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Use VLC as MP3 Splitter and Video Cutter

vlc-logo The latest version of VLC media player VLC lets you cut videos or split mp3 files and use it as a video cutter/ MP3 splitter.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 or MP3 music Using VLC 1.0

Install the latest VLC player(1.0) if not already installed. In this post, I will show you how to cut small videos from a movie. Same method can be used to cut mp3 files with VLC player.

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/ or Mp3 files since you will need to play the video while it cuts]

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

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

  • Inna February 5, 2010, 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, 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, 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, 1:06 am

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

  • Anonymous September 4, 2010, 2:53 pm

    thanks alot..very useful

  • Anonymous November 23, 2010, 8:32 am

    but the record file was audio!
    not videooo!!

  • Anonymous December 2, 2010, 7:05 pm

    Thank you, you rule!

  • mexo December 30, 2010, 5:54 pm


  • Luis March 29, 2011, 8:16 pm

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

  • AliO August 30, 2011, 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, 10:03 pm

    Good ………… it worked perfectly

  • Anonymous October 28, 2011, 3:46 pm

    Many thanks – a worthwhile tip

  • Anonymous October 30, 2011, 7:18 pm

    Many thanks,made my work much easier for presentations.

  • Manivannan N November 19, 2011, 5:35 pm

    Thanks Buddy.. Tats work fine

  • Anonymous December 3, 2011, 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, 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, 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, 5:17 pm

    vlc is a vvvvvvvvveeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyyyy gud player

  • Pete Campbell April 19, 2012, 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, 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, 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, 7:13 pm

    vlc veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy fantastic player

  • Baleegh October 21, 2012, 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, 12:45 pm

    Mine was in “My Videos” folder on Windows 7