After getting into YouTube there was a lot to learn about video editing, processing, importing video, different resolution and how to manage and maintain the quality of the video. One thing every video creator comes across while creating video is the video file size. It is not feasible for me to upload 1.2 GB of video file for 6 minutes video. So then comes the question how to compress video without losing quality.

To compress video size without losing quality is quite difficult. Basically there are 2 types of compression lossless and loss. In lossy compression the compression ratio is very good, but there is a loss of some data in the compressed file. While in lossless compression there is no loss of data or in our case frames.

So we need a good video compressor, a compress video software which would compress a video and the video should not lose quality while reducing the file size. To compress a video file there are two ways to do it. Compress video online or use a video compressor software. Compressing video online is not an efficient job, since we first need to upload the video and then depending on your internet speed and CPU performance the video size compression takes place. Later you need to download the video as well.

So here we will be talking about the video compressing software. One of the best free video compressor software is Handbrake video compressor. It is a free open source video size compressing software. It is available for Windows, Mac and Ubuntu. You can use handbrake to compress video in Mac and even on Linux.

So here is a simple guide on how to compress video size without losing quality. We will be demonstrating the video compression with the software handbrake. It is a light weight and best free video compressor software. The performance of the software greatly depends on the CPU performance. If you have a pretty slow or old CPU then the compression performance will be effected.

How to compress video size without losing quality.

Step 1: Download hand Brake software from the handbrake website.

There are software for different operating system, so download according to your need.

Website link. Handbrake

Step 2: Once you have downloaded the exe file install the software. Installation is pretty straight forward. Check out the video for any help.

Step 3: Once the installation is done. Open the software and select a video file. Select the resolution and the video location. Then click on start encode button and simply wait for the software to complete the job.

As you can see in the video that the quality of the video has not changed after compressing the video. Before compressing the video was 7 MB in size after compressing it is under 2 MB.

If you want to have a look at more results look into my YouTube videos in my vlog channel. The video are compressed videos. The original size of the video was about 1.2 GB and with my internet connection it looked like a mountain to climb. So I compressed the video size and after the video compression the size was around 500 MB. Which is pretty good. So if you want to check the quality check the vlog videos they are the example of compressed video file.

Link to the channel here

So that’s it with the guide on how to compress video size without losing quality. With Handbrake video compressor which is one of the best free video compressor for all operating system.

Hope this guide helps to solve your problem. If you have any querries share them in the comment section below.


Hey, I am Chetan Poojari the founder of Geeksla. I work as a Product Manager and also an Online Content Creator. A travel and tech junkie who writes articles to simplify complex things.

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