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How to Cut MP3 in VLC Media Player

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Updated on May 19, 2021

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 it, 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?

Inarguably, VLC media player is a must-have on our computers. It's reputed to be the Swiss Army knife for numerous 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.

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Simple Steps on How to Cut MP3 in VLC

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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 Record button and play the audio.


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

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The steps of how to cut MP3 in VLC is easy for everyone and if you only need to cut a single small audio file, VLC would suffice. However, since it needs to record and play the audio from the start point you set until it reaches the end point, it would take much time if the duration of the part you want to cut is too long. 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 to you to avoid the trim MP3 VLC problem. Its built-in video editor can help you 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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Import the Audio File

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Step 1. Import the MP3 File


Open the converter interface and click on the Add Files button, then 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.

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Set the Start Time and End Time

Step 2. Cut the MP3 Audio


Click on the scissors icon on the tool bar and the Trim window will pop up. Drag the sliders under the progress bar to set the start and end time. You can also directly fill in the start and end time for cutting MP3 audio more accurately. Click the (▶) button to play the cutted part. Next, click on the green Trim button on the right to save the change. You can cut mulpitle audio segments from the same audio file all at once.

Choose an Output Format and Start the Conversion

Step 3. Choose the Output Format

Click on the "Click to change output format" area 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 inverted triangle icon at the bottom and choose an output folder. Finally, click on the Run button to start cutting the audio. The process will be done in a flash.

Tip: The "Parameter settings" option enables you to alter audio bitrate, channels, sample rate, boost volume and compress audio files.

Final Words:

Other tools like online audio cutters/converters 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 by following this guide. However, if you're expecting a more straightforward and efficient solution to get rid of the cut MP3 VLC issues, WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is worth a try!

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