deleting part of an MP3 file

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  1. iaddict macrumors 6502

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    How can I delete the first 15 seconds or so of an MP3 file in iTunes. I have some podcasts that have the same recording on it for the first 15 seconds and I would like to delete that so that only the podcast is there. Anyone know how I can do this?
     
  2. iaddict thread starter macrumors 6502

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    correction, they are MPEG 2 files

    MPEG 2 file...how can I edit out the first 15 seconds?
     
  3. Sky Blue Guest

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    can't you just adjust the start time in iTunes?
     
  4. iaddict thread starter macrumors 6502

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    adjust start time?

    I did that but it still plays the beginning 15 seconds.
     
  5. Lovesong macrumors 65816

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    Open it in garage band? Crop to area you want?
     
  6. iaddict thread starter macrumors 6502

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    garage band?

    I've never used that? How would I get it out of itunes and into garage band? Drag it to desktop and then open it?
     
  7. Lovesong macrumors 65816

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    No, there should be a Media option in GB, where you can actually see your whole iTunes library. Just find the song, and drag it on a track. From there you can cut bits and pieces from it.
     
  8. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    You can do it in iMovie which would be much easier.
     
  9. iaddict thread starter macrumors 6502

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    cannot find my iTunes playlist in Garage Band

    I have Garage Band open and cannot find iTunes playlist anywhere. I've never used this program before. How do I find my playlist?
     
  10. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Follow nick's advice -- iMovie will be easier. I still don't understand why the first suggestion isn't working for you. It works fine with my podcasts.
     
  11. Lovesong macrumors 65816

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    Bottom right- Media button
     

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  12. iaddict thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay, here's what I did

    I right click on the podcast, go to Get Info, and down to start time. I click .50 which means that it cuts off the first 50 seconds of the podcast, right? Then I click play. At that point, in iTunes, it will play from that starting point. But if I choosed to replay it, it continues to go back to the beginning and then also when I sync it to my iPod, the first 50 seconds are still there.

    I don't know anything about iMovie either...so I feel lost.
     
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  14. dcubed20 macrumors member

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    Forget about adjusting the start time and just trim off the first howevermany seconds. It's probably going to be easier for you to just drag the thing into garageband or imovie and just figure it out than for us to guide you step by step.
     
  15. Cinematographer macrumors 6502a

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    No, that will just cut off half a second of the beginning of the podcast. Set the time to 0:15.
     
  16. live4ever macrumors 6502a

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    If the files are MPEG-2 I'd use MPEG Streamclip (you need the QuickTime component from Apple though).
     
  17. iaddict thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks

    I'll try these suggestions. I appreciate the help.
     

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