This emindsca teaches you how to use the media conversion tool in the Foobar2000 audio player to merge multiple audio files into a single FLAC file on a desktop computer.
1. Download and install the Foobar2000 audio player on your computer. Foobar2000 is a free audio player app you can use to merge multiple FLAC files into one.
Go to www.foobar2000.org/download in your internet browser
Click the download link under the “Latest stable version” heading to download the setup file.
Run the setup file and install the audio player.
2. Download and install Foobar’s free encoder pack. You will need to install the encoder pack in order to edit and join audio files.
Go to www.foobar2000.org/encoderpack in your browser.
Click the download link under “Latest version” at the bottom of the page.
Run the encoder setup file and install the encoder pack.
3. Launch the Foobar2000 application on your computer. The Foobar icon resembles a white alien. It can be found in your Start menu or on your desktop.
4. Click the File tab on the top-left. You can find this button on a tab bar in the upper-left corner of the app window. It will open a drop-down menu.
5. Click Add files on the File menu. This will open a new dialogue box, and allow you to select the audio files you want to edit.
6. Select the FLAC audio files you want to merge. Find the audio files you want to join in your files, and select them in the dialogue box.
Hold down Control on your keyboard to select multiple files.
7. Click the Open button. This button is in the lower-right corner of the “Add files” window. It will import the selected FLAC files into the Foobar app.
You will see a list of all the added audio files in the Foobar app.
8. Right-click one of the files you want to join in Foobar. All your imported FLAC files are listed here. Right-clicking will open your options menu.
9. Hover over Convert on the right-click menu. A sub-menu will pop up with your conversion options.
10. Click the “…” option on the Convert menu. This option is at the bottom of the Convert sub-menu. It will open a new window titled “Converter Setup.”
11. Click the Output format option in the Converter Setup window. This option is written in blue letters under the “Current settings” heading at the top. It will open a list of all the available formats.
You can see your current conversion format below Output format here .
12. Select FLAC on the output format list. When this option is selected, your merged audio track will come out as a FLAC file.
13. Click the Back button. This will confirm your format selection, and take you back to the previous menu.
14. Click the Destination option below Output format. It’s written in blue letters in the “Current settings” section.
15. In the “Output path” section, select Specify folder. This section is located in the Destination menu’s upper-left corner.
When you select this option, you can choose where to save your merged FLAC file.
This step is entirely optional. If you skip it, you’ll be prompted to choose a saving location when the conversion begins.
16. Select a saving location for your merged FLAC file. Click the “…” button next to the “Specify folder” field, and select a folder to save your final audio file.
17. At the bottom, select Merge all tracks into one output file. This option is located at the bottom of the Destination menu, above the Preview box, in the “Output style and file name formatting” section.
When you select this option, your audio files will be automatically joined and merged into a single FLAC file.
18. Click the Back button. This will save your conversion preferences, and take you back to the previous menu.
19. Select the Convert option. This button is located in the lower-right corner of the Converter Setup window. It will automatically join and merge all of your audio files into a single FLAC file.
Your final FLAC file can be found in the destination folder you chose.
If you didn’t specify a folder on the Destination menu, you’ll be prompted to do so here.
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