How to Trim a Zoom Recording (Cloud & Local Files)?

Zoom comes with a built-in solution for cloud video trimming, but you can also use a more efficient application. This post will show you how to trim a Zoom recording in Zoom as well as recommend a handy editor capable of recording, trimming, and converting Zoom videos. Free download this all-in-one program for Windows and follow the guide below.

Rocabella Rocabella | Updated on Aug 18, 2023

How Do I Trim a Zoom Recording?

----How to Trim Zoom Video Recording in Zoom?

----How to Trim a Zoom Recording via the Recommended Editor?

Frequent Questions & Answers about Zoom

Cloud Option—How to Trim a Zoom Recording in Zoom?

If you don’t have additional editing software, Zoom offers a quick and easy way to do some very basic editing. You can trim excess time at the beginning or end of your cloud recording. Note that trimming your recordings in Zoom only edits the playback for your viewers and if you allow downloading for the video, the downloaded video will be the full-length recording, not the trimmed version.

Follow the steps below to learn how to trim a Zoom video recording with the built-in trimmer.

Step 1. To begin, sign in to your Zoom account;

Step 2. Hit the Recordings tab in the navigation menu;

Step 3. Select the recordings you want to trim, then click the file thumbnail to open the video;

How to Trim Zoom Recording on Computer

Step 4. Click on the scissor-shaped icon at the bottom right of the player;

Step 5. Drag the blue sliders to specify the start time and the end time;

Step 6. When you’re finished, click on the Save button.

How to Trim Zoom Recordings

That’s how to trim recorded Zoom video in Zoom. When it’s done, you can copy the shareable link to share it with your friends. If you have saved your Zoom recordings to your computer, you can try a more functional desktop editor—WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro.

Next, we’ll show you how to trim locally using the recommended trimmer in Windows.

Trim Zoom Recordings Efficiently

Apart from batch trimming zoom recordings, HD Video Converter Factory Pro also allows you to convert Zoom videos to 500+ formats in bulk, download HD/4K/8K videos from 1,000+ websites, and record live streams, gameplay, webcam, and video call. Try it now!

Local Option—How to Trim a Zoom Recording with a Desktop Trimmer?

If you need to do more extensive edits to your recordings, WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro offers you an all-in-one solution. It integrates a trimmer, rotator, video joiner, audio and video merger, subtitles extractor, and other basic editing tools into one. Not only can you trim out the beginning and end of your Zoom recordings fast, but you also can cut and compress the Zoom video to reduce size for email, TikTok, Instagram, or other social platforms. Aside from trimming a Zoom recording, this software also enables you to record a Zoom meeting without permission, convert the Zoom recordings to any needed format, or combine the recordings. And the self-explanatory interface makes it accessible for everyone.

Download the multipurpose program and follow the simple steps below.

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Step 1. Find Recording in Local Folder

Windows users can find the local recordings in the following directory:


If you have changed the default location, you can open the file path on Zoom desktop client by hitting Settings (top right) > Recording > Open button to view the recording folder.

How to Trim Zoom Recording on PC

Step 2. Launch the Trimmer and Import Zoom Recordings

Open HD Video Converter Factory Pro, then enter Converter module. Click on the + Add Files or Add Video Folder button to import the recordings. Also, you can directly drag and drop all local recordings from your computer to the workspace. You’re allowed to process multiple files at a time.

Launch Trimmer and Import Zoom Recordings

Step 3. Trim Zoom Video Recording

Hit the scissor-shaped Trim icon on the toolbar to open a new window. Drag the bluesliders or input the Start and End time to trim the recording more accurately. Then click the Trim button to save the clip. Repeat the steps to split the recording into multiple parts. Click OK to go back to the main interface.

How Do I Trim a Zoom Recording on My Computer

Step 4. Select an Output Format

Click on the big Format Profile on the right side to expand the output format library. HD Video Converter Pro provides 500+ configured output profiles, allowing you to convert recordings to AVI, MKV, MP3, FLAC, iPhone, Huawei, Samsung, etc. You just need to choose one and then hit the format profile based on your needs. Or you can keep the format unchanged.

Note: By default, Zoom saves local recordings and cloud recordings in MP4 for video and M4A for audio.

Convert the Zoom Recordings

Optional step. Modify the Parameters

If needed, you can modify some specific parameters in the Parameter settings window, such as video resolution, bit rate, aspect ratio, frame rate, audio volume, etc.

Trimming Zoom Recordings in Windows

Step 5. Hit Run to Initiate the Trimming Process

After selected the target format, specify an output path by hitting the inverted triangle button or keep it as the default directory. Finally, click the Run button to activate the trimming and converting process.

How Do I Trim Zoom Recordings on Windows

FAQs about Zoom

Zoom seems to be a necessary platform when we’re working remotely from home. It is available for all faculty, staff, and students. In the following part, we’ve sorted out several frequently asked questions and their answers about Zoom. Sincerely hope it would be helpful.

Q 1. Can I use Zoom for free?

Yes! Zoom is free for personal use. And you can host a video meeting with up to 100 participants. But it sets the time limit to 40 minutes.

Q 2. I don’t want to upgrade my free account to Zoom Pro, so I want to know how long I can use Zoom for free.

40 minutes. Zoom announced on July 15, 2022, all meetings created by Basic (free) users, on Free and Paid accounts, are limited to 40 minutes, regardless of the number of participants in attendance.

Q 3. How do I record a Zoom meeting as a guest without permission?

Unfortunately, Zoom meetings can only be recorded by the host. If another participant would like to record, the host will need to grant permission to that participant.

Or, you can choose a 3rd-party recorder. WonderFox HD Video Converter Pro can be a good option. It supports video recording in high quality with internal and microphone audio. Besides, it offers multiple recording formats to choose from including MP4, MKV, AVI, MOV, MP3, AC3, AAC, WAV.

Q 4. Where are Zoom recordings saved on my PC?

By default, local recordings will be stored in the following directory:

Windows: C:\Users\[Username]\Documents\Zoom

Mac: /Users/[Username]/Documents/Zoom

Linux: home/[Username]/Documents/Zoom

Q 5. How can I download the cloud Zoom recordings to PC?

----step 1. Log in to your Zoom account;

----step 2. Click on the Recordings tab in the left sidebar;

----step 3. Under the Cloud Recordings tab, navigate to the right of each recording you want to download, and click the dropdown menu titled More;

----step 4. Then select the Download option.

The Bottom Line

That's the whole process of how to trim a Zoom meeting recording in Windows. Hopefully, this practical utility is of great help to you. You can GETGET it now and more interesting features are waiting for your exploration. Thanks for reading and sharing.

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