How to Cut/Trim Video in VLC Instantly and Perfectly VLC is famous as the best free and open-source media player, which is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. As a matter of fact, this lightweight program has other functions that may be beyond your imagination. One of which is its ability to trim and cut videos into smaller parts, making it an ideal option for users as under such case, they have no need for any other programs that may occupy their computer storage space or even put their computers at risk. More importantly, this article will not only teach you how to trim videos in VLC, but also introduce you the best alternative to VLC as well as show you other features VLC has. Part 1. How to Trim Videos Using VLC Part 2. Best Alternative to VLC to Trim Videos Losslessly Part 3. Other Features of VLC Part 1. How to Trim Video in VLC Step 1: Open VLC If you don’t have one, you could download and install it from its official site on your computer. After that, you can run it smoothly. Step 2: Activate the Advanced Controls Go to the “View” tab and select the “Advanced Controls” option until you see a few buttons appear at the bottom of the screen; Step 3: Record the Video File to be Cut Head to Media > Open File or simply drag and drop the file to add the preferred video to the VLC media player. Next, you are able to click the red Recording button and begin to play your video until you reach the endpoint where you would like to split the video. Your cut videos will be finally saved into your Libraries/Videos folder on your computer. Part 2. Best Alternative to VLC to Cut Videos Easily In the above parts, we discuss how to cut video with VLC for free. But you may be surprised that it actually splits video by “recording”. You have to record what you want, which could cause quality loss or other inconvenience. Here we are going to introduce you another perfect solution software to help you trim and cut videos with far greater ease. It is Joyoshare Video Trimmer, an all-powerful program to trim, cut, split, crop, merge, convert videos and audios. This versatile video and audio cutter works with both Windows and Mac system. Thanks to its continuous technology innovations, it has a unique and beginner-friendly interface and powerful features. You will enjoy your video editing process as it allows you to cut videos with no quality loss at 60X faster speed. Key features: Two smart modes to meet different needs Cut/trim/split videos losslessly at 60X rapid speed Combine video clips from the same source into a new file Support a wide range of video and audio formats Extra mature video editing features Part 3. What Else can VLC Do? VLC can do more than a video cutter. It has many other handy features that enable you to edit videos of your own free will. This part will show you some of them which are commonly-used and teach you how to do that step by step. a. VLC is able to rotate videos. You may confront some situations where you begin to play your downloaded movies in VLC, but it turns out that it is not played in the landscape view. Under this circumstance, you can use VLC to rotate the screen. Step 1: Open VLC and go to Tools > Effects and Filters; Step 2: Tab the “Video Effects” and check the “Rotate” box, and then you will be able to move the 360-degree slider as you need. b. VLC is capable of merging videos. VLC is also capable of joining video segments. You can use it to combine several video clips that are in the same format into a brand-new one. The steps are simple as well. Step 1: Launch VLC and move to Media > Open Multiple Files…; Step 2: Under the “File” option, click the “Add…” button to add the video clips that you want to merge; Step 3: Choose the “Convert” option under the “Play” dropdown list and set the destination for your files.