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How to Shorten a YouTube Video before Uploading, after Uploading and When Downloading

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Update at June 24, 2019

How to shorten a YouTube video? Sometimes you’d like to trim the unwanted part of the YouTube videos for a brief sharing. For the satisfying online/offline playback, there are three certain scenarios where you can do that: before the upload, after uploading and when you’re downloading one. Now I’ll show you how to cut YouTube videos effortlessly with the right methods and only one tool. Free download the essential YouTube Video Shortener in advance to get started.

Case 1. How to Shorten a YouTube Video before Uploading: Cut Your Videos with the Recommended Video Cutter

Crop YouTube Video before Uploading

Before start, please free downloadfree download the software.

Step 1. Load Your Videos into the YouTube Cutting Tool

Install and launch WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro. Click “Converter” icon and click “Add Files” button to add videos from local. Preset the destination folder by clicking the inverted triangle at the lower-middle side of the interface. Select the scissor icon at the video attributes area to enter the video editing workplace.

How to Cut YouTube Videos before Uploading

Step 2. Trim the Unwanted Parts before YouTube Uploading

Trim your videos by dragging two ends of the handles from the timeline or type the exact Start & End time to be more specific. Click the “Trim” to save the current clip. Repeat the operations to obtain multiple clips desired. Click “Reset” button to start all over. Click the “OK” button to save all the clips. And you’ll get back to the converter interface.

Choose the video format that YouTube supports uploading, and click “Run” button to start outputting.

Case 2. How to Trim a YouTube Video after Uploading

How to Cut Videos on YouTubeHow to Cut Videos on YouTube

Note that the method only applies to your own video uploads.

If you haven’t known of the built-in YouTube video editor within YouTube Studio, that job can be more than complex that you must download YouTube Videos > Edit > Re-upload videos to YouTube. Now, let’s take a look at how to cut videos on YouTube.

Step 1. Navigate to and login to your own channel. Then go to YouTube Studio.

Step 2. Select your video from the “Videos” category

Step 3. Click “Editor” from the left side.

Step 4. Click “Trim” button, drag two ends of the handles to trim the unwanted part. Then click “Preview” to make sure it’s good.

Step 5. Click “Save” at upper-right side of the page to save the changes and let YouTube process your video, check back later! Or click “Discard Changes” to start over.

How to cut YouTube videos of someone else’s then? You might have to download the videos in the first place. Now, I’ll show you how to download part of a YouTube video with the recommended YouTube shortener: WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro, an easy and practical URL to video downloader likewise.

Case 3. How to Download Part of a YouTube Video for Further Use

How to Shorten a YouTube Video When Downloading

Before start, please free downloadfree download the software.

Step 1. Acquire the URL of the YouTube Video You Want to Download a Part of

Copy the URL of the video page.

Step 2. Download the Desired Video from YouTube

Install and launch WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro. Select “Downloader” icon to enter the download section. Click the inverted triangle at the lower-middle side of the interface to preset the destination folder. Click on the “New Download” icon and paste the URL you just copied to the “Paste URL” box in the pop-up dialog. Then select “Analyze”. Choose a resolution you prefer and click “OK” button. Then click “Download All” button.

Step 3. Trim YouTube Video Download

Load the download into the program, then trim the download. Ditto to Case 1.

At last...

I hope you’ve got what you came for and have learned to clip YouTube videos properly. By the way, HD Video Converter Factory Pro doesn’t just make YouTube video shorter, it can even improve video quality and reduce video size for speed uploads simultaneously. Can it be any better? It’s totally tailor-made for YouTube users.

Enjoy your short version of YouTube videos!

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