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How to Edit MP3 on Windows 10 – Tutorial

If you guys love to play with music, then you must have a lot of MP3 songs and files on your PC. If you want to edit the music files into smaller ones or create a personalized ringtone for your phone. Then a useful and reliable MP3 trimmer is of great help. In this article, we are going to talk about How to Edit MP3 on Windows 10 – Tutorial. Let’s begin!

The Movies & TV app, or more precisely the pictures app on Windows 10 can both split and merge videos as well. The Groove app on Windows 10 however is incredibly basic actually. It has an equalizer however, that too is a recent addition so forget using the app in order to edit your audio files. MP3 is a really famous audio format and if you have an MP3 file you have to split, Groove is not the app for it. You can also find basic apps that do the trick however, a reliably good one is Audacity. It’s kind of complicated to use for more sophisticated stuff however, to split MP3 files, it’s really easy to learn.

How to Edit MP3 on Windows 10

Audacity is actually a free, open-source app so go ahead and download and then install it. Before we start to edit a file, know that by default Audacity does not overwrite the original file no matter what you actually do. When you add a file to it and then edit it, you’re basically creating a project as well. It will store it as a project unless you export it.

Open Audacity and drag & drop the MP3 file you wish to split. Your file is represented in wavelength form. Tap and drag your mouse cursor over the part that you wish to cut out. For a more precise selection, use the Start and End of Selection option at the bottom as well.

Head to the Edit menu. Choose Cut or just use the Ctrl+X keyboard shortcut and it will delete the selected bit. You can then head to File>Export>Export as MP3. The remaining bit of the file can also be exported in MP3 format as well. You will also have to give it a different name though so that it doesn’t overwrite the original file during the export process actually.

how to edit mp3 on windows 10

If you wish to cut out the part that is not selected, then head to Edit>Trim.


Audacity can also join two different audio files as well. It’s really simple to do. Drag and drop the files that you wish to merge on to Audacity. If you guys want to merge the whole file with another one, tap on it and then use the Ctrl+A keyboard shortcut to choose all of it. Use the Ctrl+C keyboard shortcut in order to copy it. Tap on the other file at the exact place you want to paste the audio from the first one and then use the Ctrl+V keyboard to paste it as well.

If you wish to merge just a small portion of the file, choose only that from the second file, and again use the Ctrl+C shortcut to copy it. Tap on the first file at the exact part that you wish to paste the snippet and use the Ctrl+V keyboard shortcut in order to paste it. When you paste a snippet from one audio file to the other, then Audacity doesn’t overwrite the file you’re pasting to. Rather, it adds to the file, pushing its current content further down the timeline as well. After that, you need only export it and don’t forget to rename the new file to something else as well.

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