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Top 11 MKV Cutter for Windows, Mac, and Online

Vanessa Chiang updated on Dec 22, 2020 to Video Editing Tips | How-to Articles

Often while recording videos or downloading videos from the Internet, we come across files that are too lengthy. If you have ever done this, you probably know how annoying it is to get through the unnecessary scenes in your video.

Luckily, there are some MKV cutter tools that you can use to cut your recorded or downloaded MKV files. Depending on what platform you are on, you can choose one of the many MKV cutter tools below to trim down your MKV files.

1. EaseUS Video Editor (Windows 7/8/10)

You have probably realized many benefits of your Windows computer by now. One of these benefits is that you have several apps to choose from for various tasks on your computer. When it comes to cutting MKV files, you have a great app at your disposal. It is called EaseUS Video Editor.

EaseUS Video Editor is a fully-featured video editor to help you retouch and refine your videos. Being a video editor, it has all of the tools that you can think of and that an editor should have. One of these tools lets you cut your video files easily, including MKV files.

easeus video editor


Compatibility: Windows 7/8/10

How to cut MKV using EaseUS Video Editor:

Step 1. Import videos and add to timeline

You must select the right aspect ratio for the video when you create the project. Then import the videos, drop them on the timeline. You can add one or multiple videos.

Add video to timeline

Step 2. Trim videos

Select the playhead (vertical line) on the timeline and then drag it to the point from where you want to trim the video. First, split, and then drag using the mouse to the position where you want to cut the video. Later split again to finalize the video clip. You can trim video without splitting as well. All you need to do is grab the start or end part of the video and then drag it to the required length.

Trim a video

Besides, you can also add required effects, transitions, voice-over, and other features to the video.

Step 3. Export Video

Now that you are ready, its time to export the video in the video, audio, or upload to the social platform. Make sure to configure the quality and resolution of the video. EaseUS Video Editor is easier to use and offers professional video editing features. Not only can you split, edit, but you can also trim and crop the videos. Not to forget the visual effects you get for quality video production.

Select to export the trimmed video

2. Avidemux (Windows)

This application is a basic video editor with many features and you can use it to cut your MKV files as well. It gets updated internally very often and you will find that there are always new improvements and features to use in this app. 

avidemux mkv cutter


  • Easily cut your MKV files
  • Automate your tasks using scripts
  • Work on multiple platforms


  • Currently, no keyboard shortcuts are available
  • Occasional crash

Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10

3. VSDC Free Video Editor (Windows)

VSDC Free Video Editor is a free tool that you can use to edit and retouch your videos on your computer. It offers many tools to let you edit your MKV files the way you want. You can use this tool to add effects or get rid of the parts that you do not need in your MKV files.

vsdc free video editor


  • Many advanced features to cut and edit your videos
  • Support for MKV and many other file formats
  • A large number of effects to add to your files


  • The user interface is not very clean
  • Take time to export videos

Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10

4. Freemake Video Converter (Windows)

Although Freemake Video Converter is more of a file converter tool and less of an editor, you can use it to cut parts from your MKV files. This tool has an additional option that lets you cut and trim your MKV files before you convert your files. This is exactly the option you can use to accomplish your task. Before converting your MKV files, you can cut, join, and even rotate your files. These basic editing tools let you refine your video before it is processed into another media format. 

freemake video converter


  • Cut MKV files with ease
  • Rotate your files
  • Convert files to many other formats


  • Rendering takes too long
  • Occasionally the program crash

Compatibility: Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10

5. iMovie (Mac)

iMovie is a free app that you can download to your Mac and start editing your videos. This app includes the option to cut your MKV files as well. Since it is developed by the same manufacturer as your Mac, it tightly integrates with macOS and lets you easily work with your local files. You can add your files even from iTunes, if you want, and then trim them down with the precision-level cutting tools.

iMovie mkv cutter


  • An interactive way to cut MKV files
  • Edit your MKV videos with various tools


