how to cut a youtube video that's not yours

Is there any simple Win 10 YouTube downloader that can also cut scenes from the video into a separate file?

It happens that when you find an interesting video on YouTube and want to add a certain part of that video into your project. Whether to cut the video into parts, add some effects or captions, you'll need to get the original first. You might want to ask the owner of the YouTube video to get the original file, but most of the time this won't work. So how you can get the YouTube video you want and edit it without limitations?

In the following parts, I'm going to show you the best way on how to take videos from YouTube and edit them on computer.

Before You Edit Someone Else's YouTube Video

Before you get to work on the deserved YouTube video, you'll need to download it as an MP4 file. Here're some of the ways to download YouTube video.

Get YouTube Videos via TunesKit Screen Recorder

TunesKit Screen Recorder is a powerful tool to record video and audio from YouTube without any quality loss. With this software, you can record YouTube video at any time point you want to start and end, also you can choose to record both the audio and video or video/audio only.


TunesKit AceMovi Video Editor

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  • Caputure any videos play on your desktop, such as video calls, YouTube videos, and live streams
  • Record screen video and audio separately or simultaneously
  • Work well as a screenshot tool, output high resolution recordings
  • Convert recorded video to any format without watermark

Download YouTube Video Online

Also you can use an online tool to download YouTube videos. Google “YouTube video download” and click on the first search result. Paste the link of the video you want to download from YouTube, then choose the resolution. Click download, then you'll get the MP4 file of the YouTube video.

How to Edit or Cut A YouTube Video That's Not Yours

After downloading YouTube video, you can now cut or edit it. And of course, you'll need a video editor that preferably can do more things than cut and crop. The software we're going to use is TunesKit AceMovi, a versatile video editor for beginners that don't have much experience in video editing.

tuneskit acemovi

TunesKit AceMovi Video Editor is a powerful video editor that provides multiple effects and transitions. It comes with a screen recorder which can record images as well as the sound coming out of your computer. As a well-established video editor, AceMovi is mounted with features like split screen, filters, animations, texts, and music library. The user-friendly interface comes with all the effects and tools you need to embellish your video. You can import videos downloaded from YouTube and edit it with all the features in AceMovi without any limitations.


TunesKit AceMovi Video Editor

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  • Basic and advanced features that make your video better
  • Multiple filters, transitions, text, sound effects, music
  • User-friendly interface
  • Import as many photos or footage as you want
  • Edit YouTube videosin just a few steps


Next up, I'm going to show you how to edit someone else's YouTube video in TunesKit AceMovi. Before you edit your video, make sure that you have already installed TunesKit AceMovi on your computer, this software currently supports Windows and Mac systems.

Add Media Files to TuneKit AceMovi

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Open TunesKit AceMovi on your computer, then import the MP4 files downloaded from YouTube to the media box. You can click on the import button to upload or directly drag and drop the video files into the box.

Add Video to the Timeline

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To add your YouTube video to the timeline, you can directly drag and drop them one by one. Or you can press Ctrl+A to select all the media files and drag them to the timeline. You may want to drag the slider above the timeline to zoom in/out the timeline so that you can edit your video more easily.

Edit Your Video

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After adding your video to the timeline, now you can start editing. On the left bar, you can add elements, sound effects, background music, text, filters, transitions and animations to your video. To edit each of these effects and materials, simply go to the upper right panel to change the parameters.

On the timeline, you can cut and change the duration of your video. To cut your video, move the playhead to the point where you want to start cutting and then click on the split icon icon to cut. And then move the playhead to the end of the cut, and click the split icon again. Now, select the part you've cut out and then right-click on it > Ripple Delete. The unwanted part will be deleted and the interspace will be filled up so that the video will stay smooth.

Export Video

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Once done editing your video, click the Export button on the middle left and export your video. Click the Settings, you'll be able to choose the output parameters. And by clicking the Change button, you can change the output location.