Top 6 Best MKV Splitters to Try Out

2019-03-18 20:17:31     Posted by Kumara Velu


Summary: If you have a movie in the MKV format you may want to extract your favorite portion from it for later viewing with an MKV splitter. Here are top 6 MKV splitters for you to try out.

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MKV files are fast becoming popular these days. Once upon a time, it was an unknown format, not playable in certain media players.

These days most modern media players support MKV and even HDTVs are offering direct MKV playback without the need for conversion.

If you have a movie in the MKV format you may want to extract your favorite portion from it for later viewing.

You can quickly do this by using an MKV splitter.


Part 1: The Best MKV Splitter to Split MKV and Convert MKV Videos Easily

One reliable tool you could use for the purpose is DVDFab Video Converter.

Basically, the program converts one popular video or audio format to another mainstream format.

But then it has a built-in video editor module which makes video file splitting possible.

So how do you get started splitting an MKV file with DVDFab Video Converter?

Before we get started, let it be known that DVDFab is available for a free trial of 30 days to allow you to see for yourself how well it works for your needs.

Once you've downloaded and installed the program, head to the converter menu.

Once there, ensure that the output format is MKV. 

It's important to note that you're not converting the file, but just splitting it.

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Once you’ve imported your MKV file into DVDFab Video Converter, you would want to set the download folder where your processed clip would be saved to.

You may then proceed to look at the three options available to you.

The first is the video play icon. Clicking on this allows you to preview your imported MKV clip to make sure you’ve the right video imported.

Next, you can choose the Advanced Settings icon. Clicking on this allows you to set the codec, resolution, video quality, bit rate, frame rate and even the audio sample rate, among others.

Finally, you have the video editor icon. Clicking on it allows you to perform basic, but useful editing tasks, as shown in the screenshot below.

The functions allow you to set brightness of video, crop the video and trim the video, apart from adding text and image overlays, not to mention subtitles.

To get started splitting your MKV clip, hit the Trim button as shown in the screenshot below.

split mkv file

A new window will pop up. This is where you you’ll set you start point and the end point to split your video as shown below.

You drag the two red handles and to set the points where you want the splitting to start and end.

Alternatively if you know the time codes where you want the splitting to begin and end, you could use the counter panel at the bottom half of the interface.

Just click on the spaces provided and enter your start and end time.

You'll notice that the start and end red handles would move to the positions you've set in the time code panel.

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If you’re splitting more than one clip, then you have the option to merge the clips into one by checking the Merge trimmed clips at the bottom of the video editor window.

Once you’re satisfied with your settings, you can hit OK.

You can then locate your split clip in the output folder that you’ve selected.


Part 2: Other MKV SplittersRecommended

Here are some other MKV splitters available for free for you to try out.


Free Video Cutter Joiner

One advantage of this program is its ability to cut video with big file sizes. Useful if you've captured a whole movie with commercials.

mkv splitter

It's a 6.3MB download which supports the input of popular file formats including MKV and works with older Windows version like Vista and XP.

After cutting, you'll not have to worry about joining the cut parts as the joiner facility is provided as well.

Cutting is fast and the output video quality is lossless.


VSDC Free Video Editor

This program is not merely an MKV splitter but also a free video editor which allows you to perform the usual video editing tasks. Apart from splitting videos it also allows the addition of visual and audio effects. It has an easy-to-use interface.

Although offered for free, rest assured that it's ad free and the your resultant video will not bear any watermark.

mkv splitter


SolveigMM AVI Trimmer+

If you're looking for an easy-to-use MKV splitter, this program should fit the bill.

Although it's called AVI Trimmer, it handles the cutting and splitting of various file formats.

mkv splitter

This MKV splitter is lightweight and simple to use. Video quality is maintained after splitting is done.

Another plus is there is no decoding or encoding done before video is trimmed and output.

Video trimmed with this software is YouTube-ready

Apart from MKV, the program supports formats like DIVX, XVID, WMV and even WEBM.

With the program you can not only make single cuts but also multiple ones.

What's more, this MKV splitter allows you cut video by parts, duration and file size.

Have an old Windows system from years back? Well, fret not the program supports Windows XP, Vista not to mention Windows 8 and Windows 10.


Gihosoft Free Video Cutter

This program splits your video without any quality loss. Support is offered for Windows XP to Windows 10.

mkv splitter

Video splitting is undertaken in 3 steps. First step is to import your file and then set a time range to continue. Once that's done, you go ahead and save your video.

There's also a Mac version of this MKV splitter.


Media Cope

With this program you’re not only able to cut video but also audio.

It handles a host of video formats including MKV.

Here's how you use Media Cope as an MKV splitter.

mkv splitter

Play the video. Then choose the points where you would like your video to be split - start and end points.

Before proceeding with the splitting you may want to preview the clip you would soon be splitting.

If you're satisfied, hit the Save button.

Now that you’ve taken a look at the top MKV splitters, go ahead and give any of them a try, not forgetting to test drive the DVDFab Video Converter built-in MKV splitter.

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