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How to Cut/Trim/Split YouTube (FLV) Videos

As a video fan, sometimes you may want to do some simple editing for your YouTube videos. For example, you may need to cut a YouTube video file into multiple separate files or just cut off unwanted YouTube clips. In this article, I will introduce two ways to help you with that.

Part 1: Cut YouTube Video with Desktop Video Editor

wondershare video editor

Wondershare Video Editor is a smart YouTube cutter, which enables you to cut any sections of YouTube video to save in one file or multiple files, seamlessly and without any quality loss. On top of that, you can apply various video effects to fine tune your videos and directly upload it again onto YouTube.

Sounds good? Download it now and use this YouTube cutter to cut your YouTube videos.

Step 1.Import the YouTube video you want to cut

Click "Import" button to browser and select your local YouTube video to import. At this time, you'll find the YouTube file has been added to your album. Or after you find your wanted YouTube video on the computer, just directly drag it to this app's album. And then drag the added YouTube video from the album to the Timeline.

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Step 2. Cut YouTube files

Double click to highlight the YouTube video on Timeline. Drag the top of the red Time Indicator and the slider bar together to move the Time Indicator to any place of the YouTube video, and then click the Scissor button. Please note: if you didn't highlight the video by clicking before draging the Time Indicator, the Scissor button won't be activated.

To repeat the operation above, you can cut YouTube video into clips. When you finish the cut job, you need to click the top-left button of this YouTube video cutter to save your project. Next, select your unwanted segments and click Delete button.

Note: If you want to save each YouTube clip in a simple file, you can export one YouTube clip each time. And then open the saved Project again and again to repeat the delete and export job, so you can get all YouTube clips in different files.

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Step 3. Export the YouTube video

Click the "Create" button to pop up the Output window, where you need to hit the Format tab and select the format you want to save the YouTube file in your computer hard disk. Or you can choose device button to save it in your mobile phone, or burn to DVD directly by clicking DVD, or even share it again in YouTube.

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Video Tutorial: Cut/Trim/Split YouTube (FLV) Videos

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Part 2: Cut YouTube Video with YouTube Video Editor

youtube video editor

You've created your own video, and have uploaded it to YouTube, only to realize that you still have some editing to do, for example, cutting off some unwanted parts. What you may not know is that YouTube has a basic editing tool built into its website- YouTube Video Editor. Even though it's basic, it can still be useful. Here is a simple guide on how to cut YouTube video with it.



Get access to the editor

Go to YouTube site and log in to your account. Click "Upload">> "Edit" to the Video Editor tab.


Cut YouTube video

Drag the video onto the timeline. Hover over the target clip and hit the scissor icon to cut the clip into pieces.


Save the settings

Review the result. If you're satisfied with the result, hit the "Publish" button to save the settings.

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