How to clip songs?

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  1. mrchainsaw5757 macrumors regular

    mrchainsaw5757

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    Does anyone know how to clip a certain section of a song and save it. Kind of like i heard you can for the iphone in itunes?
     
  2. superleccy macrumors 6502a

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    Tools like Audacity (free), Fission (cheap & basic but innovative) and Sound Studio (powerful and reasonably priced for what it does) will be your friend. You may also need to install the LAME plug-in to give these programs the necessary MP3 magic!

    SL
     
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  4. mrchainsaw5757 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Audacity looks like the perfect program for me. But i cant figure out how to install the LAME plug-in. I downloaded it, and when i try to export the song i want as an mp3 it asks me to look for a certain file from LAME, and i direct it to my folder that i downloaded, but cant find that file... any suggestions?
     
  5. boast macrumors 65816

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    No idea. Try extracting it to a different location?
     
  6. killerwhack macrumors regular

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    LAME library

    Make sure you unzip the lame package and in my case, I copied the liblame file to my Library directory. There was a readme file that pretty clearly explained the process.
     
  7. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    This can be accomplished easily in iTunes. Select the song, type cmd-I (get info). Select "options" and set the start and end times. Now from the Advanced menu, select Convert Selection to AAC (or a different format, as chosen in the Preferences). All done, no additional software required!
     
  8. superleccy macrumors 6502a

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    IJ Reilly is right, of course.

    LAME and Audacity are useful though.

    The distribution of LAME I downloaded had an installer which I ran and it did everything for me. I can't find this on the Internet now.

    PM me with your email if you want and I'll send it to you. Or see here.

    SL
     

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