How to compress video for WhatsApp

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Do you necessarily have to send a large video on WhatsApp to your work colleagues but you don't know how to do it? I know you noticed that WhatsApp does not accept videos with dimensions exceeding a certain limit, then? You will necessarily have to reduce the video and then send it. That's why I want to reveal to you how to compress video for WhatsApp with Android and iOS.

If you have shot with the camera of your smartphone or you already have a large video on your PC the only way to send it with WhatsApp and reduce it through the use of apps or professional software. Unlike Telegram which allows you to share files and videos with unlimited duration, compressing videos for WhatsApp is necessary if you want to avoid sending videos that will never arrive.

WhatsApp allows you to send files with a maximum size of 100 MB on Android, 128 MB on iOS and 64 MB with WhatsApp Web.

Compressing a video to send it with WhatsApp is simple and does not require great computer skills. If you have a movie on your computer, you can use the program Avidemux, if you are with an Android smartphone I recommend you Video Compress, while if you are looking for an app for compress video to send it on WhatsApp with an iPhone, you can try Video Compressor. But let's see in detail how the aforementioned applications work.

How to Compress Video for WhatsApp on PC

Avidemux is software that allows video editing in minutes. Its video editor was developed to allow cutting, filtering and encoding operations. It is a multi-platform dedicated to Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems.

Avidemux is compatible with the most important video formats, such as AVI, DVD, MP4, MPEG and ASF, and its simple and intuitive interface allows it to be used even by inexperienced users. Once installed on the Windows 10 PC to compress video for whatsapp from PC, all you have to do is start it and open the video from File> Open.

Then select the portion of the video you want to crop using the buttons A e B to choose the beginning and end of the video (cut and sew). If you don't intend to import the audio as well, just go to the menu Audio and choose Select track, here you have to disable all the entries that are on Attiva. In Video output, on the left of the main screen, you can select a codec in the list to compress the video you have reduced and save it as a file. In this case I recommend you HEVC (x265) o MPEGg AVC (x264).

Clicking on Configure, immediately below Ouput Video, you can act on the quality indicators to further compress the video. The other options concern the size of the final video and bitrate medium in kbps.

The last section, bottom left, Container output allows you to choose the type of container. I advise you .mkv Muxer to have MKV video supported by Windows 10.

Once the setup process is complete, go to File> Save to create the video to share on WhatsApp. At the appearance of the window Encoding, set the Priority su Alta to speed up the video creation process.

Avidemux allows you to compress videos for WhatsApp on Mac OS X, than with home software iMovie, can compress video at will.


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How to Compress Video for WhatsApp iPhone

Video Compressor, by Mel Studio Apps, is the ideal app for compressing videos to send on WhatsApp if you have an iPhone or iPad. This is a free app that compresses the videos recorded by the app Camera reducing the file size over 70%. Support video compression by resolution Full HD a 720p, VGA e low resolution. The only limitation is that you cannot compress videos that are longer than 10 minutes.

After starting the app, load the video and with the indicators at the top reduce the video. At the end, compress it to 720p, with the appropriate button, to maintain the quality, and delete the original which takes up space unnecessarily. Video Compressor It is ideal for movies shot at night or in the dark.

If you don't want to download an app and aren't fussy, you can too reduce iPhone and iPad video size going directly into the Settings of the Apple mobile device. Scroll down to the entry Camera. After tapping on it, you will see a panel where you can choose the video settings and manage the quality of the slow motion. You just have to do your experiments on Register Video e Registra Slow Motion and find the best resolution for the videos you want to send.


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How to Compress Video for WhatsApp Android

Video Compress is a free app that allows you to reduce the size of a video for Android. Its quality is that of allowing you to exceed the limit imposed by WhatsApp on the time and size of video files, giving you the opportunity to compress, and then exchange, videos without losing quality.

With this app you can indicate the exact size, in Megabytes, of the video you want to have after compression. You open Video Compress and select the video to reduce from one of the locations identified by the app (Facebook, WhatsApp, Camera, Downloads, etc.). After selecting the video, click on Collapse video, in the app menu, and choose one of the many formats among Alta Quality, Bassa Quality e Custom. In the latter you can choose the percentage of Resolution video and bitrate.

Pigia poi sul pulsating Collapse Video and wait for the conversion process to complete. You can also set the grayscale and remove the audio.


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How to Compress Video for WhatsApp Online

To reduce video size for WhatsApp online, you can try the service VideoSmaller. All you have to do is load the video you have on your PC from the browser by pressing the button Search. Select a video, making sure it is no larger than 500MB. and set the parameters Video resolution and if you want Use low compression level. For a better reduction of the heaviness of the video file, you can also put a check on the item Remove audio from video to remove the audio.

At the end click on the button Charge Video and wait for the process to complete to get your compressed video online. VideoSmaller supports MP4, AVI, MPEG, MOV video formats.

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