Windows 7 - Extract pieces of a mp3 audio file

Asked By Rick on 13-Aug-12 07:21 PM

My question is about Windows XP. I have some MP3 audio files, and I'd like =
to "extract" pieces of the sound (clips) to have like the most important pa=
rts of the recording to carry with me & listen. Is there a simple way to do=
this? Like using the standard Windows applications that come with the oper=
sting system? I want to avoid installing more software (even free one) in t=
he PC. My PC has Sonic RecordNow DeLuxe, InterMedia DVD, and Windows Movie =
Maker. Thank you in advance.=20



David H. Lipman replied to Rick on 13-Aug-12 08:09 PM
You can use Audacity 2.0 and the Lame MP3 decoder.  Then you can highlight a
time frame withing the MP3 and "copy" that section and create a new file.

I just tested that and its easy.

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glee replied to Rick on 13-Aug-12 08:49 PM
I do not know of a way to do it without installing 3rd party software.
I personally do not like the results from Audacity, which David
mentioned.  I use a simple freeware that gives me much better results
with a smaller footprint:
mp3DirectCut - editor to cut, fade, split and record compressed mpeg

Glen Ventura
MS MVP  Oct. 2002 - Sept. 2009
CompTIA A+
Bill in Co replied to Rick on 13-Aug-12 09:02 PM
One of the simplest ways to do this (assuming you do not want to use an audio
editor), is to use the freebie, "mp3DirectCut"  mp3 file cutter to cut or
split the file, all of which it does WITHOUT having to reencode the mp3
file.  it is not an audio editor; it is just a splitter or cutter, so it
does not reencode the file (which is an advantage).

it is made by the same guy who makes that excellent, lightweight, directory
music player, "1by1".   (Emphasis on "file directory" music player, as
opposed to a "playlist" player (which I cannot stand dealing with  :-)

Here is the link for mp3DirectCut.
glee replied to Bill in Co on 14-Aug-12 07:31 AM
Great minds think alike (see my reply about 10 minutes prior to
yours)... at least when it is not about vocalists or history!  lol
Glen Ventura
MS MVP  Oct. 2002 - Sept. 2009
CompTIA A+