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How to Edit Videos in Windows Media Player

I got as far as actually loading my video from the digital camera onto the computer and into a folder. Now I need to edit it using Windows Media Player. I want special effects like transitions and credits, but I don't know what to do. I basically know how to play the clips in Windows Media Player, but that's just about it. Step by step instructions will be extremely helpful. Thanks.---Jackie

If you also need to edit your videos with Windows Media Player like Jackie, you've came to the right place. Even though Windows Media Player itself doesn't come with any editing feature, you’ll be able to edit videos in Windows Media Player at ease with a smart plug-in called SolveigMM WMP Trimmer Plugin. Please refer to Part 1 for more information.

If you don't want to install any plug-in for your Windows Media Player but looking around for a powerful movie editor, you can try the Wondershare Video Editor below (Windows/Mac). Details will be elaborated in Part 2.

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Part 1: Edit videos in Windows by installing SolveignMM WMP Trimmer Plugin

SolveigMM WMP Trimmer Plugin is the plug-in tool that enables you to save a favorite movie fragment, music part or edit out unnecessary scenes that's loaded onto Windows Media Player. With it, you can get rid of unwanted part from your webinars, remove ads from TV shows, create  ringtones for your iPhone and etc. It also supports the AVI, WMV, ASF, WAV, WMA, MP3, MPEG-2, MPEG-1 and etc.

Edit videos in Windows Media Player step-by-step:

  1. Download SolveigMM WMP Trimmer and install the plug-in on your system.
  2. Click main menu item Tools>Plug-ins>SolveigMM WMP Trimmer Plugin. This will enable the plug-in for Windows Media Player.
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  4. Play the file you want to edit and move the blue slider to the section of the movie you want to save, hit on the Start button. If you want to change the start time, you can manually type in time value into Start box. When it comes to the setting a stop time, click the End button.
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  6. Press the In button to trim the selected interval or Out to cut the interval out of the source media file. Afterwards, you can rename a the edited movie file and save it.

Tips:

1. The trimming process will be accompanied with a progress bar and can be cancelled anytime. When the trimming process is done, you'll get a pop-up window that will direct you to the output folder where the edited files have been saved.

2. This plug-in for Windows Media Player only provides trim function. If you want to crop the black bars, rotate 90 degrees to make it normal or apply transitions between different video clips or etc; please check out the other solution in Part 2.

Part 2: Edit videos in Windows using the Wondershare Video Editor

To edit your videos in a Windows-based computer, the Wondershare Video Editor comes in as a handy video editor that keeps both of your original video and audio quality intact. The video editor is also fully-packed with a variety of useful features:

  • Fine-tune options to enhance your videos in clicks.
  • Include common editing tools like Rotate, Split, Crop, Merge and etc.
  • Make a Picture-in-Picture video quickly and easily.
  • Control the speed of video and audio.
  • Change the voice for fun.
  • Add animated titles with built-in text effects.
  • Share output onto YouTube or convert to your favorite formats and devices.
  • Burn the output onto a DVD disc, folder or as an ISO image file.

Attached below is the screenshot of the video editor, please check the guide for more details.

how to edit videos on windows media player

Download its trial version right here (Mac/Windows 8 supported).

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Leslie
I don't know if it's just me or Windows Media Player, but the results I end up with are not that great. I'm going to try Wondershare Video Editor to see if I can do better.
Kelly Moore
A really informative article. Might I suggest the title could have been "How To Turn Windows Media Player Into A VIdeo Editor" it looks to be that good.
Barry James
I'd long ago give up on Windows Media Play but after reading this post I think I should reconsider. Thanks for the informative post.
kimberlymurrow
I have to make a training video on a budget close to zero, which means to most of the work myself. I have to say, it wouldn't have been possible without your tutorials.
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