To the obvious audio slicing capabilities that Free MP3 WMA Cutter offers, you have to add a series of editing features, a CD ripper, and the possibility of saving the resulting audio into a new file in either the same or a different format. The program’s interface will display the selected file as a waveform graph, which will allow you to set the cutting points not only in a more intuitive way but also more accurately. Together with MP3 and WMA audio files, this tool can also be used to cut or to convert audios into Ogg and WAV files.
The program’s simple yet functional one-window interface is clearly divided into three main sections that correspond with the tool’s main functions. The top module will let you open any existing audio file in any of the formats supported or rip any of the tracks of your favorite audio CDs. The track or file in question will be displayed in the second module as a waveform graph, and here is where all the cutting, editing, and enhancing processes are carried out.
Setting the cutting points can be done in three ways. You can click with your mouse directly on the waveform to set the starting or the end point, and then drag your mouse to the other end of the fragment. The section selected will be presented in a different color, and you can use the magnifying glass to enlarge it or to substitute the waveform of the entire track for that of the fragment to be cut. You can also use the two sliders provided to set the start and end points, respectively. Either way, both points will be presented in figures (down to the millisecond) under the graph, together with the resulting length of the fragment selected. Then, and this is the third way of setting the cutting points, you can modify those figures manually for extra precision.
In this same module, you will find a set of editing features that will allow you not only to trim the original file as selected, but also to fade in and out the new begin and end points, normalize or amplify the overall audio, mix this fragment with another audio file, and even add an echo effect to the resulting file or to a part of it. The third and last module is where you select the output format, which will let you convert the source file into any of the other three formats supported if so desired.
Free MP3 WMA Cutter not only extracts selected fragments from your favorite audio tracks easily and accurately – it lets you enhance and convert entire audio tracks or slices of them in a simple and convenient manner. The editing features and the list of audio codecs supported are far from comprehensive, but as it is my motto for all free tools, any amount of extra functionality is always welcomed.
- Supports some of the most popular audio formats.
- Waveform graph for easy audio selection.
- Accurate cutting points.
- Built-in playback tool
- Limited editing functionality