A piece of suitable media player software is a necessary tool so as to get access to a variety of excellent multimedia file content, which is inclusive of physical Blu-ray, or DVD discs as well as all kinds of digital audio and video contents. Among various media players, VLC is the one that has been quite familiar to the public due to its comprehensive playing function and ease of use during the playback. However, have ever tried to edit the videos and audios in VLC? The hiding editing features of VLC will be the topic we are going to discuss in this post.

Part 1: Brief Introduction on VLC Editing Features

The VLC Multimedia Player (originally named VideoLAN Client) is a multimedia player for the VideoLAN program. It supports a wide range of audio and video decoders and file formats and supports DVD audio and video discs, VCD video discs and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a unicast or multicast streaming server for high-speed network connections over IPv4 or IPv6. It combines the FFmpeg program's decoder with the libdvdcss library to make it possible to play multimedia files and encrypt DVDs. As an excellent open-source player, VLC can play MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, DVD/VCD, digital satellite channels, digital terrestrial television channels, and broadband IPv4 under many operating platforms. The IPv6 network plays online videos; this software development project is initiated by some French students. The participants come from all over the world and have designed multi-platform support, which can be used to play network streaming and playback of local multimedia files.

However, VLC is not only able to provide various playback solutions for all kinds of multimedia contents but also it can allow users to edit the videos and audios during the playback. Users can get access to its various editing features. The first is to rotate. The rotation feature is now useful because different devices are used to capture video. While a camcorder or phone, the video may be recorded in portrait style and playing the same video on the PC. The second is cutting feature. Cutting the video is the main aspect of editing and VLC gives you good video cutting capabilities. The average user can cut out the video portion. You can cut the favorite video part and save it or share it with our friends and family. The third main editing features of VLC is the merging feature. You can combine multiple files into VLC for use once. However, you will merge files that you need to have the same format before. You can always convert files to the same format using the VLC covert option.


Part 2: How to Edit Videos in VLC

Once you have fully known that VLC has contained powerful editing features within, now what you need to do is to follow the steps below to edit the video in VLC. According to the above introduction, VLC is able to rotate, merge, and cut videos as well as adding subtitles to the video. Next, I will explain these steps in details.

Step 1: Download VLC and install it on your computer. If you have VLC Media Player, make sure it has been updated to the latest version that can go smoothly.

Step 2: Open the video you would like to edit. You can click "Media" and then choose "Open File" to load the video to VLC. You can also simply drag the video to the main interface for further editing.

Step 3: Rotate the video in VLC. Click the "Video Effects" under the "Tools" option where you can confirm the degree of the rotation you prefer.

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Step 4: Cut the video. Click "View" on the main menu and choose "Advanced Controls". Under the panel, you can click the "Record" button to try to seek the position you would like to keep.

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Step 5: Merge video in VLC. Click "Media" to choose "Open Multiple Media" to load the multi-files you would like to add. Then click "Play" button to select "Convert" option in the drop-down list. Wait in patience, the videos you have added will be merged together in minutes.

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Part 3: How to Edit Audios in VLC

VLC doesn't only provide support in editing videos, but also in audios. If you would like to crop MP3 audio files with VLC, the next tutorial will be helpful to you.

Step 1: Launch VLC and make sure all the updates have been done within VLC Media Player.

Step 2: Click "View" option on the main menu of VLC, then choose "Advanced Controls" where you can see four buttons appear including the Record button.

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Step 3: Import your audio file from your computer to VLC by clicking "Media" and "Open File" button on the top of the menu. Drag the slider to determine the start point and the end point. Then, click the red record button to start recording the audio you would like to keep.

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Step 4: Complete the recording process. You can stop or pre-view the recorded audio during the process. Click the stop button when necessary. Finally, you will obtain a new audio with a different length. Once you have completed the recording process, you can save the new audio file with MP3 file extension on your computer.

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Part 4: How to Set Playback Effect during Playback

In comparison VLC Media Player, Leawo Blu-ray Player is much more professional and comprehensive and it is free of VLC stuttering issues. As well, Leawo Blu-ray Player is also totally free for users to take a try! As one of the most powerful and excellent media player in the past years, Leawo Blu-ray Player has been known by more and more people due to its overall playing function and bonus playing features. Leawo Blu-ray Player is able to play more than 180 types of digital video formats. Besides, it can be a good media player for the Blu-ray, DVD or CD discs even though they may be encrypted with CSS protection and region codes. The playing process with Leawo Blu-ray Player is also quite simple and ease. In order to meet many users' further requirements in obtaining a more personalized video or audio viewing experience, Leawo Blu-ray Player has been equipped with a lot of editing features and functions during the playback. Based on some users' review, Leawo Blu-ray Player hardly appear the stuttering issues. What's more, additional features make Leawo Blu-ray Player more attractive, including the virtual remote controller, useful power manager, custom skin/language/background, Windows screenshot functions and so on. For the detailed steps on how to play multimedia files for free and set playback effects during playback in Leawo Blu-ray Player, please refer to the tutorial below.

Step 1: Download Leawo Blu-ray Player and install it.

Step 2: Load the video you would like to play to the main interface of Leawo Blu-ray Player. You can simply click the "Open File" button to import the video to it, or you can directly drag the targeted video to the main panel. If you are playing a DVD disc, just insert the DVD disc to the disc drive on your computer, and immediately you can see the movie icon on the main interface. Just click it and then you can see it on the playlist.

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Step 3: Set subtitles. After loading the video file from your computer, it will be played automatically. You can move mouse to the title area where you could see 4 icons.

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Step 4: Then select the first icon and a pop-up window for subtitles setting will appear which includes "Enable subtitles", "Subtitle offset", "Subtitle selecting", "Browse for subtitle".

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Step 5: Set video and audio parameters. Setting the video and audio are quite similar to the setting process of subtitles. You only need to click the second icon and the third icon in the title area to set video parameters and audio parameters respectively, which usually contains Brightness, Contrast, Deniterlace video, video scaling method and so on. You can set the audio and video parameters according to your own preferences and requirements. Once they have been set, you can see the effects immediately.

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Part 5: Conclusion

Editing videos is an important part to obtain a more customized videos. As one of the most powerful and simple media players, VLC can only provide users with some simple and easy editing options at a very basic level. If you really have a higher requirements in editing the videos or audios, Leawo Blu-ray Player can be your better choices which can offer you a variety of editing features and excellent audio and picture processing effects.