Merge MP3

Merge MP3

Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 59 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.1n
  • Total Downloads:
    353,341
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 13, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    652.65KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    338
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #15 in Audio Plugins

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  • Current Version

    2.8

    out of 21 votes

    • 5 star 7
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 11
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    out of 59 votes

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    • 4 star 17
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1 stars

"Loaded with Malware"

October 08, 2013  |  By inmyopinion

 |  Version: Merge MP3 0.1n

Pros

it made some sort of file (see cons)

Cons

Cant trust the file it made as I discovered so much malware it downloaded WITHOUT ASKING ME. It even changed the homepage on my browser. I cant believe CNET allowed this program. Guess I cant trust CNET after all.

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4 stars

"good for my needs"

August 05, 2013  |  By bkworm100

 |  Version: Merge MP3 0.1n

Pros

easy to use

Cons

could have more documentation

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5 stars

"Small download, fast process, no complaints"

July 03, 2013  |  By skaizun

 |  Version: Merge MP3 0.1n

Pros

Small download and computer footprint; fast processing; simple user interface; no Windows installation/registry required.

Cons

Absolutely none.

Summary

The less than 1 meg download onto my Vista box is a zip file containing 2 files: One for iTunes, and one for the featured Merge MP3 program. I used only the latter.

After downloading, I ran it from the zip file (i.e., no installation required), and a simple Explorer-style window appeared. I selected 15 MP3 files from my desired folder, then selected all of them using ctrl-A in the program's window, then merged them to that same folder. Although I could have manually sorted the files by using the up/down arrows, which the program provides, the given order was fine.

The entire process from my manual entry to its execution to exporting the list (an optional step) took less than one minute! I barely had a chance to start my stop watch! When I played the resulting file (which was only slightly larger than the combined 15 files in my folder), I was surprised at how seamless it was, with no discernible breaks (to be fair, I randomly selected spots in my computer's MP3 player program, so, although it's possible that something, somewhere within the merged file is amiss, I seriously doubt it).

Per the other comments, I used the "direct download" to avoid the additional, optional, software that Cnet provides by clicking the "Download" box. It is unfair to refer to those programs as "malware", since they are benign and optional, and have nothing to do with Merge MP3.

I heartily recommend this software.

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1 stars

"Shame on you, CNET. Rife with malware."

July 01, 2013  |  By taostrader

 |  Version: Merge MP3 0.1n

Pros

Didn't get that far...

Cons

Installed this to find out it wouldn't do what I wanted, then spent 45 minutes getting the unrequested software changes out of my system.

Summary

Don't download this software. How do I give it 0 stars?

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1 stars

"Full of Malware"

June 22, 2013  |  By Beartooth1

 |  Version: Merge MP3 0.1n

Pros

It works but . . .

Cons

It installs all kinds of malware. Backup Software that constently displays a nag to backup, Replaces your homepage, Replaces your search engine, Loads software for ASPCA. I declined ALL software offers but it still downloaded everything. If you delete ethese "options" the program disappears.

Summary



Updated on Jul 2, 2013

After additional research it appears all of the malware that was loaded was from the download made using the CNET Installer. After I removed all of the malware and restored the computer to last good restoree point, I downloaded the product again using the Direct Download Link the program installed without any of the malware.

The product works as advertised and deserves a least a 4 star rating.

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4 stars

"Works great, no installation required, fast and easy."

May 09, 2013  |  By Spike Toronto

 |  Version: Merge MP3 0.1n

Pros

Ignore all the bogus bad reviews. I don't know who's writing them or why, by there is absolutely NO malware included in this tiny utility. Easily merges a whole bunch of MP3 files into one, with no loss of quality. Interface is pretty simple, not too hard to figure out. Can quickly export into a single MP3, AND it can also create an M4B audiobook using the included "iTunesCoder.exe" plus iTunes. (NOTE: the iTunesCodes.exe application does NOT require any installation either.) That kind of encoding is a lot slower, of course, and you have to adjust your iTunes settings to control the conversion properties (bitrate, etc).

Includes a built-in MP3 player so you can verify the correct ordering of your files.

Cons

Most headers seem intact, but the album cover icon was not included in my first test, but I hadn't read the instructions on the publisher's website yet, so that was my fault.

The preferences are very short, but unless you already understand what "raw stream mode" and "VBR frame" means, it's hard to know what to do with them. Must consult the help file, I guess, but who wants to do that?

Summary

Those who wrote the negative reviews might have clicked the big green button at the top of this page: "Install Now (CNET Installer Enabled)". I didn't. Because I have a free CNET account, I get a separate link just below that button which says "Direct Download Link". Using THAT link means I bypass the CNET installation managing software, which I find more annoying than helpful. You can also get the original app in a simple zip file directly from the publisher's website at www dot shchuka dot com.

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1 stars

"Do Not Download"

February 09, 2013  |  By WKGasst

 |  Version: Merge MP3 0.1n

Pros

Not one darn thing

Cons

Came with a myriad of extra crap that installed extra toolbars on browsers and caused by antivirus program to work overtime protecting my computer from threats.

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5 stars

"Works as advertised. Simply wonderful!"

January 17, 2013  |  By sneakygreenthing

 |  Version: Merge MP3 0.1n

Pros

I merged 12 mp3 audiobook files @ 232mb and the program took 5 seconds. The output file was a little smaller than the sum of the source :) It's one file for the actual program and another file to make iTunes audiobooks. MP3Merge did access the internet looking for an updated version. My firewall blocked it, but you can disable that under preferences. Drag n drop with a very clean looking interface.

Cons

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Summary

Great program at a great price! It's one of those nice little freeware programs you unzip and double-click the program file to run.

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1 stars

"Waste of time because it doesn't work!"

December 31, 2012  |  By Irishgirlnc

 |  Version: Merge MP3 0.1n

Pros

None none none

Cons

IT DOESN'T WORK! I just wanted to merge two MP3 files...one that is 24KB and one that is 93KB. I get a file that's 115KB, but only has the sound of the first MP3 file. Pathetic.

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1 stars

"comes with claro search malware"

November 14, 2012  |  By aviad2048

 |  Version: Merge MP3 0.1n

Pros

it's really obvious that it sucks so you don't even have to think before uninstalling

Cons

comes with claro search malware

i didn't leave it on my computer long enough to properly evaluate, but gui looked really old

Summary

please remove this malware from cnet

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.1n
The following changes were made in version 0.1n:
  • Added sorting commands to the top menu
  • Added option to randomly shuffle the files
  • Added button to clear all fields of the ID3 tag of the merged file
  • Added display of the total number and size of selected files in the status bar
  • Defaulted filename of the merged file to the title of the ID3 tag if it is entered
  • Replaced included iTunesEncode.exe by Otto with custom-developed iTunesCoder.exe
  • Several bug fixes
General
Publisher The Shchuka's Place
Publisher web site http://www.shchuka.com/
Release Date January 29, 2009
Date Added February 13, 2012
Version 0.1n
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2000, Windows NT
Additional Requirements iTunes must be installed for the conversion to audiobook (m4b) to work.
Download Information
File Size 652.65KB
File Name mergemp3.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 353,341
Downloads Last Week 338
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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