I have a live concert which consists of 1 single (mp3) file. The concert consists of about 15 individual songs, but I can not go from one track to another r since the file is just one file. Is there a way to make it possible to go from one track to another, without having to cut up the file in individual tracks with a pause after each track?
The only standard way of doing that is with “shiny discs” (CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays).* You can burn a CD from one-long file and use a cue sheet to put the track markers wherever you want. (I’ve made “live” and cross-faded mix CDs that way.)
If you download a “live” album from Amazon or iTunes you’ll get a separate file for each track.
without having to cut up the file in individual tracks with a pause after each track?
With most formats you can get “gapless playback” as long as there is no silence at the beginning or end of each song. MP3 adds a short bit of silence to the beginning and end so you can end-up with a few-millisecond gap. There are ways of getting gapless MP3 playback (where the player software skips-over the gap) but it can be tricky so you might want to try AAC or FLAC.
There are some audiobook formats that allow added chapter marks and some player-software might be able to use a cue sheet. I believe MKV/MKA files support chapters, but these would have to also be supported by the player software.
Some players have a gap removal or crossfade feature. You might be able to set-up a very-short crossfade that takes-out the gap without being heard as a crossfade.
- Of course, it has to be a standards-compliant disc. i.e. If you burn an MP3 onto a CD as “data files” it’s just like files on your hard drive and you can’t have track markers.