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YouTube Gains Online Editing Features

Posted by madhavkobal on 20/06/2010

Google recently announced a new feature found in YouTube’s TestLabs. The YouTube Video Editor is a trial feature that will allow YouTube video creators to edit their videos online without any additional software.

In its initial form, the video editor allows users to do the following: combine multiple videos to create a new longer video; trim the beginning and/or ending of videos; add soundtracks from YouTube’s AudioSwap library; and create new videos online with no uploading required.

There are definitely helpful features to have. I upload a lot of video to YouTube. Every now and then, a mistake makes its way into the final, posted video. In order to fix it, I have to delete or hide the existing video, edit it on my desktop, and re-upload the new version. While it’s mostly painless, there’s a big drawback: you lose all your views.

Since YouTube now allows for editing online, it might be possible to edit out mistakes without losing your page views.

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