How to Trim MP3 on Windows 10 - Best MP3 Trimmer for Windows

This post lists some easy-to-use yet powerful MP3 trimmer for Windows 10, and also provides the detailed tutorials to teach you how to trim MP3 Windows 10. Now, let's get started!

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Jane Zhou

Updated on May 27, 2024

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Trimming MP3 is a good solution if you have a song that you want to only listen to the part of the song. It is not wise, in my opinion, but it is very helpful, especially if you want to get rid of some parts or clips of your favorite songs. Luckily, modern MP3 editing software has made this straightforward. Trimming MP3 just takes a few minutes, and it doesn't require technical skills. In this article, We will teach you how to trim MP3 in Windows 10 using free software easily.

Method 1. Trim MP3 Audio on Windows 10 using EaseUS RecExperts

The easiest way to trim MP3 files on Windows 10 is to use an easy-to-use audio trimmer, like EaseUS RecExperts.

This program enables you to delete unwanted parts from your MP3 file within three simple steps, even edit a WAV file and remove the last 10 minutes. You can efficiently operate it because of its intuitive user interface, even if you are a novice. Besides, it is compatible with many other media formats, such as MP4, FLAC, AAC, MOV, etc., which means you can flexibly trim video or play your media files as you like. Most importantly, it allows you to trim the media file frame by frame, if you use it to cut video files.

Apart from being a video/audio trimmer, it is essentially a screen and audio recorder. With its aid, you can capture almost anything on your computer, like online courses, conference meetings, gameplays, etc. To conclude, this versatile program is worth trying.

Method 2. Cut MP3 Files Windows 10 via VLC Media Player

People all know that VLC is a free media player for Windows, but it can do much more than play media files. One excellent feature is that it can be used as an audio trimmer to help you remove unwanted parts. You can use it to cut MP3, AAC, FLAC, MP4, MOV, or other files according to your needs. Now, let's see how it works as an MP3 trimmer:

Step 1. Launch VLC Media Player, and import your target MP3 file.

Step 2. Next, click "View" on the menu bar, and choose the "Advanced Controls" option. Once done, you will see four new buttons above the playback icon.

Trim MP3 in VLC

Step 3. Drag the slider to the position where you want your segment to begin, and click "Shift + R". When the slider reaches the point you wish your excision to end, hit the same keys on your keyboard.

Step 4. Finally, the trimmed MP3 file will be saved on your computer automatically.

Method 3. Trim MP3 on Windows 10 with Audacity

Audacity is a famous audio recorder and editor, which runs perfectly on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers. It lets you edit your audio files as you want, such as trimming, mixing, etc. Moreover, you can even apply sound effects to your trimmed audio file, adjust sound quality, remove noise, etc. It is worth mentioning that this software is entirely free! Just use it to trim your MP3 music now.

Step 1. Download and install Audacity on your PC. Next, click "File" > "Open..." to import the MP3 file that you want to trim.

Step 2. Click on the "Selection Tool" on the top toolbar to select the area of audio that you want to keep.

Trim MP3 in Audacity

Step 3. Then, click "Edit" > "Remove Special" > "Trim Audio". Also, you can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+T.

Step 4. Finally, hit "File" > "Export" > "Export Audio" to save the trimmed MP3 on your computer.

Method 4. Trim MP3 Audio with Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player, developed by Microsoft, is a great player to play music, movies, and even open images. Some of you might ask if it can trim MP3 files. Of course, yes. By installing a plugin, you can use it to cut music files as an audio trimmer. Want to know how it works? Continue reading:

Step 1. First, download and install the SolveigMM WMP Trimmer plugin. (

Step 2. Launch Windows Media Player, click "Tools" > "Plug-ins" > "SolveigMM WMP Trimmer Plugin".

Step 3. Next, import your MP3 file, and click "Edit File" to see the expanded view of the plugin.

Trim MP3 in Windows Media Player

Step 4. Drag the slider to the desired position, and click on the "Add marker" to set the beginning point. Repeat it to mark the end point.

Step 5. At last, click on the Trim button and save the cut MP3 song.

The Bottom Line

On this page, you can learn 4 workable solutions to trim MP3 on Windows, and just try them one by one to make a selection. For all the methods, we highly recommend EaseUS RecExperts - a professional MP3 trimmer. It helps you complete the task in three simple steps. No matter which method you take, we hope it can fully meet your requirements.

Trim MP3 Windows 10 FAQs

1. Can you trim music in Windows 10?

Of course, yes! With some excellent audio trimmers, you can easily trim music in Windows 10. The audio trimmers include but limited to EaseUS RecExperts, VLC, Audacity, Windows Media Player, and many others.

2. Does Windows have an audio editor?

Yes. If you record audio in Windows 10 via the Voice Recorder. Once done, you can click on the Trim option at the bottom to cut the music. However, this free app only provides some limited features. If you want to add sound effects, change speed, etc., you can find a professional audio editor on Google.

3. Can VLC trim audio?

Yes. For most of you, VLC is just a media play, but it can do much more than that, including trimming audio files. With its help, you can trim your MP3 files on your computer in an implicit way.

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