Compressing video using Handbrake for Mac Operating System

This is an overview of using Handbrake for a Mac operating system to compress video to a smaller file size.

Compressing Video using Handbrake for a Mac

1.    Open Handbrake

2.    Click on Source to select the video you would like to reformat.


3.    Destination – Browse your computer to locate an area for you to save your reformatted video.

4.    Output Settings – Select MP4 if not already set as default.

5.    Picture Settings – You will want to make sure that your video is not going to get cropped
a.    Size – click on up arrow to enlarge to the source size.  If source size is 1024 then increase width using arrow.
b.    Cropping – Set to Custom and set Top, Bottom, Left and Right to “0”

6.    Video Tab –
a.    Video Codec – Set to H.264 (x264)

b.    Click on Framerate dropdown.  Set framerate to 30.


c.    Quality – Click Avg Bitrate (kbps)
Type a higher bitrate for your video – in the box next to Avg Bitrate type 512

7.    Now you should be ready to reformat.  Press the Green Start button on the top left.

Keywords:Handbrake, video, compress, compressing, Mac, reformat, size, operating system   Doc ID:87022
Owner:Sheryl M.Group:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Created:2018-10-22 15:53 CDTUpdated:2022-02-07 12:10 CDT
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