How to Trim a YouTube Video That is Not Yours with Simple Clicks 2024

We can freely edit our videos on YouTube, but how to trim a YouTube video that is not yours? In this article, we will give you the tutorial to do so. A good way to do so is to download the YouTube video and trim it with a video editor or a screen recorder that can edit videos. EaseUS RecExperts is such a tool. Download it right now!

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Updated on Apr 19, 2024

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There are many reasons to trim a YouTube video that is not yours. Say you've found a fantastic YouTube video and want to share the most intriguing part of the video with your friends. Unfortunately, YouTube will only let you share a link for the entire video. In this case, you will need to trim the video first.

The best way to do so is to download the video and trim it with a video editor. However, if you can't download it successfully, it's better to record the essential part of the video with a screen recorder free download and edit it afterward. All in all, we will show you how to trim a YouTube video that is not yours with different tools. Let's dive in!

Methods Effectiveness Difficulty
EaseUS RecExperts  High - Record/Trim YouTube Video within 3 clicks
QuickTime High - Built-in app for Mac users to trim video easily
Kapwing Efficiency depends on the internet speed ⭐⭐
VEED Efficiency depends on the internet speed ⭐⭐

Trim a YouTube Video with a Screen Recorder

From the comparison table, we can see that EaseUS RecExperts is the most recommended YouTube video trimmer for novices. If you can't download someone else's video for trimming, you may try this tool that can record the content of the YouTube video and edit it later. Download it from the button below.

With this great screen recording software, you can record the screen, audio, and webcam if you want a complete video. Even if the video that you want to trim is not yours, you can use EaseUS RecExperts to record the YouTube video and trim it later. Check more features of it below.

🔥Main Features:

  • Trim a Teams recording with a few clicks
  • Record the screen along with audio or not
  • Record the webcam while recording your screen
  • Record gameplay like LOL and World of Tanks
  • Schedule recording on Windows and Mac computers

After learning this software, you can download it from the button below and start trimming now!

Step 1. Launch EaseUS RecExperts and click "Recordings" to open the built-in video editor.

Open EaseUS Media Player

Step 2. Click "Import" on the bottom right corner, then add your target video file from your local folder.

Import videos

Step 3. Click "Edit" > "Trim" to trim the video. Here you can even trim the video frame by frame. Finally, save the edited video.

Trim video files

Interested in this tool? Click the button below to download it before anyone else!

Trim Other's YouTube Video Using QuickTime

If you want to cut someone else's YouTube video on Mac, you can use its in-built tool, QuickTime Player. This program is mostly pre-installed on your Mac. And you can use it to edit and view videos.

Apart from that, QuickTime is also a useful screen and audio recorder. Using it, you can screen record a YouTube video without downloading or installing any third-party software. Now you can follow the steps below to cut a YouTube video that's not yours.

Trim Other's YouTube Video Using QuickTime

Step 1. Launch QuickTime player on your Mac. Then, a prompt will ask you to select the video you want to edit.

Step 2. Once the video opens, click on "Edit" and select "Trim" from the dropdown list.

Step 3. Use the slider to select the portion you want to cut. The parts outside the yellow slider will be deleted. Then, click on "Trim," and the changes will be saved.

Step 4. Click on "File" at the top and select "Save…". Name the final version, select a path, and click on "Save" to save the edited video.

🚩Note that if the MP4 YouTube video is compressed using an incompatible codec, QuickTime can't open and play it successfully. This is also why many people are finding a QuickTime alternative to play MP4 videos. Click the button here to download the YouTube MP4 file player!

Cut YouTube Videos Online with Kapwing

Kapwing is an online free YouTube video editor that can trim a YouTube video online for free. With this tool, you can also resize videos, add subtitles to videos, add text to images, etc.

As an online service, it provides users with all the tools they need to edit video content in different formats. Not just YouTube videos; you can use it to trim WAV files too. Let's see how to cut a YouTube video that's not yours online with it below.

Cut YouTube Videos Online with Kapwing

Step 1. Go to Kapwing and click on "Start editing".

Step 2. Copy and paste the link of the video you want to edit in the box.

Step 3. Click on "Trim" in the right panel and cut the video using the sliders.

Step 4. Tap on "Export Video" to export the edited video.

Cut YouTube Videos Online with VEED

The last way and another online way is to use VEED. This is a simple tool that lets you split and trim YouTube videos online, transcribe videos, add transition effects to videos, etc.

Moreover, Veed offers the functions to record your screen online, edit GIFs, convert video format, and more. Below is how you can use it to cut a YouTube video that's not yours.

Cut YouTube Videos Online with VEED

Step 1. Visit the VEED website and scroll down to find the toolbox. Then click on "Trim Video".

Step 2. Click on the "More Upload Options" button below "Upload Videos". Choose "YouTube" and paste the video link to import it.

Step 3. After opening this video, move the play head to delete the unwanted parts.

Step 4. After that, click the "Export" button to save the trimmed video.

FAQs about How to Trim a YouTube Video That is Not Yours

In this part, we give you some frequently asked questions related to this topic and their answers. Check if they can solve your problem.

1. Can you trim a YouTube video that isn't yours?

Yes, all the methods and tools in this article can help you trim a YouTube video that isn't yours. All you need to do is to choose a tool and start trimming your video.

2. Can you edit someone else's YouTube video and post it?

It depends on your purposes. you are only allowed to re-edit and post someone else's YouTube video for personal purposes. If you want to do it for commercial use, you ought to get the permission of the original author.

3. How do you crop a YouTube video that is not yours?

You need to use a video editor to do so. Many online tools like Kapwing can help you do that. If you want to get a better and more stable experience, EaseUS Video Editor is a good choice.


Wondering about how to cut a YouTube video that's not yours? We hope that after reading this post, you know how to do that clearly. Most methods require you to download YouTube first. If you can't download the video successfully, you can record the video and trim it afterward with EaseUS RecExperts. Download this tool right now!

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