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In WordPress or any website, it is important to compress the video file size to some specific size to maintain the site speed. Fast loading is one of the most important aspects of a quality website. So before uploading the video, it is best to reduce its size without losing its video quality. Yes, reducing the video resolution can make your video small but that also affects your video quality which may result in a bad impression for the site visitor. To overcome these issues you can embed the video by uploading on various video streaming platform like YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion, etc. Apart from that, you can use certain tools like an Online video compressor, Adobe Media Encoder, handbrake, etc. In the upcoming article, we will provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to compress video files without losing their quality.

Way to Compress Video files

As mentioned above, there are several tools available on the internet like Adobe Media Encoder, Final Cut Pro X Compressor, handbrake, etc. Among these only Handbrake is a free open-source tool that can compress your video file in the best quality. Continue reading the article to know more about Handbrake and how to compress video files in it.

Why Handbrake?

There are three main reasons to use Handbrake. Here are the reasons:

  • Handbrake is a free and open source software
  • It can convert videos from any formats
  • Handbrake is available for all the major platforms (Windows, Linux and Mac)

How to use Handbrake to Compress Video File

Follow the steps below to compress your video file without losing its quality or resolution.

[1] Download and install Handbrake from the official website.

[2] After installation launch the app on your PC.

Source - How to Compress Video Files without Losing Quality
[3] Click on Source >> Open File and select the video file from your PC.

Open video file - How to Compress Video Files without Losing Quality
[4] Set the compressed file destination in the File tab.

Browse and set destination location
[5] In Output settings, choose the Container as MP4 from the drop-down menu.

Output settings
[6] Also, check the Web Optimized check box.

[7] Then, click on the Video tab and choose the Video Codec as “H.264 (X264)“.

Video Codec, quality, and FPS
[8] You can also adjust the video’s framerate (FPS) and quality.

Note: Adjusting FPS and quality based on the video requirement. If the value exceeds the limit then it affects the output.

[8] Finally, click on Start on the top to begin the compression.

Start compression - How to Compress Video Files without Losing Quality
[9] Once the compression is done, you will find the compressed video in the provided destination location.

Once compressed, you can upload the video file to your website. This way of uploading video has less impact on site speed compared to the original video size. You can even compress your video from GB to MB or KB within a small time period with the help of the handbrake tool.


This is how you can compress video files without losing the quality of the file. You can also use the paid tool which works even more amazing and offers lots of features to compress the video file in the best possible way. Speaking of online compress tools, they are much costlier and the free version has several limitations. This compression is also applicable for images or any file uploaded on your website. Check out our exclusive list of some of the best image compression plugins which you can add to your website to compress images and improve site performance. If you have any queries let us know in the comment below.

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