How do I compress a large video file?
The purpose of this article, is to give a simple answer to those who have ever wondered, “How do I compress the size of this gigantic video?”. The answer is, HandBrake Video Transcoder.
The other day I was given a video file that was more than 300MB to email someone. I did not fancy this assignment because, my internet is not that fast. My internet connection also keeps going on and off. This would have made my attempt to upload then send this video file a daunting task.
I out-rightly knew I had to compress the video file first. In addition, I had to make sure that the quality of the compressed video would not be compromised.
Given that I am neither a video editor nor a Vlogger, I had to rely on a free tool to do so. I didn’t want to pay for a tool I might never use again.
I have never edited a video again. As a result, I had to get a really simple to use video compressing tool.
Luckily, there is a free, very reliable, multi-platform and really good a tool to compress video files. Though the tool is rather simple, it is very effective. This software is HandBrake Video Editor.
It is easier and direct to download HandBrake. It is much simpler to use HandBrake to compress videos.
How to use HandBrake Video Editor to compress video files
I will link you to a site that give you precise simple steps to follow in compressing your videos with HandBrake.
I can’t give more precise steps than those on the link above.
How did HandBrake perform?
My original video file size was 316MB. When I used HandBrake it was compressed to a mere 52.1 in 3 minutes. Therefore, HandBrake did away with 263.9MB without losing the videos initial quality.
I will give HandBrake a 10/10 because despite it being a free tool, HandBrake Video Editor compressed my video file by 84%.
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