Video Compressor Panda is a free Android app that compresses videos so they can be smaller in size.
The app can compress videos by either reducing the resolution of the video or by keeping the original resolution as it compresses it.
This means you can compress a 1080p video and end up with a compressed version of the 1080p video which will be smaller in size.
But if you want to compress more, you can end up with a 720p video which will be a lot smaller in size.
If you want to learn how to compress videos using the app, stick around. I’ll be showing you a step by step way of doing it.
Step 1: Download Video Compressor Panda
Click here to download Video Compressor Panda. The link will take you straight to the Play Store if you’re on your Android phone, just tap the Install button when you get there and wait for it to finish downloading.
When it’s done, open the app.
Step 2: Set up the App
Setting up Video Compressor Panda is an easy task that can be done with a few taps.
After you open the app, you will be presented with a few reasons why compressing videos is good, but you already know that so just tap Skip.
Next, the app is going to ask you for permission to see all the files you have on your phone. This is just a way for it to access your videos, don’t worry, it’s safe. Tap Allow.
That’s all, you are done with setting up the app.
At this point, you should be seeing a list of all the videos you have on your phone. The recent ones will be at the top while older ones will be at the bottom of the list.
Step 3: Compress Your Videos
All your videos will be displayed to you, to compress any of them, just tap it. You’ll see purple borders around the video you’ve selected.
If you want to preview a video before selecting (in case you’re not sure if you’re selecting the right video), tap and hold the video for around 2 seconds then release it.
The app will let you preview it. You can also forward or rewind if you want.
If you’re sure it’s the video you wish to compress, tap the back button and go select the video again (if it is not already selected).
At the bottom of the screen, tap NEXT.
Now you’re going to be offered a few options, I’ll recommend selecting one out of the top 3.
The video you can see in the picture is a 4K video, and the lowest resolution Video Compressor Panda recommends for the video is 720p.
If you’re unsure which option to pick, select Large File (Just Compress).
Large File (Just Compress) ensures the resolution of the video you compress doesn’t change. Although this will not give you a really small compressed video, you’re going to get the best result in terms of the quality of the compressed video.
I’ll recommend you select this option if you’re going to be viewing the compressed video on a large screen (e.g. laptop, desktop, TVs, etc.)
However, if you’re going to be viewing the compressed video on a small screen, like on a phone, then go for the Medium File or Small File.
I would strongly recommend not going below 1280 x 720 for any video you want to compress, else you might end up with a super blurry video.
Now that you have selected your preferred method, tap COMPRESS at the bottom right and then wait for the video to compress.
The size of the original video and speed of your phone will determine how fast the video is going to get compressed, so just give it some time if it seems slow.
Step 4: Save the Compressed Video
When the app is done compressing, you’re going to see the new size of the video (don’t worry, the original video won’t be affected, it’s going to remain the same, you’re only seeing its compressed duplicate).
If you’re okay with the new size, just tap the save button at the bottom of the screen and save your compressed video by tapping OK.
By default, all compressed videos are going to get saved on your phone’s internal storage. I’ll show you how to find them, next, in this article.
After saving the video, you can head over to your video player and watch the video.
If you chose the Small File option, you’ll probably notice a major difference in quality and size.
If not, you’ll probably wonder why the original video’s so heavy if it would still look the same after being compressed.
So, basically, that’s how you compress videos using Video Compressor Panda on your Android phone.
Now I’ll be telling you where your compressed files get saved.
How to Find Videos Compressed with Video Compressor Panda
Unless you changed where you want videos to get saved, by default, all videos compressed with the app are going to get saved on your phone’s internal storage.
To find the compressed videos, you’re going to have to use a file manager, all phones come with one, but if you want to follow my step by step way, please download File Commander, it’s the file manager app I used for this tutorial.
Below are the steps to take if you want to find the videos compressed by the app.
Step 1: Open your file manager.
Step 2: Tap Internal Storage.
Step 3: Find a folder titled Movies by scrolling through the list of files and folders you see, then tap it.
Step 4: Tap the VideoPanda folder and you’ll see all the videos you’ve compressed with the app.
Compressing videos will save a lot of space on your phone, help you out if your internet cannot handle uploading heavy videos, and also save you from using a lot of data if you’re trying to send videos via email.
With Video Compressor Panda, you will be able to compress videos on your Android phone easily.
The app is not as complicated as FFmpeg, which is also a really good Android video compressor I’ve talked about before.
Video Compressor Panda is a free app and works without an internet connection. Essentially, it is an app for those who want to compress videos and not get confused by a lot of technical stuff.
Let me know if you face any difficulties compressing videos on your Android phone using the Video Compressor Panda and I’ll try to help you out.