How to Trim MP3 Files in VLC Media Player

How to Trim MP3 Files in VLC Media Player

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By Elva | Apr 16,2018 11:27 am

Can we trim MP3 in VLC Media Player?

Yes you can trim MP3 VLC Media player on your computer. VLC is popularly known for playing media files but with less editing options. You can also use it to convert your media files and but it also has advanced controls that you can use to trim MP3 files. With VLC media player you can trim videos by recording the desired portions of your MP3 Files. This might sound complex but, in the part, below we have explained in detail how you can trim MP3 in VLC media player.

Part 1: How to Trim MP3 in VLC

Step 1. Open the VLC media player on your computer. If you have not installed in, head to VLC official site and download the VLC appropriate for your computer.

Step 2. Next, open the VLC media player on your computer.

Step 3. On the VLC window, go to “View” on the main Menu and click “Advanced Controls” option.

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Step 4. Now, open the MP3 file with VLC media player and then go to the bottom and set where you want to start to trim your MP3 file and click on the red button at the bottom left of the window.

Step 5. Once the VLC play the MP3 file will record and when it reaches the end point that you want to trim click on the red button and it will stop recording.

Step 6. The trimmed file will be stored in “My Music” folder in your computer.

Just like that! Download VLC media player and use not to play audios but also trim audios.

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Part 2: Simplest Way to Trim MP3 using Filmora Video Editor

Another way to trim MP3 music simply, is by using Filmora Video Editor. Fimora Video Editor is a fully featured editor for your videos, images and audios that are of different supported formats in different devices. It is built with audio controls that allows you to trim audios, split audios, merge audios, adjust audio’s image brightness, colour and hue. With Filmora audio editor you can also adjust the pitch of the audio, use equalizer, fade in, fade out, detach audio, and attach audio among others. Using Filmora to edit your media files is as easy as a pie and you don’t really need a pro to help you. Before we look at how to trim MP3 with Filmora video editor let us have a look at some of its key features.

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  • Video Controls- It is built with video controls such as trim, cut, split, contrast, brightness and aspect ratio.
  • Image Editor- Filmora Video Editor also edit image brightness, contrast and hue and it allows you to attach the images to videos and audios.
  • Advanced Editing- This editing software is built with other advanced editing options such as Pan and Zoom, colour tuning, stabilize video, play video in reverse, overlays, split screen, green screen, power tool and video snapshot.
  • Action Cam Editing- Filmora Video Editor comes with cam editing options like; colour tuning effect, speed effect, instant cutter and Fix and correction.
  • Inbuilt Effects- What is more exciting with Filmora Video Editor comes with different filters, overlays, elements, sound effects and Transitions.
  • Export and Save- This video editor not only allows you to share the edited video and audios to your computer on any format, online sites, burn them to DVDs but also device formats.

How to Trim MP3 using Filmora Video Editor

At this point, you can now head to Wondershare Filmora Video Editor and download it to your computer. Now, install the program on your computer and open it. From there, you can follow these step by step guide below.

Step 1. Import MP3 files

Begin by uploading the MP3 file to the program. Click on “MEDIA” button and then click on “Import Files” and upload the MP3 file from your computer. You can also drag the MP3 file and drop it to the program window.

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Step 2. Trim MP3 Files

The uploaded MP3 file will now appear in the program window. Drag it to the music panel below to start trimming your MP3 file. After that, position the cursor to the place where you want to start trimming and then position to the endpoint. Once you have positioned it well, you will two arrows that will allow to trim.

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Step 3. Save and Export the Trimmed MP3 File

Now play the file that you have trimmed to hear if you have trimmed the right portion. Next, click on “Export’ button and choose the preferred way in which you want to save the trimmed MP3. For this case, click on “Format” choose any preferred format and then rename the file. From there, set the output folder and save the file by clicking on “Export” button.

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Trimming MP3 files with Filmora Video Editor is much simpler than using VLC media player. You can trim audios and preview them before saving them to the desired location. Try this software and improve your efficiency in editing media files.


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