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Use Handbrake to Compress Large Video Files to Play on Your Tablet or Phone

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    Use Handbrake to Compress Large Video Files to Play on Your Tablet or Phone
    Storage space on your phone or tablet comes at a premium, and you can’t fill it up with a bunch of big video files. Fortunately, with Handbrake, you can shrink big video files down to smaller ones; more will fit, and you binge watch longer!

    The simple truth is, device storage costs a pretty penny. It’s not because it costs more to manufacture, after all you can pick up a 32GB micro SD card for anywhere from $15 to $25. But have a look at any popular phone manufacturer’s device memory tiers, and you see that storage pricing far outpaces its real-world cost.

    That’s not to say that phone or tablet memory doesn’t cost something to add to a device, and since its typically soldered onto the SoC (System on a Chip), it’s more reliable, fast, and stable than your average run-of-the-mill removable storage medium but, c’mon let’s be real, $399 for 128GB of storage?

    In this article, we’re going to show you how you can create a nice-looking video conversion from a large space-hogging file, into a smaller phone-friendly one. The end result, you can fit more stuff on your device, and feel good about buying the more inexpensive model with less storage capacity.

    Handbrake and All Those Presets
    We recently covered how to convert a single .MKV file to a more platform-compatible .MP4. We made no attempt to shrink the file or change any of Handbrake’s settings.

    If you read that article, you may have noticed we didn’t mention anything about all the presets that are featured prominently on the Handbrake main window.

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    Converting Videos by the Batch with Handbrake




    Do you fill your phone or tablet with stuff to watch before a big trip? If you do, then you know your device can fill up quickly. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could do batch conversions of your favorite videos to the ideal size?

    We recently covered how to do this in Handbrake, where we managed to shrink a large 220MB video down to a svelte 100MB. Theoretically, if all our source files can be shrunk down that much, we’d be able to fit at least twice as much stuff on our devices.

    The problem is, we only converted one file. Imagine if you had several dozen files and you wanted to shrink them all in one unattended batch job. You could start this process in the morning before you went to work, or at night before you go to bed. Then all you would need to do is transfer them over to your mobile device when its finished.

    In this article, we’re going to explain the simple process of converting a batch of video files in the open-source video conversion application Handbrake.

    Configuring Your Output Directory

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