Question: Hey, this is Sanjay, yesterday i was unable to upload a video of avi format. As the size was above 100MB it was not uploaded, may i know whether is there any effective tool to reduce the avi file size so that i can effectively reduce the size. I searched a lot in Google and other software provider sites but i’ m really tired of trying them all because all softwares which i downloaded were either trial or didn’t have support to reduce the file size of avi video. Kindly get me out of this problem as i’ m really fed up with all trial softwares.
Answer: Hi Sanjay, you have addressed your problem at right place. You Tube which is the heaven for all your video requirements and obviously has the highest collection of videos ever so you can upload a video maximum of 100 MB. I will guide you in reducing the file size of the avi file so that you will be able to upload the same in You Tube. There is a one stop tool called Zwei Stein Editor which reduces the video size very effectively. This tool offers high level of advanced features which helps you to reduce the compress both video as well as audio files.
Firstly, you need to download the Zwei-Stein editor software tool which is of just 3.3 MB. We will now look at two different procedures below, one is to download and install the Zwei Stein Editor software tool and other one is procedure to directly reduce the file size of avi video. If you know how to download and install then you may skip the first procedure and can directly view the procedure to reduce the file size.
Procedure to download and install Zwei Stein Editor:
- After downloading the file from the above link, all you need to do is to just “Open” the file and click on “Run” so that you can install the Zwei Stein Editor.
- Now, to proceed towards installation click on “Run”and then you will be welcomed with a screen and accept the license agreements by clicking on “Yes” as shown below.
- After accepting the license terms you will be needing to now select the destination wherein you can select the location for installing this software tool.
- Click on “Next” to proceed, it will show you the destination where you have selected to install this software tool and click on “Install” button and the installation will be initiated as shown below.
- After installation is finished, click on “Finish” to launch the application. In this way you have finished installing the Zwei Stein Editor software tool.
Procedure to Reduce or Compress the avi video file:
As soon as you click on “Finish” the application will be launched and you will see the application dashboard as shown below:
- Now, click on “File” then click on “Import Video clip” and select the avi video file which you wish to reduce or compress the file size of and click on “Open” avi file.
- Now your video will be uploaded and then all you need to do is to find an option called “Destination” which is there on the top menu bar and reduce the “Video Format” size which will reduce the file size as the size has now been decreased.
- After decreasing the video format size, now again go to “Destination” and reduce the “Frames Per second” and choose desired Frames per second value (preferably minimal) and then finally again go to “Destination” and select “export”, “Video for Windows” and give a suitable file name. Select the sound quality to further minimize the file size (preferably use average value), click on “Ok” and choose XViD.
So now after changing parameters like frames per second, video format and sound quality you will find that the file size is reduced comparatively and now you can easily upload the avi file in You Tube very easily. With the right mix of changes in parameters, you can bring down the size of the avi video file size as per your requirements, all thanks to advance settings provided in this software tool. Last but not the least this software tool is absolutely free with no “TRIAL” tag. If you want more such tool then there are many more Free You Tube conversion tools for upload – download.