How can I compress videos before uploading them to YouTube?

jayaraman June 19, 2011
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For uploading videos of 105 MB in YouTube, it takes 35 minutes or more. I would like to know whether it’s possible to compress the file and upload it. Is there any free software available?

  1. Anonymous
    June 20, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    YouTube recommends
    that you prepare the footage with the following settings:
    MPEG 4 (DivX, Xvid)
    320 x 240 frame size
    MP3 audio
    30 fps
    100 MB
    file limit
    10 minute duration limit

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  2. Susendeep Dutta
    June 20, 2011 at 6:29 am

    What is the format of the videos decides the size of the video.If your video has high bitrate then its size gets increased.If you want to reduce the size of your video then you have to compromise your video quality by decreasing bitrate and other factors.

    There are many softwares available.Some of the good ones are -
    Hamster Video converter

    Hamster Video Converter: Batch Video Conversion Freeware For Windows

    Freemake video converter


    Freemake – An Easy Video Converter For Windows

    Both of them require .net framework 4.0 to work.If you are using windows 7 then you dont need to install this runtime as it's preinstalled already.

  3. Jeffery Fabish
    June 20, 2011 at 6:19 am

    Variables in video size:

    - Screen resolution (try changing height+width capturing?)
    - Capture quality (set lower)
    - Upload speed (set by your ISP, see below to check your up speed)

    Have you tried using a better compression a lossy codec? Saikat wrote an article here at MakeUseOf on video compression for sending via email, however the concept remains the same for uploading to YouTube. 

    Article: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/compress-videos-send-email/
    Test your upload/download speed: http://speakeasy.net/
    Test your upload/download speed ²: http://speedtest.net/