Direct WAV MP3 Splitter

Direct WAV MP3 Splitter

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 39 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.7.0.25
  • Total Downloads:
    501,001
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 17, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $19.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    1.64MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    130
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #30 in Audio Plugins

Editors' Review

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Despite a rather limited scope, this application makes splitting audio files an intuitive process. True to its word, Direct WAV MP3 Splitter can dice WAVs or MP3s into any number of segments, though it only can save the files in the latter format. The program's main window is intuitive enough to use, though it's no beauty. To ensure you chop your tracks at the correct moments, the utility lets you play the song before selecting start and end points via a couple of quick mouse clicks. The program can easily cut off any number of fragments you need. It also can chop files into a certain number of equal parts or cut tracks by time and size. Folks who need to digitize their LPs and cassettes will appreciate the feature that automatically detects pauses between tracks. Direct WAV MP3 Splitter now comes with a 30-day demo, making it that much more attractive to anyone who routinely needs to split audio files.
 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Program freezes, programmer offers ZERO support!"

October 13, 2014

 |  Version: Direct WAV MP3 Splitter 2.7.0.25

Pros

works well for the first mp3 you want to split

Cons

freezes every time you try to split a second mp3 (win7). to do this, you have to restart the program, but of course you've lost all your settings, so everything needs to be reconfigured. I contacted the programmer several times via e-mail, but he/she chose not to reply. There's no way in hell I'd give them a cent, so I've uninstalled the program. I think I'll spend money on software whose programmer offers support, and cares about improving his software!

Summary

Don't waste your time- download a different program

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5 stars

"Split MP3 files into smaller ones in under 10 seconds"

June 01, 2012  |  By spenkopp

 |  Version: Direct WAV MP3 Splitter 2.7.0.25

Pros

Speedy 1.5GB audio book file splint in 10 seconds. As a novice with type software, could easily set up file splits, Haven't tried custom splits yet. (Once you buy their Splitter, they send you a discount ooupon for the Joiner program) No buzz, click or hum.

Cons

None known.

Summary

Program does what it's supposed to do efficiently, intuitively, without drama, in excellent time

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3 stars

"Hated it. I need graphical options, not twiddly hybrids"

April 19, 2012  |  By hilarleo

 |  Version: Direct WAV MP3 Splitter 2.7.0.25

Pros

Did complicated MP3 stuff I couldnt do for myself, "for free".
Worked out of the box without tutorials.
Speed impressive.
Optimized for automated splitting.
Plus more menus+stuff for fiddly MP3-type bother I'll [hopefully] never ever look at.

Cons

Antique part-graphic/part-numeric interface for creating user-identified split locations ... it's a stone-slow-drag. Pass.

Summary

Maybe I should stay with Macs for A/V.
But sometimes I need something similar for Windows.
So my expectations could be unreasonable for Windows circa 2012.
This program seems to be 10-year-old legacy swag.
Functional enuf on the inside - but outside, a cipher.
Unless you're content to do automated splitting full-time,
the interface is sub-par.

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5 stars

"This software works very nicely"

November 12, 2011  |  By marguy2

 |  Version: Direct WAV MP3 Splitter 2.7.0.25

Pros

Easy to use, smooth execution, and stable, great software.

Cons

Resulting file worked great but indicated a longer playing time than it actually was.

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5 stars

"Does what it says on the tin!"

June 01, 2011  |  By JUANDELOX

 |  Version: Direct WAV MP3 Splitter 2.7.0.25

Pros

It's simple and easy to use.
Very nice little programme.

Cons

None. Absoltely nothing wrong with this.

Summary

There's nothing I can say bad about this. I leave my radio recording for about an hour or so. Then take the hour long recording and bring it into this.. trim off the bad and I keep what I like.
Excellent little programme.

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4 stars

"Works great for big audiobooks"

April 07, 2011  |  By tsilba

 |  Version: Direct WAV MP3 Splitter 2.7.0.25

Pros

broke the mp3s into manageable size segments

Cons

too many steps to get the job done

Summary

Works great. I use it often.

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2 stars

"Nice program, but dead in the water since version 2.6"

February 18, 2011  |  By Alan Mintaka

 |  Version: Direct WAV MP3 Splitter 2.7.0.25

Pros

Still does a fair job of splitting large MP3 files. More or less functional utility program.

Cons

Occasionally Pause by Detection doesn't split in right location - file split in middle of sound, actual pause was just before or after split. Works for the most part, fails often enough to be annoying. On this basis, paid version is overpriced.

Summary

Pros and cons spell out basic functionality of this program. Another con is that **according to the upgrade notes** this program has been dead in the water since version 2.6. The upgrade notes for 2.6, 2.7.0.24 and 2.7.0.25 have been exactly the same: "Version N features: minimum Sound Duration added to Pause Detection; ability to work with files up to 999 hours; correct read/write CUE files Artist/Album tags." In fact, Minimum Silence (not Minimum Sound Duration, which was already there) has been added since 2.6. This carelessness on the part of the developers, plus the occasional failure of Split by Pause Detection, makes shopping around for similar programs a good idea.

Updated on Apr 25, 2011

UPDATE 04/25/2011
Since submitting the original review, I've determined that version 2.7.0.25 produces corrupt MP3 headers at many split locations. If I could reduce the rating to 0 stars at this point, I would.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.7.0.25
Version 2.7.0.25 features: minimum Sound Duration added to Pause Detection; ability to work with files up to 999 hours; correct read/write CUE files Artist/Album tags.
General
Publisher PistonSoft
Publisher web site http://www.pistonsoft.com/
Release Date February 15, 2011
Date Added February 17, 2011
Version 2.7.0.25
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.64MB
File Name mp3splitter_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 501,001
Downloads Last Week 130
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $19.95

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