Kapwing has a series of free online video editors for common alternations. Two of these outclass the others: a video resizer for social networks and a tool to add subtitles.
The resizing tool will instantly fit your video to the best size for popular social networks. Upload your video and choose what you want to resize it for: Instagram feed, Instagram Story or IGTV, uncropped Instagram story, Facebook, or Twitter. Kapwing has built-in settings for that and will show you a preview too. You can directly publish the video on that social network, or download it to your hard drive.
The subtitle or caption tool is as simple as they come. Pause the video where you want and add the text. Create a new line and a new timestamp for more text. It’s super easy and the best online tool we’ve seen to add captions.
This is simple, isn’t it? You’ve got a video where the volume is too low to hear clearly. So head over to online video editor VideoLouder, and artificially boost it. Or if the video is too loud, decrease the volume, even all the way to mute it.
VideoLouder works with any AVI, MPEG, MP4, MOV, or XVID file, of up to 500MB. It’s as simple as it comes, but you can’t change the file format while you’re at it. The site also protects your privacy by removing the video from its servers a few hours after the initial upload.
Like Kapwing, VideoLouder is part of a larger set of free online video editing tools. You can extract or remove the audio of any video file as well. There’s also a video file size compression app, but forget about that and use the next tool in this list, Compressify.
Social networks drastically limit the file size of videos. So when the size is too large, pass the file through Compressify to shrink your video without losing quality.
The “magic” lies in using Google’s WebM format, a file format designed for videos on the internet. It makes videos 20 to 60 percent smaller than the original. All the major social networks support WebM, so you’re good to use the video. And you can check a before-after comparison to see how good the file compression is.
Like the others in this list, Compressify requires no registration and no downloads. And if you like this file size reduction tool, check out other apps to reduce the file size without losing quality.
Shooting videos on your smartphone can be problematic later. Vertical (or portrait) videos don’t look good on YouTube, while horizontal (or landscape) videos are weird on Instagram or Snapchat. RotateMyVideo is a free online video editor to fix this in a jiffy.
Upload a video from your hard drive, and you’re ready to flip it. Rotate it left or right with the buttons. You can also change the aspect ratio of the video, flip between 4:3, 16:9, or keep the original. Once you’re done, download the video or share it directly on social networks.
Of course, when faced with a large file, you are probably better off using offline Windows or Mac tools to rotate the video. But this free online video editor works well for smaller ones.
If there is one site you need to remember in this whole list, it’s Online-Video-Cutter. It has been around for a long time and is a Swiss Army knife of free online video editors.
The web app works with files up to 500MB in size, and in almost any file format. Here’s a quick list of what you can do:
Online-Video-Cutter is completely free, and unlike some other online tools, you don’t need Adobe Flash to use it. The web app also protects privacy by deleting your video a few hours after you are done, so no one else can access it.