I tried three different methods in order to concatenate songs

  • Audacity: Works, but it adds a "click" sound between the first and second song
  • cat command: I tried cat *.wma > result.wma and cat second.wma >> first.wma. Both have the same problem, the resulting file is just the first one.
  • ffmpeg: ffmpeg -i "concat:uno.wma|dos.wma" -acodec copy result.wma, same problem as cat command, the file result.wma is a copy of uno.wma

Any help?

  • WMA files cannot be concatenated directly. You'd have to decode them into, say PCM WAV, then concatenate, then encode back to WMA.
    – slhck
    Feb 24, 2016 at 15:16
  • I tried ffmpeg -i song.wma song.wav and then concatenate, still doesn't work
    – Zucca
    Feb 24, 2016 at 16:13
  • In principle, it should work. Try the other options listed here, either using the concat demuxer, or -- if that doesn't work -- directly concatenating the WMA files using the filter approach. If you could add the exact ffmpeg commands you're using, including the command line output, we can help you better.
    – slhck
    Feb 24, 2016 at 16:19
  • Worked with the command ffmpeg -f concat -i mylist.txt -c copy output but it has the same problem as audacity now, it makes a "click" sound in the union of the two songs.
    – Zucca
    Feb 24, 2016 at 17:00
  • Did you add the WMA or WAV files to mylist.txt?
    – slhck
    Feb 24, 2016 at 17:03

2 Answers 2


Have you tried the sox tool? I typically use this to concatenate hundreds of .wav files at a time using sox *.wav combined_audio.wav


Without seeing the waveforms it's difficult to say for sure, but if you are concatenating at points of supposed silence, then the best explanation for a click would be that one of more of the files has a bad DC offset. If you are doing it a a non-silent point, then you are almost certain to have a non-equal offset at that point.
The sudden transition between the two offsets is what you hear as a click.

The simplest fix would be to generate a short cross-fade between the two.

See - How to Geek : How to Use Crossfade in Audacity for Seamless Transitions Between Audio Tracks for how to achieve this [outside the scope of SE]

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