How to Trim MP3 in iTunes

How to Trim MP3 in iTunes

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By Elva | Apr 16,2018 12:07 pm

Can we trim MP3 in iTunes?

It is with no doubt that you have been using iTunes to manage and organize your music files, videos and photos or podcasts but did you know that you can use it to do basic editing such as trimming. Well, iTunes can trim the long files of your music files to the desired length. All you need to do is, set the starting point and ending points of the MP3 file. However, this method is not ideal when you have multiple MP3 files that you want to trim.

Part 1: How to Trim MP3 Files in iTunes

Now, here is simple step by step guide on how to trim MP3 file with iTunes.

Step 1. Launch the iTunes application on your computer. If you have not installed it, then it is high time you downloaded it from Apple Store and install it.

Step 2. After opening the iTunes, you need to check if you have the MP3 file to trim by clicking on “Library” and then Music option. If not, click on “File” and select “Add Library” and then import your MP3 file from your local drive.

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Step 3. Next, click on “Library” and then click on “Music” option. You will then see the music file appear on the window. Right click on it and select “Get Info” option.

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Step 4. After that, click on “Options” and then tick on the “Start Time” and enter the time where you want to begin the extraction.

Step 5. Next, click on “Stop Time” and enter the time that you want end the extraction.

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Step 6. Finally, click on “Okay” and iTunes will trim your MP3 file.


Part 2: Best Tool to Trim MP3 - Filmora Video Editor

Despite using iTunes to Trim MP3 files, it is simpler to trim Mp3 using Filmora Video Editor. This video editor is built with audio controls that enable you to edit audio by; trimming, splitting cutting, adjusting its volume. You can also fade in audio, fade out, adjust audio pitch, remove background music and apply any of inbuilt equalizers. All this is made possible because of Filmora Video Editor’s simple user interface. Moreover, this software is built with other important features that we must mention

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  • Built with video controls that enables you do basic editing to videos such as; trimming, splitting, merging, rotating, cropping, adjusting; aspect ratio, hue, contrast and brightness.
  • It is home of all effects since it is built with; animated effects, filters and modern elements with new collection being added monthly.
  • Integrated with a huge collection of text and titles that you can choose and apply to your files.
  • Equipped with advanced editing features like; frame by frame preview, pan and zoom, colour tuning, reverse and speed control option among others.
  • With this program you can import media files from mobile devices, your computer’s local drive, from camcorders and also download from online sharing sites.
  • It is an image editor that edits images and allows you to attach images to audio files as well as video files.

User Guide to Trim MP3 using iTunes Alternative - Filmora Video Editor

Below is a simplified user guide on how you to trim MP3 using Filmora Video Editor. However, ensure that you have downloaded Filmora Video Editor to your computer and installed it.

Step 1. Import MP3 Files

Open the program on your computer and upload the MP3 that you want to trim. Click on “IMPORT” select “Import Files” and then upload the MP3 file from your computer. You can also drag and drop the MP3 file to the program once you have clicked on “IMPORT” button.

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Step 2. Trim MP3

Now drag the imported the MP3 music file to the editing panel below the window. Click on the music file the place the cursor at the beginning and the end of the MP3 file on where you want to trim the file until two arrows appears. From there you can trim parts on the MP3 file.

If you want to trim the middle of the video, you will also place the cursor to the desired positions of the file and click on the scissors-like button to trim it. Now select the unwanted part and click on “Delete” button.

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Step 3. Save and Export File

Once you are done trimming, you can preview it and then save the new MP3 file. Click on “Export” button on the editing toolbar and select the desired output option. You can go for “Format” option and then save the file in the desired location and give an appropriate name. You can also opt to share it on Facebook, Vimeo or YouTube. Click on “Online” option, log in to the desired, name your follow and upload it.

Complete the process by clicking on “Export” button and the file will be saved as you wish.

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As you can see trimming MP3 files with Filmora Video Editor is simpler compared to trimming with iTunes application. With Filmora Video Editor, you can trim audios and export to a different output format, to your favourite online site or burn them to a DVD.


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