How to Send Large Videos on Discord - Bypass the Discord 8MB File Size Limit

By Cecilia Hwung | Last Update:

Summary: Looking into how to send large videos on Discord? The official advice from Discord is to purchase the premium Nitro at $9.9/month for increasing the file size limit from 8MB to 50MB. Suppose you need to send videos over 100MB or don't want to buy Nitro, a better solution is - compress video for Discord.

You create a picture slideshow of your unforgettable trip, a mix-up of your favorite romantic film scene, a gameplay video, or whatever video with a size larger than 8MB. And you'd like to send the crafted video to your friends on Discord. However, when you click on the upload button, Discord won't proceed to upload the video as expected. Instead, it puts up an error message: Your files are too powerful (Max file size is 8.00 MB please).

How to Send Large Videos on Discord

Now what? How to send bigger videos on Discord? The advice from Discord is to subscribe to Nitro at $9.99 per month. Sadly, leaving the high subscription fee, a paid Nitro account is constrained to upload a video no larger than 50MB. The thing is, a 30-second iPhone recording might come with a size larger than 100MB.

Thus, many people wonder is it possible to send videos on Discord that are too big without Nitro. Well, the answer is yes. To pull you out of the fire, this post introduces several far more neat ways to bypass the Discord file size limit - utilize VideoProc Converter to compress video to 8MB for Discord before uploading it.

How to Send Large Videos on Discord without Nitro

VideoProc Converter is a feature-rich Discord video compressor, offering useful solutions to reduce video size for Discord. With it, everyone can share large videos on Discord without Nitro. Take a look at its highlight features:

  • Support to change codecs, delete unwanted clips, etc., letting you compress large videos to 8MB or smaller for Discord.
  • No learning curve for green hands. Convert video to Discord within one click, thanks to the self-explained UI.
  • It's blazing fast. Powered by level-3 GPU acceleration tech, VideoProc Converter gets your job done in seconds.

Step 1. Import the Bigger Video

Free download VideoProc Converter on your Windows or Mac computer. Launch it up. Hit Video on the initial panel. Next you choose +Video to feed the original large video that you'd like to send to Discord into the Discord video compressor.

Step 2. Bypass Discord 8MB Size Limit

In VideoProc Converter, you have multiple different ways to compress your video for bypassing Discord 8MB size limit, so that you can easily send large files on Discord without Nitro. Below we listed some efficient ways we used most often.

Method 1. Compress Video to 8MB for Discord by Converting

Go to the Target Format panel of this easy to use Discord video compressor. Choose MP4 (H.264), MOV (H.264), or WBEM (H.264) as the export format. I have a MPEG 4 MOV video. After converting to H.264 MP4, the file size is shrunk from 43.8MB to 6.8MB.

Convert to Compress Videos for Discord

Method 2. Compress Video to 8MB for Discord by Adjusting the Video Properties

Adjusting the video properties is also a good way to bypass the Discord 8MB file size limit. To get there, just click on the Codec Option button on this powerful video compressor for Discord, follow one or many ways listed below, and then press Done.

# Use the Quality Slider

Beginners can fast compress large videos for Discord by moving the slider of Quality left.

Use Quality Slider to Compress Video for Discord
Move the Slider Left

# Downscale the Resolution

Let's say the original video is 4K, then you can save the file size by half by downscaling the 4K resolution to 1920PX1080P.

Explain: Video with higher resolution usually has crispier picture quality and color accuracy. However, we can hardly tell the difference between a 4K and HD video or an HD and 720P video when watching on the small screen of mobile phones.

# Decrease the Bitrate

My example video is 25.2MB. After turning its bitrate from the original 16Mbps to 5Mbps, the size was decreased to 7.2MB.

Explain: A higher bitrate video refers to a larger size which doesn't equal better quality. Besides, the bitrate rate of iPhone recording is around 16Mbps, but the most recommended bitrate for social media is 2Mbps to 5Mbps.

# Reduce the Frame Rate

VideoProc provides nine options (ranging from 15fps to 60fps) of frame rate. Usually, decreasing the frame rate to 15fps can accomplish the target of compressing video for Discord.

Explain: Frame rate defines the number of individual frames that are played per second of a video. Unless you have a sports event video or game recording video that contains a lot of fast-moving frames, you don't have to stick with a high frame rate.

# More Methods

You can also increase the number of GOP values or adjust the audio properties (bitrate and sample rate) to make a video smaller for Discord. After applying the wanted adjustments, press Done.

Adjust Video Properties to Compress Video for Discord
Ajust the Shownup Video Properties

Method 3. Compress Video to 8MB for Discord by Triming

Sometimes, it's the redundant parts in our video result in an over large file size. Luckily, you can use the editing toolkits like Trim in VideoProc Converter to remove the unnecessary segments from the video for making MP4 smaller at desired quality for Discord.

Hit Toolbox on the editing panel of this Discord video compressor. Afterward, choose Trim. Move the sliders with playback controls to choose the part that you want to delete. The duration between the sliders will be left.

Trim to Compress Videos for Discord

Method 4. Compress Video to 8MB for Discord by Cropping

Cropping the redundant objects, such as unwanted people or the black bars from the video is also a great way to exceed the Discord file limits for sending videos larger than 8MB on Discord. With VideoProc Converter, you can crop video on Windows or Mac easily like cropping a picture.

Hit the Crop button on the editing panel. Tick the option box of Enable Crop. Drag the cropping box on the left project windows to decide the frames you want to keep.

Crop to Compress Videos for Discord

Step 3. Export the Compressed Large Video for Sending to Discord

Once you're satisfied with all the settings, press Run. VideoProc Converter now starts to compress video for Discord. In this way, you can bypass the Discord size limit to send videos on Discord that are too big.


How Big of a Video Can You Send on Discord

The largest video a free account can send on Discord is 8MB. If you subscribe to the paid service of Discord, then the max video size you can upload to Discord turns to 20MB.

How Do You Send a Long Video on Discord?

We have 3 methods to send long videos on Discord.

  • Method 1: Purchase the Discord Nitro. Heads up: the price tag of Nitro is high - 9.9 USD/month. And you cannot upload any long video larger than 20MB even you are using a paid Nitro account.
  • Method 2: Upload the video to a cloud service to create a link. Afterward, you share the video link with your friend. This is a complicated process since most cloud services require you to sign up for a new account. Usually, you need to verify the mail before accessing the account. The worst thing is, this method is useless under a slow or unstable network environment.
  • The easiest method: Take advantage of VideoProc Converter to compress the large video before sending it on Discord. It's a beginner-friendly and hassle-less solution, allowing you to fast send long videos or any large videos to Discord without links or Nitro.

How to Send Videos on Discord Mobile (iPhone and Android) 2021

On the Discord app, hit the username of your friend to create a private message. Click on the picture button at the bottom of the message list to launch up your photo gallery. Choose the video that you want to send to your friend.

How Do You Send Video on Discord PC

On the Discord program. Find the username of your friend, and hit it. Press the plus button on the left of the text channel. Select the target video that you want to send on Discord. Add a comment and choose Upload. That's it.

About The Author

Cecilia Hwung is the marketing manager of Digiarty Software and the editor-in-chief of VideoProc Converter team. She pursues common progress with her team and expects to share more creative content and useful information to readers. She has strong interest in copywriting and rich experience in video editing tips.

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