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How to Use VLC As a Video Cutting Tool

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Recently, we discussed How To Cut MP3 Songs Using Vlc Media player On Your Pc , there are a lot of ways to cut video , but if you are looking for an even easier way to cut out small video segments and are an ardent VLC media player fan then you could do use it as a video cutting tool too.
One more advantage of using VLC is that people who use other operating systems like Fedora, ubuntu or Mac and hence cannot use the other cutting tools like Windows Movie Maker, can also use the cross-platform VLC to cut out video clips.
You must download and install the latest version of VLCmedia player if you don’t have it , CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD IT.
I love vlc as an excellent player because it plays most of the multimedia files as well as video discs and various streaming protocols.

Once you have installed VLC , just follow these simple steps:
Step 1 :Launch VLC media player and activate the Advanced controls located under the View menu.



Step 2 :After activating the advanced controls you will see four extra buttons above the normal play/pause button. We will use the first button from the left called the record button. Once you have these controls activated add your video. You can use Open File located under the Media menu, but I will prefer drag and drop method.

Step 3  :But we will not be cutting the video here; we will rather play the video and record the segment using the  built-in VLC decoder . So just seek to the position you want to start your recording and press both play and record button simultaneously.
record-techcribngNote :You can use the Frame by frame button (i.e the last button from the left in advance control) to navigate to the exact frame you want to start recording.
Step 4  : you will press the Record button again when you want to stop the recording. The clip will be automatically saved as an MP4 media file type in your Libraries/Videosfolder in Windows 7. I am not sure about Windows XP but you can search for it in either My Documents or My Videos. Similar for the other operating systems (OS).

To Say The Truth
The above trick is amazing but what i don’t like abt  is that the player records the video frame by frame and thus it’s suitable only for small cuts. You will have to sit and watch the video while VLC is recording in the background, so be sure to make it small.

dats all………….



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