MP3DirectCut

MP3DirectCut

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

Version:
2.20
File Size:
301.47KB
Date Added:
May 12, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
543,922
Downloads Last Week:
625
Product ranking:
#10 in Audio Plugins
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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  • All Versions:

    4.0

    out of 68 votes

    • 5 star: 25
    • 4 star: 32
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 6
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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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