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Old 11-09-2017, 7:49 AM
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Question How can I edit an "AVI" video file length?

My new dash cam has caught some great videos of accidents and even a police chase. I want to edit the videos by trimming the video length. Sometimes, the important part is only a few seconds long. My camera records in five minute long segments and the file format is .avi

Is there a free software out there that will let me edit the segment length and save the important section as a new file?
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Old 11-09-2017, 9:20 AM
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Try Lightworks.
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Old 11-09-2017, 11:59 AM
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If you have Windows 10 and or previous versions, you can download MS Movie Maker. It will do what you want.
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i too, ran into that problem......i finally ended up with the easiest......MS Movie Maker. it is free and is very easy to use.
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Old 11-10-2017, 12:30 PM
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Make sure download MS Movie Maker directly from Microsoft if you go that route. Just read a security alert today about there being a bunch of Malware downloads posing as Movie Maker.
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Old 11-10-2017, 12:44 PM
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Installed and tried Lightworks. There was no option to save a shortened video. Poor menus, no toolbars and it creates unique file names that it buries deep on the disk with long file menu lists.

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If you have Windows 10 and or previous versions, you can download MS Movie Maker. It will do what you want.
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Make sure download MS Movie Maker directly from Microsoft if you go that route. Just read a security alert today about there being a bunch of Malware downloads posing as Movie Maker.
I have windows Movie Maker 6.X on my 64 bit W7 machine. There is no way to edit a video and save a portion. Yes, MM will open it and create a project. But I could not trim it to a selection of the segment.

My video is 5 minutes long and I want to grab an accident that runs from 0 min, 6 seconds to 0 minutes, 35 seconds.
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Some of the video editors I used in the past didn't give a save option. To save the edited clip I had to use the "export" option then I chose what format to save the clip in.
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Installed and tried Lightworks. There was no option to save a shortened video. Poor menus, no toolbars and it creates unique file names that it buries deep on the disk with long file menu lists.

I have windows Movie Maker 6.X on my 64 bit W7 machine. There is no way to edit a video and save a portion. Yes, MM will open it and create a project. But I could not trim it to a selection of the segment.

My video is 5 minutes long and I want to grab an accident that runs from 0 min, 6 seconds to 0 minutes, 35 seconds.
you just need to get use to lightworks. it is the top rated "free" video editor you can use after windows movie maker was discontinued this year.

i use the movie maker to shorten my dash cam videos.
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I have windows Movie Maker 6.X on my 64 bit W7 machine. There is no way to edit a video and save a portion. Yes, MM will open it and create a project. But I could not trim it to a selection of the segment.
Sounds like operator error.
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+1 more for MS Movie Maker.
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Try VLC.
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Old 11-11-2017, 6:56 AM
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VLC is a major waste of time ! i started with VLC, and i have yet been able to get the program to clip a video. it is not worth the steps and effort just to clip a video. Movie Maker was so simple and quick, it will make you wonder why VLC even still exists.
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Tried VLC media player as well. It did not work. One would think that grabbing a portion of a digital video and saving it would be a common and simple task.
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A simple, inexpensive video editor is Bandicam (https://www.bandicam.com/bandicut-video-cutter/). I think there is a free version to try.
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kinemaster is a phone app and is the absolute easiest video editing software I've ever used. It is fast and simple and powerful too. It isn't free but it is worth the price, I forget what it costs but I think you get a week free to try it.

You can also upload a video to google drive and then there is an online app you can access from within drive to trim clips. Free and simple.
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Old 11-12-2017, 7:27 AM
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A simple, inexpensive video editor is Bandicam (https://www.bandicam.com/bandicut-video-cutter/). I think there is a free version to try.
Excellent! That worked. Thank you! https://i.imgur.com/afQYR2F.mp4
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