  • Limited supporting video formats
  • Relatively difficult to find and use options

Compatibility: macOS 10.15.6 or later

6. VideoPad (Mac)

VideoPad is a professional level MKV cutter that not only cuts your video files but also edits your videos. When cutting MKV files, you have a playhead that you can move around to select the point from where you want to cut your file. The software will then cut the selected part and this way you have the part of the video that you wish to preserve. Anything not important will be removed.

videopad mkv cutter


  • Cut videos with extreme precision
  • Save and share cut MKV files
  • Edit audio files


  • Does not offer advanced editing tools
  • A bit difficult for newbies to use
  • Some features require the paid version

Compatibility: macOS 10.5 and later

7. OpenShot (Mac)

OpenShot is one of the rare open-source tools that provide you with exceptional video editing and MKV cutting tools. It helps you trim and slice your videos and offers various video effects as well, and you can add them to your MKV files before or after cutting them.

openshot mkv cutter


  • Easy to find and use MKV cutting tools
  • Support video, audio, and image files


  • The user interface might feel a bit confusing to the beginners
  • Occasionally the tool gets frozen-up

Compatibility: macOS 10.9 and later

8. Online Video Cutter (Online)

Online Video Cutter is a web-based tool that helps you trim your videos from your web browsers. With this tool, the only thing you need to do is upload your video and all the MKV cutting options will be displayed on your screen. You can then pick one of the tools that you want to work with.

online video editor to cut MKV


  • Trim and crop your videos online
  • Support for nearly all video formats including MKV
  • A few clicks to perform your task


  • Privacy concerns as you are not sure where your video will go
  • It takes time to upload your source MKV file

Compatibility: Windows, macOS, and other systems

Link: https://online-video-cutter.com/

9. Clideo Video Cutter (Online)

Clideo Video Cutter follows a simple approach to help you cut your videos. It claims to be quickly cutting your files so that you do not need to wait around longer. It is the completely web-based meaning you do not even need to install any plugins or extensions in your browser to use it.

clideo video cutter MKV


  • Add MKV files from multiple sources
  • Extremely clean and organized user interface
  • Add fade-in and fade-out effects


  • Downloading trimmed videos can sometimes take too long
  • Only the paid version gives unlimited access

Compatibility: Windows, macOS, and other systems

Link: https://clideo.com/cut-video

10. EzGIF (Online)

EzGIF is a suite of various tools that let you edit your multimedia content online. It has a tool specifically dedicated to cutting your MKV files, which lets you upload your MKV file either from your computer or from a web URL. Once that is done, you can then start to cut the unwanted parts from your video.

ezgif mkv cutter


  • Add an MKV file from your computer or URL
  • Manually specify timings for trimming the video
  • Various other editing options


  • Too many annoying ads on the interface
  • There is no playhead to cut MKV files
  • Cutting video takes too long

Compatibility: Windows, macOS, and other systems

Link: https://ezgif.com/cut-video

11. Kapwing (Online)

Kapwing offers many online tools to let you play around with your video files. It has a tool to cut MKV files as well and you can use it to trim down the unwanted parts from your videos. Once you have uploaded your video to the site, all you need to do is move the markers around and position them in the way you want to cut your video.

A good thing about this tool is that you can use your arrow keys for precision-level cutting. This ensures your videos are trimmed at the exact point you want. Once the trimming is done, you can either save the video or edit it further with the available tools.

kapwing MKV cutter


  • Extreme precision while cutting MKV files
  • Many editing options


  • There is no option to delete your video from the server after you have downloaded it
  • Requires a bit of learning before you can use it

Compatibility: Windows, macOS, and other systems

Link: https://www.kapwing.com/tools/cut-video


Regardless of why you want to cut your MKV files, there are many MKV cutters in the market to help you accomplish your task. EaseUS Video Editor should be your ideal choice as it is fast, easy to use, and gets the job done without any hassle. Also, you can pick one of the many other tools mentioned above.

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