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Windows 7: Free or inexpensive MP3 cutter

10 May 2015   #1
WilliamP458

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Free or inexpensive MP3 cutter

My wife is trying to find a program to cut an audio file. Does anyone know of one?


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10 May 2015   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Audacity is an option: Audacity | SourceForge.net
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10 May 2015   #3
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Ditto on Audacity but you'll need the MP3 add-on called "Lame" to export an MP3 file. Be sure to install that too.

This link is easier: Audacity: Windows
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10 May 2015   #4
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

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My wife is trying to find a program to cut an audio file
What do you mean by "cut an audio file"???
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10 May 2015   #5
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Audacity can do it, but it would then re-encode the file before you resaved it.

Re-encoding of an mp3 always involves some loss in sound quality. Possibly noticeable, possibly not.

mpesch3.de - Homepage of mp3DirectCut and 1by1 - free MP3 editor and directory player

You can use mp3directcut from the above link. It's a free tool that will do simple edits on an mp3 WITHOUT re-encoding.

So you'd have no quality loss. And it might be easier to figure out than Audacity. Audacity is a good program, but it has a lot of functionality that is not needed if you are just trying to edit an mp3.
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29 May 2015   #6
brayma

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Freemake can be a simple audio cutter. It's a popular program.
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