We create videos for various purposes and most time the size can be large. And then we need to compress the videos before we upload them to where others can access them.
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In this guide, I will be showing you how to compress videos with VLC media player without losing quality.
I have been using the VLC media player for years but didn’t think of it that it can be used to compress videos of large sizes and convert them to any format.
I discovered how to compress videos with the VLC media player when I was trying to compress a video size of 2GB to upload it on YouTube. After compression, the video size was about 57.3MB.
I played the compressed video and the quality was still better and adapted for YouTube.
So here is how to compress videos with the VLC media player without losing quality.
Please note that this guide is applicable to the VLC media players for computers and not for mobile phones. With this in mind, so let’s proceed.
How to Compress Videos With VLC Media Player
Step 1. Open the VLC Media Player app. Click on Media. Scroll down to Convert/Save and click it.
Step 2. Click on Add to select the video you want to compress.
Step 3. Click the video you want to compress and click Open.
Step 4. Scroll down and click on the Convert/Save drop-down arrow. Click on Convert.
Step 5. Select the video profile.
In this part, you should choose the video format for the purpose of your video. For this video, I want to upload it on Youtube, so I chose Video for YouTube HD.
Step 6. Click on Browse to choose the folder and file of the new video.
Step 7. Rename it according to your choice.
Step 8. Click on Start to begin compressing the video.
After compression, you should go to the folder and check the video. Play the original video and compare with it the compression to check the difference in quality.
There is an important thing for you to know, the longer the length of the video, the longer it will take to compress. The time it takes to compress is not affected by the size of the video but rather by the duration of the video.
So if you are looking for how to compress video without losing quality on PC, you can try the VLC media player.
If you have asked these questions; Can I compress a video file with VLC?, How do I reduce the file size of a video in VLC? You have the answers now.
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