Can I edit previous videos that are now on youtube?

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I have some older videos that could use some editing that are posted on youtube.  Can i take those videos from youtube and edit them?
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Robin Coventry

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Rick Stone

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Hi there

If you are the owner that uploaded them, YouTube offers a link to download them. And from there you could make edits.

If you aren't the owner you can still get the video using something like KeepVid.com.

The main problem as I see it with YouTube is that as far as I'm aware you cannot just replace the existing video with the edited version. YouTube offers no provision for that. So you have to upload and get a new link.

Cheers... Rick :)
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And in thinking about this, hopefully you are aware that any video that you may have created using Camtasia and uploaded to YouTube will NOT be able to be 'picked apart'. Meaning that if you had added things like callouts or lower thirds or whatever, those are now burned into the video that is there.

Now you *COULD* overlay them with new material to cover them up if you wanted to. ;)

Cheers... Rick :)