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How to edit MP3 file

SolveigMM Video Splitter allows deleting unnecessary fragments from audio file without audio quality loss. This guide explains how you can edit MP3 file.

Basic Terms

Understanding of some basic terms used in this guide will help you to start using SolveigMM Video Splitter in most comfortable way.

Marker is a constituent part of a fragment consisted of two markers: start and end. Markers can be added or deleted. Such operations as deleting and positioning are applied to the selected markers only.
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Marker is set to a current cursor position.
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The selected marker is highlighted with yellow color.

Markers can be added or deleted. Such operations as deleting and positioning are applied to the selected markers only.

Fragment is a part of video (or audio) file limited by two markers to be removed or kept in a final movie, e.g. commercial block you want to cut off. Selected fragments are marked with orange color. Fragments marked as 'cut off' are colored with white color. 
Examples of fragments are provided in table below:

Color of Fragment Description
image This fragment was set to be deleted. It will not be presented in final movie
image This fragment was set to be kept. It will be presented in final movie
image This fragment was set to be deleted. It will not be presented in final movie. Yellow highlight means you can edit it (delete, set it to be kept, etc.)
image This fragment was set to be kept. It will be presented in final movie. Yellow highlight means you can edit it (delete, set it to be cut off, etc.)

Control Panel contains main tools for file processing.

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Description of window elements is provided in table below.

Window Element Description Shortcut Key
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Button "Add Marker": Adds a new marker to current slider cursor position.
M
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Button "Remove Marker(s)": Removes a current marker or fragment.
Delete
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Button "Keep On Selected Fragment": Sets a fragment type.
S
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Button "Cut Off Selected Fragment": Sets a fragment type.
D
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Button "Invert": Inverts time line fragments.
I
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Button "Size":  Calculate result file size (is available for AVI, MP3).
Ctrl+F
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Button "Trim": Starts trimming or Batch Processing (if batch queue has any task).
Ctrl+T
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Edit box of a left marker cursor time position. You can edit this value by manually.  
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Edit box of a right marker cursor time position. You can edit this value by manually.  
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Button "Zoom In": Increases a slider timeline resolution for more comfortable editing neighbor markers (*).
NumPad+
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Button "Zoom Out": Decreases a slider timeline resolution (*).
NumPad-
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Scale rate field, shows a current slider timeline resolution rate. "1X" means an original resolution without zooming.  

(*) - To view timeline areas after Zoom In you can use a scroll bar (below a timeline slider) and "Alt + Left arrow" and "Alt + Right Arrow" hot keys.

In our example we will edit initial MP3 file by cutting off two fragments in one pass.

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Figure 1

1. Click the button or select the Open Media File... command in the File menu.

2. Select file to be edited.

3. Click the button to open the selected file.

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Figure 2

4. Place the Video slider in the required place using the spin buttons in the edit box of a left marker cursor time position (see Basic Terms). You can also set the value by manually or just move the Video slider to the required position.

5. Click the button to add new marker.

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Figure 3

6. Set other markers using edit boxes and the Add Marker button. In our example we set three additional markers and our MP3 file consists of four fragments.

7. Select the fragment you want to cut off from the file by clicking your left mouse button. The fragment will be marked with orange color.

8. Click the button to mark the selected fragment as 'cut off'. The fragment will be marked with white color (see Basic Terms).

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Figure 4

9. Mark the other fragments you want to cut off from the movie as described in 7-8.

10. Select the Start Trimming command of the Edit menu.

11. The standard file saving window opens. Specify new file name and click the Save button.

The folders, where initial or edited files are located, can be opened in the Windows Explorer. Use the Explore Folder->Output command of the Tools menu to open the folder, where the edited file was saved. To open the folder, where the initial file is located, use the Explore Folder->Input command of the Tools menu.

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Figure 5

When the file editing is finished, new file can be opened in SolveigMM Video Splitter for further editing. To open new file in SolveigMM Video Splitter, place the mouse cursor on the name of the edited file in the Output pane. Then click the right mouse button and select the Open In Video Splitter command of the appeared context menu. The edited file will be opened in new window of the SolveigMM Video Splitterprogram.

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Figure 6