Free Video Compression Software – Best HEVC Converter

Free Video Compression Software

Nowadays everyone has high-end smartphones with a good camera, and many companies are focusing on smartphone cameras only. A good smartphone camera means high-definition video quality which takes lots of space. And sharing those Big video files isn’t a good idea because it takes lots of time and the internet. Or if you’re using a DSLR camera to shoot videos then a single video takes a minimum of 1 GB of space. In the end, two options remain to us delete video files or compress video using video compression software.

There are dozens of Video compressor / Video compression software available on the internet but some of them are paid, and some are too old. Only a few software available that provides the capability to convert video into HEVC codec / x265 codec known as HEVC converter.

What is the HEVC codec / H.265 codec?

HEVC stands for High-efficiency Video Coding, also known as H.265 / MPEG-H 2. It is the latest video file codec, and the best part is it doesn’t destroy video quality. For Example, if you have a 1 GB video File that is of 1080p quality. And, if you compress it using video compression software into HEVC codec then the File size will be around 250 MB, and quality remains the same.

If you’re searching for an online video compressor, then it’s not a good idea to use online software. Because to convert any video you need first to upload it to the site server then the compression process will start. And after that, it will allow you to download so that that whole process will take time and an internet pack. And if the file size is around 1 GB+ then it’s not a good idea to use online video compressor software.

Best Video Compression Software


When it comes to video compression software, nothing can beat Handbrake. It is an entirely free and open-source transcoder for video Files. It is not Platformed-specific and available for Windows, Mac & Linux operating systems. Although it is very old video compression software developed in 2003. However, the developer still updating this software and provides the latest video encoding capability.

How to compress video using HandBrake Video Compressor.

Download Handbrake software from its official website and install it on your computer. After that open Handbrake and go to Files Menu > Choose source > File. (you can also add many files and create a single file)

Select Video File in Handbrake

Choose the destination of the File – now you need to choose a destination for a compressed video file where you’ll be able to see video after compression. Click on the browse option now select the desired folder or drive or choose a desktop, enter a video file name, and then tap on save.
Destination file - Video compression software
You can see a bunch of choices now like Pictures, Filters, videos, subtitles, and more. To set the latest video codec, H.265 go-to video option and choose video codec x265.
Select Video Encoder in HandBrake
To start the video compression process click on the start Encode option. It will take a few minutes to complete the process according to the size of the file. When the process gets complete, you’ll able to see a compressed video file in the destination folder.
Start Encoding in HandBrake
By using this software, you can add subtitles to video files and also can add audio files. Video cropping feature is also available in this software which is a good thing. One more feature that you might like about this software is you can check live preview before video compression. Overall it is the best video compression software that comes with the best features.

Format Factory

Format Factory is all-in-one software, it has all the features that we need to perform on video Files. It supports converting all popular video, audio, and picture formats to others. Also sometimes video files don’t play and show some error you can fix damaged video and audio files using it.

format factory - Video compression software

You can also compress video and reduce the size of the file, not only to save disk space but also easy to save and backup. Also, you can Rip DVDs into video files and rip Music CDs into audio files. Overall Format Factory is the best Video compression software to reduce the video file size from GB to MB.

VLC Media Player

If you use VLC Media Player on your Windows Computer, for Playing Local Video Files. Then, you can use it to convert videos. It is a media player software and a streaming media server developed by VideoLAN. Apart from playing offline/online videos, it has many other built-in features. Like, by using it, you can convert video files to MP3 or any desired format you like.

Yes, you can convert video for YouTube, Android, iPod, DivX compatible player, MPEG, H.264, H.265, and other formats. However, the conversion process is quite slow. But still, its interface is quite easy to use.

1. First, do install VLC on your Windows Computer, if you haven’t yet.

2. After that, open the VLC App, and click on Media > Convert / Save.

Convert Video in VLC

3. Click on Add and select the video file you want to convert. Click on Convert/Save.

4. Now, from the Profile option select the format in which you want to convert the video. Also, select a destination, where you want to save a compressed file. Click on Start.

5. That’s it, you will now see progress in VLC Media Player.

Microsoft Clipchamp

Microsoft Clipchamp isn’t officially a video compressor, it’s a free video editor by Microsoft. It comes built-in with the latest Windows 11. Yes, the Clipchamp online version is also available. By using it you can compress/convert high-quality video into 480p and 720p. Since it’s a video editor you can manage the audio and subtitles of the video.

ClipChamp Video Editor

If you don’t find Microsoft Clipchamp on your computer pre-installed, then you can install it from Microsoft Store. It also lets you create and edit videos with AI. If you just want to convert video, then open Clipchamp. Import the video and add it to the timeline. Now, you can use the Export option to compress video to a lower-quality format.


If you’re looking for a video editor with a free video compressor for Windows. Then, Capcut is the perfect App for you. Since it’s a full-fledged video editor. It does offer easy-to-use video editing features, in-APP fonts, and effects, free keyframe animation, slow-motion, chroma key, stabilization, and much more. It lets you select the aspect ratio for your Video. Like, if you want to convert video into short-form content, that is also possible through Capcut.

Capcut Video Editor and Compressor

Capcut offers various Export options. You can use these options to compress video. Like, you can change resolution, Bit rate, Codec, Format, and Frame rate. It also shows the estimated size of the compressed video. Which makes it the best free video compression software.


Still, the software is left to describe like Freemake video converter, Avidemux, etc. But this software is a video converter and here we are talking about video compressor software. And the best option is Handbrake because its UI and functionality are just awesome. I was using Freemake video converter but after downloading Handbrake I realized it is the best compression software. If you know any other better software feel free to comment I will add it to this list.