MP3 player - 2 files at the same time

Posted on 2009-04-27
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06

do you know some mp3 player that is able to play two mp3s at the same time? e.g. some music and spoken word?

thank you
Question by:xRalf
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you can do it with windows media player(the old one) just go to options and select "Open a new media player for each file" and then open both the files

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by the way it can be found in c:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\mplayer2.exe

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Hi there,

The only suggestion I can make tot hat is to edit the MP3 and place the spoken word onto it. This can be done via music editing software, such as Reason, or Sony Vegas You may even get a freeware verison that could do it. To my Knowledge Ipod and or Zune cant play simultaniously any lesser Mp3 wouldnt do it either.

Sorry if you need some suggestions of software please ask and I can show you the links

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Audacity, just drag and drop  each one on,
 it will look like this ( snap included)
then when you play them they will play together good for merging tracks
 you can then either merge them or cut edit etc normalize
 then go to file export as mp3.
Lots of guides here for Audacity

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>> only suggestion I can make tot hat is to edit the MP3 and place the spoken word onto it

Thanks for answers,

but this is what I dont' want to do. I usually use audacity for this task, but I don't like that the music is associated with the spoken word forever and this is what I don't want.
With the mp3 player I meant physical device (not software) :-) e.g. some kind of Iriver or something like that that has this feature.

I can use two mp3 players and use one earphone from the first and one from the second but this is uncomfortable.

The closists to what I'm looking for is the answer from samipk, but this is only software solution on my computer not in mp3 player.
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Off a computer ??
What so you walk around listening to it away from the computer like on some kind of mp3 player or mobile phone etc?
Not that I know of sorry.
On computer for inside the house you can just  hook your PC or laptop up to the stereo system in the lounge using a rca audio cable from your line out. You'd need a mono to stereo
 media player classic will run many instances  as many as you fit on your desktop
same with winamp you can run several instances with separate tracks on each, played through the stereo gives great results

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Yes, this should be a feature of physical device http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mp3_player . I'd like to buy mp3 player with this feature.
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Merete earned 2000 total points
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The thing is once an mp3 or any type of audio file is layed out on a disc, hdd drive or a container it's difficult to find any type of media player to play 2 separate tracks concurently from the same source.
That's what mixers are for, what you want is take a mp3 player and use it like a mixer
the only work around as I see it is to find a delivery device like an ipod  that can support  installing  lets say Audacity, it's a mixer and mp3 player all in one.
again this not what you want. but it is a mixer for an ipod
FM mp3 modulaters for cars

I think you are ahead of your time on this one xRalf
probably is some type of  ipod  that has it all I don't of such a thing as yet.

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Thanks Merete,

that iPod mixer looks interesting, but I will wait yet for awhile, because this is too expensive for me.
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ok no probs xRalf
but I don't think you'll get any more responses on this one.

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