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Dr. Caroline Ramsey Musselwhite

Monday, January 2, 2017

Compressing Videos - Great app & wiki!

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

Good luck!!