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Tom

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Maybe this is a dumb question, but ....

I'm copying a selected number of tunes to a CD and need to insert a couple of 10 second pauses. On replay, the pauses would occur without manual intervention. Any idea how I'd do this?

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If those are individual files, one per track, the pause would have to occur on playback, or you have to edit each track and add a silent period at the end of each one.  I've used Audacity to edit audio files successfully, it's free on SourceForge.
 

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If the files are MP3s, read the documentation on how Audacity handles them.  You need one additional piece from another web site, but it's also free.
 

Tom

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Ned said:
You need one additional piece from another web site

I found that out :(

Audacity makes it really easy to add pauses of almost any length.

Thanks again.
 

Terry A. Brewer

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Tom

Burning a disk from iTunes you can insert a 0-5 second pause between each song. Edit-Preferences-Advanced-Burning.

I know it's not 10 seconds.....but it sure is easy.<G>

 

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Thanks Terry. Does that option allow you to put a pause after a specific tune, or is the option only after all tunes?

I'll check with the friend I'm doing this for to see if 5 secs is sufficient. She came by yesterday with 3 original CDs, a list of selections, a desired sequence and a request for a couple of specific length pauses in specific places. The resulting CD is for her wedding, so I prefer this be the way she wants it.
 

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Or you could do what some enterprising bar owner did for customers that couldn't stand the constant rock 'n roll on the jukebox - he put in a 45 with 3 minutes of recorded silence ;D Sounds dumb, but you could create a 10 second 'blank' MP3 file and insert it between the songs.
 

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Karl said:
Sounds dumb, but you could create a 10 second 'blank' MP3 file and insert it between the songs.

It didn't seem dumb when I considered doing it Karl, but I didn't know how  :-[
 

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Actually, having various MP3s of differing length could be quite useful in compiling a CD to be used in a ceremony where breaks are needed for the participants to speak.  Just put the appropriate length track in the playlist where they're needed.
 

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>>Thanks Terry. Does that option allow you to put a pause after a specific tune, or is the option only after all tunes?<<

I think it is between each song.
 

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Thanks Terry. That won't work because she needs a total of only two pauses.
 
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