MacMost Now 667: Trimming Audio With QuickTime Player

You can use QuickTime Player in Lion to edit audio files as well as video. You can trim down the audio, getting rid of unwanted sections at the beginning and end. You can also use the same technique to divide an audio file into several parts.

Comments: 10 Responses to “MacMost Now 667: Trimming Audio With QuickTime Player”

    dbw
    8 years ago

    wow, best tip this year!

    Jean
    8 years ago

    Gary, I tried to trim a tune from itunes in QuickTime Player, but there is no EXPORT option. ???

      8 years ago

      Are you using Lion?

        Jean
        7 years ago

        No. I am using Snow Leopard.

          7 years ago

          There;s your problem. This tutorial is about QuickTime Player in Lion.

    Olivia Markowitz
    7 years ago

    is there a way to use quicktime player audio in imovie?

      7 years ago

      Don’t know what you mean by that. QuickTime Player is an app. You would play a video or audio file with it. You can use that same video or audio file in iMovie.

    Jack Weibel
    7 years ago

    Hi Gary, Big fan …
    Is there a way to export music from iTunes to a zip drive directly without burning to a CD first? I have tried dragging a playlist to my zip drive, but most of the songs come up as “Bad Media” on my Ford display in my car when I do that. Is there another way to do that? If I burn a CD first, then drag the files from the CD, they seem to work. But I was hoping to avoid the extra step. Thanks in advance.
    P.S. Maybe you have addressed the issue before, but I missed it. Thanks again.

      7 years ago

      Zip drive? Do you mean the old Iomega drives? I’m guessing not. Not sure what it is then.
      But most likely your problem is that when you drag the file from iTunes you get a copy of the file — which could be mp3 or aac. Maybe your car doesn’t like the aac format. So you’ve got to convert those to mp3. Or vice-versa. You’ll need to check with your car’s documentation and see and then convert your library to that format to make thing easier. See episodes 392 and 109.

        Jack Weibel
        7 years ago

        Sorry, Gary. I meant a USB Flash Drive. There is a built-in USB port on my Ford Escape sound system. I will check out episodes 392 and 109.

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