Hidden Tracks

iTunes Tips
For those of you who don't have quicktime pro, i've devised a means of splitting up hidden tracks using only itunes

First, you must copy the song which needs to be split into two mp3 files (both being identical)
next, import both into you're library, renaming one of them to "hidden track" or w/e it may be called.

You then set the start and stop times for each one accordingly so that they begin and end at the right point in the track.

happy splitting!

by genEric on Jan 10 | 12:07 pm


This is a good solution.

The problem with this I can see is simply that if it's a long track (say 20 minutes) then you're storing 40 minutes worth of files on your iPod for two tracks which would (edited) be around 10Mb rather 40-50Mb. Do this with a number of tracks and you'll soon eat up valuable space.

The quickest way I found to edit these was if you have Nero (the CD Burner). Open the MP3 file in SoundTrax (the editor program) and split into to files (it's intuitive).

Then save as WAVs (saves you having to by the MP3 encoder). Now re-import to iTunes and re-encode to MP3.

Yup, it takes longer than your clever suggestion but does keep the tracks to the correct file size.

by Gareth on Oct 18 | 7:54 pm

Correct me if I'm wrong, but if ur encoding with a variable bitrate, would the silence between tracks be much less than if there were actual sound playing? I do see your point though.
The other problem exists with smart playlists based on length, where songs of 3-5 minutes in length may appear to be 15-20 minutes in length.
This obviously isn't ideal, but if you're looking for a quick fix I find it fast and simple.

by genEric on Oct 19 | 11:45 am

Will these work with itunes store purchases?

by limbodog on Oct 19 | 4:39 pm

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