trim mp3 file

If you love to play with music, you must have a lot of MP3 songs and files on your computer. Whether you want to trim the music files into smaller ones or create a personalized ringtone for your phone, a useful and reliable MP3 trimmer is of great help. Then how to trim an MP3 file in Windows 10? Here we'll present you with three easy methods.

Part 1. How to Trim MP3 File on Windows 10 with Joyoshare Media Cutter

Joyoshare Media Cutter for Windows is not only a video cutter, but also a smart and easy-to-use audio trimmer. With the program, you can easily to trim any audio file at a super fast speed without causing any quality loss. Joyoshare Media Cutter enables you to split large audios into smaller segments, remove unnecessary parts of audio file, make ringtone for iPhone, Android and other smart phones, join multiple audio clips into a single one.

Besides MP3 format, this MP3 trimmer Windows program also supports almost all the common audio formats including FLAC, AIFF, M4R, AU, MKA, WAV, WMA, APE, OGG, AAC, AC3, M4A, etc. You can export the trimmed audio file onto various other portable devices such as Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Galaxy S8, smart TV, game console, etc. Additionally, Joyoshare Media Cutter offers other powerful editing features, such as add special sound effects, extract audio from video, adjust the channel, sample rate and bit rate, etc.

Remarkable Features of Joyoshare MP3 Trimmer:

Trim MP3 files with original quality intact

Cut and convert MP3 at 60X faster speed

Export trimmed MP3 file into many other formats

Contain powerful audio editing tools

The following is the simple step-by-step tutorial to show you how to trim MP3 files on Win 10 with the help of Joyoshare Media Cutter for Windows. Before getting started, please make sure you have downloaded and installed this software on your PC.

Step 1 Import your target MP3 file to Joyoshare

joyoshare media cutter main screen
After completed installation, please launch Joyoshare Media Cutter program on your PC. Add an MP3 file that you'd like to trim by clicking the "Open" button or just drag and drop the file to the program.

Step 2 Determine the cutting segments

You can simply move the yellow sliders to select the starting time and ending time or enter the specific duration in millisecond precision. Alternatively, you can click the Edit icon edit icon next to the file and trim the MP3 file in the same way. Remember to press the Scissor icon cut icon to trim MP3 before closing this new window. During the trimming process, you're always freely to pre-hear the music file, so you can know clearly every time you make a change.
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Note: You are also allowed to add one more or many audio copies to trim and get other important parts you desire, by clicking the "+" button. Then tick the "Merge Segments" box to join the audio clips together if necessary.

Step 3 Choose the output mode

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Then click the "Format" button, and it pops up a new window and offers two output options for you. If you only do the basic trimming, we highly recommend you to select the "High-speed mode" that will trim and convert MP3 file losslessly and fast. Otherwise, if you also add some more edits for your MP3, you should choose the "Encoding mode" and also find a preferable output format. Then hit the "OK" button to shut down the window.

Step 4 Start to trim an MP3 file

Now click the "Start" button and begin to trim MP3 file on Windows 10. Wait a while until the conversion is completed. Then you can find your new audio file by browsing through the destination folder converted-files.

Video Guide: How to Trim an MP3 File in Windows 10 with Joyoshare

Part 2. How to Split an MP3 File in Windows Movie Maker

If you're a Windows user, you probably have Windows Movie Maker pre-installed on the computer. So, it is also a good choice for you to trim your MP3 files without any other software installation again. Cutting an MP3 with Windows Movie Maker only needs 3 simple steps and here is how:

1. Add MP3 music file. Launch Windows Movie Maker program first and then click the "Add Music" option to import an MP3 file you want to trim;
2. Trim MP3 file. Right click on the audio file and choose "add to Timeline", or just drag the file to the Timeline. Set the start trim point and end trim point by dragging the cursor;
3. If you're satisfied with it, save the trimmed audio in .wma format; if not, redo it again.

See also: How to Cut Videos in Windows Movie Maker

trim mp3 with windows movie maker

Part 3. How to Cut an MP3 with VLC Media Player

The third solution to trim an MP3 file on Windows 10 is to use VLC Media Player. Well-known as a player, it actually works well as an audio trimmer. With the app, you can trim audio clips by recording the desired portions of your MP3 file. Just follow the quick steps below to see how to cut an MP3 file with VLC media player:

1. Open VLC media player on the PC, go to "View" > "Advanced Controls";
2. Click on the "Media" >"Open File" to import your target MP3 file or just drag-and-drop the file to VLC;
3. Now play the MP3 file and record the segment using the built-in audio recorder;
4. After recording the wanted part, press the "Record" button to stop the recording, and the trimmed MP3 file will be saved in "My Music" folder on your computer.

See also: How to Cut Video Clips with VLC Easily

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So these are three easy methods introduced in this guide to teach you how to trim MP3 files on Windows 10, you can try them one by one and get the most satisfied one. Of course, there are some other ways to cut audio on Windows, for instance, using some free online MP3 cutters, with no need to install any application on the computer, yet it also has its drawbacks and limiations. No matter what method you take, we hope it can fully meet your requirements.

May 30, 2019 10:20 AM

Updated by Josh White to Video Cutting

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