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trim YouTube video

For some reason, you may need to trim your YouTube video that has been uploaded. Or, perhaps, you want to clip YouTube videos of other YouTubers for further use. Do you know how to trim a YouTube video? In this MiniTool article, we will show you some guides.

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Is It Possible to Trim Your YouTube Video?

You may think some parts of your YouTube video are unnecessary and you want to trim it according to your requirements. Here come the questions: is it possible to trim YouTube videos on YouTube? If yes, how?

When you watch YouTube videos on the internet, you may discover some funny YouTube videos and you want to download them to your computer and then clip YouTube video in your own way.

These are the common issues since your requirements are always changing or different from others. However, do you know how to trim YouTube videos online or offline?

In this article, we will show you how to trim YouTube videos in different situations,

How to Trim YouTube Videos on YouTube?

YouTube has a Trim feature. You can use this feature to cut out the beginning, middle, or end of your YouTube video on your computer. Here, you need to note that you can only use this feature to trim your own YouTube videos.

The advantages of the Trim feature on YouTube:

  1. You don’t need to re-upload that YouTube video after trimming it.
  2. The URL, view count, and comments on that YouTube video will be reserved.
  3. If you are regretful, you can revert the YouTube video to the original.

Something you need to know YouTube Trim:

  1. You can’t use this feature to cut out a YouTube video that is longer than 6 hours.
  2. If your YouTube video has more than 100,000 views, you will be unable to save the changes after you use the Trim feature to clip the YouTube video (if you are in the YouTube Partner Program, you will not be limited by this restriction.). But, you can use the Save as a new video feature to keep the changes. Besides, you can blur faces in such YouTube videos.

Then, we will show you how to use this feature to clip a YouTube video.

Note: If you are in Creator Studio Classic, you need to refer to the steps in the Creator Studio Classic part of the guide.

Step 1: Open the Video Editor

  1. Go to YouTube.
  2. Sign in to your YouTube.
  3. Click your profile picture that is at the top-right side and then go to YouTube Studio.
  4. Click Videos from the left menu to continue.
  5. Click the thumbnail of the YouTube video you want to edit.
  6. Click Editor from the left menu.

click Editor

If you are in Creator Studio Classic, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Click VIDEO MANAGER from the left menu.
  2. Click Edit next to the thumbnail of the video you want to edit.
  3. Switch to the Enhancements tab.

Enhancements

Step 2: Trim the Beginning or End of Your YouTube Video

1. Click Trim and then you will see a blue box appears in the editor.

click Trim

2. Click and drag the left frame and the right frame of the blue box right and left until the box covers the portion of the YouTube video that you want to keep. Any part not in the box will not be included in the video.

drag the blue box frames left and right

3. If you want to check the edit result, you need to move the curse to the video and then click the Play button to preview it. If you are not satisfied with the result, you can click EDIT TRIM to edit the video that has been edited, click UNDO to undo the last operation or click CLEAR ALL to undo all operations and start trimming again.

EDIT TRIM or UNDO or CLEAR ALL

4. When everything meets your requirements, you need to click SAVE and then you will receive a reminder as follows. You can read it and then make your own choice.

SAVE

For example:

1. If you want to keep the original YouTube video, you can directly click SAVE. If you are regretful, you can go to Editor, click the 3-dot menu, and then select Revert to original to revert the YouTube video.

Revert to original

2. If you don’t want to keep the original YouTube video, you can click the 3-dot menu and then select Save as new to save the edited video. This will delete the original one.

If you are in Creator Studio Classic, you need to follow these steps:

1. Click Trim in the Enhancements tab.

2. Grad the blue bar to trim out the part you don’t want to keep. The trimmed parts will become gray.

3. Click Done if everything is OK. Or, you can click Clear to revert the changes.

trim YouTube video

4. After clicking Done, you will go back to the Enhancements Here, you need to click Save, Save as new video, or Revert to original according to your own requirements.

save video or not

Step 3: Take out a Section of Your YouTube Video

1. Click Trim in Editor.

2. Click into the blue box at the beginning of the portion that you want to remove from your YouTube video.

3. Click Split.

4. Click the white bar that appears and then drag it to the end of the section you want to cut.

cut the needless part

5. Put the cursor into the video and click Play to preview the result.

6. If you are satisfied with the result, you can click SAVE to keep it. Of course, you can also go to 3-dot menu > Save as new to only save the edited video and delete the original one.

