Thread: i need a mp3 editor
February 20th, 2002, 01:15 AM #1
i need a mp3 editor
i need a mp3 editor that will let you save the edited song.
February 20th, 2002, 01:23 AM #2-JOSH H2OL-
February 20th, 2002, 01:26 AM #3
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I didn't think you could edit an mp3, because of how it's compressed.
I always just converted to .wav type, and then use goldwave or cooledit or similar program to do it.
February 20th, 2002, 01:32 AM #4
I don't believe that mp3's are very "editable" due to the way they are compressed. best way to edit one would be to convert to .wav format, edit, save, and convert back to .mp3
cool edit pro is a good program for editing wav's i think there's a demo online somewhere, forget where.
then use audiocatalyst or something similar to convert back to .mp3.
I could be wrong though, i've just never seen a mp3 "editor".
February 22nd, 2002, 03:40 AM #5
As far as I can make out any program that actually edits mp3's does so by decoding it and then re-encoding it. This has different results depending on the codec and quality of the origional file as well as the one that the editor uses to re-encode the file. Have used nero wave editor which is alright for simple stuff but found that some of the saved mp3's lost a lot of quality and you can's seem to change this.
however here is a program that seems to allow you to do very basic editing with out decoding the mp3 so should mean no loss of quality. Never used it myself so can't comment but might be worth a look.
February 23rd, 2002, 04:22 PM #6
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Sound Forge opens and edits mp3s just fine.
I was doing the old decode to .wav, edit, and encode back to mp3 when a friend who uses SF a lot said I could just open it in SF, edit, and resave as mp3. I had never tried it before but did so and it worked fine.
If you want to save them back to mp3s when you're done though, use a pre 5 version as the add-on that allows saving to mp3 craps out after about 20 uses. Version 4.57 apparently allows you to do it indefinitely.
Last edited by Lonewolf54; February 23rd, 2002 at 04:28 PM.
February 26th, 2002, 02:59 PM #7
Also, don't forget that if you have Sound Blaster, it's software comes with Creative Studio that will let you edit WAV files. No, not MP3's but still this is the program that I have used for years when I have to edit sound and it was already installed on my computer and didnt cost me a cent more
Creative Studio lets you fade in/out, change volume by channel and a few other small features, oh, plus you can copy/paste sections of the wav wherever you want into other wav files for editing/mixing purposes. I havn't noticed any quality degrade when I use this program other than the times when I chose to do so myself for file size reasons."It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything"
April 26th, 2006, 05:40 PM #8
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I used to use Cool Edit ("used to" because it has been a year now since I last used it) , the same old version that I got wrapped up in a dusty zip archive ,but it got the job done . I don't really know how well it preserves mp3 quality during the editing process(was good enough for me) , I guess that's for you to decide .
Last edited by superandrei; April 26th, 2006 at 05:42 PM.
April 28th, 2006, 06:22 AM #9
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