How to crop video or record audio with VLC media player – video by TechyV

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How to crop video or record audio with VLC media player – video by TechyV

Hi friends, this is Charlie from and today we are going to see the recording feature of VLC media player. So many times we nned when we watch a video or any film, we need that some of the portion to cut. So basically we use some cutter software. So for that we need to download some cutter software and we use the tedious process of cutting the file and it all consumes more process. And we often do not get the desired format we want. so if you have you have VLC media player, we do not need to have any cutter software. And let see how to do that. So first of all let me open any video file. I have this video file over here. Now I am playing this video file. Let say I want some of the portions of this video file. So what I need to do is I want it from here to be ended over here somewhere in this place. So whenever I want to cut the video, I mean the start point of the video, just click on this record button. So I will click and it will start the recording of the video. In other words it is just cutting the video. Now whenever you feel it is the end point, you just click on the record button again. So I am clicking on that. Now let me close this and you can see that by default it is stored in your videos folder. So you can see that you have this file. Yes that’s it. You can see this file. It does not need to have any other cutter software. Now other important thing is when you launch the VLC player, sometimes by default,we will not able to see the recording button. So what you need to do is just go to tools and customize interface and here let me just keep it over here and let’s see what happens. So we can see it is loaded over here. You can see the position over here. If you can not see the recording button select it from this customized interface option. So we can move anywhere and you can remove as well and you can modify other buttons as well. This is all about how to record a video using VLC media player. For more tips and tricks, you can always visit . Hope you enjoyed the video. Thank you


gibbo271 · April 30, 2013 at 4:45 pm

what are u using to rec the sound?

Langer Shalini · May 17, 2013 at 12:23 pm

plz do guide me, when i am cropping the video and saving it, the recod=rded video still remains with the previous effect. it seems cropped clip is not recorded

amber ward · July 1, 2013 at 9:26 am

I want to know how I could transfer VLC movies to Windows Media Player because I cannot get the movies to play on my laptop; the movies are in VLC format. I needed a detailed description of the software that would enable me to do this transfer. Before watching your video, I could only play the movies in my VLC software. I cannot give these movies to others to view on their PCs. After watching your video, I am now able to do this. Now I need to crop the output file using VLC. How would I do that?

ePRTN · July 3, 2013 at 5:37 am


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Crouse Kee · July 10, 2013 at 11:07 am

thanks mate, super helpful.

Vikas Jain · September 6, 2013 at 7:56 pm

u do have shared very good trick buddy

do improve your communication skills buddy u really need lots of improvement u have heavy Mother Tongue Influence like on words such as Cutted , Cutter, important (sound like impotant) just (juzz)…………here (hear) position (posizion)

Vikas Jain · September 6, 2013 at 7:57 pm

don't take as comment took it as advice for ur better improvement

sarahgorie · September 15, 2013 at 8:31 pm

hi. i have followed this guide step by step but when i played back the cropped video, the sound is not being recorded, it just like a mute video. can you help me?… thank you… 🙂

Steven Gervais · October 18, 2013 at 7:43 pm

question i followed the steps when i play the video back after recording it, it shows i blank screen but the sound works

Akashdeep Deb · October 28, 2013 at 1:39 pm

What matters is getting the point across.
And he is doing that. Accent DOES NOT matter. 🙂

Adam Dawson · December 7, 2013 at 1:33 pm

aur masayraa please i want to record my voice with VLC through my laptop built-in microphone please bro !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KittyKAT666Meow · December 24, 2013 at 10:21 pm

Cool tutorial thank you very much for sharing 🙂

Jamesv Craig · January 30, 2014 at 8:29 am

Recording from any movies was a very difficult task for me without VLC Media Player. For me, it is the best free open-source media player today. It is simple and very easy to use. Any developer has the ability to create any customized player from it. Now, I can be able to record any part of my favorite movie easily. I watched the tutorials here and it's awesome! I can now modify my videos easily. I can even use this media player as a server and stream my audio. Thanks Techyv!

Tom Collins Jr · March 1, 2014 at 5:20 am

Thank you.

Lawrence Hargrave · June 2, 2014 at 6:04 am

Fantastic video I have ever seen! I use Ubuntu and Mac so I cannot use the Windows Movie Maker and I don’t have any idea on how to use it as a video cutter to separate out segment from videos easily. I’ve been searching for long for an easier way to cut out small video segments and then I finally got here. I learned that I can use the VLC Media Player as a video cutting tool. I have downloaded VLC and I am now enjoying watching my favorite movie. Thanks Techyv, it helped me a lot.

P KYBZ · June 27, 2014 at 1:02 pm

not all vlc players have that recording button

christof2Two2 · June 28, 2014 at 12:08 pm

this is not corping it is trimming

DeadOrgies · October 19, 2014 at 1:11 pm

nice english bro

Chatter Lee Capiz · November 16, 2014 at 1:51 am

it is not cropping. its cutting. what i need is how to crop the video. 

USTBUTLER · November 19, 2014 at 10:27 am

Tell Us How To Use The Proper Crop Tool Please.. This Was Nice To Learn Also 🙂 

lizel atis · February 12, 2015 at 12:42 am

i dont have record button in my vlc .. What is the version of your vlc sir ?

Bryan Allen · February 16, 2015 at 4:28 am

Iizel: there is an advanced button option, check that and it comes up.  I needed to find it myself.  Now I need to figure out how to rotate the video……..

Midhun Koithodan · May 2, 2015 at 9:11 am

superb freind…it really works…

Lachlan Clark · March 17, 2016 at 1:45 am

I cant do 2 recordings

wonderful earth · November 2, 2016 at 5:08 am

not cutting dude i want crop video.

ropa · November 21, 2016 at 4:22 pm


MixMaster · December 20, 2016 at 7:36 pm

how to disable audio?

Jimbo in Thailand · September 29, 2017 at 6:19 am

+1 Techyv! Thanks for the helpful video. It works! Had to search for the file though. Found it in my W7 Videos library folder.

Cheers from Thailand!

So Trinh · November 18, 2017 at 12:19 am

How do you cut at a part of the end of the song?

So Trinh · November 18, 2017 at 8:12 pm

How do you cut the end of the audio song because I do not want to hear people screaming and applause. Thank you.

Vin D · March 31, 2018 at 4:17 pm

Mostly good instruction, but you need to show newbies where to store the file.

Shi Hui Kong · April 2, 2018 at 4:43 pm

Thank you for sharing your knowledge 🙂

Kafi Khan · July 20, 2018 at 8:50 am

the file saved in music if it is a mp3 file.

baz · July 24, 2018 at 4:45 pm

Thanks mate , bloody good vid , been trying to work that out for ages , cheers

Jam Bros · October 22, 2018 at 3:34 am

It's not cutting the right spot

hr Executive · June 26, 2019 at 5:24 am

it works. thanks.

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