Easy Way to Create Video Clip with VLC Media Player

Easy Way to Create Video Clip with VLC Media Player

You can create video clips, manipulate them according the need like by cropping, and trim operations, making gifs etc. with VLC easily.

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Sep 09, 2020 • Filed to: Photo/Video/Audio Solutions • Proven solutions

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VLC is the most popular and preferred multimedia player with many flexible features. You can create video clips, manipulate them according to the need like by cropping, and trim operations, making gifs, etc. It is fun to be able to understand and implement such flexible features. You can also make short clips of the fun parts of several video clips and merge them to create a new story outline. Here, in this article we will see steps to create a video, cut/trim a clip using a VLC media player.

If the VLC media player is not a suitable choice for you than also there are various alternatives to perform cut, trim, or crop operation. These alternate methods involve the use of different media players or online platforms or services.

Part 1. How to create video clips in VLC

First, let’s see with using VLC media player. It acts as a perfect cropping tool as it is a more stable and flexible audio and video player which plays almost all the formats. To start the cropping process, follow the steps stated below:

Step 1. Open the VLC media player, go to label Tools on the toolbar.

Step 2. Select the option “Advanced Controls”

Step 3. Then you can see four options on the left bottom corner of the player.

Step 4. After that click on the “Media-> Open file-> Select the desired video file->Open.

Step 5. After that just pause the video. If you want to cut the video clip from the start, bring the time cursor to zero, thereafter we will select the two options record and play to capture the video clip.

Step 6. You can then fix the video length according to your desire.

Step 7. One can make as many clips as required by using a similar process.

Step 8. After completing the project, click on close.

Step 9. Last, after that files will be stored in the device.

Step 10. Click on videos, there you can see the clipped videos.

The same process can be used for audio files to extract the audio clips from the large size audio files.

VLC Media Player is best for not only playing videos from different sources but it can be used as a video editing software. You can cut or trim any videos. That means you can select a certain part of your video and cut it out to a smaller clip. You can easily select a beginning point and then an ending point. Then, VLC will automatically cut and save from point A to point B to your PC.

Now, coming up to another operation: Trim operation using VLC media player, to do so we need to consider the following steps:

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Step 1. Select the start and endpoint of the trimmed portion you required from the video file.

Step 2. Click on the “Media”

Step 3. Select the option “Convert/ Save”, it will open a dialog box.

Step 4. There will be a small section of “You can select local files with the following list and buttons.” Across that section, there is an option to “Add” files.

Step 5. Click on the Add option and select the video file you desired to be trimmed.

Step 6. After this, you can see the selected file in “You can select local files with the following list and buttons.” Space.

Step 7. Now, select the checkbox “Show more options”

Step 8. There you see the start time option. Enter the start time noted in step 1.

Step 9. To insert the end time, go to the edit option and append the end time after the start time in a similar format as start time is written i.e.: start-time=70.000: stop-time=121.000. Note that time will only be taken in seconds in this section.

Step 10. Lastly, click on convert/ save.

Step 11. Another dialog box will appear where you can see the source path and you can select the destination address. Click on the start button.

Step 12. Once the conversion process is completed. You can find the trimmed clip at the destination address entered earlier.


Part 2. How to Editing video using VLC alternative: using Microsoft Photos app

In this section, we will see how to sequence and trim videos on Microsoft Photos.

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Step 1. Begin by dragging photos or videos from your project down to the storyboard.

Step 2. Each photo or video will appear as a card on the storyboard which can be shuffled to make your sequence.

Step 3. To preview what you have got so far, you can click on the play button.

Step 4. You will notice that as your video plays, the card on the storyboard is highlighted below.

Step 5. If you like to shorten any video then select the card on the storyboard containing that video and click on Trim.

Step 6. This takes you the page where you can choose which part of the clip you want to use.

Step 7. Grab the left handle to select the start point and you can choose the right handle to select the end time. Click on play to double-check.

Step 8. You can change how long a photo appears in your video.

Step 9. For that, select the card and select duration or simply select the duration number shown on the card and change accordingly.


Bonus Tip. How to repair video corrupted by wrong editing operation with VLC or other video editors

While editing these video or audio formats there might be a chance that the video is corrupted by wrong editing operation with VLC or other video editors. To repair these, we can use Recoverit Video Repair. It is owned by a very popular name World share. The corrupted video can be a result of the faulty SD cards/ memory cards/ memory devices. The best solution to these errors is to recover them by using software services like Recoverit.

To repair video using Recoverit software, we can simply do that by using 3 easy steps.

Step 1. Add a corrupted file by clicking on the Add button. After this, your selected file can be seen in the sample space.

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Step 2. Click on “Repair video”.

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Step 3. Last after completion of the process of repairing video. Click on “Save Video”.

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If you encounter any problem with the basic repairing tool then you can also explore the feature of the advanced repairing tool. To do the advanced repairing, you need to add the sample file at the new dialog box that appeared on screen after selecting the advanced options. Note that the sample file should the correct file which is not corrupt. After selecting the sample file, click on the “repair” option.

After completion of the process, you can also check the repaired file by selecting the play option.

You can use the trail free version to check the authenticity and efficiency of the software but enjoy all the features you need to get the license of it. This software is very beneficial for all kinds of data recovery methods regardless of the formats of data. Here data can be video, audio, text, or image format.

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