To specify which videos to compress :
Press on the "Add Video" button (1) of the main screen and then select the video files you want to add. You can also press on the "Add Folder" button (2) to add the entire video contents of specific folders.
You can also add videos by entering a list of their file paths in a textbox after you select "Enter List of Videos to Join" from the "File" menu.
Simple Video Compressor will display the video files that have been added to combine them on the grid (6). You can view the videos with the inbuilt video player (9) by selecting them on the grid and then press the play button on the player.
You can also drag-and-drop video files or folders with video files to add them.
To remove a video file from the list, select it on the grid and then press the "Remove" button (3). To clear all the videos from the list press the "Clear" button (4).
After you select a video on the grid, with a right mouse click you can access a menu where you can play the Video, open it, explore the video file, copy the full file path of the video or display info about it.
Simple Video Compressor has convenient compression presets which you can select with the slider (8). When you slide the slider to the left, you get less compression but better quality, when you slide the slider to the right, you get better compression but less quality. The best compression preset are the ones with the title "Best compression" since when you select them the video will then be compressed a lot and Simple Video Compressor will retain its quality.
You can also resize the video if, for example, you want to post the video to the social media. Select a size percentage from the menu (9) or specify your correct size.
To compressed the videos you have added press on the "Compress Videos" button (5).
Alternatively, you can easily select the videos in Windows Explorer and then do a right mouse click and select "Compress with Simple Video Compressor" from the menu. Simple Video Compressor will compress the videos with the lastly selected compression settings. Please note that you have to check the "Integrate into Windows Explorer" checkbox while installing the application to do that.
To import lists of videos to compress, on the main screen select from the "File" menu, "Import Videos from Text File" (3) to import list of videos from text files, "Import Videos from Excel File" (5) to import list of videos from Excel files, or "Import Videos from CSV File" (4) to import list of videos to join from CSV files.
One video file path should be on each line of the list file. You can also specify the column of the file paths of the Excel or CSV file.
If you select "Save Current Selection" (7) from the file menu, you will save a text file list with the currently added videos, and you can want to reuse this list easily later. Then you can import this list, as was described earlier.
To set various options for the application, you can use the "Options" menu.
To specify what Simple Video Compressor will do when it finishes compressing the videos, select an option from the "When Done" menu (3). The application can shutdown, sleep, hibernate, logoff, explore the file e.t.c. when the join process has finished successfully.
To specify the format of the filename that Simple Video Compressor will generate for the compressed file select "Options" (2) from the "Options" menu.
By default, the filename without the extension will have the format [FILENAME]_compressed. [FILENAME] represents the filename without the extension of the video.
On this screen, you can also specify what will happen in case a file with the same filename already exists. If it will be overwritten, skipped, renamed, added a prefix or added a suffix e.t.c.
You can also set a specific output filename for the compressed video file by selecting "Set Output File" (1) from the "Options" menu.
After the join process has finished, you can test the generated compressed video by selecting from the "Tools" menu, "Play Last Output File" (2) that will play the video in the in-built player. You can also select "Open Last Output File" (3) which will open the video with your default video player, "Explore Last Output File" (4) which will open and select the video file in Windows Explorer. You can also select "Copy Full Filepath of Last Output File" (5) which will copy to the clipboard the full file path of the generated join. Lastly, you can select "Video Info of the Last Output File" (6) to show info about the generated video join file.