Q: looking for an MP3 editing program.
A: MP3s are incredibly popular today. Many people are looking for a quick, cheap, and easy way to edit down their MP3s. Most songs that you download have a few seconds (or more) of silence on either end. Besides the fact that these sounds of silence can wreck a party for an aspiring DJ, they also take up valuable hard drive space. Granted MP3s have a small, compact, file size, but if you multiply that by a hundred (or more in the case of all you Napster junkies) the amount of wasted space can be quite noticeable.
Here're a few ways to trim the fat from your MP3s.
First, if you were really desperate and had a lot of time to kill, you could convert your MP3s to .wav files. Then edit the files with a normal sound editor, and re-encode them back to the MP3 format. The problem with this method is that you're going to lose audio quality when you re-encode. However, if you really want to make sophisticated MP3 edits, this is the way to do it. Luckily, there's an easier way for those of us who just want to make simple, rudimentary edits. With a little help from a free program called mp3Trim, you can quickly and easily remove unwanted sound and silence from the beginning and end of an MP3. It has some really cool features, such as auto detect silence, preview, and
save as, so you can make sure you like the new edited version. It's quick, easy, and best of all free.
A similar program called PCDJ will allow you to cut and trim MP3s as well. It has a more elaborate interface and a built-in player, which makes things a little easier. This program is free. This is editing in the most basic sense of the word, but if all you want to do is make simple cuts to the beginning and end of an MP3, then you can't go wrong with either of these free programs.