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How to compress a video for Discord using Movavi Video Editor
Movavi Video Editor is known for its user-friendly features, so compressing a video here is not a complex process. Here are detailed steps on how to compress a video for Discord with this tool.
Step 1. Install the software and launch it
You can download Movavi Video Editor by visiting Movavi’s official website. You would need to purchase it first, but there is a free trial available. Once it’s installed, launch the program.
Step 2. Add your video file
Select the File import tab, and then drag and drop your video file onto the program or click Add Files. To check if your video has been imported successfully, switch to the Media bin tab. If you see your file there, go ahead and drag it to the timeline.
Step 3. Compress your video for Discord
You can either compress, trim, or speed up the video in order to make the file size smaller. To trim, click on the video in the timeline and move the red marker to where you want to cut. Click the Split button or press Ctrl + B. Repeat this step to separate the section you want to remove. Then, select the unwanted section on the timeline and press Delete on your keyboard.
If you want to speed up the video instead, double-click the video in the timeline. Under Clip properties, drag the Speed slider to the right to increase the speed.
To go straight to compression, click the Export button. Then, click Advanced to open the video quality settings window. You can change the Video codec settings, Bitrate, Quality, or all.
Step 4. Export the video
When you’re done with the compression, click OK to save the settings. Then select Start to export.
How to compress a video for Discord using Fastreel
Since Fastreel is an online tool, you don't need to go through a long process to get a compressed video. In fact, the task can be completed in three easy steps.
Step 1. Add your video
Visit the Fastreel website, and you’ll see on the main page where you can add your files. You can drag and drop your video directly or click Add Your File. Fastreel accepts videos in MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI and WMV formats and under 500 MB.
Step 2. Choose your compression settings
The online app offers three compression levels you can choose from: Low, Medium, and High. Selecting any of these options will show you a preview of the output file size before you continue.
Step 3. Export your compressed video
After choosing a compression level, hit the Export Result to start. When the process is completed, you can save your new video. The free version puts a watermark on the output file.
Movavi Video Editor
*The trial version of Movavi Video Editor may have the following restrictions depending on the build: a 7-day trial period, watermark on exported clips, 60-second video or 1/2 audio length limit, and/or some advanced features unavailable when exporting videos.
Frequently asked questions
Why can’t I send the videos through Discord after compressing them under 8 MB?
This is likely because your video's format is not supported by Discord. The tool only accepts MP4, MOV, GIF, and WebM files. If your video is in an unsupported format, you will need to use a converter to change it.
How to send videos through Discord on the computer?
To send a video through Discord on your computer, double-click on the + icon beside your type message field. Then, select the video you want to share. Then hit Enter on your keyboard to start sending it.
How do I compress a video on Discord mobile?
You can use an online video compressor from your mobile to compress a video. But we recommend using a mobile app like Movavi Clips, because you'll have more options to control the output quality of your file. Movavi Clips also offers additional editing features.
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