Last week, I wanted to merge my MP3 files on my Windows 10. When I searched for related software on the Internet, I was delighted to find out that there are some results about using Windows Media Player to merge MP3 files. However, after an in-depth study, it turns out that Windows Media Player is not designated to merge videos or audios. So, I continue to search other audio merger software to combine my tracks. Luckily, I finally found 2 MP3 mergers and successfully merged my MP3 files. Now, I will introduce the complete steps in this article to merge MP3 files on Windows via these two tools.

Part 1. How do I merge MP3 tracks on Windows 10 via Joyoshare Video Joiner?

To begin with, I posted a question about which audio joiner I should use to combine MP3 files on Quora. Some netizens recommend Joyoshare Video Joiner and VLC Media Player to me. After seeing their main interface, I felt that VLC may be troublesome to use. So, I decided to test Joyoshare Video Joiner first.

Joyoshare Video Joiner is a professional merging tool, which embraces built-in video & audio cutter, editor, converter, and extractor. Before joining MP3 files, you can remove the unnecessary parts. With an outstanding converter, Joyoshare allows you to merge your MP3 files to any other popular formats, like M4A, WMA, AC3, OGG, WAV, FLAC, etc. You can merge unlimited MP3 files and the merging is finished instantly. Even you are a newbie, you can easily merge audios. Except for joining audio files, you still can join any videos with multiple formats, like MP4, MOV, M4V, AVI, etc. It not only supports the latest Windows 10, but also supports to combine MP3 tracks on earlier Windows versions like Win 7 and Win 8.

Why do I highly recommend Joyoshare to you:

Merge MP3 files in lossless quality

Combine MP3 at 60X faster speed

Provide an intuitive interface

Offer 5 opportunities to merge for free

Steps to combine MP3 via Joyoshare Video Joiner:

Step 1Import MP3 files to Joyoshare

After downloading Joyoshare Video Joiner suitable for Windows, install it following the guide and then run it. You can directly drag and drop MP3 files to the left side. You can drag the whole folder or several files simultaneously.
input mp3 files to video joiner

Step 2Select one merging mode and then decide the output format

If you don't plan to trim or edit your MP3 files, you can choose "High-Speed" mode to quickly combine MP3 files in a lossless way. If you want to cut some unwanted parts, like commercials or repeated segments, pick "Encoding" mode. The second mode allows you to customize file format and quality.
choose encoding mode and output format

Step 3Trim the needless clips

If you choose the "High-Speed" mode, then skip this step. After playing the MP3 files, you can cut the audio by moving the yellow slider. Or use the inbuilt editor to trim.
cut mp3 files

Step 4Edit MP3 files

There is an "Edit" button on the right of the audio list. Via the editor, you can trim MP3 files and add some sound effects.
edit mp3 files with encoding mode

Step 5Start to join MP3 tracks on Windows 10

Joyoshare allows you to rename the MP3 files and rearrange their order. If you think there is nothing needs to be changed, then click the "Convert" button to combine the MP3 files into a large one at 60X faster speed.

Part 2. How do I combine multiple mp3 files into one with VLC?

Joyoshare Video Joiner worked well. But I just have 5 free opportunities to join MP3 files. So I determined to try the second MP3 joiner – VLC Media Player.

VLC Media Player is a powerful and free video and audio player. You can use VLC to merge videos and audios. At the same time, it has other functions, like cutting and merging MP3 files, extracting audios from videos, converting videos, and so on. It is freeware. It is compatible with various platforms, like Windows, Mac OS, Linux, iPhone, Android, etc. But it has a relatively complicated interface. Follows the steps below, and you will know how to join MP3 files in VLC Media Player.

Step 1: After downloading and installing VLC Media Player, launch it. Then click the "Media" button, select "Open Multiple Files", or use the quick key "Ctrl+Shift+O".
vlc to open mp3 files
Step 2: Click the "Add" button on the right to select the MP3 files you want to merge. You should add them according to the order you need because you cannot rearrange the order.
vlc add mp3 files
Step 3: Click the "Play" button next to the "Cancel" button on the right bottom. Then you can choose the destination of your merged MP3 files. You can also click the "Append'-converted' to filename" to distinguish your original files.
merge mp3 files in vlc

Comparison and Conclusion:

Here is a table to help you quickly know the differences between the two software and find the most suitable tool for yourself.

Program Joyoshare Video Joiner VLC Media Player
Merge MP3 on Windows Yes Yes
Merge MP3 without quality loss Yes Yes
With intuitive interface Yes No
Fit for newbie Yes No
Rearrange the order of MP3 Yes No
Cut MP3 Yes Yes
The speed to merge At 60X faster speed slow
Support multiple formats Yes Yes
Price 5 free chances to merge Totally free

In my opinion, Joyoshare Video Joiner has a more intuitive interface, so I can merge my MP3 files without any skills. VLC Media Player doesn't have a user-friendly surface, which consumes my energy to learn it. Although they both can cut MP3 files, Joyoshare can directly trim the audio before merging. As for VLC, you have to export the MP3 files after cutting. And then import them again to merge. It is so inconvenient. As a freeware, VLC is the first choice of most people. But Joyoshare is also free if you only need to join MP3 tracks no more than 5 times. Anyway, if you just want to merge MP3, VLC is nice enough. But if you want to merge and edit videos except for merging audios, Joyoshare is a better choice as it's multifunctional.


Jun 23, 2020 6:00 PM

Posted by Jessica Brown to Join Video

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