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How do you shorten a music file (mp3)?

Asked by 2davidc8 (4260 points ) December 4th, 2012

The dance group that I’m associated with wishes to use a certain mp3 music file, but it’s too long (4 min.). What’s the best way to shorten it to around 2.5 or 3 minutes? Ideally, I would like to do a fade out at the end, instead of cutting it off suddenly.

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poisonedantidote's avatar

Try Audacity, it is free and lets you make simple changes to audio files without any hardcore audio editing skills.

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lifeflame's avatar

Yup, I would use Audacity.

burntbonez's avatar

Audacity is a free mp3 (and other format) music editing software. Oh. I see that’s what others are saying. Yep. That’s the way to go. It has a fade out function, too.

CWOTUS's avatar

I’ll have to look at Audacity. I’ve used Gold Wave, which is a paid program, but the “free demo” version is so accommodating that I’ve never used up my time on it.

2davidc8's avatar

Cool! I’ll try Audacity. Thank you all for this info.

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isha23's avatar

I would suggest cooledit pro, audacity or wavepad

isha23's avatar

audacity,wavepad or cooleditpro

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