How to Edit an MP3 in iTunes


Apple iTunes offers many options for editing your MP3s' information. You can change the track name, album title, and even the length of a song in the MP3's "Info" setting. iTunes can even perform simple edits on MP3s by adjusting its "in" and "out" points; this is helpful for editing out unnecessary beginnings and ends of tracks.

Editing Your File

  • Launch iTunes and locate the MP3 you want to edit. Right-click the track and select the "Get Info" option.

  • Click the "Options" tab at the top of the screen. Enable the "Start Time" and "Stop Time" boxes in the middle of the window. Type in the "Start Time" at which you want the MP3 to begin, and the "Stop Time" at which you want it to end. Click "OK" to save the changes.

  • Click the "Edit" menu in the main iTunes screen. Select "Preferences." Click the "General" tab at the top-left of the screen. Click the "Import Settings" button on the right-hand side of the window.

  • Click the "Import Using" drop-down box at the top of the window and select "MP3 Encoder." Click "OK."

  • Highlight the adjusted MP3 track. Click the "Advanced" tab at the top of the iTunes screen and select "Create MP3 Version." iTunes will apply the edit to the MP3.

Tips & Warnings

  • To retain an unaltered copy of the MP3, deselect its "Start Time" and "Stop Time" points.

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