How to Shorten Length of Songs

Shortening the length of a song can be especially beneficial if you hope to add the song to a mix of other songs, or if you want to make the song a ring tone. Many phones require ring tones to be much shorter than a full song. Although there are different kinds of software for sale that can shorten a song, you can shorten a song for free by using the iTunes program already installed on your computer.

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Double-click "iTunes" to open it.

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Right-click the song you want to shorten.

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Select "Get Info."

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Click "Options."

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Click the boxes next to "Start Time" and "Stop Time."

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Type the new start and stop times into the appropriate boxes.

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Click "OK."