How to Edit MP3 Files on Windows 10

MP3 Files on Windows 10
Music plays an important role in our lives. It is a universal language we all can enjoy and bond over.

For the creative or technical person, perhaps they are wanting more. Do you feel the itch to change things up and create something new?

Learning something new takes time and practice. Wouldn’t you like to learn how to edit mp3 files on Windows 10? It’s not as difficult as it sounds and you may already have what you need to get started.

Read our guide below to learn everything you need to know!

How to Edit mp3 Files on Windows 10

Using Windows 10 to edit mp3 files is a fairly simple process. Let’s break down three apps you can use right now to get started. In our guide, we’ll discuss VLC, Windows Movie Maker, and Windows Media Player.


VLC is an infamous media player. It can play any file under the sun, but did you know it also functions well for editing mp3 files on Windows 10? The way it works is by recording either audio or video.

Open up VLC and navigate to the top menu. From there, click View and hover over to Advanced Controls.

Now you are going to want to import the mp3 file of choice. Click Media and then Open File or drag and drop.

From here you’ll want to play and record the mp3. From wherever you’d like to start recording from, scroll around on the track and hit record.

The moment you wish to end the recording hit the Record button again. You can find your edited mp3 in the My Music folder.

Windows Movie Maker

If you’re needing to edit an mp3 file but wish to use something other than VLC, why not try Windows Movie Maker? Don’t let the name confuse you, let’s edit mp3s with Windows Movie Maker.

First, you’ll want to add an mp3 file. Fire up Windows Movie Maker and click Add Music. Import the mp3 file you wish to edit.

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Right-click on your song and Add it to the Timeline. Alternatively, you can drag-and-drop as well. Mark the start and endpoint to trim the mp3 file.

To complete the job, save the .mp3 as a .wav.

Windows Media Player

With Windows Media Player, you’ll first want to download the SolveigMM WMP Trimmer Plugin. To activate the plugin head to Tools—>Plugins—>SolveigMM WMP Trimmer Plugin.

Open the media file from Windows Media Player and hit the Edit File button. This will bring up an expanded view of the plugin.

Once again, add your markers and select the end position. Feel free to edit the title, song, and artist’s name by right-clicking as well. Hit save and you’re done!

Edit the Day Away

Now you won’t be wondering how to edit mp3 files on Windows 10! We hope you enjoyed our guide.

The possibilities are endless. We can’t wait to see what you create!

You must be itching to get started on your music and video projects. For many more how-to guides, be sure to read our blog.