dividing MP3 into individual tracks?

September 28, 2009 at 08:19:14
Specs: Windows XP
I am currently using Audacity 1.3 music editing program. I have a file that is in MP3 format and contains a group of music song stung together. How can I get each song back to a single track so I can burn a CD with multiple tracks like a regular music album?
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Chuck

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#1
September 28, 2009 at 08:33:04
If this file is really one simple MP3 file and not packed with tools like AlbumMaker or something like that, you can use mp3DirectCut.
A real small tool, that lets you cut an mp3 file manually.
http://mpesch3.de1.cc/mp3dc.html

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#2
September 28, 2009 at 14:08:54
You can use the editor to do it. You should be able to see the "gap" between songs on the waveform display. If not, play the file and note where the gaps occur. Select from start to middle of gap 1, and save it as MP3, and so on. It's something I've done often, especially with MP3s ripped from vinyl LPs. If you find you don't have the option to save as MP3, you need a LAME encoder - find a link on this page.

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#3
September 28, 2009 at 14:17:51
I would go with Paulsep's idea of using mp3directcut. Editors made for cutting up mp3's don't have to re-encode the mp3. Wave editors such as Audacity have to decode the mp3 before they can edit it. Then you have to re-encode the mp3 thus degrading the sound quality.

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#4
September 28, 2009 at 21:18:55
Hey folks, this isn't really an Office related thread, so if you don't mind, let's either end it here or move it to an OS related forum or some place more appropriate.

I'm just trying to keep this forum relevant to its name.

Thanks!


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#5
September 28, 2009 at 21:29:06
@DerbyDad03
I'm totally with you, but how can one move a posting to another forum?

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#6
September 29, 2009 at 08:51:01
You can't actually "move it"...not even a moderator can move a thread.

You can however, ask your question in the appropriate forum and let the discussion take its natural course.


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#7
September 29, 2009 at 08:58:25
Yepp, but it's quite to late, if it's once posted in the wrong forum, isn't it?
But would be nice to give the owner of that posting the ability to change the forum, the posting belongs to.

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#8
September 29, 2009 at 09:39:13
Well, it's only too late if the discussion continues to the point where the moderator has had enough and deletes the thread entirely.

Moderators can delete posts and threads, but not move them. Therefore if a request by the moderator to move the discussion - not the thread - to another forum is not honored, odds are that the thread will be deleted.


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