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How to Trim/Cut/Shorten MOV in Avidemux Correctly

"Error trimming MOV (QuickTime) files. Can anybody advise me what i'm doing wrong? I'm new to Avidemux & I don't know much about video formats and so any help is appreciated."

Avidemuxis a free and open-source video editing program designed for video editing and video processing. However, when searching online, we found more than one guys met troubles while trimming, cutting MOV files in Avidemux. Now in this article, we aim to help you quickly solve the issue.

First you can check the info of the MOV video. It may contain some video or audio codes that Avidemux can’t support. As far as we know, MP4 container, AAC codec is the best choice when compatibility matters in Avidemux. To trim or cut MOV files in Avidemux, you’d better change the MOV file format first.

Brorsoft Video Converter will convert that MOV file to MP4 painlessly.?It is an easy-to-use yet professional MOV converter. It's able to convert all QuickTime files to Avidemux more compatible MP4, AVI video without losing quality. With it, you may also encode MOV to Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, Premiere Elements, Davinci Resolve and more NLE programs highly compatible formats for editing.

Far more than a video conversion program, Brorsoft Video Converter also comes with a built-in video editor, with which, you can personalize and retouch your videos in clicks. All the smart video editing features lets you get a video with all the factors you prefer. You can: trim video(including MOV, AVI, WMV, MP4, MPG, MKV, VOB, MTS, MXF...) into smaller segments; brand your video by embedding a watermark;?add subtitles to MKV, AVI, MP4 in .srt or .sst format; Remove unwanted objects from video. Brorsoft Video Converter can work as the alternative to Avidemux for video trimming and even work better. For Mac users, please get Video Converter for Mac.

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Steps to Trim MOV File in Brorsoft Video Converter Losslessly

Step 1. Run Brorsoft Video Converter. Click Add button to load .mov video you need to edit.


Step 2. Click Edit button and move to Trim function to cut your MOV file. 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 OK button to confirm.


Step 3. Choose output format. If you wanna keep MOV format as original, just choose MOV format from Common Video. Of course, H.264 MP4, H.265, MKV, WMV, MP4, AVI, etc output formats are provided as well.


Step 4. Finally, hit Convert button to shorten MOV video. Then let the converter to do the rest for you.

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