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Venom
02-05-2005, 14:51:22
Ok. Here's the situation. I have to splice together pieces of 4 MP3 files for this movie presentation thingy I'm doing for an event this weekend. Can anyone direct me to some freeware or shareware or just flat out free editing software that can help?

zmama
02-05-2005, 16:09:05
give this a try...I can't tell you if its any good but what you want isn't easy to find

http://www.download.com/MP3-WAV-Editor/3000-2167_4-10262397.html?tag=lst-0-2

Venom
02-05-2005, 16:09:46
Yeah, I kinda figured it wasn't going to be easy. That's why I asked schjmart people for help.

Cruddy
02-05-2005, 21:01:10
I heard that this is quite good for multiple file editing;

http://www.goldwave.com/

Note that latest version is XP/2000 only, if you've got Windows 98 or ME then you'll have to get the old (4.26) version.

Sir Penguin
02-05-2005, 22:07:41
I use Windows Sound Recorder.

SP

Venom
02-05-2005, 22:26:46
And you can splice multiple files together with that?

protein
03-05-2005, 00:10:06
I could do it for you if you give me the instructions.

protein
03-05-2005, 00:10:27
and the files.

Sir Penguin
03-05-2005, 00:13:57
Originally posted by Venom
And you can splice multiple files together with that?
Scroll to where you want to splice the file in, then under the Edit menu, use the "insert file" tool. It all has to be done in .wav format though.

SP

Venom
03-05-2005, 01:26:10
Dammit man. I have everything in MP3 format.

Let's see how that first tool works. May have to go with that anyway.

Cruddy
03-05-2005, 01:54:13
Yes, we know your stuff's in MP3 - but it's very tricky to splice MP3s together.

What you need is a tool to convert them to WAVs, splice them exactly, then convert them back to MP3s.

That last conversion is important - do it at a fast bitrate or it might sound crap on the presentation system. To test it, try playing it through on onscreen graphic and listen to what it sounds like on a bass heavy or treble heavy setup.

Sir Penguin
03-05-2005, 03:03:51
I use Winamp to convert MP3s to WAVs. I think that CDex will convert both ways.

SP

protein
03-05-2005, 10:49:14
Better to do it in wavelab or pro tools and not convert them back after the editing.

Sir Penguin
03-05-2005, 10:56:46
Yeah, don't re-encode them if you can avoid it.

SP

Venom
03-05-2005, 13:25:25
I got it with GoldWave. At least I think did.

zmama
03-05-2005, 13:39:23
Cool...let us know.
The price for that software is really good for an editing program.

Yes Protein, pro tools is much better (zpapa uses it at work)...but for just messing around with simple stuff

Venom
03-05-2005, 14:25:56
I haven't burned it to DVD yet, so I don't know how it will play. But in the video editing software it plays nicely.

Cruddy
03-05-2005, 17:32:57
Well, the sooner you test it, the sooner you will know.

I wouldn't leave it mate. I've had too many projects screwed up at the last minute to take chances anymore.

But I'm pleased you got some sort of result - you've obviously put the effort in.

Just finish what you begin. Please?

Venom
03-05-2005, 17:53:58
Oh, I have to finish it. And I've done some testing, I know the pictures will play on a DVD player I just recently got the specs for the music and spent 3+ hours putting it together last night. I didn't have the time to test it. I should have it all done tonight. Plenty of time to test on multiple machines for Friday.

Lurker the Second
03-05-2005, 18:31:07
Setting the bachelor party to music, I bet.

Venom
03-05-2005, 19:02:26
Hmmm, that's a very close guess.

Venom
12-05-2005, 13:11:50
The presentation movie was a complete success. I received many requests for copies.

zmama
12-05-2005, 13:20:50
And the software? Was it good or a pita to use?

Venom
12-05-2005, 14:46:30
Goldwave was a bit difficult to use, but I got it done. I had tried to use the software you recommended but it had problems with large files (as things got as I had to take things to WAV to manipulate and extend the songs). As did sound recorder. It was frustrating.