How to Trim MP4 Files for Free?

Introduction: How to Trim MP4 Files for Free?

Do you need to cut out the middle of your MP4 video for making a new video or uploading onto other video sharing site? Just got a long video but intend to trim the beginning part of it, but haven’t found an easy way? When you tried to use Windows Movie Maker to trim MP4 file, unfortunately, you failed. Actually, there is a free online service called Video Grabber that you can use to trim video easily. Below is the step-by-step instruction you can refer to.

Step 1: Visit Video Grabber Webpage

Open your web browser on PC and go to Video Grabber webpage.

Step 2: Launch Video Grabber

Tap the second “Convert Video” tab and “Select files to Convert” button on its main interface. If you are the first-time user, you need to install and run the launcher. Only by installing it once, you can use it without any limitation. After running it, it will direct you to choose the file.

Step 3: Start to Trim Your File

Click “Edit” button. Then input the start and end time of your trimming file in “Trim” pane. Click “OK” if you are done.

Step 4: Output the Trimmed Video

Click “Format” to choose the output format. It supports many kinds of video formats including MP4, AVI, 3GP, WMV, MKV, VOB, DV, etc. You can set the video and audio parameters by clicking “Settings” button. Click “Convert” button. After converting, click “Open” button to find it on your PC.

Step 5: Conclusion

Video Grabber can also be used to download videos, record screen and convert video files.

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    4 Discussions


    21 days ago

    Though online tool is free and quick, the output quality is not lossless actually. Also, the trimming speed relies too much on the internet status. In this case, I lastly get Joyoshare video cutter to trim my large MP4 video losslessly, 60x speed.


    2 years ago

    To trim MP4, I highly recommend iDealshare VideoGo which features trim, crop, merge, rotate, compress, subtitles etc.

    Here is the easy guide


    3 years ago

    Free Video DVD Converter Ultimate. This too can accept any video and DVD videos. Once you load video source, you can click "Edit" to pop up a new window where you can trim video, crop video, add subtitle/watermark, etc. Very useful tool and it is totally free without watermark output.

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    Useful trick to know if I ever need to edit something when I am away from my desktop.