How to compress large video files without losing video, audio quality using Handbrake

Large video files are slow to upload and download in Pakistan.  One of the most popular tools that can significantly shrink the file size without losing quality is Handbrake. It is free and open source. It works in Windows, Mac and Linux as well. It can convert video from any format.

  1. Download Handbrake from

  2. After installation open Handbrake and follow these instructions.

  3. Open Handbrake.


  4. Click on Source, then click on file and open your video clip which you want to compress. In my case my Video Name “File – 001 and its size 238 Mb”.


  5. On Picture Tab Click on Anamorphic and select None.


  6. Click on Video tab, Change quality to 25, and Frame Rate (FRS) to 29.97.


  7. Click on Audio Tab and Change Bit rate to 128.


  8. Tick in the Check Box “Web Optimized”.


  9. Click on Browse , write a file name “File- 002” and click on Save.


  10. Click on Start.


  11. Now Video file is converting.


  12. Now see both files sizes, and now you can compress large video files without losing video, audio quality.