first-time user

I’m trying to split an MP3 file into more than one file. When I use edit, clip boundaries, all of the options are grayed out. What do I need to do?

All the options grayed out usually means you pressed Pause instead of Stop.

Splitting an MP3 up into smaller files is usually better done in an MP3 editor like mp3splt, not Audacity. Audacity doesn’t edit MP3. It converts the music to an internal format and then makes a new MP3 when you’re done – picking up distortion and compression artifacts along the way.