How to Split YouTube Videos Efficiently

Want to shorten a long video to 10 min or 15 min to upload to YouTube? Or need to get your desired content from a YouTube video for other uses? Consider it done. This article posts a quick and fast approach to split any YouTube files into different parts using Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor). Actually, this video tool can help you split just about any video with a simple three step process. Try this YouTube splitter for free now.

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Tips: If you don’t get the YouTube video handy, just adopt Wondershare Free YouTube Video Downloader to grab your desired videos offline. YouTube artist playlist, YouTube Channel, YouTube category batch downloads are all supported.

1Import YouTube files

Launch this program and select "4:3" or "16:9" aspect ratio to enter into the primary window. Then click "Import" to browse your file folder and load YouTube music videos, courses in batch. All loaded files will be shown as thumbnails in the left item tray. Double click any video clip to watch them in the right previewing window. Then drag and drop a YouTube video into the Video Timeline.

For Mac users, you can use the embedded Media Browser to locate files in your iTunes, QuickTime or iMovie, and add them conveniently.

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2Split YouTube video with ease

Play your YouTube video, and then drag the slide in the preview window to the position you want to split, click "Pause". Then hit the scissors icon in the toolbar. Now this video has already been separated into two parts. Repeat the above steps to split this clip into several parts. Then remove unwanted ones by hitting "Delete" on the keyboard.

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If you want to get only the beginning or ending part of your video, just move the slide bar in the Timeline to the beginning or ending part of the clip. When the "adjust duration" icon appears, drag it to trim out unwanted part to keep your desired length. If making any mistakes, just press "Ctrl+Z" to undo it.

Tips: You can use the timeline zoomer to zoom in the timeline to fast locate the right position for more precise splitting.

3Save the split YouTube video

When you get your wanted YouTube clip, click "Create" to export it. In the pop-up output window, select "YouTube" tab, fill in your account information, and add the corresponding title, description and keywords to upload it directly from this app.

Also, you can choose from a variety of format options to save it on your computer. All popular formats are supported, including WMV, MOV, MP4, FLV, AVI, MPG, MKV, etc. Just pick up your desired format for convenient playback.

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Tips: Since this YouTube splitter can save only one file at a time, you'll need to save it in different project files if you plan to save different parts of the clips. To do this, click "File Manager" and select the "Save" option. Then load the project file once again to save it one by one.

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Aug 27,2015 20:28 pm / Posted by Liza Brown to Video

Product-related questions? Speak directly to our Support Team >>

Hi, Bernard, this is because you're using the trial version. After you buy this product and get it registered, there will be no "Wondershare" on your later saved files. Usually, our program compress your file according the YouTube limits on file length and duration. If you want to achieve HD effect, you can save it in a FLV or MP4 format instead (also, you can adjust the "Advanced setting" to achieve the best result you like). However, when you log in your YouTube account and upload the file online, YouTube website will also do a compression for your original file. Anyway, you can have a try and hope it works.
Help! When I use video editor and save it to upload to Youtube, there's a sign that says "Wondershare" and I want to lose it because it's a bit annoying. Also, when I upload, it's not in HD! Please help me!
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