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iTunes Question re: Editing songs in your playlist

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by HandsomeHarley, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    I have several songs in my playlist that have several seconds of silence at the end of the file. I have other songs that I ripped off of one of those "Best of the '80s"-type of CDs that have half a second of music from the next song at the end of the current song.

    Does anyone know how you can go in and edit a song to cut that out? iTunes doesn't seem exactly user-friendly when it comes to editing individual songs.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. audreyld

    audreyld Guest

    I don't have an actual answer, but my mildly-educated guess that to do something like that you need an audio editor.

    Try audacity or soundtrack pro.
  3. Eagleboy

    Eagleboy Guest

    Yes. From memory, and without doing it: right-click a song, hit "Get Info", click on the second tab from the left at the top of the menu that pops up and you can change a start and stop time.

    If that's not exact, poke around. The "Get Info" part should work.
  4. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

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  5. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I've wondered about this, too. More than half the songs on my playlist are live and there's time on a lot of the songs I'd like to chop off.

    I'll try the get info trick.
  6. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    Instead of using a high-quality sound editor, QuickTimePro should be able to handle this easily. This is not the QuickTime movie player that comes with your computer, but the "pro" version that lets you edit clips. You'll have to fork over a few bucks, or go the illegal route and search for a registration key online. But it will be much cheaper than sound editing software. Once you have it, you'll basically select the audio you want and "crop" the audio you don't. Very easy to use program.
  7. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    For the broke/cheap person route, go to www.serials.ws to get a working code. I got mine from there.
  8. Gomer

    Gomer Active Member

    If you want a free, permanent fix download http://www.mptrim.com/. I've got an old version of it and it's incredibly simple, yet effective if you want to permanently get rid of the silence at the end of songs.

    It'll even allow you to ad a fade out at the end... or a fade in at the beginning of a track.

    But yes, you can also just tell iTunes to stop playing the song at a certain timecode.
  9. audreyld

    audreyld Guest

    Audacity is free, for what it's worth.
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