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Compress video files using HandBrake

The types of video content you create for online lectures can now be in many different formats with sizes varying from small to large. Therefore, in order to upload videos to ShopBase Creator at the highest possible quality while maintaining optimized video playback performance, we highly recommend you to use the HandBrake tool. This is an easy tool to help you compress a high-capacity video to a smaller size while maintaining the best video quality, fast uploading speed and smooth streaming experience for your course members. HandBrake is also a completely free tool that works with all three operating systems: Mac, Windows, and Linux.

You can click on this link to download HandBrake to your device.

In this article, we will guide you on how to compress video using HandBrake after installing it to your device.

Step by Step Tutorial

In HandBrake, click Open Source to select the video from your device to compress.

In Format, select a format for your video. You should select MP4 as this is the best supported video format when uploading to ShopBase Creator. Please refer to this article for the complete list of supported video file formats on ShopBase Creator.

Select Web Optimized.

Click on the Video tab and check to make sure that the Video Encoder is H.264.

In the Save As section, you can change the file name for easy management once it is successfully compressed.

Click Start Encode to compress your video.

Your video has been successfully compressed and is ready to be uploaded to your online course lessons!

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Updated on: 29/07/2023

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