Video Editing

How to edit video in Windows Media Player (Windows 11)

Posted March 29, 2023
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Edit videos from your Windows Media Player library in a few clicks with Clipchamp, the official video editor for Windows 11. It’s fast and easy, especially if you’re looking to trim, rotate, split or combine videos. You can even create a slideshow from photos and videos in your library.

Learn how to use the Edit with Clipchamp shortcut in Windows 11 to create amazing videos. 

How to create a video from Windows Media Player

Step 1. Open Windows Media Player

Select the Windows Start button and search for Windows Media Player to launch the app.

An image of Windows 11 start menu options with Media player being selected

Step 2. Open the Video library in Windows Media Player

Select the Video library from the left sidebar in Windows Media Player. Next, select All videos to preview thumbnails of all the videos on your device. 

There are three options to start editing a video from this library.

Option 1. Edit with Clipchamp from Video library homepage

Select the video you would like to use by clicking the checkbox. A property panel will appear to enable you to play the video and view other properties. Click the Edit with Clipchamp button to open your video in the video editor. 

An image of Windows Media player with Video library being selected

Option 2. Edit with Clipchamp from video preview

Double click to open and play the video you would like to edit. Click to reveal a properties menu. Select the Edit with Clipchamp from the menu to open your video in the video editor.

Edit with Clipchamp button in the video preview of Windows media player

Option 3. Right click to Edit with Clipchamp

Open the All videos library. Click the three dots icon to reveal a Properties menu. From the menu, select Edit with Clipchamp to open your video in the video editor. 

Edit with Clipchamp from video library property panel of Windows media player

Step 3. Start editing your video in Clipchamp Windows App

The Clipchamp Windows app will automatically add your video to your media tab. Drag and drop this video to the timeline. Select the video asset to reveal green borders. Next, cut the video using the scissor icon or trim the video by dragging the trimming handles. You can also upload more media assets to create a slideshow video

Click on the export button when you’re ready to save your video. We recommend selecting 1080p video resolution for the best quality. It’s perfect for sharing and uploading to social media.

An image of editing a video in Clipchamp by placing it on the timeline.

Learn more about Clipchamp in Windows 11

Clipchamp joined the Microsoft family to empower anyone to make amazing videos. This online video editor is the official Windows 11 video editor because it’s user-friendly and full of intelligent shortcuts that helps anyone create videos fast.

It’s great for beginners and pros, with advanced features like screen and webcam recording, overlay editing and AI text to speech voice overs.

Clipchamp is available on all Windows 11 devices, however you can also use this on Windows 10 by downloading it from the Microsoft Store. A browser-based version of Clipchamp can also be accessed by typing in Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome.  

Explore what Clipchamp can do for you.

Frequently asked questions

Is Clipchamp safe and private?

Clipchamp never has access to your videos, unlike other providers. Record and edit your videos with your privacy guaranteed.

Can I save a video in 1080p HD?

You can export your videos in the resolution that’s best for your project, including 1080p HD for free in Clipchamp.

What input file types does Clipchamp support?

Please see this support article for the up-to-date list of supported video, audio and image formats you can use in Clipchamp.

Do Clipchamp videos have a watermark?

There is no watermark on exported videos if you use your own media assets or free assets from Clipchamp’s stock library. 

There will be a watermark on your saved video if you add premium stock or a feature that is not included in the free plan such as brand kit. You can remove the watermark by upgrading to a premium plan that includes the paid feature. You will see a notification in Clipchamp if your video contains paid features that aren't included in the plan you're on. You will be presented with options of how to export with or without a watermark in such a case.

Now that you know how to edit video in Windows Media Player, level up your video editing by exploring the Clipchamp Windows App

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