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I would like to clip a YouTube video say from x minute to y minute and download it into my desktop computer.

Currently I'm having to download the entire video and then use a video editor for clipping. In most situations, I would like to clip under 60 seconds from a 15-minute video. Downloading the entire video in this case is time consuming.

Is there a way to download only a portion of a YouTube video without having to download the entire thing to trim locally?

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It is not possible. –  Fogest Dec 10 '11 at 17:18
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Fogest, please don't reply to posts saying something is not possible just because you don't know any way to do that. –  screener Dec 11 '11 at 0:23

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Filsh lets you download portions of Youtube videos in many output video and audio formats.

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I want to work with the best quality. Is there a point to messing with the audio and video bit-rate sliders, or are they already set to the maximum of the video? –  NiteCyper Jul 31 '13 at 13:21
    
@NiteCyper You can always test different combinations of options. :) –  screener Aug 28 '13 at 19:17
    
It's a good web-app but video length > 20 min doesn't give permission for a particular time span download. –  tintinmj Mar 4 at 18:33

Splicd will ask you for the portion of the video to be cropped.

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But can you download the portion? –  Oleh Prypin Jun 13 '11 at 15:22
    
I would like to download the portion of it. –  Learner Jun 14 '11 at 5:08
    
Learner, seems this cannot download the trimmed portion. @BlaXpirit –  Sathya Jun 14 '11 at 5:10

With free desktop tools like BB FlashBack Express and Microsoft Expression Encoder Screen Capture, you can record whatever is running on your screen. While the video is running, you can start & stop at required portions.

With Expression Encoder SP2, you can overcome the 10-minute screen capture time limitation that was there earlier.

You can also use open-source tools like FFmpeg & recordMyDesktop to record video playing on the desktop.

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Use clipconverter.cc

Basically, it downloads the video to its own servers and does the cropping for you. All you have to do is download the cropped file.

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