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Trim or Edit MP3 Files? You Might Not Know This Solution [Windows Media Player]

Trim or Edit MP3 Files? You Might Not Know This Solution [Windows Media Player]

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Aug 15,2019 • Filed to: Video Editing • Proven solutions

- How do I edit MP3 music on Windows Media Player?

- How to trim an MP3 file?

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As it is known to all that Windows Media Player does not have the capability to allow users directly edit their audio files. However, there are some way users can maneuver through this hurdle by using a Windows Media Player plugin called SolveigMM WMP Trimmer.

In this post, you'll learn how to trim MP3 in Windows Media Player and how to edit it step by step.

The advanced?

This post also takes another two practical ways to help you trim and edit MP3 files easily - one is using the professional video editing software "Filmora Video Editor", another is try the Windows Movie Maker software.

Which one will be the best? Let's have a look at these ultimate solutions as follows:

How to Edit (Trim) MP3 in Windows Media Player?

- Trim MP3 in Windows Media Player

Step 1. Download the SolveigMM WMP Trimmer Plugin windows media player plugin in your computer. Open the Windows Media Player program the normal way and navigate to the main menu then "Tools- > Plug-ins- > SolveigMM WMP Trimmer Plugin" so as to activate the plugin.

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Step 2. Go to the "Open Media File" button of WMP Trimmer Plugin on or just open the respective MP3 file via windows media player. Hit the "Edit File" button to view the expanded view of the plugin.

Step 3. Move the slider to your desired start position and hit the "Add marker" button. Perform the same to select the end position.

Alternatively, you can play the file to be edited and subsequently move the slider to the desired section and click "Start" button. Manually enter the value of the start time in the Start box if you want to change the start time then hit the "End" button to set the stop time. Hit the "In" button to trim the selected fragment. You can then rename the file and save it in your desired location.

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- Edit MP3 Files in Windows Media Player

Step 1. Open Windows Media Player on your computer. If you don't have it you can download and install it.

Step 2. Now Open the Windows Media Player and open the MP3 file with Windows Media Player.

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Step 3. Go to the left panel and click on "Music" under the "Library" icon to view the MP3 file on the window.

Step 4. Now, right click on the MP3 file and then click on "Edit" button. From there, you can the edit the MP3 title of your song and the artist name.

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Complete your editing by saving the changes.

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Filmora Video Editor - Professional Video Editor to Trim or Edit MP3 Files

Filmora Video Editor is an all-in-one powerful and functional MP3 trimmer tool you can think of. The program is equipped with several amazing capabilities which turns your experience quite exciting. There are millions of users across the globe who are not wrong and can attest on the effectiveness and reliability of this top-notch. This program not only allows you to trim a MP3 file by dragging operation, but also enables you to edit the MP3 song as easy as 1-2-3.

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  • Offers numerous useful creative features that helps in enhancing the audio file quality and appearance. Thanks to the more than 300 stylish features such as Text and Styles, Overlays and Filters, Music Library, and Transitions and Elements.
  • Filmora Video Editor lets users perform various edits like crop, cut, paste, copy, record, and addition of other effects including pitch, amplification, and fade adjustments among others.
  • With this program, users can freely import audio files from popular social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram among others.
  • This program offers an array of advanced features including split screen, 3D Lut, screen recording, video stabilizer, scene detection, and audio separation among others.
  • Compatible with several devices including the popular and hot ios and Android devices like iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Samsung, PSP, HTC, and Amazon among others.

How to Trim MP3 in Filmora Video Editor?

Step 1. Import the MP3 files

Launch Filmora Video Editor to display the main window. Once the main interface is displayed, you will need to import the files you would like to trim. Just navigate to the "Import" button and click it so as to import the respective file from the save location in your computer to this program. Alternatively, you can just drag these files to the User's Album icon located within the main interface.

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Step 2. Trim MP3

Once the upload of files is successful, again drag these files now from the User's Album to the Timeline panel which is located just at the bottom of the program's window.

When you have dragged your files to the Timeline, you can now trim them to your desired length. To do so, just click the audio clip to select and mouser over the clip's right or left edge until you see a double arrow indicator. Upon the appearance of this arrow, drag it to the length of your interest of course based on your need and then trim it.

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Step 3. Export the Trimmed File

Once you have completed trimming the MP3 file to your desired length, just click on the "Export" button. An output pop-up window would be displayed from where you can choose MP3 output format under the "Format" tab. This would ensure that you accurately get the trimmed segment of your MP3 file. When the conversion is complete, locate the MP3 file by navigating to "Open Folder" at the bottom and identify the trimmed file.

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[Bonus]

Want to know more editing tips with Filmora Video Editor? Using 2 minutes to quick review the video tutorial:


How to Trim MP3 in Windows Movie Maker?

Step 1. Launch the Windows Movie Maker

Launch the windows movie maker program and click "Add Music" on the task pane. Select the save location of your MP3 file as either your PC, Vimeo, Free Music Archive, or audio micro and import it.

Step 2. Trim MP3 File

When the file has been imported, right click on the file of interest and select "add to Timeline". Alternatively, you can just drag the file to the Timeline or press the Ctrl+D. move the cursor over the beginning or end of your MP3 clip until a double arrow is displayed. Drag this arrow to the length of your choice.

Step 3. Save Your Trimmed File

When you are satisfied with the trimming, save your file in a convenient location for easy access. If you don’t, you would not recover your file.

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Conclusion

Now, you've seen 3 different ways to trim MP3 audio files, which one are you ready to try?

To be honest,

If you're tend to use Windows Media Player to trim or edit your MP3 file, the above tutorial can guide you to do it.

But, if you want to make more editings on audio or video files,

then Filmora Video Editor could be the best choice for you.

Feel hard to make a decision? Don't worry, the free trail version of Filmora Video Editor is standing now.

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