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How to compress a video file using Handbrake

Learn how to use Handbrake to compress your video files.

Video files greater than 4GB will not be accepted. If you record a video for your site that is larger than 4GB you will need to compress the file. We recommend downloading Handbrake to do this:

  • Download Handbrake here.
  • Click Open Source and choose a file to bring into Handbrake.
  • Set the Format to MP4.
  • Set the Dimensions.
  • Make sure the Video Encoder is set to H.264.
  • Choose the Destination (Usually desktop so the file is easy to find after compression).
  • Click Start:

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