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Discord Video Compressor

Compress videos for Discord without exceeding 8MB.
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Send large files without Discord Nitro

We’ve all been hit with the “Your files are too powerful” pop-up notification way too many times. Either our images or videos are too long or too high-quality to send to anyone on Discord.

Compress any image or video for Discord using Kapwing’s Discord video compressor. With this tool, you can make files smaller than 8MB so you can send it to anyone on Discord without a problem.

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How to Compress Video for Discord

How to Compress Video for Discord
  1. Upload video
    Start compressing your video for Discord by uploading it to Kapwing online.
  2. Compress Discord video
    Click “Export Project” to open the export settings, and use the compression level threshold to adjust your video file size smaller to 8MB or lower.
  3. Export and share
    Export your video and send to your friends on Discord using your own video URL link or by downloading and sending the file directly to them.

The Most Reliable Discord Video Compressor Online

There’s no need for Discord Nitro if you’re only trying to send files to someone. Discord automatically compresses every file larger than 8MB when you upload — except for videos. Send large videos on Discord after compressing the file sizes to 8MB or under using Kapwing.

Kapwing’s Discord video compressor works on any device so you can compress videos for Discord on your phone, computer, or tablet. Whether your video is 10MB or 100MB, you can compress it into a smaller video file to avoid exceeding Discord’s 8MB file size limit. Share your favorite memes, film clips, gaming highlights, and more on Discord without losing significant quality of your videos.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Discord have video compression?

No. Discord only compresses images over 8MB, but not videos. To compress videos for Discord, use an online video compressor that you can export easily in your web browser. Note that when you compress a video, the resolution quality may be altered to fit the file size you want. Kapwing, the online video editor, has a compression tool that gives you full control over both the quality of your video and how small of a file size you want it to be.

How do I bypass 8MB limit in Discord?

If you don’t have Discord Nitro, you can bypass the 8MB limit in Discord by compressing your images, videos, and GIFs. Trusted by over 10 million creators, the online editor, Kapwing, provides you with a powerful compression tool that gives you full control over the resolution quality and file size of your content. Now, you can compress videos for Discord without losing too much quality.

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