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Old 10-21-2005, 03:27 PM   #1
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Need to edit a .M4a audio file

I have converted an Mp3 file to M4a via iTunes and now I need to edit it.

All I need to do is trim a few seconds off each end. What program can I do this in?

I tried Audacity but I couldnt get my file to open properly.
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Old 10-21-2005, 03:42 PM   #2
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you could do it in imove, garage band, final cut soundtrack etc. pretty much any application that reads m4a and has a time line.
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Old 10-21-2005, 03:47 PM   #3
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I just downloaded Sound Studio 3 and this program can handle it. However, I wanted to do it in Garage Band but I cant get it to open. Is there something that I am doing wrong?

I am right-clicking on the file and choosing "Open with..." Garageband. No luck.
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Old 10-21-2005, 04:42 PM   #4
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ok... got it in Garageband... the Help menu always helps
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Old 10-21-2005, 07:27 PM   #5
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You know, one of the cool things about macs is the ability to drag from one window and drop just about anywhere. When I need to edit .mp3 or .M4a I usually just open up iTunes, drag the song across and go from there. Saves time and menu searching .
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Old 10-21-2005, 07:43 PM   #6
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Don't forget you can trim tracks in iTunes itself...

Do a "get info" on the track in question and go to the "Options" tab and use the "Start time" and "Stop Time" fields to confine Playback between these two points - this method is non-destructive.

If you want to permanently "crop" the track, you can (with the track selected) go to the "Advanced" menu and select "Convert Selection to..."

This will create a "cropped" copy of the track.

My brother does this to trim files for use as MP3 ringtones on his mobile phone.

Hope that helps.

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