Reduce YouTube Video Size Online

Is there a video on YouTube you want to download and share? No need for complicated apps or paid service. You can use VEED’s free video compressor tool online. You don’t even have to create an account to compress a video! Simply grab the YouTube link and paste it on VEED’s compressor window. Compress YouTube videos straight from your web browser.

How to Make YouTube Videos Smaller:

How to Make YouTube Videos Smaller:
  1. Upload a YouTube video

    When you click on Paste a YouTube Link, you will be taken to another page where you can paste the URL. To grab the link, go to the YouTube video that you want to download and compress, and either copy the link from the browser or click on Share below the YouTube video player. Copy the link and click on Paste URL. Click Submit.

  2. Change compression settings

    First, the YouTube video will be uploaded to VEED. Wait a few seconds, depending on the size of the video. You will then be able to change your compression settings if you want. Choose from Low, Normal, to High Quality. Additionally, you can edit the video - add filters, text, subtitles, and more before compressing it.

  3. Click ‘Export’

    You’re ready to download and share your video. Just click on Export.

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Online & Free YouTube video compressor

All online. No need to download or install software. VEED works with all browsers and runs flawlessly on Mac, Windows, and all mobile devices. Make your videos smaller anywhere you are - just open your browser, make sure you have internet connection, and compress your videos on VEED. Our video file size compressor, converter, and editing tools are all browser-based. 

Another advantage is you don’t have to create an account to use the video compression tool. Unlike ClipChamp - which forces you to log in with your Facebook or Google account, VEED lets you compress your YouTube video straight away!

Post directly from your social media page

Instead of posting a YouTube link and posting them on social media, you can use VEED’s YouTube video compressor which will automatically convert the video to MP4. You can download and save this MP4 video on your device and post it directly from your Facebook account. Often, social media users don’t like clicking on external links because they want to remain on the Facebook app or platform. By converting the YouTube video to MP4, you will get more viewers, and if you own a Facebook business or influencer page, you will get more page views and likes!

Stream your video online faster

When you post a YouTube link to Facebook or Twitter, sometimes, the video streaming is slow. This could be because many people are viewing the video as well. If you compress the video on VEED and upload it yourself, the video will stream faster.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I compress a large YouTube video?


1. Upload the YouTube video to VEED by copying and pasting the link

2. Adjust your video’s resolution and compression settings

3. Download and save 

4. Share

How do I make a video file smaller for YouTube?


Alternatively, you may want to upload your own videos to YouTube instead of downloading a YouTube video. If your video files are large, it’s best to compress them using VEED’s video compression tool and convert them to MP4 - it is the preferred format of YouTube.

Does compressing a video reduce quality?


It depends on the compression settings that you choose before compressing your video. Naturally, the higher the quality you set, the larger the file would be. However, the MP4 format is a lot smaller than most other video file types. So even if you choose a higher resolution, your file size may be slightly bigger but it will still be smaller than an AVI or a WMV video.

How large is a 10-minute YouTube video?


At Standard settings, a 10-minute YouTube video can be anywhere from 240MB or higher. If a video is set to High Definition (HD), the approximate file size is 88MB per minute. This will be the file size if you retain the settings when you download the video from YouTube. That’s why it’s best to compress them directly from the VEED platform before saving them on your device.


Can I change bitrate, frames per second (FPS), resolution and CRF?


If you’re looking for a more advanced set of options, and you wish to control CRF, bitrate, resolution and FPS, then simply click on ‘Advanced Settings’. In this menu you will be able to adjust the video compression options to your exact specifications. Under ‘Resolution’ you will be able to choose from 480p, 720p, 1080p, 4k and more.

More than compressing videos

Veed is fully-packed with amazing video editing tools. It’s not just a video compressor and converter but also a complete video editor! You can create super cool HD videos that you can then post on YouTube and other social media pages. You can even create GIFs from videos. It is all online, no app to install, and works with all browsers and mobile devices. 

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