[paranoia] splitting sound files?

Ralph Corderoy ralph at inputplus.demon.co.uk
Wed Feb 14 02:06:15 PST 2001


> Sound files can be split very simply using system utilities like
> head, tail, or split.  If the file is in raw format, you simply need
> to be careful to split it so every part has a size in bytes divisible
> by four (assuming a stereo recording with 2 bytes per sample).

If your head and tail prefer text files then use dd(1).

    dd if=big.raw of=part0.raw bs=1024k skip=0 count=1
    dd if=big.raw of=part1.raw bs=1024k skip=1 count=1
    dd if=big.raw of=part2.raw bs=1024k skip=2 count=1

It's simple to put this in a little shell script with a loop that keeps
going until the whole file's split.


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