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

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August 29, 2018

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 requires large amount of bandwidth resource. So this article introduces the best YouTube video compressor to compress video for YouTube while keeping good 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 good 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 a special 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 a video. And you’re able to change video resolution, bit rate, frame aspect and more other parameters. What’s more, the advanced Compression setting can compress large videos in one click.  Now follow this instruction of compressing videos for YouTube.

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Step by Step Tutorial 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. 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 the 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 “Output Format” button on the right and select “H.265 for MP4” under 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. It’s a straightforward and intuitive way. Just check the Compression Setting box at the bottom and drag the slider to the right to compress file size. Meanwhile, you can see the compression ratio and file size of each video. You’d better make a balance between the video file size and image quality since the slider is more to the right, the video size is smaller yet the video quality will be damaged accordingly.

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. Under the “Output Format” button, drag the slider along resolution bar to downscale resolution. Alternatively, press the “Settings” button on the main interface and you will see the Settings window. Click on the button next 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 video. Typically, the higher bit rate the video possesses, the bigger the video size is. You can change the bit rate on Setting window 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 on 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 “Ok”.

Start the process of compressing video

Step 3. Start the Process of Compressing Video for YouTube

Press the “Folder” icon next to Open Folder to specify the output path. Finally, click on “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 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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