s resolutions grow larger and the quality of the games we play increases, so do the size of our recordings. This especially starts to become frustrating when our gameplay videos hit 10, 20, or even 30 minutes long – leaving you with file sizes well over 1GB, sometimes much, much larger than that. For those who are privileged with quick internet speeds and no data caps, this may not be a big deal, but if you’re looking to cut down on those files, read on!
Good to know: Some applications are starting to implement the H.265 format, but many websites still don’t support these videos yet.
Compress even further with HandBrake
If you’re simply looking to decrease the file size of your videos follow the simple steps below.
- Load your video into HandBrake.
- Make sure that the format is set to MP4.
- Set the Video Codec to H.264
- Constant Quality slider should be somewhere around 18.
- If you really need to crunch the file size, lower this slider (drag to the left), but keep in mind that the quality may heavily decrease.
In our tests, we were able to crunch a 1.4GB file to well under 20MB with very little quality loss.