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How to compress a video under 8mb for Discord:

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For anyone that has tried uploading a video on Discord, you've probably run across the "your files are too powerful" error message. This happens when uploading a file over 8 MB (8 megabytes) in size -- which happens most often with video files due to the nature of online video.


8mb.video is a free video compressor service that compresses video files (and other files) from virtually any size (current limit is 2000MB (2 gigabytes) down to just under 8MB. You can drag & drop files from your computer, select files to upload directly from your phone or other device -- or even transcode a video from an existing online URL. Then you can share & upload video on Discord without getting any error message.

But .. what's the quality like of this video file compressor? It's actually pretty good! Videos under a minute or two look good and quality gradually decreases the longer the video is.

The service was just launched as a free beta to help reduce video size and just added the ability to compress audio, make images smaller, and more. It's a great file shrinker! You can now also choose 50MB or 100MB.

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