I am using macOS 10.3.6 (High Sierra) and while ago I had a 4 CD box set of some music, ripped the tracks to MP3 and simply stored the files on my system. I had to manually tag and add metadata to each of the 100+ tracks (don’t ask) and I got rid of the original CDs a while ago as well (don’t ask either) so I can’t easily re-rip them.
So here is the problem: Apparently the MP3 tool I used at the time added a fraction of a second “pop” to the beginning of each track. I was unaware—or not paying attention—at the time, but each of the 100+ tracks has that annoying pop right at the beginning of the track.
I read this thread on Stack Overflow, “Click sound at the beginning when using LAME” and while the advice is solid—explaining how sometimes LAME might accidentally encode an audio file’s header as pure audio—the reality is the solutions presented would force me to stream the already encoded MP3 via something like
fseek and then re-encode the MP3 (aka: transcode it) which is far from ideal.
So is there any way I could trim about 1/8th of a second off of these already encoded MP3s to get rid of the “pop” and avoid transcoding the MP3s?
I am looking specifically for a relatively simple macOS-based solution that—at most—would only require a new tool (if required) be installed via Homebrew. Not asking for a full script but at least a tool and config tip to point me in the right direction.