This audio application breaks no new ground, but it does win our praise for its ease of use. Cool MP3 Splitter s main job is simply to chop MP3 files into smaller segments, but you ll also find a tool for joining as many songs as you want. If you re merging tunes, you can specify the audio quality of your new file, but you can t alter the bit rate when slicing up MP3s. Splitting files is an intuitive process, as a step-by-step-wizard walks you through the process of adding a track, then choosing whether to split by selection, size, or time. If you pick the first option, Cool MP3 Splitter will play the song and let you click as many breakpoints as you like. However, users who prefer other audio codecs are out of luck, as this application only supports the format found in its title. If you just need a quick way to chop and join audio files, Cool MP3 Splitter gets the job done.
What's new in version 2.02
ReleaseNovember 7, 2008
Date AddedMay 13, 2005
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Cool MP3 Splitter allows you to split an MP3 file into smaller files or join MP3 files to make a longer piece of music. You can split your tracks three ways: by section, by time, or by size. Whichever you choose to use, you should find it useful for creating audio CDs from your collection, and you can break up live songs from a recording of a concert into individual tracks. Also, the fade-in/-out feature can smoothly goes from full volume to zero volume or from zero volume to full volume in zero to 30 seconds. Version 2.02 adds new open dialog.