After recording a really great video using my new Sony Go Pro action camera, when I tried to upload it on YouTube, I realized it was not such an easy task because the video was simply too large in size and my internet connection was not that great either. In order to make it easier to upload the video to sites like YouTube, we should first compress the videos and make them a bit smaller in size because then we can upload them quickly.
Benefits of video compression
Smaller videos upload faster even on slow internet connections. If you compress your videos and make them smaller, then you can also save on the internet bandwidth which is important if you are using a limited mobile data pack.
If your videos files are small in size, they are going to take less space on your storage devices such as hard drives or portable storage devices. This means that we will be able to store many more videos on the same storage device if we have compressed them and made them smaller.
Best software for compressing videos
While there are many video compression software and converter tools available for Windows PC, none of them offer as many features as WinX Video Converter. It can be used for conversion, resizing, compression and more. It supports conversion of videos between hundreds of different video formats. It uses hardware acceleration for processing videos faster. It has a special feature called “High Quality Engine” which can produce very high quality videos with better and clearer image quality.
It comes with many different ready-to-use profiles. Each of these profiles is designed to compress the video and audio streams using certain type of codecs. There are many different profiles for converting and compressing videos into formats suitable for iPhone, iPad, Android devices, Microsoft devices, Sony devices, YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook and more.
Compressing videos with WinX Video Converter
WinX Video Converter can be used to compress MP4 videos and change their resolution. Changing resolution is very useful when we have a video with very large resolution such as 8K and we want to have a lower resolution for uploading or sharing that video easily. Lowering resolution also results in a smaller size video file.
Here is how we can compress, convert and resize videos using WinX Video Converter:
- Select a source video file by clicking on the +Video button. We can also drag-n-drop video files on the WinX Video Converter window.
- As soon as we select a video file, it shows an output profile selection window from where we can choose a video conversion profile. We can pick the profile that best matches our target devices or video formats.
- If you want to change the resolution, then you can click on the cogwheel icon to open the conversion settings and choose a target resolution from the drop-down box.
- Finally you can click on the Run button to run the added tasks. It will inform you when the conversion, compression and resizing has completed.
Editing and trimming videos
WinX Video Converter comes with features for editing and trimming parts of the videos. In order to remove the unwanted sections of the videos, we can simply click on the scissors icon in the list of the source videos. It will open a new window from where we can adjust various video parameters.
We can adjust the audio volume, add or change the subtitles, crop the video frame or trim the parts of the video. It supports cropping the video in various screen ratios such as 16:9, 4:3, 1:1 and letterbox. For trimming the video, we just have to choose the starting time and the ending time for trimming a video and it will do the rest.
WinX Video Converter offers hundreds of video conversion profiles, hardware acceleration and high quality video compression. It uses GPU acceleration and multi-core CPU features for processing videos as much as twenty times faster. It can optimize the videos for all sorts of devices and platforms and produces very high quality videos.