How To Trim Videos in Windows 10

To trim videos on Windows 10, you do not necessarily need third party software. It can accomplished using the native features. We will guide you through video trimming process without any additional installation of program.

Sometimes, the videos you download contain the introduction or conclusion part, which does not add value to you. Though not a big turn-off, you can easily remove these parts without using a third-party app. Every time you want to enjoy a video or share it with your friends, you can trim the parts that matter to them and send them instantly. 

Let’s see how you can trim videos in Windows 10.

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1. Using the Movies & TV app

The movies & TV app is also useful for trimming a video. Follow the steps below:

Step 1: To open a video using the app, Right-click on the video, and select the ‘Open with‘ option.

Step 2: On the drop-down menu click on the ‘Movies & TV‘  application.

How to Trim videos in Windows 10


Step 3: Upon opening the video, locate the Pencil icon at the bottom right section of the screen as shown :

Pencil-tool in Movies and TV app


Step 4: Click on the Pencil icon and select the ‘Trim‘ option from the pull-up menu that appears.



Step 5: Move the sliders along the time progress bar to mark the length to be trimmed. 



Step 6: Press ENTER  and Click the ‘Save a Copy‘  button at the top.



Step 7: This opens File Explorer’s ‘Save As‘  window. Specify a file name and click the ‘Save‘ button.

Save Trimmed video

2. Using third-party apps

Besides the native windows apps, you can use a third-party media player to trim your video. You can check out the list of popular video editing software which provides you with a platform to trim your videos. However, we cannot review the third-party apps in our review as each has its method of cutting the video. Still likely, it’s best to use the native Windows apps as they offer a reliable video trimming. 

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Does the video quality remain the same after trimming?

Video trimming involves cutting a video to your ideal streaming duration and has nothing to do with reducing the quality or resolution of your video. However, with some apps, video trimming reduces video quality. It’s recommended however to use the native movies app in windows for trimming your videos. It not only ensure you retain the original features of your video but also keeping the quality. 

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Windows users have a huge advantage and can easily leverage the free and easy to use Movies and TV application. We do hope that you found this article fun and engaging. Consider using the application for your videos and avoid any hassle. In this topic, we demonstrated how you can trim videos in Windows 10.

2 thoughts on “How To Trim Videos in Windows 10”

  1. I find your articles very nformative, thank you.
    I have Wndows 10, Version 1903, OSbuild 18362.418, and Office 365 home.
    I am kind f managing with all the new or changed things.
    As Microsoftwill stop , Photo-Videoapp. on the 10.Jan 2020 have followed the instructions to turn off Syncing to One Drive on my Laptops.
    Now l nolonger know how to use the new program.Are you going to wite smething about that?
    Another question concerning power point;
    Also when I make a ppsx and convert it to a video, how can one set the end, so that it is not so abrupt. With quality I have no problem

  2. Got a youtube music video that I ripped down for personal enjoyment … trying to edit it with your instructions and trim/remove an advertisement at the end of the band’s upcoming concert in 2012 … but I keep getting “you do not have permission to edit this file … maybe save a copy instead” … tried saving security permissions on the file with no luck – I have full admin privileges on my Win 10 PC … any suggestions?


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