As we all know, VLC Media Player is a reputable tool that has been applied for different usages, such as playing, cutting and recording video files, etc. Nevertheless, what it can do is more than these. Taking an example, when you make a video recording in person and with unexpected area included, you can ask this comprehensive tool, VLC, for help as well. It can do well in cropping videos. Now it's your time to read this guide and learn how to crop video in VLC.

Part 1. Clear Steps to Crop Video in VLC

Sometimes you utilize VLC Media Cutter to record your video; you may find that it captures the status bar as well. As often the case, cropping video in VLC is a critical thing you have to do. Then the following guide can make sense to assist you.

Step 1 Open VLC and head to preferences

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Run VLC on your computer and go forward to click the "Preferences" option under the "Tools" tab.

Step 2 Crop video on VLC by confirming key crop settings

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In the lower left corner, you should choose "All" under "Show Settings" so that you can have right to see all accessible options. Scroll down the left panel and go to "Video" > "Expand Filters" > "Croppadd". Then you can set the pixels to crop for top/bottom/left/right.
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Continue to hit the "Video" > "Filters", tick the "Video Scaling Filter" and click "Save" to store all selected operations.

Step 3 Select video file to crop

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Return to your main menu bar and click "Convert/Save" from the "Media" tab. Just as the interface show, hit the "Add" button to select one local file to the cropping list.
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In the lower right corner, click the drop-down menu of "Convert/Save" and select "Convert". Next you can hit the "Edit" icon to do further edit steps for your video. Go for "Video Codec" > "Filter" > "Video Cropping Filter". By doing that, your cropped video can be output in high quality.

Step 4 Save cropped video

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Then the last step to crop video using VLC is to generate it on your local folder. You can press the "Browse" button to decide a storage location. Besides, it's also feasible to rename the video file in your own way. Only click the "Start" button and go to given path to check it.

Part 2. Simply Guide to Crop Video with Joyoshare Media Cutter

The instruction to crop video using VLC Media Player is perhaps a bit troublesome in your eyes. Or you may long for more flexible yet easy-to-operate editing functions. In this case, you get yourself liberty to know one more option, called Joyoshare Media Cutter. This VLC alternative is able to crop videos in flexible way. As per your own preferences, you can manually adjust the cropping window or directly set width and height. Besides the role of video cropper, Joyoshare Media Cutter can as well show you integrated solution in cutting, trimming, rotating, joining, etc.

Gratefully, this powerful program has no problem in supporting any types of video formats, including M4V, AVI, MP4, MPG, MPEG, 3GP, 3G2, DV, WTV, OGV, WMV, ASF, RM, RMVB, DAT, MOV, FLV, MKV, etc. By means of it, it is also available to embed watermark to video, insert correct subtitle, apply audio & sound effects, add frame to video, reset brightness, hue, saturation and contrast, etc. Surely, anyone who has proficient skill in editing videos can personalize the output format configuration, like resolution, bit rate, sample rate, codec, etc. in professional way to generate high-quality result.

Key Features of Joyoshare Media Cutter:

Crop any video file to remove unwanted area

Convert video to new format or transfer it to portable device

With a preview window to thoughtfully display visual effects in advance

Have ability to export audio track directly from original video file

Get any task done at 60X fast-lightning speed

Insert watermark to video at discretion: text and image watermark

Step 1 Run Joyoshare Media Cutter to add target video

Launch Joyoshare Media Cutter on your computer's desktop. Remember to check for updates if you have installed it for a long time. Then just go to click the "Open" button to select a designated video from your local folder. Or you can straightly drag and drop it to the main interface.
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Note: Joyoshare Media Cutter only give you permission to import one video file at a time. Once it is completely loaded, this program will play it automatically for you.

Step 2 Crop the video and customize desired area

Afterwards, you can get down to hitting the "Show segment list" icon segment list icon at the lower right corner to present your video. Then you can see an edit button edit icon located in the list. Hit it and enter the "Adjust" tab from the top menu bar. You are allowed to manually zoom in and zoom out the white cropping window to get specific area you want. Or simply customize both width and height for it by resetting the crop area size.
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Note: Make sure that the aspect ratio of the cropped video keeps the same with that of the selected output format. Otherwise, black bars will appear to the left and right of the video clip.

Step 3 Export your cropped video

output formats

Now close the editing window and go to press the "Format" panel to choose output format. Guarantee that you opt for a new video format under the "Encoding" mode. Hereafter, you can stylize related parameters, like resolution, bit rate, codec, sample rate, channel, etc. for your video and the synced audio. Having finished all of these operations, you can click the "Start" button to begin to convert your video to a new one or transfer it to your mobile device. A moment later, you can enjoy it in the destination folder.

 

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June 19, 2018 15:50 pm

Posted by Justin Price to Edit Videos

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