Eahoosoft Free MP3 Cutter Joiner is a specialized audio program that is intended for breaking audio files into pieces and rejoining them into one as needed. These files are stored in the MPEG Layer 3 format, also known as "MP3." These files can be music, dialogue or a mix of the two. Due to their compressed nature, they are able to store a large volume of data in a small space. This is in contrast to the uncompressed audio that is stored on a CD. Manipulation of these files can take place on any computer running the Windows operating system.
Once launched, Eahoosoft Free MP3 Cutter Joiner is operated by selecting files using the Open option in the File menu. These files can be manually closed when they are no longer needed. Due to its support for Windows shell integration, Eahoosoft Free MP3 Cutter Joiner can also be launched by right-clicking a supported MP3 file and selecting the appropriate option in the Windows context menu.
Eahoosoft Free MP3 Cutter Joiner is also capable of re-compressing MP3 files. This can be done to decrease the amount of space that they occupy on a storage device. Although this feature can be quite useful in a pinch, it is important to note that down-converting MP3 files can result in reduced quality versus if an uncompressed source was utilized for the process. The more times an MP3 file is converted, the more compression artifacts are introduced. These artifacts reduce the audio quality, causing loss of frequencies and a "muffled" quality. Due to this, Eahoosoft Free MP3 Cutter Joiner is not the ideal choice for audio conversion. Instead, a specialized tool should be used to convert a WAV, AIFF, PCM, FLAC or APE file into a new MP3 at the desired bit rate.