9 Best Video Splitter Applications in 2020

Either you are creating video content for your YouTube channel or you are creating a movie from any of your video recordings, you will need some application which can split your video into parts as per your need. While cutting a video file into two pieces, the quality and the safety of the files are also necessary, so that you can cut the video without losing any footage from it. In this article, we are going to discuss some of the best Video Splitter Application in the market. We are going to talk about them in brief with the pros and cons of each listed applications. Go through the article in full and decide which one is the best for you, you can also download the applications from the given link.

Also remember that video editing, video splitting and joining can be extremely complex job depending upon your project. So, we have chosen some of the most robust but easy to use applications for the job. Though there are other applications of this kind available in the market which are far more complex to operate, some of them are very useful and powerful due to their advanced utilities. But, for the general level user, we have decided to go with the easy to learn below-discussed options.

Windows 10 Video Editor

If you are missing the old Windows movie maker which is not available anymore then try Windows 10 default Video editor software. The software comes along the Windows 10 operating system and can be accessed directly from Applications. Although it does not provide extensive video editing capabilities, simple trimming, splitting and basic editing can be be done very easily.

Windows 10 Video Editor

Features

  • Along with Video Splitter and joiner tools, you can edit any video with the ample quantity of tools provided in this application.
  • Can add 3D effects, Text, Motion, filter and speed control.

Pros

  • Very easy-to-use, actually anyone with basic computer’s operational knowledge can use this application to edit, split or join videos. In simple word, Windows 10 Video Editor is a layman’s application.
  • No needs to install and free to use.
  • Runs in very low-end PC as well.

Cons

  • Limited editing capabilities
  • Available only for Windows PC.

See: How to edit videos on windows 10 for free using inbuilt Photos tool

If you are a Windows10 user, and you are looking for a good alternative because of the drawback of this application, I would recommend you to use the MiniTool MovieMaker stable performance and expected result.

MiniTool MovieMaker

As the name implies, MiniTool MovieMaker is a full-fledged video editing software, but it also contains a robust tool Video Splitter tool within. MiniTool MovieMaker is an easy-to-learn and easy-to-use video editing software. MiniTool MovieMaker is a free application available for all users. Also unlike many other free MovieMaker application, MiniTool does not impose any watermark on the final product, so you would get a fresh video file at the end. The Video splitting is tool is very robust as I say, because you not only can precisely cut down the portion of any video but also you can join and combine those cut-down videos with other videos using the same application. If you are in a hurry and you want to make a quick video edit, then MiniTool can be a very viable choice there.

MiniTool MovieMaker

Features

  • The library within this application provides the user with a collection of various transitions, filters, and animated texts to make intuitive video content.
  • The audio splitting tool is also provided.
  • A video rotation tool is also provided.
  • Video format converter is provided with MiniTool MovieMaker.
  • Video resolution converter is also provided.

Pros

  • The MiniTool MovieMaker is a free video editing cum video splitter & joiner application.
  • Easy to use and easy to learn.
  • The application comes without any watermark.
  • Comes with a video trimming tools to remove some unwanted parts from a video.
  • The provided cool movie templates are very helpful in creating videos with a couple of clicks.
  • The Video splitting and trimming function are extremely accurate and precise, you can do that with the preciseness of every single frame.
  • 4K 30FPS videos are supported.

Cons

  • Only supports Windows OS platform.

VLC

We all know about VLC as it is the most popular and free to use open-source media player application. But, very few people know that VLC also posses many other utility tools within itself. You do not have to download anything else, just VLC player which is already been installed in your PC has the tools and the potential to become your favourite Video Splitter application. Though VLC is not a robust application for Video Editing, it does the basic job related to video splitting and recording. The advanced recording tool in VLC player lets you split a large video into several parts.

VLC video editor

Features

  • Basic and simple application, which does the video splitting job along with your typical media player jobs.

