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How to Trim MKV Videos to Extract Certain Segments

MKV file format is used to encode digital video. The files in this format can be uploaded to portable mobile devices and streamed using some media players, but you cannot edit them in the native format. This format is specialized in nature, so it's often converted to other digital video formats before editing. For instance, you might want to trim MKV files but it's not supported by the popular applications for video editing. Luckily, you can find some professional MKV trimmer programs available that can edit as well as save the MKV files in their original format.

Whenever you get video files from the internet, it is highly likely that they will be in MKV file format. As a multimedia container format, it is used to store a bunch of audio, video and subtitles in one file. Since it is not compatible with many editing programs, you need to get a powerful tool like Aimersoft Video Editor if you want to do a MKV trim.

Download MKV Trimmer:

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Aimersoft Video Editor is a full-featured program that you should have in your personal collection. When you are using this tool, you will discover how easy it is to edit your MKV videos to suit your needs. You are able to load as many MKV files as you possible can into the program for trimming as well as for other editing tasks such as splitting, merging, cropping, adjusting video effects or adding transitions. There are many other professional functions available. With this tool, the editing process is straightforward and it will only take minutes for you to transform videos into remarkable movies.

You could also use this program to convert your MKV file to nearly any other format such as MOV, AVI, FLV, MP4, etc. After that, you can play your videos on different devices.

Part 1. Instruction on how to trim a MKV video

Part 2. Compile MKV videos with brilliant editing features

Part 1. Simple steps for trimming a MKV movie

Before getting started, you need to successfully download and install the video editor on your computer. If you are a Mac user, you should get the MKV video trimmer for Mac and follow the same tips.

1Add the target files

First, you need to launch the program and then click the Import button to add your video files. The added videos will be shown as thumbnails in the User's Album.

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2Clip a MKV file

Drag the target videos to the Timeline Panel from the User's Album. If you want to cut off the beginning or ending part of the video, you can move the Playback Indicator to the desired position and the click the Split button.

If you want to edit out a segment from the video, you can move the Playback Indicator to the start and ending points of the segment that you want extract. Then click the Split button respectively at these two spots.

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Note: In addition to using the Timeline Panel to trim your files, you could use it to merge, paste, copy, split, insert transitions, add background music, and much more.

3Share and save your video

This program has many export options that you can use to save the edited files. As an example, the files can be saved to the target directory on a local computer in nearly any format or exported to portable devices such as PSP, iPad, iPhone, and for added enjoyment. In addition, the program will allow you to publish videos on YouTube and Facebook to share immediately with family members and friends. If necessary, you could burn your edited videos to DVD on your computer. It is entirely up to you.

Part 2. Touch up your MKV files with fancy

The regular editing features are provided to make it easy for you to customize your video files. All the required tasks can be completed with just a few clicks. You should make full use of the Editing box if you want to do any kind of editing to personalize your videos and get a better effect overall. All of this can be done easily by double clicking the thumbnails in the video track after accessing the editing box.

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Now, if you want to optimize your videos to impress viewers, you can take advantage of the advanced editing functions. This video editor is now available with more than fifty special effects and transition effects that can help to add professional touches to your videos as well as photos. What's more, you could tell your story much better with picture-in-picture effects or take your videos instantly to the next level by applying credit/intro effects. There are other useful and cool effects such as Face Off, Flash and Hold, Mosaic, Tilt-Shift, and so on. Since you have access to these advanced features, it will be easy for you to feel like a true director who can create cinema-like quality movies with ease.

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