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I want to cut mp3 files with Audacity without losing any quality (recording, etc.). I am aware of other options but I want to do it with Audacity if possible because I use it for other things too.

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    You will have to export it as .mp3 sooner or later so it will always lose quality, unlike when using mp3DirectCut. – JAT86 Aug 19 '18 at 13:51
  • Unless you use a lossless format for the edited files (see here), you will inevitably lose some quality, regardless of your editing software, since MP3 is a lossy format: an editor needs to decompress for editing and any lossy recompression will lose quality. When it has been important, I have managed to trim content from the start and end of compressed files with a binary editor, and restore the metadata afterwards, but it's a lot of hard work to find the cut points, and is realistic only for these most basic edits. – AFH Aug 19 '18 at 13:54

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