MP4 is a common and recommended format if you want to upload videos on YouTube. As such, there are many times you will find yourself needing to trim unwanted parts or shorten the duration before uploading. MP4 croppers are your best friends when you either need to shorten the duration or remove unwanted parts – and you can achieve that by using either the standalone (desktop) version or the online version.
First, both options are great and crop MP4 decently. However, to access premium features, you need to upgrade to the paid option. For example, you may find the free MP4 cropper limits you to a few edits each day. But once you upgrade to MP4 video cropper, you can crop as many videos as you wish anytime. The paid options are more user-friendly than the free counterparts as they allow you access to all the cool editing features.
Accessibility: You can use the standalone version anytime you wish. You need access to a reliable internet connection to crop MP4 online.
Installation: you must download and install a standalone version to be able to use it. No installation is required with the online version.
Space: if you have limited space on your laptop or using someone else's computer, you may have challenges installing the standalone version. No installation is required for the online version hence no space needed.
Security: while both options guarantee some level of security, the online croppers aren't that secure as the desktop version. Their vulnerabilities are high compared to the standalone version.