Use VLC as Video Cutter

by renjith on July 20, 2009 · 26 comments

in tricks, Windows

vlc-logo The latest version of VLC media player VLC 1.0 lets you cut videos and use it as a video cutter.There has been a lot of several cool features added to the latest version of VLC.If you haven’t downloaded the latest version yet,then download it from here.

How to Cut Videos Using VLC 1.0

Install the latest VLC player(1.0).

Open player and under option “View” select “advanced controls”.



Now you can see some extra icons available in your control panel.First button from left is the “RECORD” button.


Open the video file from DVD or hard drive and just click the record button to start cutting the video.Press it again to stop recording.


After you finished cutting the video clip from vlc,you can find those clip in your “Documents” folder named as VLC Record with the date and time.By this you could save your favorite video clips from right inside vlc player itself.The recorded clip will be saved as an MP4 file.

Download VLC 1.0 player (Windows, Mac) [17 MB]

Related: Download Movie Subtitles for VLC

[This Video Cutting feature of VLC is useful only to cut small video clips since you will need to play the video while it cuts]


{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

indavao July 20, 2009 at 4:56 pm
Anonymous August 29, 2009 at 9:04 am

Is there a way to cut a video with vlc commands??


Inna February 5, 2010 at 3:27 pm

This was very helpful, thanks a lot. Note for those readers who use ubuntu – my clip was saved in the main directory "home".


sandriangem April 5, 2010 at 12:20 pm

I have done the cutting of the video, the problem is when i played it there was no video only audio. What will I do?


dwpbike July 21, 2010 at 12:32 am

i'm trying to extract a 2 minute clip. record only gets a few seconds. any way to up this? i do ubuntu 10.4.


dwpbike July 21, 2010 at 1:06 am

repeated attempts got total record (2 minutes). now audio/video is badly out of snyc.


Anonymous September 4, 2010 at 2:53 pm

thanks alot..very useful


Anonymous November 23, 2010 at 8:32 am

but the record file was audio!
not videooo!!


Anonymous December 2, 2010 at 7:05 pm

Thank you, you rule!


mexo December 30, 2010 at 5:54 pm



Luis March 29, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Thanks for the tip.
It worked as a charm here on my windows.


AliO August 30, 2011 at 5:50 am

This was very helpful, thank you! I was able to extract and now I have six perfectly and really good clips. How do I put the clips together? Thanks in advance!


JAI September 20, 2011 at 10:03 pm

Good ………… it worked perfectly


Anonymous October 28, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Many thanks – a worthwhile tip


Anonymous October 30, 2011 at 7:18 pm

Many thanks,made my work much easier for presentations.


Manivannan N November 19, 2011 at 5:35 pm

Thanks Buddy.. Tats work fine


Anonymous December 3, 2011 at 8:51 pm

I can't find the video clips anywhere on my PC. Is there another location vlc would store them?


Anonymous December 18, 2011 at 5:19 am

For me, the clips were saved in the folder vlc last used to save converted videos, which for me was set several days ago during a different session. I.e., not necessarily the home directory if you're running Linux.


Vang Vieng January 9, 2012 at 1:33 pm

No i could'nt quite work out how to do it when i clicked on advanced it was'nt the same as above.


abdul salam January 22, 2012 at 5:17 pm

vlc is a vvvvvvvvveeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyyyy gud player


Pete Campbell April 19, 2012 at 6:36 pm

VLC media player is a great way to cut or clip your videos to extract small portions of your videos. My videos went to "my videos" folder. If you can't find the videos, just search your computer folders for "vlc" and you should find them and you will know what folder they are being saved in.


Anonymous May 3, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Has anyone determined a way to eliminate the file name splash that comes up in the beginning in the video?


Jobin May 17, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Thanks for the method. Its working for me. I use Ubuntu 11.10 and VLC 1.1.12. Audio and Video, both are fine and in synchronization. The video got saved in the Videos folder of my home folder. Thank a lot!


arslan August 3, 2012 at 7:13 pm

vlc veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy fantastic player


Baleegh October 21, 2012 at 12:10 am

I understand how to make videos the thing is the videos made by vlc are quit blurry and not as perfect as the movie actually is why plz help


Andre February 7, 2013 at 12:45 pm

Mine was in “My Videos” folder on Windows 7


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