How to Split MP3 Audio on Windows/Mac with MP3 Splitter Software

Lisa Ou

April 27, 2020 17:00 / Posted by Lisa Ou

There are many scenarios that you need to split MP3 audio files. For instance, you want to extract audio clip as ringtone, background music and more. Well, it is also a good way to make a large MP3 audio file smaller by using MP3 splitter software. Whatever, if you have the demand to split MP3 audio files into tracks or smaller segments, you can continue reading to get the detailed steps.

How to Split MP3 Audio on Windows/Mac with MP3 Splitter Software

1. Why Need to Split MP3 File

Just as above mentioned, people split an audio file into tracks in many situations. You can split an audio file into two, three and more parts unlimitedly. Here’re some popular reasons why you need an MP3 splitter.

  1. Extract audio from MP3 file for further use or offline playback.
  2. Split MP3 audio clips and merge into a new audio file.
  3. Remove unwanted parts to make the MP3 file smaller than before.

2. How to Split MP3 on Computer with Video Converter Ultimate

If you want to split out MP3 audio files on your Windows or Mac computer, using FoneLab Video Converter Ultimate is a good choice. You can split, merge and convert audio files in MP3 and other formats flexibly. The intuitive interface is friendly to beginners. It’s okay if you have no experience of MP3 audio splitting. You can use the MP3 splitter and joiner software to customize MP3 audio files with ease.

  1. Split MP3 audio into separate tracks with custom start and end time.
  2. Join MP3 tracks into other music files.
  3. It also can be an MP4 splitter.
  4. Convert MP3 audio to other audio formats with customizable output settings.
  5. The MP3 audio splitter software works with Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP and Mac OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7/10.6.

Launch FoneLab Video Converter Ultimate after the installation. Click Add File to import MP3 audio file.

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Click Trim on the top toolbar to access the built-in MP3 splitter.

Adjust the accurate start and end points of the MP3 audio clip. Later, click OK to split an MP3 audio. You can enable Merge into one file on the lower-left corner to join MP3 audio tracks if necessary.

adjust trim audio

To make the trimmed MP3 file smaller, you can click Settings to adjust audio encoder, sample rate, channels and bitrate. Finally, click OK followed by Convert to export new MP3 files.

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3. How to Split MP3 on Mac

You can also split an audio file into parts on a Mac computer with QuickTime Player. Though there are not many editing tools, you can keep your computer clean without installing third-party tools.

Open QuickTime Player. Choose Open File from the File list to add your MP3 file.

Unfold the Edit list. Click Split Clip to navigate to the Mac MP3 splitter.

Set the point in the timeline. You can make the split by scrolling with your mouse.

Click Done to split MP3 audio track on Mac.

Choose Save As/Export from the File list to export your MP3 audio clip.

split audio in quicktime

4. How to Split MP3 with Audacity

Audacity can be your free MP3 splitter as well. You can split MP3 audio tracks on Windows and Mac. Audacity seems to be hard to use for beginners. But you can edit multi-track audios for free on your computer.

Open your MP3 audio with Audacity.

Click the Selection Tool on the top icon bar, which looks like an I.

Use it to choose the position where you want to split the MP3 audio.  

Choose Clip Boundaries followed by Split from the Edit drop-down list. You can split MP3 audio into two and more sections with Audacity.

split mp3 with audacity

These are proven ways to split MP3 into tracks on your computer. If you want to split audio tracks on your phone, using an online MP3 splitter is also a good choice. You can use MP3cut, Audiotrimmer, Clideo and more to cut and split MP3 audio tracks online. Compared with MP3 audio splitter software, there are not many customizable audio editing tools. Thus, whether to choose online or offline MP3 splitter based on your need.

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