15 replies on 4 ways to make a video smaller in Windows 10

  1. pmshah says:

    Just download the ffmpeg based freeware Video to Video Converter. One of the easiest and best video converter around.

  2. Andre says:

    Thanks for the tips!! never know if VLC can convert video, haha.

  3. Mohammed from DC says:

    Excellent and informative article. Thank you so much

  4. pink says:

    tried the first method. video went from 39mb to 104mb. THAT one doesn’t work so well….

  5. Peggy says:

    I used the video converter on Windows 10, followed your instructions and in the end the mp4 wasn’t much smaller than the original AND the sound was that of playing a 78 rpm record at 33 1/3….. 🙁

  6. kaolapandasloth says:

    Thanks this helped. I was looking for a clap or thumbs up button

  7. Michelle Manke says:

    I used the first method with the Windows Video Editor, and the video file got larger rather than smaller, even when using the Low 540p setting, so that doesn’t work. Then I tried the VLC method exactly as described, and it produced a video with no sound, so that doesn’t work either. 🙁

  8. Lunio says:

    Thanks, VLC way did the job for me: a 100MB 1 minute video captured with Windows gaming became a 10MB video to send to a friend over phone !

    • Ciprian Adrian Rusen says:

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  9. Mosiah says:

    Yer Great thanks alot found the VLC one useful

  10. Kelly says:

    Best instructions ever!!! I used the top ones with the video editor app. Thank you for your excellent instructions.

  11. Jeff Whittle says:

    I need to make videos smaller for social media. Instagram videos must be smaller than 15MG, Facebook videos must be smaller than 10MG and LinkedIn videos must be smaller than 5MG. Are there any settings in any video compressor that makes sure your video can get to those sizes? Thanks!

  12. Anon says:

    Fantastic material. Make comment section more visisble so more people are tempted to leave a comment. well done and cheers

    • Ciprian Adrian Rusen says:

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