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The program's name says it all - it allows you to split or cut audio files, or join them together into a single one. However, this tool not only supports working with MP3 files but also with other audio file formats such as WMA, WAV, APE and CUE. Thanks to Visual MP3 Splitter and Joiner, you can easily get a full album divided into individual tracks, or join isolated parts of a speech together, just to mention a couple of useful examples.
To be honest, the program's visual design is not the best. Basically, it includes two totally independent sections, one for each function of the program. When using the MP3/WAV Splitter section you can open a single audio file and, when you do so, its corresponding waveform is automatically displayed. This waveform, which can be zoomed in or out, is not a simple decorating element, as it allows you to select the point or points where you wish to cut or split your original audio file with total accuracy. Of course, this is the reason why the program's name includes the term "visual". However, the program also offers you other splitting options for your audio files: you can split them by time (manually typing the start and end points of each part), by parts (setting the number of equal parts, the duration of each part or their file size), or let the program automatically split your audio file using its silence detection feature.
The MP3/Wav Joiner section of the program, on the other hand, is much easier to use than the other section, as you simply add your source files in any of the supported formats, set their order and start the joining process. Both sections of the program allow you to set the output folder and the ID3 tags (such as title, artist, album, year, genre and comment) for the resulting audio file(s). Also, you count on play and stop buttons that allow you to listen to any of your added files or preview the resulting parts of your original audio file.
In a nutshell, Visual MP3 Splitter & Joiner is a powerful tool that allows you to perform the two mentioned operations flawlessly. However, the program seems to be a bit expensive, considering that there are many cheaper and even free tools that perform the same operations and produce very similar results. Other than that, I would highly recommend anybody trying this tool when it comes to splitting or joining audio files.
- Supports several popular audio file formats
- Its waveform allows you to cut or split your audio files with total accuracy
- Allows you to split your audio files by parts or by time
- You can set the ID3 tags for your resulting audio file(s)
- Includes a powerful silence detection feature
- Its visual design could be improved
- A bit expensive