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I use Mac OS X 10.5. I'd like to divide some bigger mp3 files into several smaller ones. (e.g. divide one track that is 9:29 min long into 13 tracks that are all about 30 sec - 1:10 sec long).

Please, do you know a free software for that?

[I've already tried to trim it with iTunes (options - start time, stop time - create mp3 version), but it didn't work - I need several new tracks.

And I've already tried audacity where it would be possible too, but it was too complicated for me; I am looking for an easier and faster to use software.]

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As you have found, Audacity is available for Mac OS X.

I answered a similar question for another user here on dividing tracks with some screen shots, which might help you with understanding it: MP3 Slice Repetitive Lines.

In essence, you can click and drag to select parts of the tune, then paste and save into a new track. It is well worth investing a bit of time into the learning curve. Once you get it, you will find it very fast and easy.

Here is a picture that I hope will help:

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Thanks, I'll try it again. The copy and paste function didn't work before and right now I figured out why: It was set on PAUSE (I'd played the track and paused where I wanted it to cut) and it only seems to work if set to STOP.. I have to go right now but will tell you if I could do it in a few hours time. :) –  Lilly Dec 12 '09 at 16:48
    
Thanks I got it now! –  Lilly Dec 12 '09 at 19:46
    
Your are welcome, Hope it works for you. thanks for the votes –  Kije Dec 12 '09 at 21:35
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Would mp3splt work?

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Garageband can edit unprotected MP3 files.

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It's not exactly free. –  Daniel Beck Jul 12 '12 at 19:57
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