WHY: We all need to compress videos for different purposes
- Significant Compression: For example, when compressing videos for students to use on apps such as Go Talk Now, file size is crucial!! We typically want resulting videos to be under 5 MB!
- Compress Size, but Need Excellent Quality: When making a video for a professional use, such as a webinar, it is crucial that the resulting video be moderately small size (ex: < 100 MB) but very high quality
WHAT: One free program that works very well is Handbrake.
Download Handbrake Here
HOW: I played around with Handbrake and had great success with significant compression (e.g., 1.5 GB to 35 MB!) However, the size of the window was greatly reduced and the quality was significantly degraded.
After searching various blogs, I found this one, on Wikihow, which was extremely helpful!
How to Reduce Video Size