How to Trim Videos on VLC

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VLC gives you a great way to edit your video with simple tools. It may not be a premium-editing tool but does the most basic job of cutting/trimming a video. You can also merge them to create a fun video.

Part 1. How to cut video in VLC

An average user can easily use this video cutting functionality to save or share it. The steps are simple and easy to follow.

Step 1 Open the video with VLC player and go to view menu to open Advanced Controls.

trim videos on vlc

Step 2 Using the status bar navigate to starting of point of the video and click on record button.

trim videos on vlc

Step 3 Now play the video to reach the end part of the video. To stop the recording, click the record button again. Your video will be saved to default save location for VLC which usually My Videos on Windows.

This method is nearly the same for both windows and Mac computer. Just know the default save location of videos on Mac and windows as they differ.

Part 2. Using Command Line to Split the Video

Using Command Line is a great way to split the video with simple few lines. This method is only for the advanced users as it involves a good understanding of commands and video formats etc. In this method, you will be using command prompt to open VLC and Terminal in case of mac. They are already available on your system. You can find them under programs in Windows or search ‘Terminal’ in Mac.

Step 1 Launch command prompt for windows and terminal for Mac. As we are using command prompt you will have to direct the program to the location where VLC is installed on your system. Usually for windows it is C:Program FilesVideoLanvlc.exe and for mac, /application/utilities.

trim videos on vlc

Step 2 Let’s assume you are using terminal. After you have opened the vlc use the following commands to cut a video.

trim videos on vlc

Important thing to notice here is that you will have to enter the name of the file that you want to cut correctly in “filename=”, you will have to specify the start time in “start=” and enter the interval up to end of the video.

Make sure you know the basics of command before using this method.

Part 3. Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate

What do you do if you’re not able to follow the complex instructions above? Command line interfaces aren’t for everybody and can significantly waste your time. You will probably be better off doing something else unless you’re trying to make a career in tech.

If you are using video that is not supported on VLC then you can use a third party convertor for that video - like the Video convertor Ultimate. It is known to support almost all the video formats and keeps upgrading with new. It would be perfect assistant for the VLC player while editing. It converts 30 times faster than any converter or VLC itself. Even with heavy formats like 4K format types, this software runs smooth and gives you desired result. Now you can convert you videos using Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate and edit it on VLC player.

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