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Pydub by jiaaro

Manipulate audio with a simple and easy high level interface

Open a WAV file

from pydub import AudioSegment

song = AudioSegment.from_wav("never_gonna_give_you_up.wav")

...or an mp3

song = AudioSegment.from_mp3("never_gonna_give_you_up.mp3")

... or an ogg, or flv, or anything else ffmpeg supports

ogg_version = AudioSegment.from_ogg("never_gonna_give_you_up.ogg")
flv_version = AudioSegment.from_flv("never_gonna_give_you_up.flv")

mp4_version = AudioSegment.from_file("never_gonna_give_you_up.mp4", "mp4")
wma_version = AudioSegment.from_file("never_gonna_give_you_up.wma", "wma")
aac_version = AudioSegment.from_file("never_gonna_give_you_up.aiff", "aac")

Slice audio

# pydub does things in miliseconds
ten_seconds = 10 * 1000

first_10_seconds = song[:10000]

last_5_seconds = song[-5000:]

Make the beginning louder and the end quieter

# boost volume by 6dB
beginning = first_10_seconds + 6

# reduce volume by 3dB
end = last_5_seconds - 3

Concatenate audio (add one file to the end of another)

without_the_middle = beginning + end

AudioSegments are immutable

# song is not modified
backwards = song.reverse()

Crossfade (again, beginning and end are not modified)

# 1.5 second crossfade
with_style = beginning.append(end, crossfade=1500)


# repeat the clip twice
do_it_over = with_style * 2

Fade (note that you can chain operations because everything returns an AudioSegment)

# 2 sec fade in, 3 sec fade out
awesome = do_it_over.fade_in(2000).fade_out(3000)

Save the results (again whatever ffmpeg supports)

awesome.export("mashup.mp3", format="mp3")

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