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How to create an audio mail merge that create audio files by merging a list of short audio soundbytesinto various locations of a larger audio boiler plate file

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I have audio stories that I would like to customize by merging a list of audio soundbytes into a larger story. What are the steps I could use to do that progromaticly
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All audio file formats that I know of have header information that you would have to strip.  You can't just append them to one another in a big file.  In addition, compressed formats like MP3 and MP4 and AAC must be de-compressed to process them.
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I don't know how to so this 'progromaticly'. But you MAY be able to do this using Audacity. ALL the files must be the same format.

First, open Audacity. Then open all the files

You will see this:Append filesNow Copy each individual file and append to the first. Delete each copied file and save the resulting one with a new name...
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Please give more information, what format are the different pieces of audio you want to merge, what should be the result format? Can these be concatenated just as they are or is it required that silence is added? What tools / skills can you make use of?
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Thank you every one sorry for delay in responding. I have the following software.
Audacity on the pc and garageband on the mac. I would like the results to be in some commonly used audio format such as mp3 or something similar perhaps like wma. I would like to be able to also burn the files to an audi cd that can be played in ordinary cd players.
I have some experience with vb.net, and autohotkey i.e AHK and multimedia fusion from clickteam. once again thanks to all of you who responded
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Fine - and what is the format of the files of your "list of audio soundbytes"???
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I can make them in any format avilable to Audacity on the pc and GarageBand on the Mac, They have not been created yet
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by:Dave Baldwin
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If you are going to burn them as audio CDs, you might as well keep everything in WAV format because that the closest to CD audio.  You won't have any losses from translating between formats.  When you are done, you can burn a whole directory of WAV files to an audio CD.
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what programming language would you use to automate the process?
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It appears that Audacity is written in C++ and the source code for it is available.  http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/
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