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I'm not sure where to post this question but I've recently started uploading my cd's to my laptop to use in my home network and with regards to Sarah McLachlan's "Fumbling Towards Ecstacy" the end of the title track has an accoustical version of "Possession". Is it possible to extract this piece out seperately as its own track via itunes or Windows Media Player? If so, how?
 

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I don't think I have the very latest version of iTunes, but when I insert a CD, it usually auto-launches and asks if I want to import the entire CD. I tell it no, then "uncheck" all the tracks I don't want it to bring over. Then when "import" is selected, only the checked track(s) is imported (I'm running OS X).
 

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I think he only wants to isolate out the final passage of the last song on the album. I don't think either iTunes or Media Player can do that.
 

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I'm not sure where to post this question but I've recently started uploading my cd's to my laptop to use in my home network and with regards to Sarah McLachlan's "Fumbling Towards Ecstacy" the end of the title track has an accoustical version of "Possession". Is it possible to extract this piece out seperately as its own track via itunes or Windows Media Player? If so, how?

You need to import the file into a sound editor. I'm a Mac user so I can't really help you. I know there's a free app called audacity on the mac, which is cross platform. Just google some free audio editors I'm sure there are plenty for windows... Once you have edited your song, you'll have to export the resulting file, so if you have the CD, just use and edit the uncompressed file, so you won't lose quality in the process.
 

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Thanks Morpheo. I'm somewhat of a novice at what you suggest but it makes sense and I'll give it a try. Thanks again....to all.
 

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Sarah McLachlan does indeed have one of the most "pure" voices I've ever heard. She's an amazing songwriter. She's an accomplished painter. And she's one darn good lookin' woman to boot. Someone, somewhere, got shortchanged 'cause she clearly got more than her share of everything in the genetic lottery.


She's long been a favorite of audiophiles, as evidenced by her entire catalog being available on 200 gram vinyl - one of the few non-classical artists that can say that. Playing one of those high-quality albums on my Rega P-3 turntable - the crown jewel of my A/V system - is about the best sonic experience I can generate. Just a notch short of, well, ecstasy.
 

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I think he only wants to isolate out the final passage of the last song on the album. I don't think either iTunes or Media Player can do that.

Yeah, you're right; my bad. Audacity (as mentioned by Morpheo) will allow you to import a track as either .AIFF or MP3 and you can select the portion of the track you want to keep. Using its built-in tools, the track can be easily trimmed to your liking and even faded it out. Lastly, you can export it back out as a stand-alone music file.
 

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In the same vein, I want to capture an audio file of a song on a dvd and put it in Itunes. I am a Mac user. Does anyone know what to use and how to do that?
 

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In the same vein, I want to capture an audio file of a song on a dvd and put it in Itunes. I am a Mac user. Does anyone know what to use and how to do that?

There are many different ways to do it, I use commercial software both at home and work. But if you want a free solution, then try mAC3dec , works just fine.
 

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In the same vein, I want to capture an audio file of a song on a dvd and put it in Itunes. I am a Mac user. Does anyone know what to use and how to do that?

Being a Linux user, I use Avidemux. Looks like it's available for the Mac too.


If you're really ambitious, there's mencoder which is cross platform and can do demuxing. However, it's a CLI and a bugger to learn (and does all sorts of things including transcoding, etc not just demuxing) so you're probably better off with either Morpheo's suggestion or Avidemux.
 
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