How to Make Videos Smaller Files for Upload to Facebook

by John Ruiz

Video files with longer lengths have larger file sizes compared to shorter videos in the same format. Uploading a large video to Facebook can take a long time, especially if you have a slow Internet connection or even a slow upload speed. If you don't want to cut out parts of the video or alter the resolution of the video, you can still change the file format or compression level of the video. Changing the file format of a video to MP4 using a video conversion tool reduces the file size while still maintaining compatibility with the Facebook upload feature.

Using Windows Movie Maker

1

Launch Movie Maker and click the "Click here to browse for videos and photos" text. Locate the video file you want to resize using the "Add Videos and Photos" window and double-click it.

2

Click "File" on the toolbar and go to "Save Movie." Scroll to the bottom of the menu's right sidebar and click "Facebook."

3

Enter the desired file name of the resized video and browse to the location you wish to save it to. Click the "Save" button to resize and save the video.

Using Freemake Video Converter

1

Launch Freemake Video Converter and click the "Video" button. Browse to the location of the video you wish to make smaller and open it.

2

Click the "MP4" button to bring up the MP4 Output Paramaters window. Click the "..." button and browse to the folder you want to save the file to. Change the file name if necessary and click "Save."

3

Click the "Convert" button to make the video smaller.

Using ArcSoft MediaConverter

1

Load ArcSoft MediaConverter and click the "Select Output" button. Type "mp4" (without quotation marks) in the search box and click "MP4" from the results.

2

Click the "Video" button and open the video file you want to resize. Click the "Folder" icon on the bottom right of the MediaConverter window and pick the location where you want to save the converted video file.

3

Click the "Start" button to finish the job.

Warning

  • close Information in this article applies to Windows Movie Maker 2012, Freemake Video Converter 4.0.4.4 and ArcSoft MediaConverter 8. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.

About the Author

John Ruiz began his writing career in 2008 as a freelancer writing for eHow and various technology, software and hardware blogs. He has been designing websites since 2002. Ruiz earned a Bachelor of Science in information technology and web design from AMA Computer University.

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