Guide to Cut or Trim Video or Audio Using VLC Media Player
As it turns out the free VLC Media Player is not only great for playing video, but can also cut and trim any videos too. VLC will allow you to select a certain part of your video and cut it out saving point A to point B to your PC.
Perform simple to more complex video cut and trim tasks without installing unnecessary and additional video software, VLC gives users the tools necessary to allow you to trim your videos to save your favorite parts all in-house in an application that's most likely already residing in your start menu. To save precious space on your smartphone or portable device, just save your favorite parts and leave out the rest. Easily share video clips and snippets with friends and family via the Internet.
There is an easy way to cut different video parts using the free VLC Media Player. Here's how to do it.
Opening VLC Media Player
Step 1: Open VLC Media player and load a movie. I will use WorldStart's Guide To Windows 8.1 for this guide.
Enabling Advanced Controls
Step 2: From your VLC screen, use the menu bar to enable the Advanced Controls by clicking View > Advanced Controls.
Selecting the Beginning of Your Clip
Step 3: Move the progress bar to your chosen start frame.
Recording Your Clip
Step 4: Click the Record button to mark your selected start frame.
Step 5: Click the Play Button.
Ending the Recording
Step 6: Simply click the Record button when you want to stop recording the the portion of the video or audio you need.
How to Split/Cut video using VLC Media Player
Accessing Your Edited Video Clip
Step 4: Your trimmed video will be saved to your "My Videos" within your Documents folder in Windows. Go To My Documents > My Videos (default video folder) to access your newly trimmed video. This is the folder where VLC Media player puts the recorded files.
Yusuf on June 11, 2017:
When I play the trimmed video in VLC then it plays the audio first and then the video without the audio. Why is this?
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