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How to Trim Video Windows 10 Inbuilt/Third-Party Applications?

by | May 17, 2021 | Trim Videos, Video Creation Solution

“Can I trim videos in Windows 10?”

Are you a Windows 10 user, or have you recently updated to the Windows 10 version? Luckily, you can access surplus video editing tools, one of which is the video trimming action. Yes, from the ones downloaded from YouTube to social media, you can cut all the footage effectively in both in-built and third-party applications. In today’s post, get to know about some of the video trimmers for Windows 10.

Part 1. How to trim videos Windows 10 inbuilt?

First, let’s see how to trim video in Windows 10 with the in-built applications.

Method 1: Photos app

Step 1. As a standard practice, you will need to select the video that needs to get trimmed in Windows 10 by right-clicking the video file, choosing the “Open with” option followed by the Photos option.

select video

Step 2. On the top toolbar hit the “Edit & Create” button to start editing your video.

Step 3. As a next step, you will now have to select the size of the video by selecting the start and end sliders to set the boundaries for the selected video. This action will compress the video to the required time frame for which you have selected it.

Step 4. A blue pin is provided to clean the video footage so that it helps in trimming the video in Windows 10 as per your requirements.

video range selection

Method 2: Windows Media Player

Our following in-built way is to trim video in Windows Media Player. It is also the best way to trim video in Windows 7. To trim video with windows media player, follow the below steps:

Step 1. You need to first download & install a special plugin “SolveigMM WMP Trimmer Plug-in,” to Windows Media Player to edit and trim videos in Windows 10.

Step 2. Click “Enable” within the plugin to start trimming the video. To do so, you will need to visit the “Tools” menu in Windows Media Player, select the “Plugins” option and then choose SolveigMM WMP Trimmer Plug-in.

Step 3. Now click on the given blue slider to fix the duration that is the beginning and the end of the selected video.

The other option is to manually select the start time and end time in the provided boxes within the Widows Media Player in Windows 10 to fix the duration of the video. It will then trim the video to the set duration.

start trimming wmp

Part 2 -Third-party video trimmer for Windows

1. Filmora

Filmora is our first professional software application from Wondershare that video enthusiasts widely use for cutting out unnecessary footage from their videos to make it look professional and proper before uploading to their social media accounts.  Here is a 3 step methodology on how to use Filmora for your video editing/trimming.

Step 1. Import the video

To import files to the workspace, click the “Import Media Files” option from the “File” or “Media” menu.

import video

Drag the video to the timeline to trim the videos.

Step 2. Trim video

Once you have desired the beginning point of the video, click the Scissors icon, which will trim the clip from the rest of the video. Again, click the Scissors icon at the desired time duration to cut the video.

trim video

You can now delete the unwanted footage or clips and export the trimmed video of the desired resolution.

remove unwanted footage

2. Bandicut

Bandicut video trimmer for Windows, is a video cutter as it can cut the video by adjusting the start and end using its slider. The best part of this tool it does not compromise the quality of the video output. Bandicut can be used by amateur and professional to perform other actions like audio removal, split, etc.

Step 1 – Download the application, install it and start the Bandicut software. Use the “Cut” icon to proceed.

Step 2 – Fix the start and endpoints of your video.

fix start & end

Step 3 – Finally, press the “Start” button to trim the video to desired length and timeline.

start trimming video

3. Minitool MovieMaker

Our last video trimmer for Windows is the MiniTool Moviemaker. Minitool MovieMaker is a simple tool that allows importing your video, adding subtitles, creating transitions, and adding effects to your video to make it look so professional. Here the steps to use the MiniTool Moviemaker.

Step 1 – Download the application

Download this tool, available as a free version, to install it using its installer on your PC. Start the software and click on the Full feature mode to give access to all the available templates.

download & install

Step 2 – Import files

Click on the “Import Media Files” option from the “Files” option to start importing the videos to the PC.

import files

Step 3 – Trim the video

Video trimming in MiniTool Movie Maker is simple. At the starting point of the video, click the Scissors icon. Then, again at the endpoint, click the Scissors icon. Lastly, preview the video to ensure the video is of the correct flow.

trim the video

Step 4 – Save and export

Once the video gets saved with the required timeframe, you can export the video using the Export button.

save and export


Is the video too long, making it impossible to upload on YouTube or any other social media? Luckily, if you are a Windows 10 user. trimming a video in Windows 10 is too easy, and I hope you have realized it now. Finally, with a short discussion over a few built-in and third-party free video trimmer for Windows, we reached the end of our today’s article!