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How to Trim/Cut YouTube Video and Download

By Carrie Murray, Monday, April 22, 2019

Sometimes you just need the best part of a YouTube video. That's why you want to trim YouTube videos and download part of YouTube videos. This post is showing you how to trim or cut YouTube videos in two different circumstances. If you want to trim a YouTube video that's not yours, go to Part 1 and learn how to download and cut YouTube videos. If that's your video and you need to trim it after uploading to YouTube, jump to Part 2.

Part 1: Trim and Download Part of Youtube Video

Step 1: Download YouTube Video to Trim

Open a video you want to take a clip from and copy its link. Go to an online video downloader, and enter the URL of the YouTube video. Hit Download.

Download YouTube Video


Step 2: Trim/Cut YouTube Video

Now the YouTube video is on your computer. Launch a YouTube video cutter on your computer. Here we recommend PawEditor, which can cut YouTube videos and save a clip or MP3 audio from the YouTube videos.

Download

To trim a YouTube video with PawEditor:

  • Launch the YouTube cutter and add a new project;

  • Add the YouTube video into the Media Library;

  • Drag the YouTube video to the timeline underneath the Library;

  • Select the YouTube video in the timeline, click the point you want to cut, right-click and select Clip to cut the YouTube video into two parts;

  • Delete the part(s) of the YouTube video that you don't need.

Trim YouTUbe Video


Cut out Trimmed YouTube Video


Step 3 Save Part of YouTube Video to MP4/MP3

After the YouTube video is trimmed, you can save the trimmed as MP4/MOV/FLV/AVI or MP3/WAV file. Click Export. 

If you need to take a clip from the YouTube video, select a video format and click Export; 

If you would like to take part of YouTube video as an audio file, select MP3 or WAV and click Export.

Export Formats


PawEditor can also combine, crop, rotate, resize YouTube videos. Moreover, it has a huge library of effects, transitions, animations, filters for you to edit YouTube videos professionally.


Part 2: Youtube Video Cutter Online

If you would like to trim a YouTube video after upload, YouTube offers video cutter online for you to cut YouTube videos right on the website. There are 2 ways to do it.

Trim A Video on Youtube with Video Manager

If you would like to trim a video on your YouTube channel, it can easily be done with YouTube video manager.

Step 1 Open the Video Manager and select the video you want to trim, click Edit.

Step 2 Click Enhancements > Trim.

Step 3 To take a section from the YouTube video, select the frame that you want to cut, and click Split.

Step 4 Click Done to save the change.

Trim YouTube Video Online


Trim A Video on Youtube with YouTube Studio

YouTube is added with a new video editor: the YouTube Studio, which can also help you trim or cut a YouTube video.

Step 1 Open YouTube Studio.

Step 2 Select a video and click Editor to enter the editing window.

Step 3 Drag the blue slider to select a new starting or editing point or put the white indicator on any section you would like to cut.

Step 4 Click Split.

Trim YouTube Video on YouTube Studio


Tip: How to Trim a YouTube Video in PowerPoint?

We often embed a YouTube video in a PowerPoint presentation, but sometimes we don't want to play the whole video and just need a clip from the YouTube video. That's why we need to trim a YouTube video for PowerPoint. There are two ways to do that.

1. Download video from YouTube and use a video cutter like PawEditor to trim a video. Then you can add the trimmed video to your PowerPoint project.

2. Change the embed code to make the YouTube video to play the part you need. Copy the embed code of a YouTube video, then add the codes highlighted in the following picture to set a starting and ending point of the YouTube video.(start=15 and end=50 mean to begin to play the video at 15 seconds and to end the video at 50 seconds. You can change the number to whatever you need). 

Embed and Trim YouTube Video


Then insert the changed code into your presentation. The YouTube video will only play the part you have set. The YouTube video is not literally trimmed.

Any question about trimming YouTube videos? Leave your question below.  

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