How to Compress Large Video Files without Losing its Quality?

Tool: Handbrake (free)


  • High compression rate
  • Open-source
  • Supports Windows, Mac, Linux
  • Convert a 1 GB Video file into 100-150 MB without losing its quality
  • Supports multiple formats - MKV, MP4, WMV, AVI, M4V, MOV


  1. Download and install Handbrake.
  2. Launch and open the video from source>open.
  3. Then select your destination folder and provide a name to your file.
  4. Select (mp4 & web-optimized) from output settings.
  5. Click on the video and make sure that H.264(X264) is selected.
  6. Now press on compress button and wait till the process gets completed.

🏁 What have you achieved?

You've just converted a large video into a smaller one without losing its quality.


Note: The above steps aims to introduce the basic features of the Handbrake.