How to make a video smaller with the Windows 10 built-in Video Editor app

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Do you have a video that you want to send to someone over the internet, but it is too big to do it via email, chat apps, or other similar services? Do you have to record your homework and upload it on an e-learning platform so that your teacher can grade you? You might stumble upon an annoying size limitation that doesn’t let you do that, simply because your Full HD video is too large. Regardless of your reasons, if you want to learn how to make a video smaller, in terms of size, read this guide.

Windows 10 comes bundled with one handy video editing app called simply Video Editor. Open it and load the video that you want to make smaller.

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Click or tap on the Video Editor shortcut from the Start Menu, or look for it using the search from your taskbar.

The Video Editor shortcut from Windows 10's Start Menu

Push the “New video project” button.

The New video project button

Choose a name for the new video that you’re going to create, and press OK.

Choosing a name for the video

Drag and drop the video that you want to make smaller, onto the Video Editor window. Alternatively, you can also press the Add button and select the video.

Drag and drop the video onto the Video Editor window

In the Video Editor window, drag the video from the Project library and drop it on the storyboard from the bottom.

Drag and drop the video from the Project library onto the storyboard

And now comes the essential part of the “making the video smaller” process: click or tap on the Finish video button from the top-right corner of the Video Editor window.

The Finish video button

Video Editor opens a dialogue in which it asks you about the Video quality.” Click or tap on the preselected option, which should be High 1080p (recommended).

The Video quality setting

To make the video smaller, select Medium 720p or Low 540p. The Medium 720p makes the video smaller while not losing too much of its quality in the process.

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