Compress, convert and edit videos for a smoother and easier video experience in Showell
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HandBrake is a open-source tool, built by volunteers, for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs.
Handbrake works on Windows, Mac and Linux computers.
For Windows: Make sure you have at least .NET 6.0 installed on your device
Optimize your video, with HandBrake, for Showell
1. Insert or drag and drop your video in Handbrake
2. We recommend to simply use the Preset 'Fast 1080p30'
- Set MP4 as format: This will ensure that the video will work on all devices and browsers
Web Optimised: If you or your users often use the Showell App for Web, you’ll want to turn on “Web Optimised” checkbox. This places the MP4 container header at the start of the file, optimizing it for streaming across the web. This is often referred to as MP4 “Fast Start”.
- Align A/V Start: This will make sure the Audio and Video stay aligned.
3. Make manual adjustments (optional)
- Under the Dimensions Tab: Change the aspect ratio of your video. We recommend 1920x1080 pixels.
- Under the Video Tab: Change the Framerate (FPS). We recommend 30fps in most cases.
4. Choose where to save your encoded file: Hit the 'Browse'-button in the bottom right to choose a location > Hit the green 'Start Encode'-button in the top menu section
5. Upload your video to Showell
Why do I see black borders/areas aside the video?
If you have recorded a video from a tablet with a different aspect ratio, such as 4:3, you may notice black areas around the video when it is exported in the typical 16:9 format.
Under Dimensions tab, in the Cropping section you can see that HandBrake automatically removes these black areas. If you want to keep the black areas, just reset the numbers to 0.