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Compress a Video to Reduce the File Size (Desktop Computer)

Video files are, by nature, larger than most other file types that you would upload to Anthology Portfolio This larger file size equates to longer upload times, which is what allows issues to arise during the upload process (internet connection issues, bandwidth issues, etc.). To reduce the time it takes for a video file to upload to the internet we recommend that you reduce its size by compressing it first. 

If you are not familiar with how to compress videos, you can find many third-party application options available via an online search. However, we would recommend that you reach out to your campus’ IT Department to inquire about applications that they have approved for this purpose.


If you are looking to compress your videos for edTPA™, you can refer to the Video Compression Guide available on Pearson's website for application recommendations.