How to Delete AVI Frames in Editor

Storing your video files with the AVI container can serve a near countless amount of useful purposes. Because of their relatively small file size, AVI files are often used for storing movies on discs or for playlists on a media server. In some cases, you may wish to trim or remove some frames from the video. This can be useful when you are trying to make the file smaller to fit on a disc, or if you are creating a playlist and prefer not to have the end credits between each file. Fortunately, there are editors available that allow you to cut frames with minimal to no recompression.


  1. AVS ReMaker

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      Open AVS ReMaker.

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      Click “File” and click “Add File.” Alternatively, press the “Ctrl" and "I" keys at the same time. This loads an Open Input Video File dialog.

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      Select the AVI file you want to edit and click “Open.” This takes you back to the editor.

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      Click and drag the “Zoom” slider towards the right to increase the amount of frames you can see in the storyboard.

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      Select the frame or scene you want to remove by double-clicking the timeframe above the storyboard.

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      Click the “Split” button once, and drag the timeline arrow to the beginning of the next frame that you want to keep.

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      Click the “Split” button again. This splits the video into three separate sections on the storyboard.

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      Click to highlight the middle video, which contains the frame you want to delete. Once highlighted, click the “Delete” button.

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      Click “File” and click the “Remake Now” button. This opens a Remake dialog that allows you to change options such as the destination directory. By default, the new file will be saved to the My Videos folder. Click “Remake Now” at the bottom to confirm. The resulting AVI will no longer have the undesired frames.


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      Open AVCutty.

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      Click “File” and click “Load AVI.” On the proceeding dialog, select the AVI file you want to edit and click “Open.” This takes you back to the editor.

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      Look at the “No.” column at the top. This lists all AVIs or scene files open in the editor. Right-click the “1” item in the “Source File” column and click “Manual Scene Cut.” This opens a Cut utility in a new window.

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      Click to select the beginning of the frame you want to cut and click the “+” button.

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      Click to select the end of the frame you want to cut and click the “+” button.

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      Click the green “Check” button at the bottom to apply. This takes you back to the main editor window. If you only opened one AVI file, you should now have a total three scenes listed in the “No.” column.

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      Click to highlight the “2” item. This is the frame or group of frames you elected to cut. Right-click “2” and click “Delete Scenes.” This leaves you with two separate groups of scenes.

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      Click “File” and click “Save AVI.” Click the “Destination Path” dialog and choose a directory for your new AVI file.

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      Click the “1AVI” button at the bottom. This generates one new AVI file from the group of scenes. The new AVI will no longer have the unwanted frame.


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      Open VirtualDub.

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      Click “File” and click “Open Video File.” Alternatively, press the “Ctrl-O” keyboard keys. This loads an Open Video File window.

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      Select the AVI file you want to edit and click “Open.” This takes you back to the editor.

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      Click and drag the timeline above the starting frame you want to remove and click the “Mark In” button.

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      Click and drag the timeline above the ending frame and click the “Mark Out” button. This highlights the selected frame in blue on the storyboard.

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      Press the “Delete” key on your keyboard. This removes the highlighted frames.

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      Click “File” and click “Save as AVI.” On the Save File dialog, type a new name for the file in the “File Name” field to avoid overriding the old one and click the “Save” button. The new AVI will not have the unwanted frames.

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