Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Speeding up audio books

I really like to listen to audio books as I spend a lot of time on the road. I've had several that we essentially "unlistenable" due to the narrator reading so slowly. With help from http://lifehacker.com/5458052/how-do-i-speed-up-hundreds-of-audio-files I created two chains in Audacity and could then use the File->Apply Chains... to the audio files:

1 comment:

MdMonk said...

Audacity appears to be a 32-bit app (the binary pkg avail for download), and requires 32-bit versions of LAME and ffmpeg.

I use Homebrew, and was able to get LAME to build a fat binary (i386 and x86_64), then Audacity was able to use the library. run: `brew install lame --universal`

Still working on building ffmpeg in homebrew with both i386 and x86_64 architectures.