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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... 

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From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
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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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