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How to Cut Videos with VLC Media Player

VLC is known as a best free and open-source media player to most of us. But do you know it's also a great tool to cut video into pieces? If you are just looking for such a tutorial to cut videos with VLC for free, then this guide here will show you the simple steps to get it done in just seconds.

Part 1. Steps to Use VLC as Video Cutter to Cut Videos for Free

  1. Launch VLC Media Player and Click "View" > "Advanced Controls" in the menu bar of VLC to activate the advanced controls. Then you will see four extra buttons above the normal Play/Pause button.
  2. You can add the video file either by clicking the "Open File" located under the Media menu, or directly drag and drop the video into the VLC media player. Then you should begin to play the video and record the segment using the built-in decoder. Simply seek to the position you want to start your recording and press both Play and Record button simultaneously.
  3. Again press the "Record" button when you want to stop the recording.
Then the clip that was cut from the original video will be automatically saved as an MP4 video file in your Libraries/Videos folder on Windows.

Part 2. Conclusion & Suggestion

The video cutting process of VLC media player is extremely easy to handle. But the downside of using VLC to cut the video clips is that the media player records the video frame by frame, so that it's suitable only for small cuts. If you are trying to cut clips from a large video file, then you are suggested to use a more professional video cutting tool, such as Joyoshare Media Cutter (Smart Media Cutter to Cut and Merge Videos Audios Easily and Losslessly) a powerful video and audio splitting tool that helps you cut any video and audio, including MP4, AVI, MPEG, MPG, VOB, RM, ASF, WMV, 3GP, MKV, FLV, MOV, MP3, M4A, M4R, WAV, etc. without re-encode.

For more details, please visit the source post here: http://www.joyoshare.com/video-cutting/cut-video-clips-with-vlc.html

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