The usual zip and 7zip don't do much good when it comes to image or video compression. Anyone knows any good software that is meant to compressor videos or images?

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    What OS must it run on? How much you're willing to spend when it comes to paid solutions? Is speed (on compress/uncompress) an issue? What video formats are you using, and what minimum compression factor do you need? Keep in mind that several formats already have the videos compressed, so there's not much more anything can do (same as with JPG images).
    – Izzy
    Commented Dec 9, 2020 at 16:30

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Shutter Encoder(Free) and HandBrake (Free)are specifically for video compression.

  1. Shutter Encoder is more feature-rich and compatible. It runs on Windows, Mac, Linux and Ubuntu. It supports both the compression of video and picture. The supporting file format ranging from VP8, VP9, HEVC, H.264 to the old MPEG-2, DVD.
  2. HandBrake is an open-source and cross-platform video compressor.(Photo files are not supported). It can compress all prevalent video formats to MP4, WEBM, and MKV files. There are many people complaining about HandBrake's out-of-date UI, but honestly, I think it's the most straightforward software that you can use for free.

Check the test data for their compression capability in video compressor review.

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