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Subject: RE: mp3-editor?

RE: mp3-editor?

From: Chris Holt <>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 20:03:04 -0500

On Wed, 26 Mar 2003 11:21:13 -0400, Justin Heiner wrote:
>I'm not sure about CoolEdit, but GoldWave requires you to uncompress the
>MP3 into memory before editing it, so you would have to recompress it
>when you save it, losing some quality.
>I use some cheap software called mp3surgeon. It's under $20 for
>registration and does the best job at cutting that I've seen. You can do
>waveform previews so you can cut at the correct spot, etc. Very easy to

Since finding MP3 DirectCut I ditched MP3 Surgeon. The waveform display
of MP3 Surgeon does NOT give a clear indication at all of where to cut
the files. Now this could be down to the fact that I am typically
cutting up low bitrate speech recordings, but even at that, MP3DC let's
me see much more of the waveform in a zoomable window, and offers
splitting that numbers files correctly. (Surgeon adds leading zeros to
all track numbers, forcing you to renumber tracks 1-9) If you want to do
both splits and cuts in MP3 Surgeon, you are forced to delete sections
manually after splitting, once again, forcing you to renumber tracks.

The author is responsive to feature requests and added an auto cue
function shortly after I asked for it. Of course the fact that it's
freeware is icing on the MP3DirectCut cake. :)

Received on 2003-03-27

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