Have you ever wanted to edit your MP3 files? Say, cut out an intro to a song, or do a fade-in or fade-out?
You may not think you do, but why pay for a “ring tone” of a bit of your favorite song when you already have that song on your computer, and can clip out a piece of the song and load it on your phone?
Yep, MP3DirectCut is the tool you would use for that, and without having to re-compress the file, which can reduce fidelity. 1by1 is a simple MP3 player that will play a full directory of songs without having to create a playlist. The best part: both programs are free — “no nags, no ads, no spyware”.
(Originally published February 22, 2004)