Compress Video with HandBrake

Compress Video with HandBrake (Windows)

Remember: Only only one video file can be uploaded per match. If your match video is in mul­ti­ple files, you may need to merge them into one file before compressing.

If your video file is larg­er than 3GB, it will need to be com­pressed. There are a num­ber of free pro­grams you can use to com­press your video files. We often use HandBrake, which can be found online. To down­load the cur­rent ver­sion of HandBrake, click here

HandBrake is a third par­ty that is not affil­i­at­ed with or endorsed by Volleymetrics.

  1. Launch HandBrake.

  2. Select Source.

  3. In the Save As sec­tion, click Browse.

  4. Choose where you would like the com­pressed file to save to. Give it a rec­og­niz­able name.

  5. From the pre­sets pan­el, click Very Fast 720p30. If the pre­sets pan­el is not vis­i­ble, click Presets in the top right.

  6. Reference this table for Steps 7 & 8:

  7. Navigate to the Video tab. Select Avg Bitrate (kbps) and enter the num­ber from the above table, spe­cif­ic to your video. For exam­ple, if your orig­i­nal video is 2 hours and 25 min­utes, you will enter 2500 in this field.

  8. Navigate to the Audio tab. In the drop­down next to Bitrate, select the num­ber from the above table, spe­cif­ic to your video. Again, if your orig­i­nal video is 2 hours and 25 min­utes long, you will select 64 from this dropdown.

  9. Optional step for faster com­pres­sion: Navigate back to the Video tab. Check Fast Decode.

  10. Optional step for faster com­pres­sion: Also on the Video tab, drag the Encoder Preset to the left until it says Ultrafast.

  11. Click Start Encode and let it run on your computer.

Internet con­nec­tion is not required for HandBrake to run. You’ll see an esti­mat­ed time to com­ple­tion at the bot­tom of the window.

For addi­tion­al tips on attain­ing small­er video file sizes, see our arti­cle Prepare Video for Upload.

Compress Video with HandBrake (Mac)

Remember: Only only one video file can be uploaded per match. If your match video is in mul­ti­ple files, you may need to merge them into one file before compressing.

If your video file is larg­er than 3GB, it will need to be com­pressed. There are a num­ber of free pro­grams you can use to com­press your video files. We often use HandBrake, which can be found online. To down­load the cur­rent ver­sion of HandBrake, click here

HandBrake is a third par­ty that is not affil­i­at­ed with or endorsed by Volleymetrics.

  1. Launch HandBrake and click on Open Source.

  2. Find and select your video file.

  3. Click Browse and choose where you would like the compressed file to save to.

  4. Give your file a rec­og­niz­able name.

  5. From the pre­sets dropdown, select Very Fast 720p30. If the pre­sets dropdown is not vis­i­ble, click Presets in the top right.

  6. Reference this table for Steps 7 & 8:

  7. Navigate to the Video tab. Select Avg Bitrate (kbps) and enter the num­ber from the above table, spe­cif­ic to your video. For exam­ple, if your orig­i­nal video is 2 hours and 25 min­utes, you will enter 2500 in this field.

  8. Navigate to the Audio tab. In the drop­down under Bitrate, select the num­ber from the above table, spe­cif­ic to your video. Again, if your orig­i­nal video is 2 hours and 25 min­utes long, you will select 64 from this dropdown.

  9. Optional step for faster com­pres­sion: Navigate back to the Video tab. Check Fast Decode.

  10. Optional step for faster com­pres­sion: Also on the Video tab, drag the Encoder Preset to the left until it says Ultrafast.

  11. Click Start and let it run on your computer.

Internet con­nec­tion is not required for HandBrake to run. You’ll see an esti­mat­ed time to com­ple­tion at the bot­tom of the window.

For addi­tion­al tips on attain­ing small­er video file sizes, see our arti­cle Prepare Video for Upload.