Learn to use Handbrake to compress your video files.
In this article:
Why compress my videos?
Compressing your videos is required for files larger than 4GB, but is also beneficial for a number of reasons with and without Kajabi.
For example, if you simply want to share your videos (whether by website, social media, messaging, etc.), compression reduces the file size to make it easier to process.
But, in this case, if you want to upload your videos with Kajabi, your video files must be within the 4GB file size limit.
We recommend downloading Handbrake to compress your videos.
But remember, there are a lot of tools out there!
The best recommendation is to research and find the video compression tool that you prefer.
Compressing your videos with Handbrake
Step 1. Download Handbrake
Follow along with this guide by first downloading Handbrake to your device.
Step 2. Compressing your video
- Click Open Source and choose a file to compress with Handbrake.
- Set the Format to MP4.
- Set the Dimensions (typically 1920x1080).
- Click Video and make sure the Video Encoder is set to H.264.
- Choose the Destination in the bottom right-hand corner by selecting Browse (consider choosing Desktop so the file is easy to find after compression).
- Click Start:
Step 3. Locating your compressed video
After your video has finished encoding, locate your compressed file in the Destination you selected (located in the bottom right corner of Handbrake):
And that's how to compress a video file using Handbrake! Please vote below and let us know if you found this article helpful. We value your feedback. Thanks for being the best part of Kajabi!