Splicing Audio on Mac OS/X – Using iTunes
I have this 4 hour Audio and the most instructive segment is a 3 minutes slice that is located at the end of the Audio file.
And, so to allow easy and quick rendition, I am trying to splice that little segment.
There are a couple of avenues for doing so on Microsoft PC. But, at this very time, the most available computer I have is this Mac laptop.
So Goggled for help. And, picked up some good tips.
Help came in terms of toolsets and steps. The Toolsets are:
- Apple – iTune
- Apple – GarageBand
Apple – iTune
The steps are from https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3762
- In iTune, listen to the song and note down the starting and ending time of the clip you will like to preserve
- In the Library window, select the Audio and click on the menu items File / “Get Info”
- Go to the “Options” tab, set the “Start Time” and “Stop Time” to match the start and stop marker you recorded earlier
- Exit the “Get Info” window
- Right-click on the track again in the main library window and select “Create new version/Create <> Version…”
- Choose from the abridged output type
- A new audio file is created.
iTunes / Library / Get Info / Options
General Preferences / Import Settings
As said earlier, an abridged output type is offered. To choose a different output type, one has to follow this path:
- Menu Item – iTunes / Preferences
- From the “General Preferences” window, click on the “Import Settings…” button
- In the “Import Settings” window, in the “Import Using” drop-down , choose from these choices “AAC Encoder” / “AIFF Encoder” / “Apple Lossless Encoder” / “WAV Encoder” / “MP3 Encoder”.
- A well written description of available Import types is available @ iTunes 10 for Mac: Choose import settings (http://support.apple.com/kb/PH1131?viewlocale=en_US)
Library / View Options
As we played with different output types, it became important to know which format we had saved a file. Towards that end, add File attributes as new columns to your Library view.
The steps are:
- From the menu select “View” / “View Options”
- In our case, from the File group-box, we selected “Bit Rate”, “Sample Rate”, “Kind”, and Size
Library – View Options
References – iTunes:
- Chopping a music track into shorter pieces using iTunes for Windows
- Splicing songs from my iTunes playlist???
References – MP3 Trimmer
- MP3 Trimmer
References – General
- 8 Powerful Mac Audio Mac Tools