Drag'n'drop to compress video using ffmpeg

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1. Download ffmpeg

Link to download ffmpeg: https://github.com/BtbN/FFmpeg-Builds/releases

2. Create a *.bat file

@ECHO OFF
SETLOCAL ENABLEDELAYEDEXPANSION
FOR %%A IN (%*) DO (
    ECHO %%A
    SET input=%%A
    ECHO !input!
    SET "output=!input!.compressed.mp4"
    ECHO !output!
    "C:\path\to\ffmpeg-master-latest-win64-gpl\bin\ffmpeg" -y -i !input! -vcodec h264 -acodec mp3 !output!
)
pause

Discussion about ffmpeg command line to use: Compress mp4 using FFMPEG · GitHub

Setting a variable into a for loop (batch)

3. Create a shortcut on Desktop and drag'n'drop

It will create a new file in same path than the video you want to compress with following name: "original_file_name.extension.compressed.mp4".
You can drag'n'drop several files.

 

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