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mp3DirectCut - direct mp3 editor, splitter, cutter and recorder

All you need to cut your MP3

mp3DirectCut is a fast and extensive audio editor and recorder for encoded MP3. Without re-encoding you can directly cut, crop or split your MP3 and AAC tracks, change the volume on MP3 and much more. Direct editing saves encoding time and preserves the original audio quality of your tracks. The built in recorder creates MP3 on the fly. By using Cue sheets, Pause detection or Auto cue you can easily divide long files.


  • Direct data copying, no re-encoding
  • Non-destructive cut, copy, paste
  • Volume change, fading, normalizing for MP3
  • MP3 recording/encoding with ACM or Lame
  • Fast MPEG visualisation and easy navigation
  • AAC support, MP2 support
  • Batch processing, Cue Sheet support
  • Pause detection, Auto cue 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
  • Command line usage, Unicode support

Current version

2.25 · 2018-11-20 · Recent changes:
  • Append by file dropping
  • Multiple files can be dropped
  • Re-encoded save mode
  • Limit track time option for Batch
  • Gain change detection on cutting
  • Volume slider in text button layouts
  • Some corrections and improvements

Download mp3DirectCut

290 KB · simple installer (selfextracting zip) · Freeware


  • Windows or Linux with Wine
  • For MP3 play: MP3 ACM codec (present in Windows) or mpglib.dll
  • For AAC play: libfaad2.dll (32 bit)
  • For MP3 recording: encoding ACM or Lame encoder DLL (32 bit)
  • For MP4 demuxing: ffmpeg.exe

Previous updates

  • 2.24:  Split bug fixed · Split and Batch dialogs improved · Cue flag functions
  • 2.23:  MP4 demuxing by ffmpeg · VBR header bug fixed · Total track time for big timer
  • 2.22:  Two more zoom out levels · Some bug fixes and improvements
  • 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