4 Free Online Tools to Add Censorship Beep to Your YouTube Videos
There are several free online tools that you can now use to censor parts of your YouTube videos. Whether it’s an accidental swear word on your live stream or a slight slip in the edit, these online tools will help you hide those bluffs.
If you’re a social media content manager, you’ll love Wofox for its premium features, including its online video editor. This gives you overall control over which part of your YouTube video is censored, in addition to other editing tools.
- Absolutely free
- Works for Windows and Mac
- Friendly user interface
- Ads on the edit page are annoying
- The integrated beep is too short
- Longer video rendering time
How to Censor Your YouTube Video Using Wofox
- Upload your video to the webpage.
- Find the part of the video you want to censor.
Pro Tip: it works faster if you already know the exact timestamp of that specific moment in your video before you upload it.
- Click 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.
- Alternatively, you can upload a longer custom beep in case a long game needs to be censored by pressing the button under the sound effects. You can download a free MP3 file from various sites on the web.
- Review the entire video after adding the beeps to 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 complete, you can download the file to your PC in a location of your choice. Press the “Download” button to start.
Another top censorship app that you can use for this purpose is VEED.IO. Its landing page promises “video editing made easy”. One of its many features is its ability to add beep sounds to your videos to make them age appropriate for all your YouTube subscribers.
- Many editing tools
- Fast render 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 censorship sound first, as the service does not offer its own sound library.
- Open Veed.io in your browser of choice on your PC.
- Click “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 “Download” and “Download Audio” located in the left pane of your window. This will allow you to upload your beep 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 to be readjusted.
- If there are multiple instances where you need the beep sound, right-click on the audio file and click “Copy”, navigate to the desired timestamp, right-click and click ” To stick on”.
- To give your censorship edit a professional look, stick emojis or shapes on the subject’s mouth and match it with the beep sound. To add shapes and emojis, click “Elements” in the left pane of the screen. Choose an emoji and resize.
- When everything is fine, click “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.
Kapwing is another great online tool that lets you creatively edit video and add sound effects and simple graphics. Since it is an online video editing tool, adding a beep sound to censor your YouTube video will be like 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
- User interface has a learning curve
- Videos have a large watermark for non-subscribers
- Cannot export if video is five minutes long
How to censor your YouTube video with Kapwing
As with the tool above, you will need to have already downloaded a censor beep before you start editing your video to make it a smooth process.
- 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 one that suits you and works 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.
- Advance to the end of the section and click S to mark the end point.
- Click on the part to be censored (between the two setpoints) which is highlighted by a yellow outline. Clicking it will also turn the right panel into an edit panel.
- In the Edit panel on the right side of the screen, set the volume to 0 to mute inappropriate words.
- Download a beep sound by clicking Audio in the toolbar on the left side of the screen. Once uploaded, the file will automatically be placed in a new layer below the video.
- Drag the audio 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 needed.
- Click “Export Video” to save your video.
Censoring a YouTube video is not just limited to modifying or editing audio. Some may still need editing for obscene or unwanted material captured by the camera. This can be done by blurring any part of a YouTube video or adding mosaics to it. There are online tools that can help you do this, like 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 may crash
- Some video sources have bugs
- The watermark is too large for the rendered video
How to Blur Parts of a Video Using Flixier
- On the Flixier homepage, click on “Choose a video”.
- Upload your video. Browse from options like Google Drive, Dropbox or your computer files.
- Double-click the file you downloaded, which is located in the Library panel on the right side of the screen. The video will display in the layer and preview panels.
- Click “Shapes” in the toolbar.
- Click 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 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 embedded.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Where can I download online censorship beeps?
There are many online resources you can access to download the censor beeps. These sites include soundjay.com and myinstants.com. If you want a longer beep, you can download an MP3 file from soundeffectsplus.com.
2. How can I fix constant browser crashes while 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. As such, if your schedule is heavy with these, it’s likely to crash. To solve this problem, you need to minimize the amount of editing material you download.
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