Split single file into seperate tracks...

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  1. VideoBeagle macrumors 6502a

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    I have a .m4a audio file I recorded off the web. I would like to split it into separate tracks. What is the best way/program to do this with?

    I had planned on using Spin Doctor which came with Toast do it, as it puts on everything in a visual graph so I could find the song breaks easy.....BUT Spin Doctor doesn't work on Mavericks...or Mountain Lion...or Lion......

    Is there a good/decent replacement?

    There's no cue or anything track...XLD wouldn't load the file.
     
  2. Bruno09, May 3, 2014
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  3. VideoBeagle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for that suggestion! I didn't know about that feature!

    I'm gonna look around still for a more automated way, but that's good to keep in my back pocket!

    (Actually might toss the file into Spin Doctor on the G5 as I relaized it'll work there, but a Spin Doctor replacement would be good to know about for the future).
     
  4. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Garage Band will do about the same. It's better because you can see the waveform and the silence is easy to visually pick up by looking for the "flat line" You then select the part you want to do "Save As..."
     
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    Garageband works for this. You should probably put a short fade at the start and end of each section to prevent clicks and pops.
     
  6. VideoBeagle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Huh..never even thought about Garageband for this...I'll take a look at using it! thanks!
     

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