Windows Media Player, developed by Microsoft, is a media player used to play video, and audio. Can you turn it into an MP3 trimmer? How to trim an MP3 file in Windows Media Player? How to cut a song on Windows Media Player? Check the following section.

This post will give you a step-by-step guide on how to trim an MP3 file in Windows Media Player. And if you want to try other tools to trim MP3 files, MiniTool MovieMaker is recommended here.

How to Trim an MP3 File in Windows Media Player?

Step 1. Install the SolveigMM WMP Trimmer Plugin

With the SolveigMM WMP Trimmer plugin, your Windows Media Player can be a media editor. Go to the official website to download the WMP Trimmer plugin, then install it on your computer based on the screen prompts.

Step 2. Enable the SolveigMM WMP Trimmer Plugin

Open Windows Media Player and click the Tools > Plug-ins > SolveigMM WMP Trimmer Plugin to activate this plug-in.

Enable the SolveigMM WMP Trimmer Plugin

Note: If you can’t find the Tools option on the interface of your Windows Media Player, then go to the player library section,and click the Organize > Layout > Show Menu Bar to display all tools.

Step 3. Trim the MP3 File

Click the File > Open… or select the Open Media File button of the WMP Trimmer Plugin at the bottom left to find and open an MP3 file you want to trim. Then tap the Edit File button to see the expanded view of the plugin.

import an MP3 file

Drag the orange slider to the right to the desired beginning point of the fragment you would like to save, then click the Add marker button. Then move the slider to the endpoint of the fragment you would like to save, and tap the Add marker button again.

set the start point and endpoint of the wanted fragment

Then move the orange slider to the selected section, click the Keep Selected Fragments button and Invert Time Line Fragments button to highlight the MP3 section you want to save.

highlight the trimmed fragment

Then tap the Trim button, rename this MP3 file, choose an output folder, and click Save to save the trimmed MP3 file.

Also read: 6 Best Online Audio Trimmers to Trim Audio Easily

If you want to save several fragments to the output MP3 file, just use the same operation to set the beginning and ending point of the section you want to save, and click Add marker button. Move the slider to the fragment you want to cut out from the output file, and click the Cut Out Selected Fragment button to remove it. Then repeat this step to delete all unwanted fragments. Then click the Trim to save the output file.

click Cut Out Selected Fragment button

However, SolveigMM WMP Trimmer Plugin isn’t free.

For the Home Edition, it costs $34.95 now, Business Edition $99. But it has a 21-day evaluation version with ten minutes output restriction.

Note: Other support formats of the WMP Trimmer plugin include MP1, MPA, MP4, FLV, WAV, MOV, WebM, WMA, MKV, etc. Thus, you’re allowed to trim other audio files and video files in Windows Media Player with SolveigMM WMP Trimmer Plugin.

Alternatively, you can try MiniTool MovieMaker to trim MP3 files. It’s completely free and doesn’t require any plugins. And it can also remove audio from the video, extract audio from video, add music to video, and more.

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Check this post “How to Trim Audio? Free Audio Trimmers Can Do It” to learn how to trim audio files (MP3, FLAC, M4R, WAV, M4A, AAC, AMR, APE) with MiniTool MovieMaker step by step.


That’s all about how to trim an MP3 file in Windows Media Player. Now, follow the above steps to your music or song in Windows Media Player.

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