Video files can quickly be very large. Follow the steps below, which includes automatic conversion if you are using a different input video file format. 


  1. Install the open source video encoder HandBrake - Download here
  2. Add your video file you want to compress
  3. Select from the Preset > Web > Vimeo YouTube 720p30
  4. Switch to the Audio tab and select Mono 
  5. In the Save As, add to the existing file name -small to indicate compression. Use the Browse button to set the folder where you want HandBrake to save your compressed video file.  
  6. Press the Start button on the top
  7. Once HandBrake has completed processing, you can use the smaller file on your computer for video submission.