I’ve tried using this program before to make files smaller without losing quality. I got it working once, so now I just have to remember what I did. Only this time, I noticed something I think is new.
And that is the Presets. So I opened the file in Handbrake (add your file(s)). You can navigate to it, but I prefer the drag-and-drop method.
And then click on the last icon across the top that reads Presets. This opens up the Preset menu options on the right-hand side of the program.
I chose HQ 720p30 Surround as my output. I also changed the folder to save the file. And then I clicked on the Start Encode button. It changes to a Stop and Pause button when the encoding is taking place.
Then it’s just a matter of waiting. In my case, five and a half hours. Depending on the size of your file, the output selected and the speed of your system, output times will vary.
The end result, a 7.31 GB file was knocked down to 3.79 GB. I was shooting for 1 GB, but at least it works.