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How to Compress a Video without Losing its Quality

In recent times, HD and UHD have become the standard for videos. These video formats are very large and causes uploading and sharing of videos somewhat difficult. Unless you have use a Wi-Fi connection, streaming UHD videos uses a  lot of data. But even if you use a Wi-Fi, you wouldn’t want to exhaust the data watching high quality videos only that’s why you should compress the video and still retain the quality so that it’i be easy to share on web platforms and transfer between devices.

I’ll be teaching you how to compress a video without losing its quality in few methods below.

This method helps to reduce video size so that you quickly and easily share it through email, USB flash drive, iPhone, Android phone e.t.c.

There are several tools and software that can be used to compress large video files without losing their quality some them includes

  • Handbrake
  • Shotcut
  • Online video compressor
  • VLC Media Player
  • QuickTime Player
but for the sake of this tutorial, I’ll be using VLC Media Player. It is available for windows, Mac and Linux systems and it is actually a free video compressor. So how do you compress videos with VLC Media Player, Let’s find out.

How to compress video using VLC Media Player.

  • Open VLC Media Player
  • Tap on Media 
  • Click convert/save
  • Click ADD and select the video you want to compress
  • Click convert/save and open convert box
  • From option menu, click profile drop-down
  • Select the conversion type
  • To further reduce the video size, change the video parameters
  • Click the Spanner icon next to profile drop-down
  • Select Video Codec
  • Go to encoding parameters/resolution and adjust the bitrate, frame rate and scale
  • Tap on Save
  • Select file destination and edit name
  • Click start, the video will be compressed and saved on the selected location.

How to Compress Video using Handbrake

  • Download and install Handbrake software on your PC,

for Windows, 64 bit 
for Mac Intel 64 bit
for Linux Flatpak 64 bit

  • Open the application
  • Select the video 
  • Choose the output destination folder
  • Click start and the compressed video will be saved on the selected destination

How to Compress Videos online

Save yourself the stress and data of downloading softwares or application on your computer by using the online video compressor. 
There are several online video compressors available including free and paid. All you have to do is just upload the video file and it would be compressed for you.
They also support features such as batch conversion, output formats e.t.c. 
Some of the popular online video compressors include VideoSmaller, PS2PDF and Clipchamp. You can also compress videos directly from Google drive or Dropbox.


That’s all folks. You don’t have to worry about losing the quality of your video when it is compressed. 
Leave a comment in the comment section below if you have any questions and don’t forget to share this post.
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