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How to edit YouTube videos on your computer?



  By Olga Krovyakova - modified October 9, 2023, created January 15, 2021.

If you face a question: "How to edit YouTube videos on a computer?" - check out the best video editing software for YouTube from SolveigMM. We suggest that you familiarize yourself with a couple of our programs with which you can record and edit YouTube videos, record the screen of your PC, make screen captures, edit audio, split or combine your video clips, etc.

Note: You cannot edit YouTube videos directly, that is work directly with YouTube links. But you can work with a YouTube file that has been already downloaded. It can be edited like any other video / audio file with the help of Video Splitter, WMP Trimmer Plugin, AVI Trimmer. And with the help of the HyperCam tool you can record a YouTube video and then work with it using any of our YouTube video editing software. This approach to edit a YouTube video is quick and easy, and it will help to keep the original video quality.

The tools you need to edit YouTube videos on your PC

Video Splitter 

SolveigMM Video Splitter is an advanced video editor that allows managing any content. If you need to trim video, merge audio files, remove audio from video or perform other video / audio editing tasks (including editing videos for YouTube on PC) this fast video editor will help you reach your goals. Together with the Video Splitter you will be able to edit sport broadcast recordings, home videos, movie recordings and many other video files. Furthermore, with the help of this video slicer you can cut out the ads from your favorite TV shows, movies, and other similar video content to create a video for your YouTube channel.


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WMP Trimmer Plugin 

SolveigMM WMP Trimmer Plugin 3 is a tool that allows you to transform Windows Media Player into a full-fledged media editor. The WMP Trimmer Plugin allows you to edit parts of media files directly from Windows Media Player while maintaining flawless quality and lossless synchronization. Download this software and you will be able to remove TV ads, censor content for children, create ringtones for mobile phones and perform many other video and audio editing actions, including editing YouTube videos on PC.




AVI Trimmer +

AVI Trimmer + for Windows by SolveigMM is a free software for intelligent video editing without re-compression. With this free video editor you can edit - cut and crop - any video content, delete unnecessary audio streams. For example, edit movies and shows for YouTube, TV ads, commercials, etc.





HyperCam from SolveigMM is the fastest, high-quality and very simple way to make digital information video recording without sound / with sound, record one-frame screenshots of the device, as well as edit YouTube videos on PC. Our program is a top-notch app for screen capture and for creating eye-catching videos for demonstration, training and other purposes. Currently, it is the best screen recorder with its versions being constantly updated and improved. Recording YouTube videos with HyperCam is easy and simple.




Editing Videos for YouTube on PC

To understand how to edit YouTube videos you need to know exactly what actions can be applied to a video using the entire arsenal of SolveigMM tools. So the YouTube editing software allows you to perform all the tasks we listed below. They will be enough to create a cool clip, training video, review, etc.

Split or combine your video clips

With the help of our programs you can cut the footage into parts, arrange it in the desired order, delete unnecessary parts of the video sequence. In addition, the applications support almost all the popular video formats.

Crop or trim

Using our applications you can shorten the video by trimming it at the beginning or at the end, as well as cut a part of the clip from the middle of the video.

Add Music / extract audio

After you have finished editing YouTube videos you won’t be able to add an audio track and lyrics with these programs. You will need the other software for this. But you can extract audio with our software.

Save and export

Are you sure you have finished editing your YouTube video? Are all the sound effects in place? Is the video sequence as you wanted it to be? Now click Save. But note that our applications work without conversion and save the output file in the same format as the original file.

How to record YouTube videos (HyperCam)

To save a YouTube video using HyperCam from SolveigMM for later editing you need to follow a few simple steps.

  1.  Download HyperCam.
  2.  Install the software on your computer.
  3.  Double click on the HyperCam icon on the desktop to launch the program.
  4.  Open the YouTube page that contains the video you want.
  5.  Click the button "Window" in the program menu and choose "Select Window" to highlight the window containing the video.
  6.  Move the cursor to the YouTube video window (its border will be highlighted in blue), press the left mouse button to confirm the selection of the highlighted area for recording.
  7.  If you want to record with sound select the proper settings before recording. To do this go to the "Options" window, select the "Audio" tab, mark the "Record sound" checkbox and confirm the action.
  8.  Click the record button in the application (big red button) to start the process, and also click the button Play the video in YouTube (you can also use the F2 hotkey - start recording and pause).
  9.  When the clip playing finishes click the "Stop" button on the HyperCam panel (or use the F3 hotkey).

Everything is ready so that you can edit YouTube videos. All you need to do is find the recorded video in the “Records” window, select YouTube's video editor and start creating.

Frequently Asked Questions

What app should I use to edit my videos?

Any of the above applications from SolveigMM will work for you. Each of them can act as a YouTube video editor, but it’s only the HyperCam that will make it possible to record videos from a channel.


How do I edit a video on my computer for beginners?

Despite the fact that all SolveigMM software is focused on professional quality beginners can also use our video / audio editing programs. In order to do this it is enough to study the step-by-step text / video guides presented on the website.


How to trim YouTube videos

To trim YouTube videos use the functionality of one of the suggested programs. They are intuitive and easy to use.


How to edit a YouTube video that is not yours

To edit a YouTube video that doesn't belong to you record it first. You will need the HyperCam program for this. With its help you will be able to record YouTube videos without any quality losses and also edit them (using this program or any other).


How to extract audio from YouTube

To extract audio from a YouTube video you first need to download the very video to your computer. If the video does not belong to you use the HyperCam software. With its help you can record YouTube videos to your computer. And it is most convenient to save and edit an audio track from a clip using the Video Splitter.


It takes a lot of work to create a successful YouTube video - shooting the video and / or editing it on your computer. But with our software it will be much easier to create / edit YouTube videos and upload them to your channel. Choose the best YouTube video editor, install it on your computer and create cool clips.

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 About the author

imageOlga Krovyakova is the Technical Support Manager in Solveig Multimedia since 2010.

She is the author of many text and video guidelines of company's products: Video Splitter, HyperCam, WMP Trimmer Plugin, AVI Trimmer+ and TriMP4.

She works with programs every day and therefore knows very well how they work. Сontact Olga via support@solveigmm.com if you have any questions. She will gladly assist you!