AVI Trimmer+ (formerly SolveigMM AVI Trimmer + MKV)
Formerly known as SolveigMM AVI Trimmer + MKV, AVI Trimmer+ is an advanced, yet intuitive video trimming application that you can use to cut out smaller sections from movie files, whether they have a large or small size.
It offers extensive file type support when it comes to video (e.g. .vob, .mpeg, .m2v, .avi, .mp4, .mts, .mkv, .flv, .h264) and audio files (e.g. .mp3, .wma, .wav). Subtitles are supported too.
Pay attention to the installer
However, since it's ad-supported, AVI Trimmer+ offers to download and install third-party components as well, so be careful not to rush through the wizard steps. You can decline the offers by deselecting all options.
Intuitive interface for loading movies
It's wrapped in a clean and intuitive interface that asks you for a media file to get started. After loading the video contents in the main window, you can play the movie, preview random frames and zoom in a filmstrip to help you seek a specific position, as well as take JPEG snapshots. If the movie has multiple audio and video streams, then you can pick the preferred one.
Add markers to create multiple segments for trimming
Multiple markers can be added to the film strip to make cutout selections. It's possible to remove all audio from a specific selection before extracting the clip, slice movies by duration, size or into equal parts, change the time format, as well as to keep or delete any marked segments. The timeline fragments can be inverted. Furthermore, you can ask the utility to ignore any trimming errors during processing.
As far as additional tools are concerned, AVI Trimmer+ provides you with a time calculator, history list of user activity, program logging mode, and Direct Show filters preview. It supports keyboard shortcuts for all important commands and these can be remapped.
Evaluation and conclusion
The application worked smoothly in our tests, without triggering the OS to hang, crash or prompt error messages. It carried out video splitting jobs swiftly while remaining light on system resources consumption.
The only issue is that the developer is a bit aggressive when promoting its other products. In our case, it managed to also install SolveigMM Video Splitter Home Edition, although we didn't ask for it.
To wrap it up, AVI Trimmer+ offers a surprisingly rich set of features dedicated to video editing, especially when taking into account that this is a free version. Additional features can be found in SolveigMM Video Splitter Business Edition.