How to Use HandBrake to Reduce Video File Size
Step 1: To reduce file size with HandBrake, firstly, download HandBrake at http://www.handbrake.fr and install it on your computer.
Step 2: Launch Handbrake and load the video you want to compress. A browse window would automatically pop up and lets you select your source file. Then click Open to load the video into the compressor. Or you can simply drag and drop files to the program.
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Step 3: Choose MP4 as the output format from the format-selection drop-down list on the left. Next, select one buit-in preset below the "Presets" tab on the right.
Step 4: Click the "Browse" button to define the directory where you'd like the compressed file to be saved. By default, it is saved in the same folder as the original file. Please make sure there is sufficient room on the output path to avoid unnecessary problems.
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Step 5: Click on the "Video" icon and make sure that the H.264(X264) codec is selected. And you can change some parameter settings according to your own needs.
Step 6: Click the green "Start Encode" button to let HandBrake compress video. The green button will then become a red "Stop" button until the compression is complete. When it turns green again, it means the compression process is complete. The original video file was reduced from 181 MB to 84.8 MB. It is to be noted that the time required for compression varies, depending on the size of the file.
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