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Handbrake is my personal favorite software for video transcoding and compression

https://handbrake.fr/

 

Looking to email a large video file. I want to compress it. I've looked up walkthroughs and followed the instructions, yet I end up with the file with the yellow box icon but its still the same size. Help?

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re-encoding might lower the size enough, I wouldn't count on it though as you said large.  Perhaps this, for example with gmail if upload to google drive first you should be able to attach directly from g! drive or share a link with that person.

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You cannot compress a video like you can, say, a text document.

Some things, such as text files, can be compressed losslessly, meaning they can be compressed, then restored to their original file size without losing any information. However, video and audio compression is done through a lossy process, meaning that to make the filesize smaller, some quality has to be lost from the original.

 

As such, to compress a video you'd need to put the file in a video editor and reduce the bitrate, resolution, or framerate.

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18 minutes ago, JordanTrace said:

Looking to email a large video file. I want to compress it. I've looked up walkthroughs and followed the instructions, yet I end up with the file with the yellow box icon but its still the same size. Help?

Problem is, video is already compressed. If you stick compressed video into a .zip, it can't get much smaller because all the redundant data is already gone.

 

You have three options:

  • Treat the video as the large file it is, and store it on a file sharing service like Dropbox or OneDrive
  • Upload the video to YouTube or Vimeo and make it unlisted/private
  • Re-encode the video into a tighter codec like HEVC at a lower size, frame rate, and/or bit rate

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Handbrake is my personal favorite software for video transcoding and compression

https://handbrake.fr/

 

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the limit on email attachments might be 25mb though. Just a heads up.

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Upload the video file to a cloud hosting service like Google Drive or iCloud (you probably have one or the other if you have a modern smartphone) and send the download link to it via email. Classic XY problem, you first asked for help with one problem (I want to compress a video to reduce file size), when in reality you have a completely different problem (I want to share a large video file over the internet).

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4 hours ago, Avocado Diaboli said:

Upload the video file to a cloud hosting service like Google Drive or iCloud (you probably have one or the other if you have a modern smartphone) and send the download link to it via email. Classic XY problem, you first asked for help with one problem (I want to compress a video to reduce file size), when in reality you have a completely different problem (I want to share a large video file over the internet).

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