. It is apparently not scriptable but perhaps you
could check if they are working on that. With a proper script dictionary I
would think this application would be a way.  - Pat


On 12/17/06 11:53 AM, "Scott Phillips" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I'm not positive, but I think Sony Sound Forge can do all that in batch
> mode, although it might take more than one pass to do all of that...
> 
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Joel Bresler
> Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2006 10:23 AM
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> Subject: [ARSCLIST] In Search Of: Batch Editor to make 30-60 second
> samples.
> 
> Dear friends:
> 
> As long as we are talking about batch processes...
> 
> I have about 8,000 MP3 songs at highest bit rate (320 kbps) that I would
> like to convert to 92 kbps or so, and snip out a 30 to 60 second segment
> suitable for web use. I need a program that can either edit MP3 natively
> or convert to an editable format, cut out the segment, and convert the
> segment to 92 kbps. It would be ideal if the program could also fade in
> and fade out, and let me pick a standard start time (such as 30 seconds
> into the cut, rather than at the very start which is often an
> introduction.)
> 
> Has anyone done anything like this? I am wondering what the results are,
> specifically whether human judgment is absolutely required in selecting
> samples. It's just not practicable for me to do such a selection on
> 8,000 songs, so I hope the answer is no!
> 
> Any suggestions welcome.
> 
> Best,
> 
> Joel
> 
> 
> 
> 
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