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How To Reduce Size of Video File

 

To install Format Factory on a WSC Windows 7 Computer

1.    Install Format Factory by clicking the Start button. Next, click on All Programs. Then, click on Software Center.

2.    A window will open called Wayne State College Installing Applications and Software. Scroll down and click on Format Factory. Then, click the button Run.

3.    Once Format Factory has been installed the program is always available on that computer and does not need to be installed again.

 

To install Format Factory on a WSC Windows 10 Computer

1. Open the Start menu and scroll down to Software Center.

2.    A window will open called Wayne State College Installing Applications and Software. Scroll down and click on Format Factory. Then, click the button Run.

3.    Once Format Factory has been installed the program is always available on that computer and does not need to be installed again.

 

To install Format Factory on a Personal Device

1. Go to this website: http://www.pcfreetime.com/

2. Click the Download (Site 1) and install the software.

 

To open Format Factory on a WSC Computer

1.    Open Format Factory by clicking the Start button  . Next click on All Programs. Next click on the folder Video Editing Software. Then click on Format Factory to open the program.

 

To reduce the size of videos

1.    Make sure the Video tab on the left is selected.

2.    Drag video files into the Format Factory window. You can convert multiple files at one time.

3.    Click the All to MP4 icon. Output Setting should be “Low quality and size.” Click OK. Browse to find the output folder you want the converted video to be sent to. Close the All to MP4 settings window. Once these settings have been made, Format Factory should retain them, so you won’t have to do this every time.

4.    Click the Start button, top menu bar. The conversion can take several minutes, depending on the number and original size of the videos you are converting. When the conversion is completed, the converted videos will be stored in the output folder you specified.

Last Updated: 10/18/18