How to compress learner video files

Learners sometimes record videos as part of their evidence collection; these videos are then uploaded either by the learner or the assessor to an e-portfolio or eLearning system. If the video is too large, this may not work. One of my colleagues had a similar problem and asked for help on how to compress video files recorded by her learners. This short document will show you how to compress learner video files:


  1. Go to
  2. Download Handbrake


  1. Click on Save File


  1. Doubleclick and Install
  2. Click Yes to everything
  3. Start Handbrake
  4. Pick Singlesource (for your work, we will batch the whole thing)


  5. Pick these settings


And this