Video Compression - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Your video must align with FB Live requirements to be streamed properly. If it is not you can compress/encode it using this tutorial.

Solution #1

The easiest way is to use this online tool: https://www.onlinevideoconverter.com/cloud-converter
You just need to upload a video file and it'll compress it automatically.

Solution #2

If the first solution doesn't work or you want more option to configure compression settings you can use Handbrake.

Here is step by step guide how to do it:

  1. Install Handbrake by choosing the version for your operating system from http://handbrake.fr/

  2. Open your video file in Handbrake
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  3. Choose Format MP4 file.
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  4. For Video Codec choose H.264 (x264).
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  5. Enter an Average Bitrate (kbps) for the video to be 4,000
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  6. Hit the Start button and wait until the video has finished encoding.
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  7. Handbrake will let you know when it has finished.