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This article was published on January 4, 2011

How to Crop YouTube Videos in Seconds

How to Crop YouTube Videos in Seconds
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Brodie Beta is a technology enthusiast with a passion for gadgets, media and anything related to the Web. She has worked in communications Brodie Beta is a technology enthusiast with a passion for gadgets, media and anything related to the Web. She has worked in communications and media for the past nine years. Follow her on twitter here .

Both SnipSnip.it and Splicd bring users an easy way to quickly crop out sections of YouTube videos by simply inputting the video’s url and time stamp.

Using both SnipSnip.it and Splicd, I was able to alter and crop (or deep link) my favourite news blooper in seconds to display the best part “Boom goes the dynamite”.  Obviously none of this is groundbreaking stuff but considering the amount of videos I’ve personally received with time stamp notes appended, it stands to reason that these services might not be common knowledge among social media enthusiasts.

If you’ve been guilty of sharing lengthy videos that only contain a second or two of relevant information, these services may be perfect for you and they’re both free. It might also be of some value to bloggers, by using SnipSnip.it / Spicd, only vital information is shared, a bit cleaner than adding time stamp instructions into the video’s caption.

Sure, using code, there’s a way to embed YouTube videos at a certain segment in the video however, not everyone wants to mess around with embed codes.  And even if you are a coder, these services are capable of generating the embed code quicker than you.