Why use a cloud based solution for joining videos
Combining and merging videos together is a common necessity for a lot of people, but doing it can be surprisingly difficult if you’re not familiar with video editing in general.
That’s because in order to combine videos, you need to use a video editing app. And these to be both very expensive and very complex, since they’re meant to be used for tasks that are a lot more complex than joining videos together. On top of that, you’ll also have to check and make sure it’s compatible with your operating system and that your computer is powerful enough to run it without too much lag or choppiness.
Even if you do manage to find a free app that runs well on your computer, there’s also the problem of your video editor not being compatible with certain video formats, requiring you to go and find a different app that you can use to convert videos before joining them together.
Luckily however, there is a way to fix all that! Over the last years, online video editors have been gaining a lot of popularity and gotten better than ever before! The advantages of using cloud based solutions for merging videos together are numerous and we’re going to analyze them in detail in this blog post:
No downloads or installs
At the core of any cloud based video editing solution is its online nature. An online video joiner like Flixier runs entirely in your web browser, eliminating the need for lengthy downloads and install processes.
Another obvious advantage of being able to use your video editor directly from your web browser is the fact that you’ll be able to access it on any operating system. That means no more worrying about whether the ability to transfer projects and files from your Mac to your Windows desktop computer at home, or struggling to find an app that will run on your budget Chromebook.
Cloud video cutters/joiners allow you to access and edit your projects anywhere, using any device!
Cloud-powered video processing
The biggest advantage that online video editors bring to the table when it comes to joining videos together, however, is definitely speed. With traditional video editing software, the speed at which your final video will be processed and rendered is solely dependent on how powerful your computer is!
Even on expensive gaming/video editing workstations, the render times can still keep you waiting for anywhere between a couple minutes to an hour, depending on the length of your project. If you’re just looking to combine a couple of videos using your trusty old laptop, you could be stuck around for hours waiting for your video to render while your poor computer sounds like it’s about to take off.
Luckily for you, cloud video editors fix that problem entirely! Instead of using your computer to process the final video, they offload all of that work to a server! That means your videos are always ready in a matter of minutes or even seconds, all without putting any strain on your laptop. If you’re using Flixier, you can even close the browser tab entirely! Rendering will continue on our servers and you’ll get an email when your video is ready to download and share!
Compatibility with all video formats
Traditional video editing apps aren’t always compatible with the video format you’re trying to use them with. And what’s worse is that oftentimes, you might not find out which formats work and which don’t until you try to load up a video only to get an error message in response.
Manually converting your files using a different video converter app is, obviously, a solution to this, but it requires you to go through so many steps that it’s very far from efficiently fixing the problem.
Online video joiners like Flixier, however, convert all of your videos to MP4 automatically, so you don’t ever have to worry about what format your videos are in. Just drag and drop them over to the editor and you can join them together easily! Which brings us to our last point:
Ease of use
While offline video editors were always designed with professionals in mind, online video joiners and editors like Flixier are built for accessibility and ease of use. That means that while they are feature rich enough to be used by professionals, the interface is designed in a way that’s intuitive and easy to understand, so newcomers can figure it out quickly and get whatever they need done without having to take a class on video editing.
After all, something as easy as joining two videos together only takes a few minutes to do, so why should you have to spend dozens of minutes looking tutorials up on YouTube just to figure out how to do it?
If you want to see how easy it is to join videos together with a cloud editor, feel free to check it out for yourself! Create a free Flixier account and start making your own videos right now!