editing MP3 files?

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  1. xjohn macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know of a (preferably freeware) program/utility that I could use to split a large MP3 file into smaller tracks?

    I'm importing some tapes, and I'd like to split the files up into tracks. I've imported the audio via GarageBand, but I can't figure out a simple way to break the audio down into tracks. (I can do it by repeatedly doing "save as" in GarageBand and then cropping the audio down, but this is slower than I'd like, as I'm dealing with a lot of tracks.)

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. plasticparadox macrumors 6502

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    QuickTime Pro should fit the bill. Not freeware, though.
     
  3. leftbanke7 macrumors 6502a

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    Amadeus II is a good program. It it shareware but it's a fair price for as powerful a program it seems to be.
     
  4. xjohn thread starter macrumors regular

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    Heh. Maybe freeware was a bit optimistic. :) I'll check out QTPro and Amadeus II. Thanks for the suggestions!
     
  5. abhishekit macrumors 65816

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    cue splitter is fine and its free too..
    cheers
     
  6. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    doesn't sound studio come with most macs?
    that would fit the bill...

    reality
     
  7. iindigo macrumors 6502a

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    I'm really shocked nobody mentioned the completely-free program Audacity, which can edit Mp3s and do a lot of other advanced stuff...
     
  8. eclipse525 macrumors 6502a

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    Although it's not free and out of the question in this request. I think that BIAS "Peak 4" is a great app. I believe they also have a new called "SoundSoap" which is suppose to be pretty cool.

    http://www.bias-inc.com/products/peak/#


    ~e
     
  9. 27407 macrumors member

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    You could just use iTunes....

    Just select the start time and stop time in get info: options for the section that you want, then click "convert to ***", *** being whatever format you have selected for imports.

    It will then make a file with just that section.

    Hope this helps...

    Edit: Removed Smilie
     
  10. wPod macrumors 68000

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    that is also a good way to split up those 'hidden' tracks at the end of CDs where the last song will be like 20 min with 15 min of nothing.

    amadeus II is cool also.
     

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