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How to split video?


Home video recording is a good way to save significant moments of our lives and share them with others. However, sometimes a part of the video is inappropriate or unwanted, and you may want to cut it out. Alternatively, we can simply split the video and delete the bad or irrelevant fragments.

Another day we get a huge media file with several episodes of a film or series in it and wish we could edit it too. You might think every such situation requires a special video editor tool and skills to use it, but here we will discuss how even an inexperienced user can edit video files using only his or her average home computer and a piece of software called SplitMovie.

Step 1: Download and install the program.

Download SplitMovie and run the setup file to install it.

Step 2: Start the program. Load a video file to split.

Launch the video splitter. Click "File" - "Open" on the toolbar to load a video for editing.

Load video to split

Firstly, we should specify the video to split. Click "Open" and select your video:

Select video file for editing

Click the file with your mouse and hit "Open". It will be loaded into the video cutter.

In the preview area you can see the video and play it back using the player controls below. In such way you can find the point where you want to cut the video. Click on one of the markers to the right to set start or end of your split video.

Choose video splitting options

Step 3: Prepare video. Split video file.

After choosing split points for your video take a look at the right pane. The upper block controls the splitting mode and method. With this program you can split movies manually, as you are doing right now, choosing start/end time for each part of the video, or you can cut video automatically by certain criteria. Foe example, with the second option the program is capable of breaking your video into equal parts by file size, by time and by quantity of parts needed. Thus you can chop a video file into several parts for comfortable playback on some portable device that will not play huge media files otherwise.

We will proceed with manual video editing and set an output folder. To do so, click the folder icon in the "Output directory" area to invoke the "Browse" dialog and specify where to save the cut videos.

The next drop-down list allows us to save our video in different formats. AVI, MPEG, WMV, RM are available. If you tick "The same as input" option the drop-down list will become inactive, as the program will save the output file in the format of your source file.

When everything is set, click the "Split" button to start cutting your video:

Split video file

A new window will pop up with the final set of options:

Movie splitting settings

The default settings are good for most cases, so you can simply click "Next" to split your video file.

The trial version of SplitMovie adds a special logo to each video it processes and works for 30 days. If you like the program, you can register it and remove all limitations.

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