Top 5 online video cutters and how to cut a video online

Video Toolbox is a basic and free online video editor, which provided both simple mode and advanced mode. With it, you can easily cut, crop, merge, demux, hardcode subtitles and add watermark to your videos. This application also supports a wide selection of video formats including 3GP, AMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, MOV, M4V, MP4, MPEG, MPG, RM, VOB, WMV and can also be used as a video converter.

FileLab is an easy-to-use online video editor. It offers an user-friendly interface which enables you to trim, cut, split, merge, rotate, mix videos as well as add text, music, transition and effects. It supports various video formats, including HD. You can also export the video to be played in Android, iPhone and iPad. To launch the video editor, you will need to install the FileLab plug-in which is a 1 MB download.


Cutting a video involves selecting various pieces from the file that you wish to keep, and then combining them into a finished video that you can then share online with friends by uploading to social media platform. People are often confused and rather daunted when faced with the problem of cutting and editing videos; it is often thought to be a very complicated process that requires advanced skills.

However, thanks to user-friendly free online video editing software, such as Video Toolbox, absolutely anyone can cut a video and create a professional output file – and this can all be done on the web, without having to purchase video editing software that must be installed on your computer. Below you will find instructions on how to use Video Toolbox to perform cuts to your video file.

Select the start time and end time for where you wish to cut the video. Then, click Cut the Slice to leave in same format, or Convert the slice to convert it to a different file format (I selected cut the slice). Because there is no visual preview provided on the timeline, it is wise to note down prior to using the tool exactly where in the video you wish to cut. Then, select the corresponding timeframe in the Cut/Split tool.

As you can only cut one piece of the video at a time, you simply need to repeat the cut/split action if you wish to cut out other parts of the video. These are then downloaded into the same folder on your computer. Once you’ve finished cutting the main file, return to the Video Toolbox File Manager, and select the Merge Files action from the drop down menu. This then allows you to compile your cut videos into one single video file.

Though it is convenient to cut a video online without downloading a video editor software, you have to upload your video to someone else’s Server. If what you really want is more than just a simple cutter, say not any hardcore editing but to do some basic editing on your video footage, such as adding voiceovers, creating multi-screens or video overlays, and probably add some special effects such as Mosaic, tilt-shift, and close-up to add a touch to your video? Free online tools have too simple functions to help you do the task.

You’d probably want to give some low-cost, easy-to-use and yet powerful video editors a try. For that purpose, Wondershare Filmora is highly recommended. It supports a wide range of video formats including MP4, FLV, MOV, AVI, WMV and more. With it, you can cut your video into piece with just a few clicks. It also helps you add transitions, intro/credits and other effects.

While uploading your video to a website is time-consuming if your network is not so good. It may drive you crazy when your video is in large size. We extremely recommend you to cut your large video with the Instant Cutter Tool in Wondershare Filmora. The Instant Cutter Tool allows you to load an 8GB video within 2 minutes. What’s more, there is no quality losses when cutting with the Tool for there is no recoding needed.