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How-to Split Video or Audio Using VLC Media Player

Updated on August 11, 2014

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.

VLC Media Player
VLC Media Player | Source

Enabling Advanced Controls

Step 2: From your VLC screen, use the menu bar to enable the Advanced Controls by clicking View > Advanced Controls.

Quickly and easily enable advanced control options in VLC
Quickly and easily enable advanced control options in VLC | Source

Advanced Controls

Once the Advanced Controls have been enabled recording toggles will then appear just above the play mode buttons.
Once the Advanced Controls have been enabled recording toggles will then appear just above the play mode buttons. | Source

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.

Simply re-click Record to end the recording
Simply re-click Record to end the recording | Source

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.


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      3 years ago

      Hi there,

      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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      4 years ago

      Avdshare Video Converter is proved as the best MP4 trimmer for both Windows and Mac platform.


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