How to edit MKV file
By Olga Krovyakova - March, 28 2019
SolveigMM Video Splitter is the easy to use video editor that help both users and professionals to fulfill various video editing tasks in few minutes with several mouse clicks. In this guideline we will learn how to edit MKV file.
Below you can find step by step instruction on how to edit MKV file with Video Splitter by cutting off two fragments from the initial file.
1. Open your file by clicking on the Input button, using Open Media File... command in the File menu or just drug and drop to the program your file from the Windows Explorer folder.
2. Choose the file you would like to edit.
3. Click the OK button.
4. Now you can choose the fragments you would like to be saved or cutted. You can do this in the few ways, using Video slider and placing it in the required position or changing the value in the edit box of a left marker cursor time position (see Basic Terms). If you would like, you can set the value manually.
5. Use Add Marker command from the Edit menu to place the marker or the [M] hot key.
Video Splitter provides possibility to open the initial input or output file in the the Windows Explorer. Just use appropriate command in Tools->Explore Folder menu: Input to open the original file and Output to browse the folder with the resulted file.
If you would like to check the result of your editing work, you can open the output file in Video Splitter. Move the mouse cursor to the name of the edited file in the Output pane and right click the right mouse button on it. In the context menu choose Open In Video Splitter. Your resulted file will be opened in the new SolveigMM Video Splitter window.
Understanding of some basic terms used in this guide will help you to start using SolveigMM Video Splitter in most comfortable way.
||Marker is set to a current cursor position.|
||The selected marker is highlighted with yellow color.|
Markers can be added or deleted. Such operations as deleting and positioning are applied to the selected markers only.
Fragment is a part of video (or audio) file limited by two markers to be removed or kept in a final movie, e.g. commercial block you want to cut off. Selected fragments are marked with orange color. Fragments marked as 'cut off' are colored with white color.
Examples of fragments are provided in table below:
|Color of Fragment||Description|
|This fragment was set to be deleted. It will not be presented in final movie|
|This fragment was set to be kept. It will be presented in final movie|
|This fragment was set to be deleted. It will not be presented in final movie. Yellow highlight means you can edit it (delete, set it to be kept, etc.)|
|This fragment was set to be kept. It will be presented in final movie. Yellow highlight means you can edit it (delete, set it to be cut off, etc.)|
Control Panel contains main tools for file processing.
|Window Element||Description||Shortcut Key|
||Button "Add Marker": Adds a new marker to current slider cursor position.||
||Button "Remove Marker(s)": Removes a current marker or fragment.||
||Button "Keep On Selected Fragment": Sets a fragment type.||
||Button "Cut Off Selected Fragment": Sets a fragment type.||
||Button "Invert": Inverts time line fragments.||
||Button "Size": Calculate result file size (is available for AVI, MP3).||
||Button "Trim": Starts trimming or Batch Processing (if batch queue has any task).||
||Edit box of a left marker cursor time position. You can edit this value by manually.|
||Edit box of a right marker cursor time position. You can edit this value by manually.|
||Button "Zoom In": Increases a slider timeline resolution for more comfortable editing neighbor markers (*).||
||Button "Zoom Out": Decreases a slider timeline resolution (*).||
||Story board Off/On: turn off/on the story board|
|Save current fragment as: saves the selected fragment|
|Save All fragments as: saves all selected fragment on the timeline|
(*) - To view timeline areas after Zoom In you can use a scroll bar (below a timeline slider) and "Alt + Left arrow" and "Alt + Right Arrow" hot keys.
Olga Krovyakova is the Technical Support Manager in Solveig Multimedia since 2010.
She is the author of many text and video guidelines of company's products: Video Splitter, HyperCam, WMP Trimmer Plugin, AVI Trimmer+ and TriMP4.
She works with programs every day and therefore knows very well how they work. Сontact Olga via firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. She will gladly assist you!