mp3DirectCut - direct mp3 editor, splitter, cutter and recorder

fast mpeg audio editing


All you need to cut your mp3

mp3DirectCut is a fast and extensive audio editor and recorder for compressed mp3. You can directly cut, copy, paste or change the volume with no need to decompress your files for audio editing. This saves encoding time and preserves the original quality, because nothing will be re-encoded. The built in recorder creates mp3 on the fly from your audio input. Using Cue sheets, pause detection or Auto cue you can easily divide long files.


  • Non-destructive cut, copy, paste
  • Volume change, fade, normalize
  • MP3 recording with ACM or Lame encoder
  • Fast MPEG visualisation and easy navigation
  • Layer 2 support (dvd/dvb audio)
  • AAC support
  • Batch processing
  • Cue Sheet support
  • Pause detection
  • Auto cue (track dividing by time values)
  • Track splitting with filename and tag creation
  • Trim · Crop · Fast play · Loop play
  • ID3v1.1 tag editor · ID3v2 tag keeping
  • VU meter · bitrate visualisation
  • High speed recorder · Command line usage
  • Unicode support
  • View screenshots

Current version

2.22 · 2016-02-18 · Recent changes:
  • Two more zoom out levels
  • Crash on large window size fixed
  • Less CPU usage for selection graph
  • Editable folder fields for Batch and Split
  • Possible crash on simple fade out fixed
  • Some more corrections and adaptions

Download mp3DirectCut

286 KB · simple installer (selfextracting zip) · Freeware


  • Windows or Linux with Wine
  • For MP3 play: MP3 ACM codec (present since XP) or mpglib.dll
  • For AAC play: libfaad2.dll
  • For MP3 recording: encoding ACM or Lame encoder DLL

Previous updates

  • 2.21:  Dark and bright themes · Flat window · New icon · Rec time limit
  • 2.20:  Auto crop improved · "Lowest gain" setting in config dialog · Two-stage fade
  • 2.19:  Timeline in the audio graph · Split and ID3v1 genre bugs fixed · Improved icon
  • 2.18:  Bugs on Split fixed · Adjustable recent files · Adjustable undo steps
  • 2.17:  Auto crop · 2GB file size limit fixed · Default buttons
  • 2.16:  AAC support · Project file Unicode bug fixed · Extended Auto cue settings
  • 2.15:  Cue flag issues corrected · Re-sync check crash fixed · Batch unicode issue fixed
  • 2.14:  High resolution icon · Check for Re-syncs function · Restart button for config options
  • 2.13:  Symbol button layout, volume slider and toolbar · One overwrite warning can be disabled
  • 2.12:  Unicode support · Optional slim button layout · Pause detection optimizations
  • 2.11:  Batch processing dialog · Status line with ID3 usage info · Adjustable big timer height
  • 2.10:  Undo step descriptions · Adjustable split overlap time · Adjustable prelisten time