How do I compress my video as any user?

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There a numerous free tools for compressing video files. Two such resources are Clipchamp and Handbrake. Recommended steps for each are outlined below. Please note that 1 GB is the maximum allowable file size for video upload on Practice. Acceptable video file types include: .mov, .mp4, .WebM, .FLV, or .avi.

Clipchamp

  • Visit https://clipchamp.com/
  • Select Convert Video File
  • Select the plan you prefer
  • Select or drag-and-drop your video file
  • Select Optimize forWeb
  • Select Keep Resolution
  • Select Format.MP4
  • Select Medium Quality
  • Select the Get Started button at the bottom right

Handbrake

  • Visit http://handbrake.fr/
  • Select download on the left side of the homepage
  • If you are not using a Mac OS device then select Other Platforms below the Download button
  • After download, select the handbrake icon that appears on your screen
  • Open the application
  • Select Source found in the top left corner of the Handbrake tool
  • Select the video you would like to compress
  • Select Start (top left corner) to compress your video

Once you have a video file of the appropriate size and format, you can learn how to upload a prompt video here and a model video here.

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