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How to Trim Videos on Windows – Three Easy Methods

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Updated on Jun 23, 2020

Here we introduce three methods of how to trim videos. In easy steps, you can remove the unwanted parts from video files or save favorite parts from any video. To trim videos in the most efficient and easiest way, Free HD Video Converter Factory is highly recommended. Install the best video trimming software here:

Sometimes you download a movie or video from the Internet, but don't want to watch the intro or outro. Or, more frequently, you record a video with your mobile phone or camcorder yet you find the video contains some unwanted footages. In such cases, you need to trim out the desired part. And this article shows you three free methods to do it. They're easy to operate and helpful indeed.

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Method 1: Trim Video with Free HD Video Converter Factory

WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory is a simple & useful video trimming software featured with a user-friendly interface, handy operability and fast processing speed. Besides trimming videos, it enables you to merge videos, rotate videos, add subtitles and post effects to videos. On balance, the HD video editing software can fulfill all you needs of common video editing. The following tutorial shows you how useful it really is!

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How to Trim Video on Windows with Free HD Video Converter Factory

Add the target file

Before start, please free downloadfree download the software and install it on PC.

Step 1. Import the video into the video trimming software

Launch Free HD Video Converter Factory and go to the "Converter" workplace. Click on the "Add Files" button to import the video you want to cut clips from. Or you can directly drag and drop the file into the window.

Tips. You can also trim a video online. Free HD Video Converter Factory can download videos from YouTube and other 300+ sites and allows you to convert the downloaded files to any format you need.

Trim the video

Step 2. Trim video on the Clip window

Click on the scissors icon and it will take you to the Trim window. Slide the blue bars below the timeline to select the portion you want to keep. Alternatively, you can input the "Start Time" and "End Time" to trim your videos precisely. If you want to preview the trimmed part of video, hit the (▶) button. After that, click on the green trim button to save the settings. You can cut multiple clips from a video if you need.

Choose the output format and finish the process

Step 3. Choose the output format

Click the "Click to change output format" section and you will see the output format menu. Select a video format under the Video tab. You can choose to keep the original format or convert video to MP4, MKV, AVI, MOV, etc.

Step 4. Complete the process and export the trimmed video

Specify an output folder for the trimmed video at the bottom and press the Run button to finish the task of how to trim video.

Method 2: How to Trim Videos in VLC Media Player

As we all know, VLC is a popular free media player. But it can also be used as video trimming software. Let's see how to trim a video on Windows with it!

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Step 1. Import video file into VLC.

Step 2. Go to View and tick Advanced Controls.

Step 3. As the picture shows, you will see the navigation bar in the bottom left corner. To trim a video, we need to use the Record, Frame by Frame and Play features.

Step 4. Play the video or drag the playback indicator to the starting point where you want to trim. And then click on the Record button.

Step 5. Play the video or press the Frame by Frame button until it reaches the ending point where you want it to stop and click on the Record button again.

Step 6. The trimmed video will be saved in My Videos on Windows. Or you can search for it on your computer and the file name should be like vlc-record-2020-06-18-15h19m36s-2CELLOS -Despacito.mp4-mp4.

Method 3: How to Trim Videos on Windows 10

If you are using Window 10 and don't want to install any plug-ins, you can use its built-in video editor to deal with the "trim video Windows" problem.

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Step 1. Right click on the video and go to Open with > Photos.

Step 2. Hit the Edit & Create menu and select Trim.

Step 3. Drag the slider on the timeline to define the part you want to save.

Step 4. After you select the part, click on "Save a copy" on the upper-right portion of the window.

Step 5. Rename the trimmed video and click on the Save button.

You can choose the video trimming software most suitable for you to fix how to trim video. All the methods are well-tested and work perfectly. Personally I prefer method 1- WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory since it provides the most self-explanatory and efficient way for trimming videos. Moreover, it has more other outstanding features.

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