How to Compress Large Video Files for Free with VLC

How to compress large video files for free with VLC. In this tutorial, I show you how to make larger video files smaller using VLC. VLC is free open source software that allows you to convert MP4, AVI, FLV, OGG, MOV, WMV videos. Compressing videos with VLC is safe and can help reduce the size of the file while retaining the quality. Let me know in the comments if you have any questions while you compress large video files for free.

How to Compress Large Video Files for Free (Video Tutorial):

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Follow the steps below to compress video files with VLC:

  1. Open VLC Media Player
  2. With VLC open, select Media in the top menu bar.
  3. In the Media drop down select Convert / Save
  4. Select Add and then find and add the video you want to compress.
  5. After adding the video file, select Convert / Save at the bottom of the VLC video.
  6. In the VLC Convert window change two items.
    • Profile: Select your preferred output file format such as MP4
    • Destination: Select Browse and find the location where you want to save the converted video file.
  7. Select Start
  8. VLC Media Player will now compress the selected video file and save it in the desired location.

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