Dividing audio files when too large -- XP+WinMedPlayer10

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  1. Thirties

    Thirties

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    Windows XP Media Center Edition and Windows Media Player 10.

    I'm trying to burn a 1 hour 46 minute 16 second audio file which is too large for my 80 minute blank CDs.

    Is there a way to split the file and record it on two CDs?

    I also have Audacity installed. Maybe that has a solution?

    Thanks . . .
     
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    Furant Millennium Member

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    Audacity would work.

    Open the track in Audacity.
    Select the point of the track where you want to split it.
    1. Edit > Select > Start to Cursor.
    2. Edit > Copy
    3. File > New
    4. Edit > Paste
    5. File > Export As > WAV (or MP3, or any format supported by your burner)
    6. Close the new file[/list=1]
      Now, within the original file:
      1. Edit > Move Cursor > To Selection End
      2. Edit > Select > Cursor to End
      3. Edit > Copy
      4. File > New
      5. Edit > Paste
      6. File > Export As > WAV (or MP3, or any format supported by your burner)[/list=1]

        Burn these two files to two different CDs.

        Joey

        Note: I tested this in Audacity 1.3.2-beta. Menu commands may vary slightly if you're using a different version.
     

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    Thanks! The only difference in my Audacity is I needed to "save selection as..." instead of "save as...", or i get a copy of the whole audio file.

    I got it working.

    A friend mailed me a CD with lots of radio programs all in MP3. In Win Med Player I converted them to .wav, only to discover I had 6-7 hours of material. Talk about compression! So I burned them all to separate CDs except for the long file, of course.

    With your help, I now have the whole thing.

    Thanks again.