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Best MKV Cutter to Cut/Trim/Split MKV without Re-encoding

Now and then, instead of the whole video, you only need a video clip out of MKV file for video editing, uploading, sharing or playing. Thus, MKV video cutting is what you need.

No need to go somewhere else to hunt high and low for MKV cutter, here in this article top MKV splitter software will be shared with you, helping you cut, trim and split MKV footage without re-encoding, 1:1 original quality reserved!

Download Best MKV Cutting Software [No Re-encoding]

Download WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe and apply it to cut & trim MKV files on your disposal, freely set the Start time/End time or just drag the button to set video length. A single video trimming feature isn't enough for WinX to fight for a big piece of the pie. So it has more:

1. Adjust MKV audio volume, crop MKV video to remove undesired black borders, add external srt subtitles to MKV, merge clips into 1, etc.
2. Losslessly compress MKV file by changing H264 to HEVC (higher compression efficiency), lower frame rate 60FPS to 30FPS, 4K to 1080p..
3. 370+ video/audio codec input and 420+ preset profiles enable you to convert any video to MKV, MP4, H264, H265, AVI, iPhone Android...
4. Free download video movie (MKV, MP4...) from YouTube, Dailymotion, Facebook, Vimeo, metacafe, etc. up to 1000+ sites!

How to Free Cut/Trim MKV Video without Degrading Quality

Step 1. After downloading and installation, fire up WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe and open the main page.
Step 2. Click the first button "Video" to import MKV files. Batch conversion is approachable.

Step 3. Choose the output codec and format on the pop-up window. To ensure MKV trimming without re-encoding, select the one same as your input. And the whole process will be 10x faster than transcoding.

Choose MKV as output
Choose MKV as output

Step 4. Tap "Edit" with a scissor-shaped icon > tap "Trim" on the smaller edit screen > tick "Enable Trim" > manually drag the pulley spindle to trim the video length you want to save. Or enter the specific start time and end time to get your video duration. Afterwards, tap Done.

Cut MKV video
Cut MKV video

Note: If your input and output file keep the same codec (though container format is changed like MKV H264 to MP4 H264),
manually tick "Auto Copy" mode at the lower right corner of the main interface. The output video quality will be kept with 1:1 ratio without re-encoding and the speed will be 10x faster than transcoding. It'll be greatly appreciated when it's used in practice.

Tick Auto Copy
Tick Auto Copy

Step 5. The last hit goes to "RUN" button and this video trimmer will begin to cut MKV on Windows 10/8/7.

There is one omission in WinX. That is MKV video splitting feature. In case you want to split MKV file into equivalent length, WinX's sibling VideProc can be your best bet.

Cut MKV Video via Online Video Cutter [No Download & Installation]

For those who are unwilling to download any MKV trimming tool are suggested to use online video cutter to get MKV trimmed.

Online video cutter is sparse, but one of big joys with this online tool is free of distractions - you can focus on the MKV cutting job without looking around for other unwanted features. Unlike other free online tool riddled with commercial ads, this one is only sponsored by one Google ad at the upper center of the homepage. Check the below YouTube video tutorial to get the detailed steps.

As the tutorial video shows, online video cutter provides you with quality options. Yet, it automatically degrades quality. For instance, the MKV video source in this video is 720p, but the maximum quality listed here is only 240p. Though it shows "no re-encoding" option, the resulting MKV file quality is still downgraded. Quality or convenience, which one do you prefer?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Author - Kistent Waung

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Graduated from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, she employs herself in IT related content creation (since 2013) and happens to perfectly combine her major (computer & science) and her gusto (writing). She's seasoned at offering video audio conversion workarounds and always passionate about new trends, from hot HEVC, 4K to the new AV1 codec.

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