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Mp3Splt is a cross-platform Open Source utility to split MP3 and Ogg files, without the need to decode them. It brings freedb support and is able to use *.cddb/*.cue files or silence detecion to split MP3/Ogg.

There are two versions of the program:

  • Mp3splt-gtk – Version with a graphical user interface (GUI)
  • Mp3splt – Command line tool, useful for shell scripts and batch processing



10.04 Lucid and above

Simply install the following package(s):

After installation, you can start the program by clicking “Applications→Sound & Video→Mp3splt-gtk audio splitter”. Or open a terminal and start it via mp3splt-gtk.

The command line tool is available by the mp3splt command. Use mp3splt -h to get a quick overview over the different parameters.


XP and above

Please note that there are separate installers for “Mp3splt-gtk” (the GUI version) and “Mp3splt” (the command line tool).

Simply download the Windows installers and run them with administrator privileges.

Tips and tricks

Quickly split a MP3 file by CUE (command line)

mp3splt -c music.cue music.mp3


See also

  • Audacity – Open Source cross-platform sound editor and recorder.
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