Hands on with WeVideo’s video editing solution for Chromebooks


One of the issues I have with Chromebooks is that they are limited. For example, I could never use one full time because there really isn’t a way to edit video. Well things are going to change this summer when WeVideo launches their new app as part of Chrome packaged apps. Now WeVideo already offers an online editor, as well as an editor for Android devices, which I reviewed a couple of days ago.

This new Chrome app goes one step further, allowing you to edit video using local files. Basically, you don’t have to upload your files to their server, which means you don’t have to be connected to the internet when editing. You will have your choice of rendering locally, which could take some time with a Chromebook, but you can upload your finished product and have WeVideo render it and share it directly to sites such as YouTube. Since their server can render much faster than even the best desktops and laptops, this could be a really good solution. I am looking forward to trying this out as soon as it becomes available. Hit the break to see it in action.


About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.

  • Hi Robert – it was really nice meeting you yesterday. I think it can be worth mentioning that WeVideo is already available on Chromebooks, and you can use all the power of WeVideo already today. What is coming later this summer is our new generation HTML5/ChromeOS packaged apps which lets you edit videos offline – without a connection to the internet.
    Best regards,
    Jostein Svendsen
    CEO, WeVideo

    • Jess Banda

      Hello Jostein,

      When will this offline ap be available? Is it available now? Can you please notify me at jebanda@mtu.edu as soon as it is available?


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