How to edit someone else's YouTube video: 3 easy steps

The annoying thing about sharing other people’s YouTube videos with friends is that you have to send them the link to the entire video, and if you’re just referencing one small part of the clip, it can be pretty irritating to show them what exactly you’re referring to.

Thankfully, Clideo’s online tool allows you to edit a YouTube video that isn’t yours, meaning you can save a particular section of a clip to then send straight on to your contacts, or save forever on your device if you’d prefer.

This can be done all without having to download and install any software. That’s because Clideo’s tool works entirely in your browser, whether that’s Chome, Safari, Edge or Firefox. And that’s from any device, be it Windows, Mac, iOS or Android.

It’s also super easy to use so doesn’t require any special video editing skills. The best part? It’s free, allowing you to cut and edit videos up to 500MB in size. Here’s how...

  1. Link to the YouTube clip

    To get started and cut someone else's YouTube video, head over to Clideo’s YouTube Video Cutter tool.

    Upload someone else's YouTube video

    At the side of the ‘Choose file’ button, you’ll find a down-arrow. Tap this and a drop-down menu will appear with a link box at the bottom. Simply paste the URL of the YouTube video you want to edit in there and the tool will automatically begin uploading it to Clideo’s servers.

  2. Get snipping!

    Once the YouTube video has been processed, you’ll be presented with the video editing tools dashboard where you can start chopping down the clip to the required length.

    Choose where you want your video to begin and end before cutting by moving the green sliders. You can select where you’d like to crop visually, like this, or you can input the specific beginning and end in minutes, seconds or even split seconds via the time stamp boxes.

    Cut someone else's YouTube video

    Next, opt to ‘Extract Selected’ or ‘Delete Selected’. If you select the former, you’ll be able to add a fade-in and fade-out for a professional-looking transition effect by ticking the boxes. Alternatively, choosing the latter will give you an option to crossfade the two remaining parts.

    Now, give your newly-chopped clip a preview by pressing the play button under the preview pane and if you’re happy with the new length, select an output format. You can either keep the original or convert to one of the other supported video formats.

    Change format of YouTube video that's not yours

    All done? Tap the green ‘Cut’ button and your video will be ready to download in just a few moments.

  3. Download the cutter YouTube video

    Once processing is over, you can either save it back to your device by tapping the ‘Download’ button, or send it to your online storage account in Google Drive or Dropbox via the down-arrow on the right.

    Download someone else's YouTube video

    Want to make some changes? Simply hit the ‘Back to edit’ button to head back to the editor without starting over.