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How to Compress Video for Discord – 2 Free Methods



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Discord File Size Limit

Discord is a popular chat app that allows users to send text messages and make voice or video calls. Also, it lets users upload videos and share files.

Discord allows regular users to share a file up to 8MB. If you have a paid Nitro plan, the file size limit is 100MB.

If you’re a basic Discord account and want to upload a video file bigger than 8MB, you should reduce the file size. The direct way to make a Discord video file size smaller is by lowering the video quality and resolution.

To help you compress video for Discord, try a Discord video compressor, MiniTool MovieMaker or Video Converter.

By the way, Discord supports MP4, MOV, and WebM video formats.

Compress Video for Discord via MiniTool MovieMaker

MiniTool MovieMaker is a great video editor for Discord. It supports importing multiple video formats like MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV, WebM, and more.

Also, MiniTool MovieMaker provides many features to edit your videos, such as filters, motion effects, text, stickers, and more.

Here’s how to compress a video for Discord using MiniTool MovieMaker.

Step 1. Download and install MiniTool MovieMaker on your PC, and launch it.

Step 2. Click Import Media Files to upload your video and drag it to the timeline.

Step 3. Tap the Export button at the top right corner.

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Step 4. The Export window opens and you’ll see the video file size. To shrink the file size, click Settings.

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Step 5. Set video quality as Good. Expand the Resolution list, and choose a lower resolution. Click OK to save settings and then check if the video size is under 8MB.

If yes, click Export to export the video.

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Compress Video for Discord via MiniTool Video Converter

MiniTool Video Converter is a free Discord video compressor. It not only can compress video for Discord but also convert video for Discord. If your video file is not supported by Discord, use this application to convert and compress the video.

Below is a clear guide on how to compress a video for Discord with MiniTool Video Converter.

Step 1. Download and install MiniTool Video Converter on your PC.

Step 2. Launch MiniTool Video Converter and click Add Files or click on the Add or Drag file here to start conversion area to upload your video.

Step 2. Click the icon circled in the below screenshot and click Video.


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Step 4. Choose a video format, MP4, WebM, or MOV, and click the preset with a lower resolution. Then, check the video file size in the Target box.

Alternatively, click + Create Custom to make a custom format. Choose Low Quality and select a resolution. Click Create. Find and click the custom format to set it as the output format.

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Step 5. Once the video file size is smaller than 8MB, click Convert to start the conversion task.

Other Ways to Send a Large Video on Discord

Adjusting the video resolution and quality is the simplest way to compress video for Discord, and this can maintain the integrity of video content.

Alternatively, there’re other 3 ways to help you decrease the video file size for Discord.

  1. Turn a video into a link.

If you want to share a large video on Discord, you can upload it to YouTube, Facebook, Dropbox, or Google Drive to get a shareable link. Then, share the link in Discord.

  1. Trim a video.

You can trim a video to remove the beginning or ending parts of a video to shrink the file size. There’re many video trimmers. Also, you can use this video editing software –  MiniTool MovieMaker to trim your video precisely.


  1. Split a video.

Also, you can use MiniTool MovieMaker to split a video into small segments. Then, save the segments one by one.

Final Thoughts

To upload a video on Discord, it cannot exceed the Discord file size limit. It’s easy to use MiniTool MovieMaker and Video Converter to compress video for Discord, and they’re both watermark-free video compressors for Discord.


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