Pros

  • It is completely free and open source.
  • VLC can split video files as well as audio files.
  • Supports almost all kind of video, audio formats and almost all the codecs from other platforms as well.
  • VLC is a cross-platform application which works on Windows, Linux, Android and Mac.

Cons

  • As we all know VLC has a few crash issues, keep that in mind if you are using VLC as a video splitter, if it crashes in the process you may have to do the job all over again.
  • Do not possess even the basic features of video editing, so do not expect much.
  • Not very precise in case of detecting frames, so the cutting and splitting also may not be accurate in terms of frames.
  • The process is quite slow and takes almost the same time the video footage you are cutting off. So, if you are cutting a 5 min of footage, the recording and splitting process will take the same amount of time.

In simple words, it is not a full-fledged video or audio splitting application, but it records the targeted part and serves that part as a separate file. Though I have included VLC in this list as it is free, it is available to everyone and does the basic job. So, if you just want to cut a little video footage to make a screen saver or a live wallpaper or a meme, then VLC is a great alternative to the fancy tools.

MP4Tools -MP4Splitter 

Among all the video formats, MP4 is the most popular video format on all the devices and platforms. If you want to split an MP4 video file, then you can try the open-source MP4 Video Splitter tool. This tool contains two functions, one is splitting a video file into pieces and another one is joining multiple video files into one.

MP4Tools -MP4Splitter 

Features

  • The MP4Tools supports video splitting and joining without re-encoding, from a professional point of view this is a distinct advantage.
  • As there is no re-encoding process within the editing, so no quality loss or frame loss can be seen while working with MP4Tools. Also, the whole processing takes less time than the other tools.

Pros

  • Video Splitting and Video Mergingwithout re-encoding.
  • The Splitting and Joining comes with lossless
  • The conversions and splittings are less time taking and accurate by frame to frame.
  • Batch conversions allowed in MP4Tool.
  • MP4Tools is supported by Windows and Linux Ubuntu.

Cons

  • Though MP4Tool is a fine piece of application, it only supports MP4

iMovie – Basic Editor & Splitter for Mac

Of course, the list would be incomplete without a Mac-based application and we all know that in case of Video editing iMovie is one of the best application of all. Just because everyone does not own a Macbook, that is why many of us need to use some other application for video editing, splitting and merging. If it is for iMovie then most of us would not be using any other alternative application to this. Yes, iMovie is that good, Mac users easily can do the video splitting, merging and editing jobs using the toolset provided with the iMovie application. The results are very good, you can also trim videos, add text to videos, add special effects the videos or to any specific clip and even can add an external audio track to the videos.

iMovie – Video Splitter for Mac

Features

  • One-stop-shop for most of the video editing related jobs.
  • Mac offers many movie templates which can be used in video editing.
  • 4K 60 FPS is supported for editing and playing.
  • A complete package for video manipulation related jobs and a perfect alternative to Windows-based MiniTool MovieMaker to the Mac-based platform.

Pros

  • This application is Free unlike most of the Mac-based applications.
  • Very easy to use, user-friendly interface and anyone with basic computer operational knowledge can use this application without any formal training.
  • Best choice for creating video clips, Hollywood style trailers and gaming montages.

Cons

  • Native AVCHD editing is not supported
  • Direct imports not supported.
  • Pre-processing takes quite a long time
  • Import trans-coding takes longer time than MiniTool MovieMaker.
  • Available for Mac platform only.

Format Factory

Most of the users recognize Format Factory as a Multifunctional Audio-Video converter application. Most of the Video and Audio formats are supported by Format Factory, and you can also revive old Video footages from old DVD using Format Factory tools. Though it is the main video converter and video extractor it has a tool which can be used to split video footages also. Also using some other tools provided the user can merge multiple video footages into one.

Format Factory

Format Factory

Pros

  • Got easy to use tools for splitting and merging videos
  • This app can be used to change the video format.
  • Contains the ability of batch conversion.
  • Can be used to rip and extract video contents from
  • This application comes in62 different languages.
  • Apart from the Windows-based version, it has an Android-based mobile version.

