Use Handbrake to optimize video exhibition

Reduce the file size of large video files before uploading them to OnSign TV and save valuable storage space.

Even though compressing files results in a loss of quality, it will speed up transfer to the platform and players. We recommend converting videos with Handbrake, a free software available for Mac, Windows and Linux:

  1. Download and install the Handbrake version specific for your computer’s operating system. download handbrake
  2. Once downloaded, launch the program.
  3. It might seem complex at first, but we only need to focus on a few settings.

  4. From "Output Settings", select "MP4" in the “Container” drop-down menu. Check the “Web Optimized” option.
  5. hanbrake software fields

  6. On the “Video” tab, choose "H.264" for “Video Codec”.
  7. Browse the output file "Destination" folder. The program requires that you name the output file. Hit "Save".
  8. Click on “Source” in the header and then select “File” from the sidebar menu. Browse for the video in the "File Explorer" window and click to "Open". handbrake open file
  9. Wait for the program to scan the video file. handbrake scanning file - Copy
  10. Click on the green "Start" button on the header. Depending on your computer and the file size, it may take a while. You can accompany the progression of the conversion in the bar below. handbrake converting progression - Copy

  11. The converted file will be saved in the folder you specified. In this tutorial, we have used a 50MB MPEG file (left image). With the conversion, we saved about 30 MB (right image).