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From two mono MP3 files of equal length, I wish to combine them into
one stereo file, with the two mono files as left and right channels
respectively.

How can I do it?
 
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m...@privacy.net wrote:
> From two mono MP3 files of equal length, I wish to combine them into
> one stereo file, with the two mono files as left and right channels
> respectively.

To follow up to Edi's response, it might be a little counter-intuitive
to simply paste the two mono files together into a stereo file. I'm
still working with Sound Forge 5, so apologies if this quirkiness has
been fixed in later versions.

Create an empty stereo file, copy one mono file and paste it into the
stereo file. This should bring up a dialogue box asking you which
channel you want the pasted material to appear on. Now, if you try to
paste in the second mono file, it will paste at the tail end of the
stereo file, and not on the empty channel as you would expect. You
need to choose "mix" instead of paste. (I right-click to choose mix,
but it's somewhere in the edit menu, I believe) Then tell Sound Forge
that you want to mix the new material to the other empty channel.

Hope that makes sense.

Travis Garrison
 
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On Mon, 26 Sep 2005 19:20:31 +0100, me@privacy.net wrote:

>From two mono MP3 files of equal length, I wish to combine them into
>one stereo file, with the two mono files as left and right channels
>respectively.
>
>How can I do it?
-Make an empty stereo file, paste and copy already open mp3 files to
left and right channel respectively; provided the both files are of
equal sample rate and bit depth. But, "equal length" should be sample
accurate or there will be a mess.

Edi Zubovic, Crikvenica, Croatia
 
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On 26 Sep 2005 18:07:02 -0700, "Travis Garrison"
<travisgarrison@gmail.com> wrote:

-----------
>
>To follow up to Edi's response, it might be a little counter-intuitive
>to simply paste the two mono files together into a stereo file. I'm
>still working with Sound Forge 5, so apologies if this quirkiness has
>been fixed in later versions.
>
>Create an empty stereo file, copy one mono file and paste it into the
>stereo file. This should bring up a dialogue box asking you which
>channel you want the pasted material to appear on. Now, if you try to
>paste in the second mono file, it will paste at the tail end of the
>stereo file, and not on the empty channel as you would expect. You
>need to choose "mix" instead of paste. (I right-click to choose mix,
>but it's somewhere in the edit menu, I believe) Then tell Sound Forge
>that you want to mix the new material to the other empty channel.
>
>Hope that makes sense.
>
>Travis Garrison

Yes you're right, I've just checked it. To make a new stereo file out
of 2 mono, you have to make an empty new file first, choosing the
matching sample rate and bit depth. You have to actually mix the
contens of the left and the right channel into (Edit -> Paste Special
-> Mix).

Edi Zubovic, Crikvenica, Croatia
 
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<me@privacy.net> wrote in message
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> From two mono MP3 files of equal length, I wish to combine them into
> one stereo file, with the two mono files as left and right channels
> respectively.
>
> How can I do it?

File- Open

Check "Merge L/R to Stereo"

Highlight the 2 files you want to combine

Viola!
 
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"Edi Zubovic" <edi.zubovic[rem this]@ri.htnet.hr> wrote in message
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> On 26 Sep 2005 18:07:02 -0700, "Travis Garrison"
> <travisgarrison@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> -----------
>>
>>To follow up to Edi's response, it might be a little counter-intuitive
>>to simply paste the two mono files together into a stereo file. I'm
>>still working with Sound Forge 5, so apologies if this quirkiness has
>>been fixed in later versions.
>>
>>Create an empty stereo file, copy one mono file and paste it into the
>>stereo file. This should bring up a dialogue box asking you which
>>channel you want the pasted material to appear on. Now, if you try to
>>paste in the second mono file, it will paste at the tail end of the
>>stereo file, and not on the empty channel as you would expect. You
>>need to choose "mix" instead of paste. (I right-click to choose mix,
>>but it's somewhere in the edit menu, I believe) Then tell Sound Forge
>>that you want to mix the new material to the other empty channel.
>>
>>Hope that makes sense.
>>
>>Travis Garrison
>
> Yes you're right, I've just checked it. To make a new stereo file out
> of 2 mono, you have to make an empty new file first, choosing the
> matching sample rate and bit depth. You have to actually mix the
> contens of the left and the right channel into (Edit -> Paste Special
> -> Mix).
>
> Edi Zubovic, Crikvenica, Croatia

This is too much work, see my post.
 
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It should be mentioned all these solutions involve converting the MP3 file
to WAV (though this will be transparent when you open the files as the
conversion is automatic). And the resulting file will also be WAV so will
need to be re-encoded back to MP3 (if that's the output format you desire).
It's probably possible to write a program to do it while keeping it in the
MP3 format (I know you can split and join MP3 files this way with special
programs) but I'm not aware of any existing program to do it.
 
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