Basic audio editing

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  1. mac3687 macrumors member

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    Rather than buy new ringtones, I send my own mp3's to my phone. In my PC days, I'd open the file in Windows Movie Maker to trim the track to the portion I want, save it as an mp3, and poof, I was done. i want to do the same now that I'm on OS X, but don't know what program to use. iMovie edited the file easily, but would only save as a move. GarageBand worked also, but would only save as a GarageBand file. Any other way to accomplish what I want? It needs to end up as an mp3 file.
     
  2. topgun072003 macrumors 6502

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    itunes advanced preferences. you can import it as a mp3 file.
     
  3. mac3687 thread starter macrumors member

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    But I already have the file on my mac. I want to trim the song down in some editing program, then save it as an mp3. Thank you though.
     
  4. neut macrumors 68000

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    iMovie should be able to trim your audio. If it can't export mp3 (GarageBand can't?) than have iTunes convert it.
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    peace | neut
     
  5. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68000

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    Garageband> Export to iTunes
    then convert to MP3 on iTunes under Advanced.
    Cheers
     
  6. Viremia macrumors regular

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    You might try Audacity

    To export as an MP3, you'll need to get ahold of the LAME MP3 encoder (see link on the download site)
     
  7. neut macrumors 68000

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    Good call ... i'm not much of a GarageBand user. :) And I didn't feel like opening it up at the moment. :p
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    peace | neut
     

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