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iTunes lets you rip multiple tracks from an audio CD as a single track. But what do you use if you want to combine tracks that have already been ripped? Why, Join Together 5.2.1, of course.
This AppleScript Studio application can take tracks you’ve imported from a playlist in your iTunes library and, as the name suggests, join them into a single AAC-encoded file.
Join Together is particularly useful for audiobooks made up of many small files. It can not only join these tracks but also save them in iTunes’ .m4b audiobook file format. If you’ve installed Apple Chapter Tool, Join Together can create chapter marks within such files.