How to Cut and Trim MP4 Videos
Edited by Pat Bitton
July 23, 2019
Have a clip in MP4 that you want to split into multiple parts? Need to quickly trim an MP4 video without re-encoding?
Try Movavi Video Editor – an efficient MP4 cutter for Windows and Mac platforms. The program not only serves as an easy trimming and cutting tool, but can also be used for many other video-editing tasks. Download the free version of Movavi Video Editor to your PC or Mac and try it out right now!
Install the MP4 Video Cutter
Download the program and open the installation file, then follow the installation instructions.
Add Video Files to Movavi Video Editor
Launch Movavi’s MP4 trimmer, click the Add Media Files button and upload the MP4 files you want to work with. The videos you’ve added will appear on the Timeline in the lower part of the program window.
Cut and Trim Your Videos
So how to cut MP4 video with Movavi Video Editor? If you want to snip a video into two or more parts, click the file on the Timeline and move the red marker to the place where you want to make the first cut. Then click the Split button with the scissors icon or hit Ctrl+B. Repeat the process as many times as you need.
If you want to trim your video clip, select the file on the Timeline and then just pull the edge of the clip to shorten it as shown in the picture.
Want to know how to crop MP4 videos? Follow the link below!
Open the guide on how to crop video.
Save the Result
All that’s left to do is save your edited video. Click the Export button, choose the appropriate video format, and hit Start.
Now you know how to use Movavi Video Editor as an easy video clipper!
Movavi Video Editor
Creating videos has never been so easy!
- Edit video clips, images, and audio on a timeline
- Add transitions, filters, titles, and callouts
- Use special effects like Chroma Key and Slo Mo
- Export videos in any popular format
* The free version of Movavi Video Editor has the following restrictions: 7-day trial period, watermark on the output videos, and, if you’re saving a project as an audio file, an ability to save only half the audio length. Learn more
Frequently Asked Questions
How to cut sections out of a video on Android?
You can cut out unwanted parts of your video using Movavi Clips. It’s a free video-editing app for Android. Open the video you want to edit. Choose the point where you want to make a cut and click the Scissors button. Place the marker at the end of the unwanted section and click the Scissors button again. Swipe this part of the video down to delete it.
Can I trim videos with VLC player?
Yes, you can trim videos with VLC player. First, select the Advanced Сontrol feature in the View bar on the VLC player screen. You will see the recording bar above your control buttons. Open the video you want to trim. Choose the point at which you want to start trimming and click the Record button. After the video gets to the ending point, click the Record button again. The video will be saved in the My files folder on your computer.