How do I compress videos heavily

Apps / software Compress video - here's how


Would you like to reduce the size of a video file in order to put it online or send it? Then you should compress them. During compression, the video content and format remain the same, but the quality of the video is partially reduced so that the storage file becomes smaller. In our instructions we use the popular VCL player to reduce the size of a video file.

Shrink video file with VLC player

Follow our step-by-step instructions or take a look at the quick start guide.

quick start Guide

  1. Open the VLC player. Click on the tab "media"and then select"Convert / Save ..." out.
  2. Now a new window opens with the title "Open media". Over "Add"select the file that you want to compress.
  3. Then click on "Convert / Save".
  4. In the new window you can go to "profile"Change the format of the video. Set it to"Video H.264 (MP3 / MP4)". You can edit further settings with the adjacent tool symbol.
  5. A new window is opening up. In this you have to select the tab "Video codec"Click. There you set the refresh rate 24 FPS a.
  6. Now you have to go to the tab "Video codec"on the rider"resolution"Click here. Enter a new resolution in pixels by hand. A video in 16: 9 receives the resolution Width: 480px and Height: 272px. For a 4: 3 video, set the format to Width: 320px and Height: 240px. Then click on "to save".
  7. Now you have to use "Search"Select a storage location for the target file. It is best to save it in a separate folder so that you can later distinguish it from the uncompressed video file.
  8. Now click on "begin"to start the compression. As soon as the blue play bar below has run through once, your video is completely compressed.