How to compress your videos

This article will show you how our compressor tool works and what each setting means.

The compressor is available for each plan, but the FREE and BASIC plans have limitations. Please check our pricing page for more information.

Go to the compressor tool at https://www.veed.io/video-compressor
Upload your video using the blue "Upload a File" button, use Dropbox, or drag and drop your file from your computer.
Wait for your file to upload.
Once it is uploaded, you will be greeted with a screen like this:



On the right side of the screen, you can see your video with a play button that allows you to play the video and the video details under it. You also see the "Edit Video" button, which will import your video into our editor.
On the left side of the screen, you can see the compressor settings that will allow you to compress your video.

Use the slider on the left side of the screen to change the compression rate. Under the slider, you can select a different resolution of the video.
If you want more customizations, click on the "+ Advanced settings" button under the slider.



Here are what each setting changes in the Advanced settings:
CRF: CRF means constant rate factor. This sets how close the video's quality should be to the original one and tries to keep it constant throughout the video. This settings is better if you want to get a smaller file. Lower number indicates lower compression.
Bitrate: Bitrate sets how much information should be stored about the video in a set amount of time. This setting is better if you want to stream the video(show it on another site). Lower number indicates higher compression.
Frame rate (FPS upper limit): This sets what the highest frame rate can be during the video. This setting cannot increase the frame rate of a video. If your video is 30 FPS and you set the FPS to a higher value, the video will still be compressed into 30 FPS. If you set the FPS to lower than the original video's FPS, it will compress the video to this lower amount.

Once you are done with changing the settings, click on "Compress Video", and it will start compressing your video.
As soon as the compression is done, you will get the option to download the video or import it into our editor. If the change to the original file were minimal, it would ask you to retry the compression.