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Would you know of a non-destructive MP3 processing tool, guys ?

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UPDATE : thanks for the replies, guys, Mp3DirectCut was perfect ! :)

Hello everyone, I’ve got a fast question to ask, maybe YOU would know ? :)

I have an mp3 file working great, except that, instead of ending correctly, it continues with ten seconds of silence followed by an ear-crushing buzzing sound.
Simply said, I’d like to select-and-cut this part from my mp3 file.

BUT the problem is that, from what I experienced over years, when you open an mp3, edit it, and save it, the file is recompressed (compressed again), resulting in a new loss of information, thus a loss of quality. I tested it with my beloved GoldWave (that I regard as the VirtualDub of audio files, I’m biased toward the program’s v4 rather than the latest v5), and, once again, recompressing resulted in differences in the saved file’s sound curves.

Of course, I could save the file in lossless audio formats, but, well, ideally I’d like to keep all the files of a folder in the same format.

Please, would you know of a program likely to perform a lossless mp3 cut-and-save ? Thank you if you can help !

BTW, thanks to everyone who helped with my previous software recommendation question, I finally opted for SyncBack, it works wonders :)

UPDATE : thanks for the replies, guys, Mp3DirectCut was perfect ! :)


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Anonymous
Anonymous

Try wavepad a freeware

Rad
Rad

mp3splt.sf.net

Or ffmpeg – followed possibly by mp3val, from the command line, though that usually is not necessary.
Getting the hang of the (extremely powerful) ffmpeg also will help when you want files in lossless formats on both video and audio.

Though I have no clue why it would matter that files are in the same format in the same folder in the first place. There's easy ways to sort files by file type and players that can handle virtually any format…

Man
Man

Hey Oliver try mp3Trim Pro it an extremely simple software. Yes u can cut and paste chance shit like fade and volume when begin or end without compress ur original file. Let me know if u need it so i will email it to u.

djwhite1984
djwhite1984

mp3DirectCut is a fast and extensive audio editor and recorder for compressed mp3. You can directly cut, copy, paste or change the volume with no need to decompress your files for audio editing. This saves encoding time and preserves the original quality, because nothing will be re-encoded. The built in recorder creates mp3 on the fly from your audio input. Using Cue sheets, pause detection or Auto cue you can easily divide long files.

http://mpesch3.de1.cc/mp3dc.html

Fenri
Fenri

Id's recommend you audacity, it's the program I use exactly for what you want to do. It just cuts the mp3 and saves it, or you can keep the normal one and save the new cut file. It works for me and best of all it's free, so hope it helps.

DreadWingKnight
DreadWingKnight

+1 to this

Rad
Rad

Audacity is nice, but I believe it still decodes and re-encodes files when you split/cut… unless I'm missing something?

So that would not be a proper answer to "lossless" cut and save.

Tenrag
Tenrag

Yeah, audiocity would be a good choise.

leos
leos

Try the program Cool Music RecordEdit Station, it has worked great with my files and you can save in the same format.

Nemo
Nemo

If you can or want to afford a professional tool, go with Sonar Cakewalk. It does everything that more expensive software does, and ecen older versions like 3 can do what you want(that way you can get it at discount price some places). Plus the interface is quite intuitive.

JEFF
JEFF

Try audacity. It works way better. You can open the music up and save it as an mp3 format and it will work. Trust me for I have used that software for 10 years and haven't got a problem with it

Spart
Spart

Audacity works great. I use it to make all my ringtones for my phone

Guest
Guest

MP3 Joiner Splitter
MP3Cutter.
mp3DirectCut
MpTrim
Musicutter

Dom
Dom

audacity for sure, u can even save it in flac format!

AntiZig
AntiZig

I would have to recommend audacity as well

uryuu
uryuu

Try mp3directcut. It works on the mp3 file directly, so there are no losses caused by recompression. I've used it a while back, it's ok for its job.

Alexandrine Library
Alexandrine Library

Bah! The best audio editor in history is COOL EDIT.
There is no comparison, as far as I have seen.

Oranggila
Oranggila

Try Mp3 Audio editor or for bit rate changer try 4Musics MP3 Bitrate Changer!

frankoh
frankoh

If you only want to cut or split a mp3 the keyword is "lossless". Look for Mp3 Splitters/Cutters with "lossless", "no quality loss" or "no re-encode" in its descriptions. I tested several splitters, someone are fair, another are not friendly and other are a piece of … By now I am using Mp3 Splitter & Joiner.
A mp3 lossless splitter only takes a couple of seconds to cut a file, if it take more than that, then may be it isn't lossless but re-encoding soft. Generally, the audio edit programs are re-encoding soft.
Good luck ^^

four
four

try Audacity.. free, powerful, and multiplatform
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

JJ 
JJ 

lol, if you read it correctly, oliver want a tool that can cut mp3 with out losing sound quality.. so any wave editing proggies can destruct original mp3 sound curve.

my recommendation is http://mpesch3.de1.cc/mp3dc.html , mp3 directcut, trim the unneeded then save it with out losing sound quality

Anon
Anon

Sony SoundForge. no quality reduction.

get it from some pirated webwarez. try to scan it well for viruses before using though.

DarkKoushirou
DarkKoushirou

I agree with mp3directcut. I used it a lot back then. I'm using Adobe Soundbooth now, since I wortk with it anyway, but mp3directcut or the other free tools bay suite you better.

Dunny
Dunny

Normally I'd recommend Adobe Soundbooth as it is a much better featured software, however, since you want a quick and free solution, Audacity is an excellent selection as it is used by many professionals (in fact, ones that use Soundbooth also use Audacity interchangeably).

paladinlevel99
paladinlevel99

Well Oliver what can I say? My parthners tell you everything! My opinion the best it's Audacity, I use it several times and always with the same result……just great.

Malva
Malva

Audacity is a great software but is not the answer: an mp3
file will be decoded before editing e re-encoded after. Audacity is
better used when you start from a wav, flac or similar format.

Malva
Malva