There are several free online tools that you can now use to censor parts of your YouTube videos. Whether it’s accidental swearing on your live stream or a minor slip in editing, these online tools will help you conceal these bluffs.
If you are a social media content manager, you will love Wofox for its top-tier features, including its online video editor. The gives you overall control of which part of your YouTube video gets censored, on top of other editing tools.
- Absolutely free of charge
- Works for both Windows and Mac
- Friendly user interface
- Ads on the editing page are distracting
- The built-in bleep sound is too short
- Longer video rendering time
How to Censor Your YouTube Video Using Wofox
- Upload your video on the web page.
- Find the part of the video you want to censor.
Pro Tip: it works faster if you already know the exact timestamp for that specific moment in your video before uploading.
- Click the “Bleep” button in the “Choose a sound effect” panel to automatically add the bleep sound at the chosen timestamp. If it’s not aligned correctly, you can manually adjust the time. You can add an unlimited number of bleep sounds in your uploaded video.
- Alternatively, you can upload a longer custom bleep sound in case there is a lengthy part that needs to be censored by tapping on the button underneath the sound effects. You can download a free MP3 file from various sites across the Web.
- Review the whole video after adding the bleep sounds to the desired timestamps.
- Click “Download” if you’re satisfied, which will lead you to a new page where your video will be rendered.
- Wait for your video to be processed. It will take time, depending on the length of your video and the speed of your Internet connection.
- Once completed, you will be able to download the file to your PC in your desired location. Press the “Download” button to start.
Another top-notch censoring app that you can use for this purpose is VEED.IO. Its landing page promises “video editing made simple.” One of its many features is its ability to add bleep sounds to your videos to make them age-appropriate for all your YouTube subscribers.
- Many editing tools
- Fast rendering time
- The exported video is watermarked for non-subscribers
- Prone to page crashes
- Larger uploaded videos from computer take time to load
How to Censor Your YouTube Video Using VEED.IO
Before editing your video in VEED.IO please note that you need to have downloaded a free censor bleep sound beforehand, as the service does not offer its own library of sounds.
- Open Veed.io in your browser of choice on your PC.
- Click “Get Started” in the top-right corner of the VEED.IO homepage. Once clicked, it will lead you to a new page where you will be asked to upload the video file you wish to edit.
- Upload your video. You have four options to choose from: upload the video from your PC, record the video, access through Dropbox, or use a YouTube URL.
- Go to the exact timestamp you wish to censor by dragging the blue arrow at the bottom to the video.
- Click “Upload” and “Upload audio” located at the left pane of your window. Doing so will let you upload your bleep sound.
- The MP3 file you previously downloaded will be added exactly where you positioned the blue icon, just below the video layer. However, you can manually drag the file if it needs readjustment.
- If there are multiple instances where you need the bleep sound, right-click the audio file and click “Copy,” go to the desired timestamp, right-click, and click “Paste.”
- To give your censor editing a pro look, plaster some emojis or shapes on the subject’s mouth and make it coincide with the bleep sound. To add shapes and emojis, click “Elements” on the left pane of the screen. Choose an emoji and resize.
- When all is good, click “Export” at the top-right corner of the screen to save your video. Processing will take a few minutes. Once finished, click “Download” and save to your computer.
Kapwing is another great online tool that enables you to creatively edit a video and add sound effects and simple graphics. Since it is an online video-editing tool, adding a bleep sound to censor your YouTube video will be like a walk in the park. Once you are already signed up for a free account, you can start right away.
- Clean user interface
- Tools are similar to professional video-editing software
- The user interface has a learning curve
- Videos feature a large watermark for non-subscribers
- Can’t export if the video is five minutes long
How to Censor Your YouTube Video Using Kapwing
As with the tool above, you’ll need to have a censor beep sound already downloaded before you start editing your video to make it a smooth process.
- Click “Create New Project.”
- You will have two options to edit a video: upload from your computer files or paste a YouTube URL. A file from Google Drive or Google Photos will also do. Choose whichever is appropriate and convenient for you.
- Go to the part of the video you want to censor.
- Choose what time it will start, then click S on your keyboard to mark the starting point.
- Move forward to the end of the section and click S to mark the ending point.
- Click on the part that needs censoring (between the two set points) that is highlighted by a yellow outline. Clicking it will also change the right panel into an Edit panel.
- In the Edit panel on the right part of the screen, adjust the volume to 0 to mute the inappropriate words.
- Upload a bleep sound by clicking Audio on the toolbar on the left of the screen. Once uploaded, the file will automatically be placed in a new layer below the video.
- Drag the audio to the part that you will censor. Take note that you can do this multiple times throughout the whole video. Repeat step #3 through #7 as many times as needed.
- Click “Export Video” to save your video.
Censoring a YouTube video is not only confined to altering or editing audio. Some may still need editing for obscene or undesired elements caught on camera. This can be done by blurring any part of a YouTube video or adding mosaic tiles to it. There are online tools that can help you achieve this, such as Flixier.
- Has a version history to track your editing history
- The user interface is clean and easy to navigate
- Plenty of options for a video source
- Rendering is prone to crashing
- Some video sources have bugs
- The watermark is too big for the rendered video
How to Blur Parts of a Video Using Flixier
- On the Flixier homepage, click “Choose Video.”
- Upload your video. Browse from options such as Google Drive, Dropbox, or your computer files.
- Double-click the file you uploaded, which is found on the Library panel on the right part of the screen. The video will populate in the layer and preview panels.
- Click “Shapes” on the toolbar.
- Click on the drop-down arrow and select “Square Mask.”
- Once clicked, a new layer will be created above the video. You can drag this to the desired part of the video that you want to blur. You can also drag it to adjust the length of the mask.
- Select “Blur” in the right panel of the screen to add a blur effect to the section of the video where you positioned the square mask.
- Click “Export” to save the video with the blur effect already incorporated.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Where can I download censor bleeps online?
There are plenty of resources online that you can access to download censor bleeps. These sites include soundjay.com and myinstants.com. If you want a longer bleep sound, you can download an MP3 file from soundeffectsplus.com.
2. How do I resolve constant browser crashes when editing my video?
The reliability of these Web-based editing tools lessens if you put too many editing materials (sound effects, video, images) into the timeline. As such, if your timeline is heavy with these, it is prone to crashing. To solve this, you need to minimize the amount of editing materials you upload.
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