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YouTube Trimmer: How to Trim YouTube Videos

Get some amazing YouTube videos, and want to trim out some part you don’t need? There are many applications help to trim a video’s length down, including YouTube’s new web-based video editor available to signed-in users. But what if you want a universal video trimmer to deal with all types of video files instead of just your own uploaded clips?

Wondershare Video Editor comes a handy and easy to use editing application that you can use to trim and paste whatever video you get to create a new work. It's a pretty straightforward program, and supports all YouTube SD or HD video in FLV, WebM, HTML5 format. Below shows how you can trim YouTube files and any other files quickly and easily.

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Note: This YouTube cropper is cross-platform. If you're a Mac user, please adopt the Mac version: Wondershare Video Editor for Mac and follow the same steps as belows (Windows screenshots).

1Import YouTube videos you want to trim

After you installed this YouTube trimmer, drag your YouTube file to the program. They'll appear in the left pane. Alternatively, click "Import" to find the YouTube file you want to trim in the popup window. When all files loaded, drag and drop a video you want to trim to the Video Timeline. Note that all original YouTube files will be kept intact. You only trim a YouTube video and create a new file.

Tips: If you need a YouTube ripper to bring your desired videos onto your hard drive, try this efficient and free YouTube downloader.

YouTube video trimmer

2Trim YouTube video on Timeline

Highlight the video on the Timeline, and mouse over to its beginning or ending point. When the "Double arrow" appears, drag it to shorten or extend the clip. To restore any trimmed frames, just press "Ctrl+Z" or click the "Undo" button.

If you want to get the middle part of your YouTube video, try the Split function instead. It's very simple. Just play your YouTube video, move the slider to your desired location, and click "Pause". Now click the Scissors icon in the toolbar to divide it into two parts right away. Repeat this until you get your wanted part, then hit "Delete" on the keyboard to remove others.

YouTube trim

Tips: To help you quickly get your wanted clips, this YouTube trimmer also provides a handy Scene Detection feature. This is especially useful because it automatically splits different scenes, thus you can find your target scenes without any effort. To do this, simply right click the clip on the left item tray and select "Scene Detection". In the window that appears, hit "Detect" to extract all different scenes and click "Apply".

trim a YouTube video

3Save the trimmed YouTube video

At last, just click the “Create” button to export a YouTube file. In the pop-up window, go to the “YouTube” tab, fill your account information, category, title, description, etc. And then hit "Create" to upload it directly from this application.

Note that you can also save your creation to a standard or HD video format like AVI, WMV, MOV, MP4 to play conveniently on your computer or portable devices. Burning trimmed YouTube video to DVD video is also available, just as shown in below screenshot.

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Note: This YouTube trimmer helps you split and trim the unwanted part of your original video in simple clicks, but cannot generate multi-videos. Therefore, if you'd like to trim a large video to get several small clips, you should trim and save each trimmed parts one by one to get them separately. Besides video trimming, Wondershare Video Editor also provides you with other video useful tools like merging, rotating, adding special effects, adjust brightness, contrast, applying beautiful transitions between clips, and more. Kindly refer more details to the User Guide.

Watch this video tutorial:

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