COMPRESS & SPLIT: OPTIMIZE YOUR VIDEOS WITH AVIDEMUX

We’re going to use Avidemux for two tasks:

1. COMPRESSION

Making your videos smaller so they load fast.

2. SPLITTING

Cutting the video into shorter chunks.

COMPRESSING

PICKING THE FILE FORMAT

Let's break this down into 3 parts: 

THE PROPER AVIDEMUX SETTINGS

THE RIGHT VIDEO RESOLUTION

FILE FORMAT

We want to compress and convert the video to make sure it is compatible with all devices! 

To do that use the following settings:

Video output: Mpeg4 AVC (x264)

Audio output: AAC (lav)

Container format: MP4 Muxer

AVIDEMUX SETTINGS

Uncheck:  “Use advanced configuration”

Preset: “Very slow”

Encoding mode: “Constant rate factor”

The higher you go on the slider, the better your video quality and the larger the file. 

A Constant Rate Factor of about 23 is a good compromise between quality and file size!

If the resolution is large (e.g. 4k) you should make it smaller. 720 by 1280 pixels is a good resolution for a full screen vertical video. 

VIDEO RESOLUTION

PART II: SPLITTING THE VIDEO

We recommend splitting your videos into pieces that are less than 10 seconds long.

First: Open your compressed video.

Keep in mind:  No need to compress the video again. We just want to slice it into pieces.

Second: Select copy under video and audio output.

Last: Use the slider to choose where you want the video to start at and where to end it.

Set "start marker"  and "end marker" and save the video.

MORE ON YOUTUBE

For more detailed information about video optimization watch the full video on YouTube.