[2023 Update] Top Best 5 YouTube Video Compressors

For video submissions to YouTube, there are maximum file sizes and time constraints. Even if you stay within the parameters, uploading large videos to YouTube can take a long time and use up a lot of bandwidth. Therefore, this post provides a useful YouTube video compressor for you to use.

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Sofia Albert

Updated on Aug 22, 2023

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Everyone adores YouTube! YouTube, one of the most widely used social media sites, offers us a variety of appealing videos. We can share our original microfilm on it. If you've used that feature, you should know that waiting for the movie to upload will take some time. Video files are notoriously large file types.

The longer you wait while uploading, the more data traffic is used. Compressing videos for YouTube uploading to a lesser size might be advisable unless you have enough data or a WiFi network. On the Internet, many tools are available that act as YouTube video compressors. Straightforward and easy approaches will be introduced to you in this paragraph. You can choose the one to your preferences.

EaseUS Video Converter (Safe & Quick)

EaseUS Video Converter is a go-to option for Windows customers who need to lower the file size of YouTube videos for various reasons. It acts as a unique YouTube video compressor and converter.

To begin with, this software allows you to reduce the video size directly by dragging the tab. Or you can change the parameters to select an appropriate resolution and quality for those YouTube videos. Additionally, the file size of your YouTube videos will be reduced if you choose a lesser resolution.

Additionally, this converter allows batch conversion or compression, allowing you to convert videos to MP4 or compress several YouTube videos simultaneously. You can use EaseUS Video Converter to compress your YouTube videos into more formats, including MP4, MOV, AVI, FLV, and others.

Due to the GPU acceleration technology, this software operates 30 times faster than other converters, so you don't even have to wait a long time.

With EaseUS Video Converter, you can convert your Youtube video by following the following steps:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Video Converter on your computer, and then click "Video Compressor" from the Home Page.

Choose Video Compressor

Step 2. Click "Choose Files" to select all video files you wish to compress. 

Add files

Step 3. Click the gear icon next to your video information to customize your video size, targeted output format, bitrate, resolution, and more. Then, click "OK," and then "Compress" to start the compression process. Besides, you can also preview your video by clicking the "Preview" option.

Choose file size

Step 4. Once done, go to the "Finished" tab to check the compressed videos. 

Compress completed

Handbrake (Free & Open-source)

An open-source video transcoder called HandBrake enables you to alter video resolution, frame rate, bit rate, codec, etc., to shrink videos without sacrificing their quality. It also acts as an outstanding YouTube video compressor. The program supports almost all video formats, including MOV, MP4, WMV, etc. It is compatible with Linux, Mac, and Windows.

To compress videos with Handbrake:

Step 1. You can download and launch HandBrake on your computer.

Step 2. Click "Source" >"Open File" to select your video.

Step 3. Click "Browse" to select a location and give it a name for the compressed video file.

Step 4. Under Output Settings, choose the required file format.

Step 5. Select "Web Optimized."

Step 6. Click the "Video" tab. Across Video Codec, select "H.264(X264)."

Step 7. Click "Start." Once the process is complete, you can view the compressed video on your computer.


Windows Movie Maker (Simple)

A dependable product from the industry leader in software development, Microsoft, is Windows Movie Maker, which acts as a YouTube video compressor. Although this product is currently unavailable, you can still locate copies online. Microsoft officially ended the program in 2017, and there haven't been any updates. It has a straightforward UI that is easy to use. You can easily reach for each control because they are all marked. It only takes a few clicks to finish the compression process.

Step 1. Download Windows Movie Maker on your PC and launch it.

Step 2. Import the desired video into the working space using the "Add videos or photos" option.

Step 3. Press "File" > "Save movie" > "Custom Setting" to modify the file compression parameters.

Step 4. At last, click on the "Save" button to reduce the file size.

windows movie maker

Clideo (Online)

You can use Clideo to compress any YouTube videos on your computer, in Google Drive, Dropbox, or another location. The utility supports multiple file types, including MP4, MOV, VOB, AVI, and others. There is a preview option, and the compression speed is quick. The tool's optimal compression settings are utilized after the files have been added to reduce file size. The interface also displays the compression ratio and the smaller file size. It is possible to store the processed file locally or to cloud storage.

Step 1. Open Clideo and click on "Choose File" to browse and add the video to be compressed.

Step 2. The tool will upload the file and start compressing the video.

Step 3. Then, it will show thecompression percentagen along with the size. Clion the "Download" button to save the processed file to the local system.


VEED.IO (Online)

Videos in the MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, WMV, and FLV formats can all be compressed using VEED.IO. Itcan alsoo customize the file size, bit rate, frame rate, and resolution of your video. The interface also displays the projected file size and the original file size. Here are the steps to compress the video size with VEED.IO.

Step 1. Open VEED.IO and click the "Upload a File" button to add YouTube videos.

Step 2. Choose the file size, resolution, and other settings from the left-side window.

Step 3. Click on the "Compress Video" button to start compressing files.

veed io

Sum Up

When uploading a lengthy movie to YouTube, you should decide to suitably reduce the film's size if the wait time exceeds an hour. Compressing the video is the first step in uploading an HD video without sacrificing video quality to sites like YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, or Vimeo.

In other words, it is advisable to use a YouTube video compressor to reduce the video size. The methods outlined above are very useful when downsizing your videos. Aside from that, these tools offer a wide range of features and functionalities. Among all of them, we recommend you use EaseUS Video Converter, an offline tool that compresses your YouTube videos according to your demands.

YouTube Video Compressors FAQs

1. How do I compress a YouTube video for free?

VEED is entirely digital. No need to install or download any software. It functions flawlessly and is compatible with all Macs, Windows, and all mobile devices. All you need is to open your browser, check your internet connection, then use VEED to compress your movies to reduce their size wherever you are.

Another benefit is that using the video compression tool doesn't require creating an account. In contrast to Clipchamp, which requires you to sign in using your Facebook or Google account, VEED enables you to compress your YouTube video instantly.

2. Can we compress a video on YouTube?

Yes, it will. When you upload videos on YouTube, it will compress videos for YouTube into different resolutions, including 1080P, 640P, 480P, and 360P, to meet all the users' requirements.

3. How do I compress a live video?

One of the first freeware video converters was Freemake. The user interface is clear-cut and easy to use. You don't have to worry about all the technical details regarding live video compression because the software also includes settings for video compression. Freemake gives up a few functionalities to maintain simplicity. However, it is adequate for most video compression use cases. Freemake also offers a free video downloader to extract portions you've already uploaded online.

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