Originally Posted by kajensen
I'm talking about a MPEG Layer 3 audio file that I extracted from a CD that I purchased. How is it possible to edit a proprietary file? It can't even be opened except to play the music. Or I can hold my cursor over it and a window will identify it but that won't even copypaste. I can't access these any more than you can access an Apple iTunes AAC file.
If I'm missing something here, what's the procedure??
Let's say for arguments sake that the file is called 1beethovens5th.mp3
All you need to do is right click the file, left click on rename (the filename should now be highlighted
), then left click at the point where you want to edit and add what you need to.
In this case you would click before the number 1
(or at least ensure the cursor is before the number 1
) add the 0
then press enter to save the change (you should be asked to confirm the name change).
You should end up with a file titled 01beethovens5th.mp3 Proprietary or not, if it's on the hard disk you can rename that file to whatever you wish even AAC files.
Again to paste the filename here you would right click it, choose rename, when it's highlighted right click it again and choose copy. This will copy the filename into memory, you can then paste it anywhere you wish.
If you make a mistake, before pressing enter
to save the changes, just press your esc
key and the changes will not be committed.
If you're not too sure about using the above method, It might be better if you practise changing the name of a document (word) file. Something that you don't mind making mistakes with.