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3 Easy Ways to Trim YouTube Video Free

"Is there a way to download only a part of a YouTube video without having to download the whole video to trim locally?"

"I would like to trim a YouTube video say from 5 minute to 10 minute and download it into my desktop computer. Any easy solution?"

"How to cut a specific portion of a YouTube video and embed it into WordPress?"

Watch YouTube videos online and find a very funny part intending to share with friends or embed into blog? Regret the uploaded YouTube videos have some unnecessary/unsatisfied parts and want to cut them off? Record a masterpiece video having some fluffs and eager to remove unwanted content at the beginning, end or middle? Helpful solutions are provided in this post.

Get An All-in-one YouTube Video Cutter to Trim Your or Someone Else's YouTube Videos

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe gives you an one-stop way to trim your or someone else's videos for sharing and more. It allows you to trim out the unwanted parts of your YouTube video, or cut YouTube videos into clips as you need. Also, for videos that are not yours, it enables you to download the YouTube video first and then trim it freely. Besides, WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is also available to convert YouTube videos to any formats you want at blazing fast speed.

Method 1: Trim YouTube Video Free with Online YouTube Video Cutters

You can cut YouTube video section online and save part of YouTube video with some online YouTube video cutting services. Popular YouTube video online trimming tools includes:

  • YouTube Trimmer (
  • YT Cutter (
  • ...

These online YouTube video cutters may allow you to easily trim YouTube videos online in two steps:

  1. Enter a YouTube URL and select the interesting section of the YouTube video to cut.
  2. Download the cut video to computer or upload to YouTube.
Cut YouTube video online
Cut YouTube video online

Note: Drawbacks of trimming YouTube video online

You may be asked to enter an email address to be able to use the service and save the trimmed video and may receive spam. You may also download the trimmed video with ads, malware or virus harmful to computer. What's worse, these free YouTube video cutters online are easily stuck or down and can't work at all.

Method 2: Cut YouTube Video with YouTube Video Editor

A popular way to trim YouTube video for free is to use YouTube own video editing tool, YouTube Video Editor. All your YouTube uploads will be added automatically to the Video Editor. You can use this tool to cut the length of your video clips, combine multiple videos, and add music or effects.

YouTube Video Editor - Trim Video
YouTube Video Editor - Trim Video

How to Trim YouTube Video with YouTube Video Editor:

  1. Log into your YouTube account and click "Upload" icon.
  2. Select the video from computer and upload it to YouTube.
  3. Click "Video Manager" before publishing the video onto YouTube.
  4. Locate the YouTube video you'd like to trim and click "Edit" button.
  5. Click "Enhancement" and click "Trim" button. Then cut the unwanted part of the video and save it.


  • The Video Editor tool at "" now doesn't support publishing videos that are longer than one hour.
  • It's complicated because you need to register an account on YouTube and upload the video to YouTube to trim it.
  • Its video editing functions are limited.
  • The trimming process isn't always smooth.

Method 3: Trim YouTube Video Free with Desktop YouTube Video Cutter

The most reliable, feasible and stabilized way to trim YouTube video favored by many people is still using a fast, powerful and versatile desktop YouTube video trimmer & editor. The top-recommended is WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe. It can help you do the following with no hassle:

How to Trim YouTube Video with WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe

At first, free download and install this stellar clean YouTube video trimmer & editor - WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe - on Windows 10/8/7, etc. and follow the detailed guide below to trim YouTube videos to share with friends, embed into blog/email or later upload to YouTube, Facebook, etc.

Step 1: Free Download YouTube Video

  1. Run WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe and click "Downloader" -> "Add Video" button.
  2. Find and play the video on YouTube. Copy & paste the YouTube video URL to the address bar of the software, and click "Analyze".
    Choose preferred video format/resolution from the list and click "OK".
  3. Hit "Download Now " to download the YouTube video to computer in a flash.
Download YouTube Video
Download YouTube Video

Tips: You can use this way to free download any 2019 popular Hollywood/Bollywood movies or any other videos from YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo and 1000+ sites.

Step 2: Trim YouTube Video

  1. Open WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe main UI again and click "Video" button. Click "+Video" icon to load the downloaded YouTube video you'd like to trim a part from.
  2. Select output format. You can keep the output format original or change to other desired formats like MP4.
  3. Click "ToolBox" and double click "Trim" option. Now you can freely set Start Time and End Time or directly drag the slide bar to trim a part of YouTube video.
  4. Hit "RUN" and rightly save the trimmed YouTube video clip to computer.
Trim YouTube Videos Free
Trim YouTube Videos

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author - Kistent Waung

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Graduated from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, she employs herself in IT related content creation (since 2013) and happens to perfectly combine her major (computer & science) and her gusto (writing). She's seasoned at offering video audio conversion workarounds and always passionate about new trends, from hot HEVC, 4K to the new AV1 codec.

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