Have you ever wanted to send a short and important piece of YouTube video to a friend or colleague without tying them to it all? While linking to a specific YouTube video timestamp is possible, it is not supported on all devices and may cause crashes.
Along with being able to share video clips with friends, cropping and cropping YouTube videos is a tactic used by many viral marketers and influencers. You’ve probably seen cases where a Twitter user tweeted part of a video and received thousands of retweets, right? How do they make it so easy?
Cropping and cropping YouTube videos doesn’t require any special skills with a program like Vegas Pro All you need is a link to the video and find out which web video cropping service is best.
In this article, we’ll take a look at two of the best websites that will allow you to instantly crop and crop YouTube videos without downloading any special applications.
YT Cutter is our pick as the best YouTube cut and download tool on the internet. It has a clean and intuitive interface and provides many download options.
The process is simple. First, paste the URL of the YouTube video you want to trim and press Enter or the Start button (on the page).
The video will then load and you will see the UI controls to the left of it. During video playback, you can click the Start or End buttons to create the range that you want to cut from the video. Everything before and after this range will be cut.
You can also use the buttons to increase and decrease the current pause time by tenths of a second, allowing you to precisely select parts of the video.
Once you’ve set the start and end times, you can click the Preview button to replay your selection and see if you like it. If you are satisfied, you can download the selected clip in various formats.
Click the Download button to open four options:
- Video File: Your clip’s MP4 file (with sound).
- GIF Animation: Animated GIF image of your clip
- Audio File: MP3 file of your clip (no video).
- Screenshot: A high-resolution screenshot of the beginning of your clip.
In rare cases, after selecting a format, you may receive an error stating that YouTube’s speed limit has been reached. If you wait a few seconds before trying again, the download should start successfully. If not, wait a bit and try again.
On the ytCropper website, start by pasting the YouTube video link and clicking the Crop button! button. After that, you will be taken to a page where you can play and watch the video.
ytCropper offers a marker system that you might be familiar with if you’ve experimented with common video editing applications Instead of asking users to click a button to define break and start points, you drag and drop those UI elements.
The immediate downside to cropping in ytCropper is that it doesn’t support fractions of a second, which means your clip may be less accurate. On the other hand, these markers act as visual indicators to see exactly where the trimmed clip is along the playhead. This makes it easy to expand or contract the selection.
When you’re happy with your choice, click on the next crop! button. Here you can play your video clip.
ytCropper does not offer to directly download trimmed clips and all it actually does is embed the YouTube video on the page where it will start and stop at the time of your choice. One cool feature it supports is looping – this is especially useful when you’re cutting out a favorite part of a song.
The video is available via a direct link on the page.
While we would like to offer more alternatives, unfortunately many YouTube cropping services are completely broken or insufficient. For example, YouTube Trimmer is still not updated to fix the way YouTube deprecated URL parameters are used.
Kapwing Video Trimmer looks and feels like a great service until you get to the part where you are processing your clips and you realize you need to sign up or deal with watermarks. Also, it’s not the best way to share your clips.
HeseTube was once a popular solution for cutting and downloading YouTube videos, but now it is riddled with “can’t process video” errors. You will see this more often than not.
Luckily, both sites listed in this article fill in certain gaps: YT Cutter is great for downloading and storing cropped YouTube videos, and ytCropper is great for linking to cropped versions of YouTube videos. We hope you can find them useful!
Plus, be sure to check out our full list of YouTube tips, tricks, and keyboard shortcuts. Using it, you can find some great ways to improve your YouTube viewing experience.