Reducing the size of video files is useful to save bandwidth and make videos more accessible for students on the move.
If you are using Moodle there is a file-size limit of 200Mb. If you are making the video available via Echo360 that limit does not apply, as Echo360 streams the file.
Fortunately reducing the file size of a video is relatively easy using Handbrake, which is freely available open source software.
How to reduce the file size.
- Download and install the freeware software called Handbrake from handbrake.fr.
- Open your file in Handbrake using menubar icon ‘Open Source’
- Choose the location and name of the Destination file (The file to be created)
- Choose the Preset ‘Fast 1080p30’ found in the right side of the menubar
- Select Start