VLC is a famous and popular media player and converter for most people, but actually it can also work well as an audio trimmer to trim your MP3 files on the computer or laptop in an implicit way. So such questions like 'How can I cut audio in VLC?', 'How do I trim audio in VLC?' will be answered in this article with clear instructions showed step by step.

Part 1. Easy Guide to Trim MP3 in VLC for Free

Step 1 Launch VLC and activate Advanced Controls

go to advanced controls on vlc
First of all, you need to install the latest version of VLC media player on your computer. After that, simply open it and then go to "View" > "Advanced Controls" on the menu bar to activate Advanced Controls option, and you'll see four buttons appear including the Record button.

Step 2Open your target MP3 file and start to record

record mp3 file
Now click the "Media" > "Open File" button to import an MP3 file you want to trim, or simply drag and drop it to VLC. Next you can play the file and drag the slider to determine the start point and then click the red Record button to begin recording.

Step 3 Complete to trim MP3 VLC

trim mp3 vlc
Wait and pre-hear when the MP3 file is being recorded. To stop it, you can press on the Stop button or click the same Record button again. Now your MP3 file has been trimmed successfully.
Note: The new audio file trimmed from the original MP3 file will be saved as an MP3 file on the local folder of your computer automatically.

Part 2. Easiest Way to Trim MP3 in VLC Alternative

Though VLC media player can be used as an audio trimmer to trim MP3 easily, it still has some limitations. For example, trimming MP3 needs a long time if you have a large file; it cannot merge the audio clips together, etc. Therefore, if you need a more powerful audio trimming tool, here I strongly recommend Joyoshare Media Cutter.

Joyoshare Media Cutter is an all-round and easy-to-use audio trimmer that can be used to trim MP3 file at an ultra-fast speed while keeping the original quality. Besides, you can also use it to split large audio file into small parts, remove unwanted fragments and merge the audio clips to form a new one, or make a ringtone for iPhone, Android, etc.

Additionally, Joyoshare Media Cutter is also a powerful audio editor that anyone can use it to edit and enhance the audio file. You can trim the MP3 file precisely, apply special sound effects, add beautiful frames, adjust the channel, sample rate and bit rate, etc.

Amazing Features of Joyoshare MP3 Trimmer:

Trim MP3 files fast and losslessly

Support a wide range of file formats and devices

Provide powerful audio editing features

Available for Windows and Mac

Step 1 Open Joyoshare and add MP3 file

joyoshare media cutter main screen
Go to the download page of Joyoshare and install Media Cutter on your computer. Open it and drag'n'drop your target MP3 file or click the "Open" button to import it to the main interface of Joyoshare.

Step 2 Decide the trimming duration

To trim MP3 in Joyoshare, you can simply drag the slider to determine the start time and end time or write down the specific time manually.
trim mp3 on edit window
Or, you can activate the edit window by clicking the edit icon edit icon next to the file and trim the MP3 file likewise. Don't forget to hit the scissor icon cut icon to trim MP3 before you close this window.
Note: If you want to merge several audio clips from this MP3 file, you need to select the "Merge Segments" option before going to the next step.

Step 3 Select an output mode

output formats
Now press on the "Format" panel and choose an output mode. Please select the "High-speed mode" to trim MP3 fast and losslessly if you don't do any other advanced editing to it. Otherwise, you need to choose the "Encoding mode" to finish the task.

Step 4 Begin to trim and convert MP3 file

Then hit the "Start" button to let Joyoshare start to trim MP3 as you asked. A few seconds later, you will find the new file on the destination folder converted-files once the conversion is completed.

Video Tutorial: How to Trim MP3 Audio File with Joyoshare Media Cutter


Jan. 11, 2019 13:59 am

Posted by Josh White to Video Cutting

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