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Good Quality & Small File Size - Effective Ways to Compress Video for YouTube

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Updated on Jul 03, 2020

YouTube has maximum file size and duration limits for video uploads. Even if you don't exceed the limits, uploading a large video can be time-consuming and it devours a huge amount of bandwidth resource. So this article introduces the best YouTube video compressor to compress video for YouTube while keeping decent quality. Install the useful software here:

When uploading a large video to YouTube, we always need to wait for the lengthy upload process, and sometimes the video may be too large to upload due to the upload limits. Fortunately, we can easily solve the problems by compressing video for YouTube. Therefore, a trustworthy YouTube compressor is necessary. And here I introduce the best YouTube video compressor and show you how to compress a video for YouTube without losing quality in different ways.

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WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro – The Recommended Video Compressor for YouTube

WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is an excellent tool to reduce video file size. It supports virtually all video & audio files and can convert files to MP4, MKV, AVI, MOV, WMV, FLV, MPG, etc. Its built-in video editor enables you to cut/crop/split/merge videos. And you're able to change video resolution, bit rate, frame rate and more other parameters. What's more, the advanced Compression mode lets you compress large videos in one click.  Now follow this instruction of compressing videos for YouTube.

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Step by Step Tutorial on How to Compress Videos

Import the target videos

Before start, please free downloadfree download and install the software on PC.

Step 1. Import Videos into the YouTube Video Compressor

Open HD Video Converter Factory Pro and select "Converter". Click on "Add Files" to import the videos you want to compress for YouTube. You can also directly drag and drop the target videos into the screen. The software supports batch mode so you can compress up to 10 videos at the same time.

Convert video to HEVC

Step 2. Compress Video for YouTube

There are several options you can choose for the video compression for YouTube.

Option 1. Change the Video Format

H.265 is the latest video compression standard that offers about double and more data compression ratio with the same video quality compared with other video encoding like H.264, DivX, MPEG4 and so forth. So you can convert video to H.265 for smaller video size. To do this, just press the "Click to change output format" section on the right and select "H.265 for MP4" under the Video tab.

Compress videos for YouTube

Option 2. Use the Advanced Compression Setting

You can use the "Compression ratio" mode of the YouTube video compressor to compress videos in batches as well. It's a straightforward and intuitive option. All you need to do is press the Compression button at the bottom and drag the slider to the right to compress file size in just one click. Meanwhile, you can see the compression ratio and estimated output file size. Make a balance between the video file size and image quality since the higher the compress ratio is, the more the quality loss will be.

Change video resolution and bit rate

Option 3. Downscale the Video Resolution

To reduce video size, you can also lower the video resolution like 1080P to 720P. HD Video Converter Factory Pro enables you to customize the desired resolution and you can also choose a ready-made one. Drag the slider below "Parameter settings" to downscale resolution. Alternatively, press the "Parameter Settings" button on the main interface and you will see the Settings window. Click on the button next to Resolution to choose a lower resolution or customize the resolution. After that, press "Ok".

Option 4. Reduce the Bit-rate

Bit rate is one of the most crucial factors determining the size of a video. Typically, the higher bit rate the video possesses, the bigger the video size is. You can change the bit rate in "Parameter settings" to fix how to compress video for YouTube. Then click on "Ok" to save the setting.

Cut off uncorrelated part

Option 5. Cut Off the Unwanted Part

It's also a good idea to cut the unwanted part without any quality loss. Click on the scissors icon under each video. Then drag the sliders on the progress bar to select the part you want to keep, or input start time and end time for fine-tuning. Once you select the needed part, click on the green Trim button to save the changes and then click "Ok".

Start the process of compressing video

Step 3. Start the Process of Compressing Video for YouTube

Press the inverted triangle icon next to Open Folder to specify the output path. Finally, click on the "Run" button to start the video compression for YouTube. With the support for NVIDIA® NVENC, CUDA, and Intel® HD Graphics hardware acceleration tech, the YouTube video compressor can achieve 50X faster process speed.

In summary, option 1 and option 2 are the most direct ways to compress a video for YouTube. You only need to choose the ready-made option or drag the Compression Setting slider to the needed size. WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory will optimize the parameters and achieve perfect balance between file size and video image qualtiy. However, if you're well acquainted with the parameters affecting video size, you can customize the resolution and bit rate as you wish.

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