Q: I have a big 5GB video that I want to cut it into smaller parts while preserving the quality as much as possible. Can you recommend a free video cutter for me to trim the large video files losslessly? If no free, please advise a paid one with good deal. –From VideoHelp Forum
Do you also have some videos with a big memory as Kenny? For instance, you have seen a wonderful 4GB movie and want to share it with your friends, or you would like to upload it to Facebook or other popular social websites. However, you will meet some problem when sharing and uploading the video due to the large size. Do you really want to share the whole movie rather than its highlight? Not really! So you actually need a smart video cutter to remove unwanted segments and cut them into several parts, which only keeps the important portion.
In this article, we'll introduce the top 5 best free video trimmers used for the exclusive video splitting task.
1. Joyoshare Media Cutter (Mac & Windows)
General speaking, Joyoshare Media Cutter is an easy-to-use yet professional video splitting tool. It aims to cut a large video and audio files to some smaller segments with lossless quality at a super faster speed.
Joyoshare Video Cutter is also able to convert audio and video files to other popular formats, such as M4V, MP4, AVI, MPG, MPEG,3GP, MP3, M4A, AAC,AC3, etc. and merge multiple video and audio files from the same source by doing a few clicks only.
With Joyoshare Video Cutter, you can use the sliders and timeline to enhance the accuracy of the video and audio segments that are being cut.
Support multiple video and audio formats
Adjust the time span sec by sec or min by min
Merge videos/audios from the same source
Free version only provides 5 opportunities to cut and convert the video/audio files
2. Avidemux Video Editor (Mac & Windows)
With an easy interface, Avidemux Video Editor is a popular video cutting software, which makes it possible to cut and trim your big video files into smaller sizes with a good video quality. Besides, it is also designed for simple filtering and encoding tasks.
Avidemux Video Editor supports most file types like AVI, DVD, compatible MPEG files, MP4, and ASF. It is available for Linux, BSD, Mac and Windows under the GNU GPL license.
Avidemux Video Editor can also insert audio streams into a video file or extract audios from video files. Indeed, it is capable of transcoding videos into various formats.
Extract audio streams from video files
Support multiple file types and convert them to other formats
Don't have the real-time preview before you start to cut the videos
3. Gihosoft's Free Video Cutter (Mac & Windows)
When you open the Gihosoft's Free Video Cutter, you can see a quick tutorial on how to use this simple video splitting tool. It also supports various formats: AVI, MPEG, VOB, RM, ASF, WMV, 3GP, MKV, FLV, MOV or MP4.
You can improve the accuracy by controlling every second of the range for cutting. What's more, you should note that it has the only function that is cutting large video files. So if you just want to trim your unwanted videos, it might be a good choice.
Easy import and Quick output with lossless quality
Enhance the efficiency and accuracy of cutting videos
It will be better if Gihosoft's Free Video Cutter adds more functions
4. Cute Video Cutter (Windows)
Cute Video Cutter is a functional video trimmer, which allows you to cut and split video segments of your favorite files into smaller sizes and remove unwanted footages according to your needs.
Cute Video Cutter works well with many file formats like AVI, MPEG-1/2, DVD/SVCD/VCD, VOB, DAT, ASF, WMV, Divx, xVid, MOV, MP4, iPod, etc. Indeed, it also supports lossless compression and retains the best video quality.
With built-in all encodec and decoders, you needn't install any other codec. In addition, it also supports batch conversion, which is convenient for you to convert all your files at once.
Support various files formats
Have a real-time preview before you begin your cutting process
It's a little complex for the newcomer to use the app well
5. Weenysoft Free Video Cutter (Windows)
Weenysoft Free Video Cutter is a free video cutting software to trim a big video file to some smaller parts. With the help of this program, you can export the needed video files without trailer and commercial advertisement.
Weenysoft Free Video Cutter also provides the customization functions, that is to say, you can customize the output setting, such as video codec, sizes, bit rates and frame rates.
Cut videos to smaller sizes by doing a few clicks only
Convert videos to multiple output formats
The timeline is difficult to slide, so we can't control the accuracy of cutting videos
More Tips: The Multifunctional Video Converter to Convert and Edit Any Video Easily and Quickly
Main Features of Joyoshare Video Converter:
Convert any video and audio to multiple formats
Convert DVD to common video formats
Work at 30X faster speed with lossless quality
Edit and customize your own videos with multiple effects