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    I recorded some things at an outing I was at today. I was OCing and caught some cool audio that I'd like to share. Using a handheld digital recorder, I recorded over 5 hours of digital audio and really only need to share a few seconds of it. Is there an app that I can download that will allow me to splice out the section that I want? It's only 32 seconds. I'm on a Mac. I'd prefer a free app but would be willing to pay for something if it's inexpensive.

    Thanks for any suggestions.
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    I use Sound Organizer, a free download that also comes bundled with the Sony ICD PX312 voice recorder.
    I've used it for excerpting parts of recordings a few times.

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    I just play it into windows sound recorder ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steeler-gal View Post
    I recorded some things at an outing I was at today. I was OCing and caught some cool audio that I'd like to share. Using a handheld digital recorder, I recorded over 5 hours of digital audio and really only need to share a few seconds of it. Is there an app that I can download that will allow me to splice out the section that I want? It's only 32 seconds. I'm on a Mac. I'd prefer a free app but would be willing to pay for something if it's inexpensive.

    Thanks for any suggestions.
    What format is it in? Some recorders have special formats that need to be converted first.

    Audacity is EXCELLENT for exactly what you want, but to output to MP3, it needs an addon. Stupid licensing. It's very easy to use and I can walk you through it no problem.

    Audacity is an excellent, easy to use audio editor that is 100% free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack House View Post
    What format is it in? Some recorders have special formats that need to be converted first.

    Audacity is EXCELLENT for exactly what you want, but to output to MP3, it needs an addon. Stupid licensing. It's very easy to use and I can walk you through it no problem.

    Audacity is an excellent, easy to use audio editor that is 100% free.
    Another vote for Audacity. I use it and it's awesome. Also the add on thing for mp3s is no big deal and very easy to implement.
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    Editing Digital Audio Recording

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack House View Post
    What format is it in? Some recorders have special formats that need to be converted first.

    Audacity is EXCELLENT for exactly what you want, but to output to MP3, it needs an addon. Stupid licensing. It's very easy to use and I can walk you through it no problem.

    Audacity is an excellent, easy to use audio editor that is 100% free.
    I can record it as as mp3 or wma format. I'm going to check out Audacity
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    Editing Digital Audio Recording

    Quote Originally Posted by Ca Patriot View Post
    what format is it ?

    youtube has a basic editor.

    your computer should have come with a basic video editing program.
    I'm on a Mac. I have movie editing software and may try that out to see if it can edit audio clips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steeler-gal View Post
    I'm on a Mac. I have movie editing software and may try that out to see if it can edit audio clips.
    http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/mac

    It is open source, and available for mac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steeler-gal View Post
    I'm on a Mac. I have movie editing software and may try that out to see if it can edit audio clips.
    Audacity is going to be a thousand times better than any video editing software. It's small, simple to use and cutting out clips is so easy Geico's cavemen can do it.

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    If you're on a Mac it should have come with Garageband, which will easily do what you are wanting to do.

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    Editing Digital Audio Recording

    Quote Originally Posted by Q-Tip View Post
    If you're on a Mac it should have come with Garageband, which will easily do what you are wanting to do.
    I think I do have that. I forgot all about it. I'll be checking that out.
    Thanks!
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