How to Trim Videos in VLC Media Player

Looking to trim a video using VLC? Then check out this guide.

By Ajoy Kumar Add a Comment 3 Min Read
How to Trim Videos in VLC Media Player

VLC is more than just a media player; it is a powerful tool that can also be used to edit videos. Although it may not be the most advanced video editing software, it can be used for simple video editing like; converting the video file format. Do you know? With the help of VLC Media Player, you can also cut or trim any video to create a short clip video.

The feature allows you to select a certain part of your video and cut it into a smaller clip. It makes it handy to share that clip video to social media, create shorts, and more. Here is a step-by-step guide to trimming a video using VLC Media Player.

Trim Videos in the VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player is a popular media player that can also be used to trim or cut video files. Here are the steps you can follow to trim videos in VLC Media Player:

1. Open VLC Media Player and play the video file you want to trim.

2. Pause at the point from where you want to start the trimming.

3. Then click the View tab from the top menu and click the Advanced Controls option to enable the controls.

Accessing the Advanced Controls feature in VLC

4. It will bring up the Advanced Controls bar at the bottom-left corner of the VLC interface. Click on the Record button and then click the Play button to start the trimming process.

Starting the Trimming Process

5. Move it frame by frame or reach the ending point where you want to stop. Then hit the record button again to save the trim video.

6. The trimmed video will be saved in your default videos folder. If you want to change the default videos folder on VLC Media Player, Go to Tools> Preferences > Input/Codecs.

Open Preferences Settings

7. Then next to Record Directory or Filename, you’ll see the path to VLC’s default recording directory. If you want, you can change it by clicking on the Browse button and selecting the location.

Record Directory in VLC


That’s it; this is how you can cut or trim videos using the VLC Media Player. Do you know? You can also customize the interface of VLC Media Player to know how. Check out our guide on – how to customize the interface of VLC.

I hope you found the guide helpful. However, if you have any queries or doubts, please do not hesitate to write them in the comment section below. I will surely reply to you.

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