How to Reduce Video Size Online from mobile or PC

Decreasing the size of a video is often necessary to make uploading the file easier. To reduce a movie, whether recorded on a cell phone, camera or computer, it is not necessary to have editing knowledge. Nor download any application or program. After all, there are a number of websites that offer the compression service for free.

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In the following step by step, we will use the online tool Videosmaller, one of the few options available in Portuguese. The platform supports videos up to 500 MB in MP4, AVI, MPEG, MOV formats and does not insert a watermark.

1. Open the browser of your choice and access the website of VideoSmaller from your computer or Android device or iPhone. go on the button To sail, situated below Select video file (max. 500MB);

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two. If you are on your cell phone, choose Archive or a similar item and tap on the video you want to resize. On the PC, just access the folder and click on the desired file;

3. If maintaining video quality is important to you, check the box next to Use low level of compression (best quality). However, if your main goal is to compact as much as possible without worrying about quality, keep it unchecked;

  • The tool also allows you to reduce the video width or choose to remove the audio.

4. After selecting what you want, go to load video;

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5. The time for the process to complete depends on the size of the video sent, the internet connection and the level of reduction that will be done. Once completed, click on Download to download the file to your cell phone or computer.

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The website creator promises to remove your file from the servers in minutes. But if you want to protect your content right away, click delete file now to delete it as soon as you download the material.

Other Tools to Shrink Online Videos

As we said, you can find several options for websites with video reduction features. We’ve selected below good alternatives to VideoSmaller as well, if you want to try it out. All are free and do not include a watermark.

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  • Online Uniconverter: Allows users to choose video quality and compression percentage. If you like, you can also change the format (eg from AVI to MP4) during the process. Accepts files up to 300 MB.
  • Free Convert: is an option for those who understand a little more about editing. The tool allows you to reduce by size, quality or bit rate, choosing the desired level of compression. It also offers file extension change in process.
  • azgif: the tool lets you choose whether you want to reduce the file by height or width. It is important, however, to be aware of the original dimensions. Otherwise, the end result may be stretched or flattened. Accepts files up to 100 MB.

Alternatives for those who don’t want to lose quality

When reducing the size of a video file, some quality loss is inevitable. For those who need to share a movie and want to keep all aspects of the original, you can resort to alternatives that don’t involve compressing the video.

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File transfer services

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A viable solution is to opt to upload the video via a large file transfer service. Most of them generate a link, through which it is possible to download. Just share the gift link with whoever you want, whether by email, WhatsApp or message on social networks.

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If you’ve never used such a service, AppGeek helps you decide in our article with the best free sites for transferring large files.

Save to cloud

If your goal is to shrink video to take up less space on your phone or computer, cloud storage could be a solution. There are a dozen companies that offer good free storage capacity by creating an account.

Thus, you can delete the file from the device and still save it with its original quality. Another positive point is that it is accessible from any other device with internet access. Our article on services to store data in the cloud can help you decide the best option for you.

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Save to physical media

The practice of saving files to physical media has been falling into disuse. But there are still those who do not fully trust digital storage alternatives. If you are one of them, you can choose to save the video on pen drive, memory card, external hard drive or CD, if your computer has input.