There are several free online tools that you can now use to censor certain parts of your YouTube videos. Whether it’s accidental swearing on your live stream or a little slip-up in the edit, these online tools will help you cover up those bluffs.
If you are a social media content manager, you will love Wofox for its top-notch features, especially its online video editor. It gives you full control over which part of your YouTube video is censored, in addition to other editing tools.
- Absolutely Free
- Works on both Windows and Mac
- Friendly User Interface
- Ads on edit page are annoying
- The beep built-in sound is too short
- Video rendering time is longer
How to censor your YouTube video using Wofox
- Upload your video to the webpage.
- Find the part of the video you want to censor. It works faster if you already know the exact timestamp of that exact moment of your video before uploading it.
- Click on the “Beep” button in the “Choose a sound effect” panel to automatically add the beep sound to the chosen timestamp. If it is not aligned correctly, you can manually adjust the time. You can add unlimited number of beep sounds in your downloaded video.
- You can also upload a longer custom beep sound in case a long part needs to be censored by clicking the button below the sound effects. You can download an MP3 file for free from various sites on the web.
- Review the whole video after adding the bleep sounds at the desired timestamps.
- Click “Download” if you are satisfied, which will take you to a new page where your video will be rendered.
- Wait for your video to be processed. This will take some time, depending on the length of your video and the speed of your internet connection.
- Once the processing is complete, you can download the file to your PC in the desired location. Press the “Download” button to begin.
Kapwing is another great online tool that lets you creatively edit video and add sound effects and simple graphics. As it is an online video editing tool, adding bleep sound to censor your YouTube video will be a walk in the park. Once you’ve already signed up for a free account, you can get started right away.
- Clean user interface
- Tools are similar to professional video editing software.
- UI has a learning curve
- Videos have a big watermark for non-subscribers.
- Cannot export if the video is longer than five minutes.
How to censor your YouTube video with Kapwing?
As with the tool above, you must have uploaded a censor sound before you start editing your video to make the process easier.
- Click on “Create a 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 the most suitable and convenient option for you.
- Go to the part of the video you want to censor.
- Choose the time it will start, then click S on your keyboard to mark the starting point.
- Advance to the end of the section and click on S to mark the end point.
- Click on the part to censor (between the two starting points) which is highlighted by a yellow outline. Clicking it also turns the right panel into an edit panel.
- In the editing panel on the right side of the screen, set the volume to 0 to cut out inappropriate words.
- Download a beep sound by clicking on Audio in 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 sound to the part you are going to censor. Note that you can do this multiple times throughout the video. Repeat steps 3-7 as many times as necessary.
- Click on “Export video” to save your video.
Another top censorship app that you can use for this purpose is VEED.IO. Its homepage 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.
- Lots of editing tools
- Fast rendering time
- Exported video is watermarked for non-subscribers.
- Prone to page crashes
- Larger videos downloaded 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 must have downloaded a free censor sound beforehand, as the service does not offer its own sound library.
- Open Veed.io in the browser of your choice on your PC.
- Click on “Get Started” in the upper right corner of the VEED.IO homepage. Once clicked, it will take you to a new page where you will be asked to upload the video file you want to edit.
- Upload your video. There are four options to choose from: upload the video from your PC, save the video, access via Dropbox, or use a YouTube URL.
- Go to the exact timestamp you want to censor by dragging the blue arrow at the bottom of the video.
- Click on “Download” and “Download audio” located in the left pane of your window. This will allow you to 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 readjusting.
- If you need the beep repeatedly, right click on the audio file and click “Copy”, navigate to the desired timestamp, right click and click “Paste”.
- To make your censorship montage look like a pro, stick some emojis or shapes on the subject’s mouth and make it coincide with the beep sound. To add shapes and emojis, click “Elements” in the left pane of the screen. Choose an emoji and resize it.
- When everything is good, click on “Export” in the upper right corner of the screen to save your video. The processing will take a few minutes. When done, click “Download” and save to your computer.
The censorship of a YouTube video is not limited to editing or editing audio. Some may still need to be edited for obscene or unwanted material captured by the camera. To do this, you can blur any part of a YouTube video or add mosaics to it. There are online tools that can help you achieve this, such as Flixier.
- Has a version history to track your editing history.
- User interface is clean and easy to navigate
- Lots of options for a video source
- Rendering is prone to crashes
- Some video sources have bugs (* ) The watermark is too large for the rendered video.
- How to blur parts of a video with Flixier
On the Flixier home page, click on “Choose a video”.
- Upload your video. Browse from options like Google Drive, Dropbox, or files from your computer.
- Double-click on the file you downloaded, which can be found in the Library panel on the right side of the screen. The video appears in the layer and preview panels.
- Click on “Shapes” in 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 it to the part of the video 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 have positioned the square mask.
- Click on “Export” to save the video with the blur effect already incorporated.
Where can I download online censorship codes?
There are many online resources you can access to download censorship bleeps. These sites include soundjay.com and myinstants.com. If you want a longer beep sound, you can download an MP3 file from soundeffectsplus.com.
How can I solve the problem of constant browser crashes when editing my video?
The reliability of these web-based editing tools decreases if you put too much editing material (sound effects, video, images) in the timeline. Therefore, if your timeline is loaded with these items, it is likely to crash. To solve this problem, you should minimize the amount of editing material you download.