If you are in Creator Studio Classic, you need to follow these steps:

1. Click Trim in the Enhancements tab.

2. The blue bar is moving on the timer shaft. You need to click Split when the bar moves to the beginning of the part you want to remove from the video and then click Split again when the bar moves to the end of the part you want to cut.

3. An X icon appears at the top side of the part you want to clip. You can click the X icon to remove that part from the YouTube video.

split

4. Click Play to preview the result.

5. Click Done to go back to the Enhancements tab.

6. Click Save to keep the changes.

Tip: You can also make a YouTube video to start from a certain time when necessary. You can refer to this post to learn how to do the job: YouTube Link Time: How to Get the YouTube Timestamp Link?

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How to Download and Trim YouTube Videos?

If the YouTube video you want to clip is not your own video but one from other YouTubers, you will need to first download that YouTube video to your computer using a YouTube video downloader and then trim it using a YouTube video editor.

Step 1: Download a YouTube Video

You are not allowed to directly download a YouTube video to your computer on YouTube. But, you can use a professional YouTube video downloader to do the job. MiniTool uTube Downloader is a good choice.

This is a totally free YouTube video downloader. You can use the URL of the YouTube video to perform a downloading with this software. You can also sign in to your YouTube in this software and then select the video from your view history.

Now, you can press the following button to download this software on your computer.

MiniTool Youtube DownloaderClick to Download100%Free & Clean

After downloading and installing this software on your computer, you can follow these steps to download your needed YouTube video:

Preparation:

You can click the Settings button to select the download folder and maximum concurrent downloads according to your requirements.

preparation

Here, we will download a YouTube video using its URL.

1. Go to YouTube to find the video you want to download.

2. Copy the URL of the YouTube video.

3. Open MiniTool uTube Downloader.

4. Paste the URL to the search box that is next to the Home button of this software.

5. Click the Download button to continue.

paste URL and click DOWNLOAD

6. A small window will pop up and you can select the video form you want to download here. Then, click DOWNLOAD to start the downloading process.

click DOWNLOAD

7. You can see the downloading process on the software interface. Then, you need to wait until the whole process ends.

downloading process

Now, your needed YouTube video is saved to your specified location. You can access that path to edit that YouTube video.

Step 2: Use a YouTube Clipper to Trim that YouTube Video

You need to use a professional YouTube video editor to trim the downloaded YouTube video. MiniTool MovieMaker is a good choice.

This is a free YouTube video cutter. You can go to the MiniTool download center to download this software to your computer.

After installing this software on your computer, you can open it and start to clip the downloaded YouTube video:

1. Click New Project to continue.

2. Click Import Media Files and then select the downloaded YouTube video from its location.

3. Move the cursor to the video on the software and click the Plus (+) button.

4. Click the Scissor button and then select Full Split to continue.

select Full Split

5. The Video Edit interface will appear and the SPLIT option is selected by default. Since you want to trim a YouTube video, you need to switch to the TRIM option.

6. In the bottom process bar, you need to click & drag the Arrow button to the beginning where you want the video to start and then click the Scissor button that is next to Start.

7. Click & drag the Arrow button to the end where you want the video to stop and then click the Scissor button that is next to End.

use MiniTool MovieMaker to trim a YouTube video

8. Click OK to go back to the software’s main interface.

9. Click Export.

10. Fill or select information for the video according to your requirements.

11. Click Export to save the video to the specified location.

export video

At last, you can use this edited video directly.

You can see it is also easy to trim other people’s YouTube videos using MiniTool software.

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Bottom Line

After reading this article, you should know how to trim your own YouTube video on YouTube and how to trim other people’s YouTube videos. You can just select one method based on your own requirements.

Should you have any related questions, you can contact us via [email protected] or let us know in the comments.

Trim YouTube Video FAQ

How do I trim a YouTube video in 2020?
If you want to trim your YouTube video, you can go to your profile picture > YouTube Studio > Videos, click the thumbnail of the video you want to trim and then go to Editor to use the Trim feature to clip your YouTube video.
How do I trim and download a YouTube video?
  1. You can use the Trim feature on YouTube to clip your YouTube video.
  2. You can use MiniTool uTube Downloader to download your needed video to your computer.
How do you trim other peoples’ videos on YouTube?
If you want to trim other YouTuber’s videos, you can use MiniTool uTube Downloader to download that video to your computer and then use MiniTool MovieMaker to clip the downloaded video according to your requirements.
How can I cut a song from YouTube?
You can use MiniTool uTube Downloader to download your needed YouTube video to the MP3 form.
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