Best YouTube Video Cutters - How to Cut YouTube Videos Efficiently

Posted by Adam Gorden on May 23, 2018 11:13:51 AM.

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How do I cut videos from YouTube?

I'm looking for an efficient YouTube video cutter that can cut YouTube videos online without losing any quality. I have tried to find a webtool to do so, but it has so many ads in it. It would be appreciated if you could recommend some clean software that can cut YouTube video easily with high quality. Thanks.

Suppose you came across a video on YouTube which attracts you so much, what would you do next? You might hope to download it or simply cut out the highlights from the video in order to enjoy it whenever you want. In this case, a creative YouTube video cutter would be of great help to cut the YouTube videos for you. Since there are a great many YouTube video trimmers online, it's time consuming to pick out the very best one for you. Here we'll show you 2 easy ways to download and cut YouTube videos while introducing some top-rated YouTube video croppers, including both free and paid, online and desktop apps.

Method 1: Cut YouTube Videos Offline with Desktop YouTube Video Cutter

Note: This method is highly recommended if you already downloaded the YouTube videos onto your computer. Otherwise you are suggested to use online YouTube cutters recommended in the other part.

Among all the desktop YouTube video cutting tools on the Internet, TunesKit YouTube Video Cutter could be the best and easiest video editor to help you cut offline YouTube video clips without any quality loss. Apart from being a video trimmer, it has additional video editing features, including cropping, rotating, trimming and merging. While cutting the YouTube video with TunesKit, you can also export and save the splitted segments in other media formats and devices.

tuneskit video cutter main window

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Now you can follow this tutorial to cut your YouTube video losslessly on Mac/Windows with TunesKit Video Cutter.

Step 1 Add the offline YouTube video file into TunesKit

add youtube video

Launch TunesKit YouTube Video Cutter, then drag the target video file to the main window or click the "Open" button to add the file. You can only import one file each time.

Step 2Select segments to be trimmed

set duration

After importing the video, it will play automatically in the built-in player. Now you should select the duration to be cut from the source video by moving the slider bar or setting the start and end time manually. You can trim multiple segments from each video. Simply click the "+" button and a new segment will be created.

Step 3Edit the video with additional effects

edit video

Before cutting the YouTube video, you can edit it with more effects, such as trim, rotate, crop, add watermarks, subtitles, etc. To access the video editor, simply click the "edit" icon of each segment.

Step 4Choose output format

set output

Click the "Format" button to select the output format or device, such as HD MP4, MKV, MOV, 4K, WMV, DivX, MP3, OGG, WMA, Apple iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S8, Xbox One, etc. You can also customize the media parameter like video codec, size, bit rate, sample rate if you like.

Step 5Start to cut YouTube video losslessly

cut youtube video

Now you can begin splitting the YouTube videos into small pieces by clicking the "Start" button. The cutting process is expected to accomplish at up to 60X faster speed. Once done, you can find the video cuts from the history folder.

More Free YouTube Cutters to Trim YouTube Video on Desktop

As you may see, TunesKit Video Cutter is a shareware and its free trial version only provides 5 opportunities for you to cut the full videos unless you pay. So if you are on a budget, you can have a look at other free YouTube video cutter software below. But if you care much about the output quality, TunesKit Video Cutter would always be your first and best choice.

# YouTube Video Downloader

youtube downloader

As its name implies, YouTube Video Downloader is a dedicated software to download videos from YouTube. You can download any YouTube video with this freeware by merely copying and pasting the URL of the clip into the program. It's however more than a video downloader as it also provides the ability to cut the video you’ve downloaded from YouTube, as well as to convert the segment to other formats.

# Cute Video Cutter

cute video cutter

Cute Video Cutter is another easy-to-use free YouTube video trimmer to cut clips out of large videos and convert them to many other formats, such as MP4, MKV, MOV, WMV, MP3, SWF, WEBM, AAC, WMA, WAV, 3GP, AVI and FLV. You can also change video resolution, take snapshots from the video and save them in JPG or other image formats.

# VLC Media Player

vlc cutter

Yes, VLC Media Player can also be used as a free video splitter to cut the offline YouTube video file on Mac or PC. For more details, visit How to Cut Videos in VLC.

Method 2: Trim YouTube Video with Online YouTube Cutters

Sometimes, you'll find that the videos on YouTube might be too large to download. If you don't want to download the whole video but only to trim special parts from it, you'd better use online YouTube cutter such as YT Cropper. It's a smart tool to help you split and share any YouTube video to Facebook, Twitter, email or text message.

Unlike the desktop apps, YT Cropper doesn't require you add a downloaded YouTube file to cut. All it needs is the URL of the online YouTube video or the specific video ID. The following instruction will show you how to crop YouTube videos online with YT Cropper.

ytcropper online youtube cutter

Step 1Paste YouTube URL

Firstly, enter the URL or ID of the YouTube video. Then click "Crop" button to enter the cutting page.

Step 2Set Custom Length to Be Cut

Once you've entered the YouTube video link into YT Cropper, you will be able to set video start and stop times. This is a simple-to-use timeline bar which allows you to click and drag the slider along the bar to choose the times for your cropped video.

Step 3Start to Cut Your Video

Now click "Crop" button to cut the video immediately. Then you will be provided with the embed code, as well as a direct link. You can use the embed code to add the cropped video into your website or blog or use the direct link to share the cuts to social media or other online video sharing sites.

More Online Video Cutters to Cut YouTube Videos

# Online Video Cutter

online video cutter

Online Video Cutter, a free video cutting site, allows you to chop any YouTube video as accurately as you want. To trim a YouTube video, you only need to attach the URL to the cutter. You are also allowed to set the speed of the video, merge the clips, choose output quality and format. You don't even need to worry about the security of your private info as any finished video file will be automatically deleted from this web-based server a few hours after you complete the cutting task.

# YouTube Cutter

youtube cutter

YouTube Cutter is an intelligent browser-based video splitter specialized in trimming videos uploaded on YouTube. You can enter either keywords or URL of YouTube video to search and cut the file quickly. It's a simple online cutter even for beginners. Upon export, it allows you to set the output video quality as 1080p, 720p, 480p, 360p, 240p, 144p or auto.

Looking for even more free online video cutters? See also: Top 5 Online Video Cutter Freeware.


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