View Full Version : Recording a piece of a file...

12-14-2005, 06:06 PM
If I had a 3 minute song and I only wanted to sample @ 4 seconds of that how would I do that on my PC?

12-14-2005, 06:19 PM
Use a sound editing program to cut out the bit you wnat and save as a new file. Windows has a basic wave file editor. Nero has a sound file editor or you may find other freeware ones (Audacity for Linux) or Soundforge if you can get your hands on it. What type of file is it?

12-14-2005, 06:33 PM
Audacity is available for windows at Sourceforge.net It can convert and edit many popular sound files and its free!

12-14-2005, 06:38 PM
I'd use a two step process that has the benefit of being free.

Download iTunes for Windows.

In iTunes:
Preferences >
Importing >
Import using> WAV

Highlight your file in itunes, right click and select "Convert to WAV"
Export your file as a wav (a very basic pc friendly file type though VERY large)

Open Sound Recorder (free utility that comes with windows - you can find it in Accessories>Entertainment - or maybe Multimedia)

Then just use the Delete Before and Delete After commands to crop as needed.