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How to Cut MP3 in VLC Media Player

Author by Vita

March 26, 2019

I have to say that VLC media player is the best free media player I have ever used. It can not only play all the multimedia files I throw into, but also cut/crop/trim audio files at one go. In this article, I will explain how to cut MP3 in VLC. Moreover, I also want to share another simple and useful tool with you to cut various video and audio files. You can install it here:

Is It Possible to Cut MP3 with VLC?

Unarguably, VLC media player is a must-have on our computers. It’s reputed to be the Swiss Army knife for kinds of free multimedia solutions. In addition to the outstanding performance in playing video, audio, and other multimedia files, VLC is also equipped with some simple and useful editing features. We have elaborated how to download subtitles with VLC, rip DVD with VLC, merge videos in VLC, etc. As many people also want to know whether it’s possible to cut MP3 VLC, this post aims to show you how to cut MP3 in VLC step by step.

Simple Steps on How to Cut MP3 in VLC

Use the Three Options to Trim MP3 VLCUse the Three Options to Trim MP3 VLC

Step 1. Open VLC Media Player. Drag and drop the MP3 file you want to trim into VLC.

Step 2. It will automatically play the audio. Pause the playback, click on the View button on the menu bar, and check the Advanced Controls option. Now there are four new buttons above the playback icon.

Step 3. Drag the progress bar to set the beginning point of your wanted part. Then click on the red button and play the audio.

Step 4. When it reaches the end point of the audio clip you want to cut, click on the Record button again. VLC will cut and export the MP3 files to the path: C:\Users\Your_Computer_NAME\Music or MyMusic. You can also specify an output folder. Just click on Tools > Preferences > Input/Codec, and click on the Browse button next to Record directory or file name to choose the output path.

Don’t drag the progress bar to adjust the playback time during the record since VLC needs to record the part in real time. Besides achieving VLC crop MP3 purpose, you can trim a video in VLC.

Fail to Fix Cut MP3 VLC Problem? Try the Best Alternative to VLC Cutter

The steps of how to cut MP3 in VLC is easy for everyone and if you only need to cut a single and small audio file, VLC is effective enough. However, since it needs to record and play the audio from the start point you set, until it reaches the end point, if the duration time of the part you want to cut is too long, it would take much time. Besides, some people have also complained that the start time and end time of the output audio are not accurate enough. Based on such cases, I’d like to recommend WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro for you to avoid the trim MP3 VLC problem. Its built-in video editor can help you to cut video and audio files in the most effective way. The following steps show you how accurate and fast it is to cut audio.

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How to Cut/Trim/Cut Audio Files with HD Video Converter Factory Pro

Import the Audio File

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Step 1. Import the MP3 File

Click on the Add Files button, browse and select the MP3 file you want to cut. You can also directly drag and drop the file from your computer into the window.

Tips. WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro supports batch conversion mode.

Set the Start Time and End Time

Step 2. Cut the MP3 Audio

Click on the scissors icon on the video, and the Crop window will pop up. Drag the slider under the progress bar to set the start time and the end time. You can also directly fill in the start time and the end time for cutting MP3 audio more accurate. Click on OK to save the change.

Choose an Output Format and Start the Conversion

Step 3. Choose the Output Format

Click on the Output Format button on the right and choose MP3 under the Audio tab. You can also choose to convert MP3 to AAC, convert MP3 to OGG, and other digital formats.

Step 4. Start Cutting the Audio

Click on the yellow folder icon on the bottom and choose an output folder. Finally, click on the Run button to start cutting the audio. WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro fully supports hardware acceleration and can perform up to 50X faster conversion speed. Soon it will complete the process and prompt you to open the output folder.

Final Words:

Other tools like online audio cutters are also useful for trimming MP3, but ultimately, VLC is most people’s choice. It’s easy to learn how to cut MP3 in VLC. However, if you’re looking forward to a more straightforward solution to get rid of the cut MP3 VLC issues, WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory is worth a try!

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