Apr 11, 2014

How to edit video for YouTube

I have a video on a CD that's too long. I want to edit and upload to my YouTube account. I'm looking for a cheap (free) editing tool. I don't need anything fancy. Thanks for the help!

YouTube does have its own editor:


"With the Video Editor, you can:

Combine multiple videos and images you've uploaded to create a new video
Trim your clips to custom lengths
Add music to your video from a library of approved tracks
Customize clips with special tools and effects

You can get to the Editor at http://www.youtube.com/editor"

You can use Picasa if you already have it installed. It’s very rudimentary, but you can do what you need to do. It works better with some formats that others. A better option would be VLC Player, which is free and open source. In addition to being a great all around video player (I’m not shilling for them, I use it because I like it.), it has some editing features, and editing the video length would be simple. 


Here is the link to videoLAN where you can download VLC Player. You didn’t mention what OS you are using, but if you scroll down to the bottom you should be able to find the right VLC version.

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