With the help of MP3 Cutter, even users with no skills in audio processing software can easily take apart audio tracks and divide them into smaller components.
As the name of the application hints at, it only works for MP3 tracks, so if you're looking to split other types of audio files, you have to resort to another tool which supports them.
Hassle-free installation and simple GUI
The setup procedure is a fast and easy task that does not require special attention. As for the interface, MP3 Cutter is wrapped in a plain-looking frame that's easy to navigate, since all available options are made visible.
Cut MP3 files by making a selection and adjusting the start and end position
Adding an MP3 track for processing is possible using the file browser only, since the drag-and-drop function is unsupported; the song automatically starts playing afterward.
Data shown here includes the total, elapsed and remaining time, along with the current duration, start and end position, together with length. While the track is playing, you can set the start and end position with one click, as well as seek a particular position by moving a slider.
It is possible to play the selection, pause and resume playback, as well as to save the selection to file by simply pointing out the output directory and file name. There are no other noteworthy options available here.
Evaluation and conclusion
The tool is very light when it comes to CPU and memory, so it does not burden system resources. It has a great response time and saves selections rapidly. No error dialogs popped up throughout our tests, and MP3 Cutter did not hang or crash. We have noticed a bug, though: the selection is saved to file even when attempting to cancel the task. On top of that, it is not possible to quickly and accurately split MP3 by specifying the start and end time (apart from the position mode).
It is not particularly resourceful in its feature-set but, overall, MP3 Cutter delivers an approachable and effective selection to splitting MP3 files into smaller pieces.