Three Simple Methods to Split Videos

Do you get frustrated with splitting videos? Don't take it complicated. Actually, it's much easier than you think. All you need is a few simple clicks.
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Updated on Jul 03, 2020


People like to shoot and record videos to savour the joyful moments later. You know videos captured with camcorders, smartphones, webcams always contain footages or frames that you don't want or need. For example, gotta cut out the beginning and the end of a video, need a particular portion from a long video, remove unwanted part, etc? You might think about turning to video editing software when you find yourself involved in these troubles. Definitely, professional video editors can meet these needs, but they obviously are not the best choices for general users in face of the costly price and complicated operations. Sometimes, you just need to do a simple editing, such as split video, rotate video, merge videos and so forth. So here comes this tutorial on how to split video with three simple methods.

Method One - Split Video Online

If you don't want to install any software on your PC, Online-Video-Cutter.com, an acclaimed free online video cutter must be your ideal choice. It's simple, convenient and free for anyone to split video online as well as crop, rotate, trim, merge videos in MP4, AVI, FLV, MPG, 3GP.

The Interface of Online Video Cutter

The Interface of Online Video Cutter

Splitting Video with Online Video Cutter

Splitting Video with Online Video Cutter

Pros:
1. Free and easy to use, cut videos in just 3 steps.
2. No software installation required.
3. Allows importing videos from URL, Google Drive and Dropbox.
4. Video Resolution is ranged from 240P to 1080P.
5. Supports almost any format you can think of for input.

Cons:
1. Maximum file size is 500MB.
2. Takes longer too split large videos.
3. Depend on network speed to upload the original video and download the finished video.
4. Cannot split a YouTube video using URL.
5. In danger of browser cracked and broken network.

Method Two - Split Video in Batches with a Desktop Video Splitter

Method one is not an appropriate choice if you are to split lots of large videos. So I recommend the best desktop video cutter - WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro. Free download and install it on your PC (Compatible with Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista). I bet you can figure it out yourself without any instructions.

Step 1. Open the Converter interface and click "Add Files" or drag your videos into this MP4 splitter.

Import Videos into Video Splitter

Import Videos into the Video Splitter

Step 2. Press the scissors button to pop up a window to partition a video. Here you can drag the two blue sliders to determine the beginning and end point. Or fill in the start time and end time to acquire fine tuning control.

Click the green trim button on the right to save the change and repeat the steps to cut multiple clips from the same video if you need. That is to say this best video cutter enables you to cut videos separately for each video. Yeah, that's right! You are allowed to divide videos in batches. Amazing! The scissors buttons will dim so you can see if the video has been trimmed.

Press the Scissor Button to Split Video

Press the Scissor Button to Split Video

Step 3. Expand the format-selection list and choose an output format, like H.265, VP9, 4K (MKV), HTML5…or a preset device so you can play the video on your iPhone, tablet, TV, etc. smootly. And you can also  upscale standard video to HD, improve video quality, change video bit rate and other parameters in "Parameter settings".

Select Output Format and Output Folder

Select Output Format and Output Folder

Step 4. Locate your output destination at the bottom and hit the Run button to split videos in batches. You'll find all splitted videos in the output directory.

This is the perfect solution to perform video segmentation offline. What makes WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro so popular is that it's not just one video cutter software, it also enables you to download YouTube 4K video or 8K resolution video, even download 360 degree videos. Besides, this all-around tool can help edit video, add subtitles to video, reduce video size without quality loss in the easiest way you could ever hope for.

Method Three - Split Video with VLC Media Player

Step 1. Open the video you want to split with VLC.

Step 2. Pause the playback and click the "View" tab in the main menu bar and then select the "Advanced Controls" option in the pull-down menu.

Choose Advanced Controls Option in VLC

Choose Advanced Controls Option in VLC

Step 3. Determine the start point. Move the slider along the progress bar to the point where you need the split process to begin, then click the red "Record" button.

Step 4. Specify the end point. Press the Play button for playback and click the "Record" button again when it reaches the point where you want the video to end. Attention, DO NOT move the slider to the end point since VLC records in real time so you must wait for the video to play.

Press Play Button and Click Record Button

Press Play Button and Click Record Button

Step 5. VLC will automatically create the output file after your click on the red "Record" button the second time. Generally, the output file could be found in the "Videos" or "My Videos" library folder. You can also set the record directory by going to Tools > Preferences and click on the Input/Codecs column.

As a powerful and top-rated media player, VLC is capable of cutting video clips with advanced recording feature. You can regard it as an MP4 splitter or AVI splitter. However, VLC is not the right video cutter software if you need fine tuning control or more precision in cutting. And you have to let the video play while splitting. So, it will take you more time to get the job done if you have a long video to split.

That's all about how to split video with three simple ways. You can choose the most suitable method for you. Hope this article will be helpful to solve your problems.

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