Forum Question: Change Length Of a Song In iTunes

Hi Gary,
how do i cut off end (applause) of a dowloaded song from iTunes?

Comments: 7 Responses to “Change Length Of a Song In iTunes”

    11/26/16 @ 2:32 pm

    Do you mean for playback in iTunes? I’ll assume that you do.
    First, play the song and watch iTunes to figure out exactly where you want the song to end. For instance, say it is a song that is 4:57 in length, but you want to cut it off before the end, so you note that it is at 4:35 that you want it to cut off.
    Then, with the song still selected, choose Edit, Get Info. Then choose the Options section of that window. Under that, click the checkbox next to “stop” and enter the stop time such as 4:35. You can also set a start time if you want to cut off some time from the beginning of the track.
    Now when you play the song in iTunes, it will only play the portion from the start to stop times.

    11/26/16 @ 2:42 pm

    edit the song permanently. cut off anoying yelling/ applause at the end and beginning. is that possible?

    11/26/16 @ 2:44 pm

    Richard: Sure, do that in QuickTime Player. I did a video on that a while back. It may look a little different now, but the concept is the same:

    11/26/16 @ 4:00 pm

    Gary , the audio file m4a is in quick time (not like your video)
    at edit > trim is grayed , no access
    iMac siera

    11/26/16 @ 4:09 pm

    the file is not showing in a quick time player interface. just audio file

    11/26/16 @ 4:13 pm

    An m4a file should be no problem. You should be able to trim it just file in QuickTime player like I show in that video. But where is the original file from? Something you recorded or purchased?

    11/26/16 @ 5:36 pm

    Garry, finally got the QT player to pop-up to trim after droping file again and double click it. the song was a live performance bought in iTunes
    tks for your time and good info

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