MP3DirectCut

MP3DirectCut

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 68 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.20
  • Total Downloads:
    554,389
  • Date Added:
    May 12, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    301.47KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    763
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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MP3DirectCut gives you the tools you need to remove sections of a video and then reattach the other sections to create a smooth finished product. The intuitive interface makes the app's features accessible to all users, and the quick processing makes completing a project an overall pleasant experience.

Pros

Nice interface: The tools and other controls for this program are clearly arrayed around the main window. There is a large time readout over the audio track visual, and three sections of controls below let you access the various Navigation, Editing, and Audio Tools.

Compression option: This program also give you the ability to compress your completed MP3 files into PCM format. This gives you the luxury of additional space on your machine, as PCM files take up considerably less space than their MP3 counterparts.

Cons

Tricky installation: This program comes in the form of a self-extracting ZIP file, but the automated extraction doesn't work. Instead, you have to locate the file in your Downloads folder and extract it manually. Once you've done that, though, installation can proceed normally.

Bottom Line

MP3DirectCut is a free program that offers plenty of functionality in a convenient and intuitive package. If you often need to remove sections of MP3 files or combine others, this is a good program to try.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Very handy with quality playback"

February 12, 2014  |  By PBENNETT1027

 |  Version: MP3DirectCut 2.19

Pros

Easy to use, and can make very precise cuts.
Can raise audio levels on lower quality MP3 files
Excellent Playback quality

Cons

No noise reduction features that I'm aware of

Summary

Playback easily beats that of any MP3 player I've used - including those with audio enhancement plugins. It is easily my preferred player when listening to music.. and with the looping feature, it's easy to play music continuously without pausing or restarting, like ambient or nature sounds.

I do wish it had more noise reduction functions... which would handy when trying to enhance MP3 files under 128k... the hissing sounds which are inherent to the files become even more pronounced when raising output.

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5 stars

"Absolutely indispensable."

December 15, 2013  |  By Tanyabliss

 |  Version: MP3DirectCut 2.19

Pros

For the little tasks it's the best thing going. It doesn't need to load the file and when you're familiar with it you can chop a recording into tracks in seconds or get rid of adverts by eye.

Cons

Trial and error is the way to learn it but once you know it intuition is at Force like levels. I couldn't open it directly from the download, it couldn't write the path but I went to the Download folder and right clicked "extract", worked fine.

Summary

A nut cracker to crack a nut.

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4 stars

"Good for extracting short items from long lectures"

November 11, 2012  |  By Pazzer1

 |  Version: MP3DirectCut 2.16

Pros

A quick and easy way to save a short news item from a long blog or 2 hour edition of the Today Programme etc.

Cons

Does not print banknotes

Summary

Another handy audio editing tool to keep at the ready.

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5 stars

"Quick and accepts large MP3s"

October 29, 2012  |  By J_Cee

 |  Version: MP3DirectCut 2.16

Pros

Works directly in MP3 format, avoiding slow conversions. Offers fast playback to locate an editing point quickly. For years I've used Audacity to remove the annoying chat at the start of a recorded radio program, but Audacity's overkill for the purpose, and correcpondingly slow. This program's really slick for such basic tasks, once you learn what all the buttons do!

Cons

There are many buttons whose purpose isn't clear unless you hover the mouse or refer to the online help (which is good and clear).

Summary

The tool I've needed for years!

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1 stars

"Will not install!?!?!"

October 01, 2012  |  By swampskunk1313

 |  Version: MP3DirectCut 2.16

Pros

I do not know if there are any pros, it will n ot install. All I get are error messages.

Cons

It will not install at all!

Summary

I have downloaded the program twice, from the programs site and from here, and it will not install at all. It says access denied.

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5 stars

"Mp3DirectCut. Light, fast and doesnt degrade Mp3 files."

September 19, 2012  |  By ranger207

 |  Version: MP3DirectCut 2.16

Pros

Mp3DirectCut Audio Editor: An excellent free (lossless) program that doesn't degrade files if or when editing over and over, unlike most other (paid or free) Audio Editors. This is especially important when working with the already stripped-down nature of Mp3. The program is light, fast and straightforward.

Cons

Unfortunately, the author falls terribly short on including, easy to follow, step by step directions, for a first time user. Maybe waiting for users to supply a manual?

Summary

If you have the time to learn this light weight and basic program, through trial and error, it's worth having. Theres not that many commands, but it would have been nice to add directions for a first timer, rather than a seasoned user who already knows.

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4 stars

"Very good and usefull."

July 28, 2011  |  By 25071911

 |  Version: MP3DirectCut 2.13

Pros

Very good and usefull.

Cons

Very good and usefull.

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5 stars

"GREAT batch joining of 16 mp3 at once beats mp3 merge"

May 05, 2011  |  By timcnetrandomnametologin

 |  Version: MP3DirectCut 2.13

Pros

great reliable joining of 16 or more mp3 s at once via batch processing

Cons

dont know any

Summary

mp3 merge created faulty files on 16 file join. but no error message
this is clearly better for joining multiple files

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4 stars

"Useful, clean, essential app"

March 14, 2011  |  By rockpoet--2008

 |  Version: MP3DirectCut 2.13

Pros

Useful, clean, essential app

Cons

None so far...

Summary

Useful, clean, essential app

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5 stars

"Indispensable!"

November 29, 2010  |  By rasheed12824

 |  Version: MP3DirectCut 2.12

Pros

- preserves exact quality
- no re-encoding
- easy to use
- FREE

Cons

Joining multiple files not in batch isn't supported. The only way you can do that is by opening the files and copying and pasting their content into one of them.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.20
Version 2.20 added optional timeline in the audio graph and fixed Split save issue on Batch.
General
Publisher Martin Pesch
Publisher web site http://www.mpesch3.de/
Release Date May 12, 2014
Date Added May 12, 2014
Version 2.20
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 301.47KB
File Name mp3DC220.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 554,389
Downloads Last Week 763
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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