Online Video Trimmer: 6 Free Sites to Trim Videos
You can trim a video online. By using an online video trimmer, you can cut video without downloading additional software. More importantly, most online video cutters are free to use.
Although an online video trimmer is convenient, there are downsides about cutting a video online: 1) Online video cutters tend to watermark videos after shortening the videos; 2) It requires a stable network connection to trim videos online. When the internet connection is slow, the video trimmer online may fail to save or download the trimmed video files. If you want to trim videos more efficiently or further edit the videos(add subtitles, crop, rotate, merge, add transition/animation effects, etc.), get a desktop video editor.
- Clip videos to smaller parts and remove unwanted video clips;
- Merge videos, audio files, and photos;
- Resize, rotate, flip, speed up/slow down videos;
- Adjust brightness, contrast, saturation, resolution, etc.;
- Built-in animation, color, audio effects, such as Chroma Key, Dissolve, Auto-Tune.
If you only need to trim videos online and are fine with the watermark, here are 6 best online video cutting websites you can try.
1. Online Video Cutter
Online Video Cutter is a highly rated online video editing site that can be used to trim videos of small size(less than 500MB). Videos larger than 500MB are not supported by the online cutter.
More than just clipping and cutting a video, this online video cutter can also crop and rotate the videos online.
Just click on the "Choose Files" button to upload a local video or click Dropbox/Google Drive to import videos from the clouds. Then you can select a starting point and an end point to trim the video. The unselected parts will be cut out from the video.
In addition to cutting videos online, you can also use the Online Video Cutter to rotate the videos 90 degrees, 180 degrees or 270 degrees or crop them to resize the videos online.
The video cutter takes your data security seriously and promises that your uploaded videos will be deleted from its server within a few hours after you have done trimming. The online video cutter supports videos in any format.
2. Ezgif Video Cutter
Ezgif Video Cutter is another easy-to-use online video trimmer. It can trim videos that you upload from local video drive, but it lacks support for videos from Google Drive/Dropbox. The maximum video size you can upload is 100MB. It can trim videos in MP4, WebM, AVI, MPEG, FLV, MOV, 3GP, etc., formats online.
To trim videos in this video trimmer, click Choose File to select a video from your computer. Then click Upload Video to upload the video to the video trimmer. Then you can select a starting point and end point of the video and click the "Cut Video" button to shorten the video.
The online tool can also do some basic video editing, such as cropping, rotating, resizing video or converting videos to GIF online.
3. YouTube Video Editor
YouTube has a simple video cutting tool. If you already have a YouTube account, you can upload the video you want to trim to YouTube and cut the video online for free.
After uploading a video to YouTube, click on the video and you can see the basic information of the video: the title, the video description, tags, etc. Look at the left-hand menu, you can find a button called Editor. Click this button.
This will open the YouTube video editor. In the timeline, you can select the specific frame to split the video and trim out the unneeded segments. You can find the "Undo", "Redo" button on the top left corner to return to your last edit.
Once it's done, you can click preview to view the trimmed video and download it from YouTube.
4. YT Cutter
YT Cutter can be used to trim YouTube videos online and then download the trimmed clips. It supports YouTube videos no more than 10 minutes long.
To cut YouTube video online, just go to this online video trimmer and enter the URL of a YouTube video. Click Start. The playback window of the YouTube video will show up. You can then select the start time and end time of the YouTube video and preview the trimmed clip. Click Download to save the trimmed YouTube video to your computer. In this way, you can download part of YouTube video to get the section that you need.
AConvert is another online video cutter to cut videos without downloading standalone software. Click on the "Choose File" button and you can select a local video file on your computer. If the video you want to trim is not on your local drive, you can also click the drop-down button to select an online video file from Google Drive or Dropbox.
You can set where the video starts and ends and click Submit for the video cutter to start trimming the video.
It is a bummer that the video cutter doesn't enable you to preview the video. You have to remember where you want to trim the video before uploading. And there is no way to preview the trimmed video.
- Supported video format: MP4，AVI，FLV，MPG，MKV，WMV，M2TS，WEBM，ASF，MOV，M4V，RM，VOB or OGV.
- Maximum video size: 200M.
6. Wincreator Video Cutter
Wincreator can not cut video online, but also convert videos to MP3, GIF or download YouTube videos. It is easy-to-use but it can only trim videos no larger than 50M. This is a great drawback as many video files are larger than 50MB.
To use the online video trimmer, click Choose File to select the video you want to trim. Then it will take a while for the trimmer to upload the video and prepare for cutting.
When the uploading is complete, you can mark the start and end points of the video to cut the video and remove unneeded parts. Then you may save the trimmed video.
Online video trimmers can come to handy when you want to shorten a video or cut out unneeded part. However, as there are video size limit and network connection requirement, a desktop video trimmer is a more reasonable choice.