Compress YouTube videos
Compress video for YouTube free of charge
Our online tool lets you compress YouTube videos easily and quickly, right in your web browser! All the hard work is done in the cloud, so you don’t have to worry about the speed! It will always be fast, no matter what computer you’re using. And the best part is, once you’re done compressing the video you can continue to work on it with our online video editor.
Change the video resolution
Our YouTube compressor gives you the option of selecting a new resolution for your video, making it easy to resize YouTube clips without any video editing experience.
Choose between Bitrate or CRF
Toggle between Bitrate or CRF compression depending on whichever one you prefer for your video. If you don’t know what those are, just stick with the default and use the slider instead!
Limit the video frame rate
If you want to, you can choose to limit the video frame rate to a certain number in order to reduce file size without having to tamper with resolution or bitrate.
Crop, cut, add images and more
When you’re done compressing a YouTube video, you can import it straight to Flixier to cut or crop it, add text or perform other edits easily, without having to install anything.
Drag the video over to the Flixier compressor window, or click the Upload Video button to select it from your computer.
Use the slider on the right side to choose a compression level. Flixier will tell you the estimated size of your compressed video to help you decide. You can also toggle between CRF and Bitrate compression, select a new resolution for the video or limit the framerate.
Click the Compress Video button to start the compression process. When compression is over, click on Download Video to save it to your computer, or use the Edit Video button to continue working on it using our online video editor.
Why use Flixier to compress YouTube videos online:
Our YouTube video compressor tool is free to use, without even requiring as much as an account. All you need to do is access it and drag your video over.
Get the job done in record time
Our cloud-powered algorithm will compress your YouTube videos in a matter of minutes regardless of specs, all without putting any strain on your computer.
Compress YouTube videos easily
The Flixier video compressor comes has an intuitive, easy to use interface, allowing anyone to compress YouTube videos without the need for video tutorials or previous knowledge.
No downloads or installs
Most video compression tools need to be downloaded and installed. Ours works in the browser, saving you time and allowing you to compress YouTube videos on any operating system.
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Frequently asked questions.
How do you make a file smaller for YouTube?
In order to make a video file smaller before uploading it to YouTube, you need to use a video compressor. The Flixier video compressor is probably your best option since it’s free, easy to use and runs in your web browser so you won’t have to download or install anything to your computer in order to use it.
Will compressing my YouTube video reduce the quality?
Compressing a video without losing any quality is impossible. However, if you use a powerful compression tool like Flixier, the algorithm will be able to cut down the size of your clip a reasonable amount without any noticeable downgrade in video or audio quality.
How do I compress YouTube videos for free?
The best way to compress YouTube videos for free is to use an online video compressor like Flixier.