If you are working on PC, you might have encounter situations where the size of any file matters a lot. Need of reducing file size comes into pictures in different point of stages for example, when you need to send video files via email attachment or want to save backup of crucial videos on a USB drive or in computer hard disk. By compressing video files you can upload files to the mail server in comparatively less time than usual. Therefore, if you are a Windows 8 user and want to transfer, upload or backup video files, you should know how to compress video files on Windows 8 computers.
Generally, file compression is done for reducing total size of particular file. However video files codec are already compressed but still these files have redundant information. So you can compress a video file without any loss of information again it can be decompressed to produce video file with complete information. Mostly all Windows OS are enabled with feature that allows users to compress video files. Being specific on Windows 8, we have listed out essential steps that you need to follow for compressing video files on Windows 8 system:
- From right edge of the Windows 8 screen, tap on Search option. Enter This PC in search box and click on This PC option.
- Select video files or folder containing them and tap on Share option from where you get option to Zip files.
- As you click on Zip option a new compressed folder will be created with the name same as video file. You can rename this folder.
Along with above options, you can utilize a professional file compression app to zip video files in Windows 8 computer. Since, often user encounters issues in video file compression or sometime compressed file may corrupted, it is always recommended by professionals to take help of third party file archiver in order to avoid any error or unexpected outcome while compressing video files on Windows 8.
In the list of such video file archivers, Remo MORE is the most appreciated app that helps users to compress video files on Windows systems with great ease. Software comes with easy to use GUI where user gets step by steps guidance to create zipped file or folder on Windows 8. With this app you have option to compress video files of different formats like .mkv, .avi, .mov, .mp4, .m4p and others. It is equally effective in archiving songs, pictures and other type files for example, spreadsheets, word files, presentations etc. Using this software, you get power to compress files on Windows, Mac, Android and iOS running devices.
Steps to compress video files on Windows 8:
Step 1: Install this tool on your Windows 8 system and launch it. Select "Manage" option then click on Compress & Burn tab as shown in fig 1.
Fig 1: Select Compress & Burn
Step 2: Here you have to choose Create New RZip File option in order to compress video files on Windows 8 computer as shown in fig 2.
Fig 2: Select Create New RZip File Option
Step 3: Now, simply add video files that you want to compress and click on Compress option as shown in fig 3.
Fig 3: Add Video Files & Compress