Cons

  • If you want to do some video editing, then you will see the lack of advanced editing features.

OpenShot Video Editor

Another wonderful piece of application to split videos which is free to download & use, but comes with no watermark added. OpenShot is a very trustworthy and reliable video editing application for basic to intermediate level of jobs. As it is a full-fledged video editing application, so it contains a couple of tools which can be used to split and merge video footages easily.

OpenShot Video Editor

Pros

  • OpenShot is compatible with Windows, Linux & Mac with the same set of functions and tools.
  • Comes with an ease of use utility window.
  • Supports almost all the video and audio formats.
  • Also contains a powerful animation framework, and various kind of animation possibilities are there with OpenShot. For a free application, this type of animation framework is impressive.
  • Also, multilayer video and multilayer tracks can be created and edited.
  • Very good for new video editing learners and students.

Cons

  • Sometimes the application becomes laggy and choppy.
  • Some of the features are incomplete as the complementing features are missing.
  • Though it is a complete video editing application, have some limitations, as many advanced features are missing, especially not good for making game montages, or funny videos.  OpenShot has good potentials but a lot of upgrades are necessary.

Movavi Split Movie

Another application for the Mac users, Movavi Split Movie is a basic video editing application for everyone. You do not need to be an expert video editing, but it will take some time to understand the UI and its features. As this application robust but not that simple in terms of UI. This application is best for basic video splitting and trimming stuff only. Especially if you are looking for a video trimmer more than a splitter then Movavi Split Movie is the right choice for you.

Movavi Split Movie

Pros

  • Multilingual support
  • Offer some basic video editing tools as well.
  • Works very good with MP4, AVI format videos, good for editing GoPro videos.
  • Movavi supports the file processing without re-encoding, which lets you keep the original quality of the file, and no frame loss or quality loss would happen.
  • The processing speed is quite good in comparison to other alternatives.
  • Almost all the formats are supported, so you can work with any format of videos and also you can upload the videos on Facebook, YouTube etc. directly from app UI itself.

Cons

  • The product is not free
  • Movavi is only available for Mac users.
  • The UI is not very easy to understand, you need to spend a little time on that to comprehend.

Filmora Video Editor

I saved this one for the last as Filmora Video Editor is one the very best video editing application out there. Though like other Filmora applications, Filmora Video Editor is also not a free to use the application, as we are at the end of this list I am going to talk about a fully professional level application in here. Yes, Filmora Video Editor is a complete package when it comes to video editing, so video splitting, merging etc are just mere functions of this application.

Filmora Video Editor

Pros

  • Offers a trial period, so before buying you can have the taste of the full version of the application, so that you know what you are investing for.
  • Supports both the Windows and Mac OS, as these two OS are being used by most of the professionals.
  • Comes with 3-way split methods, manually, Automatically and Combine batch videos.
  • Audio files also can be split with just a simple click.
  • The splitting and trimming are most accurate even in 1080p 60 FPS or 1440P 60FPS videos. So, frame to frame accuracy can be expected.
  • Features various filters, overlays, and animations which can help you to create an awesome video.
  • Many effects are provided in the library for ready-made usages.
  • The performance is stable, the processing is a lot faster than any other similar application.
  • The clips can be flipped, and also the footages can run backwards as well. So, making a creative video is quite more easy with this Filmora Video Editor.

Cons

  • Neither free nor very cheap, so Filmora is for the pro users only.
  • Requires a decent amount of hardware juice, so low-end PC users will suffer from the performance of Filmora.

Wrapping Up

Choose the applications according to your need. If you are not a professional then investing for paid application is not recommended, as there are many open-source freeware appliance alternatives are available. But, if you are pro or especially if you are a student then start using the iMovie and Filmora is recommended, as in future you would need to use those for your job. But, if you are looking for specifically a video splitter then going for the open-source ones would suffice nicely. If you are enthusiast about learning video editing for your Facebook post or YouTube channel, then OpenShot and MiniTool are best for starting and learning, and both of them are free.


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