Why Reduce File Size of a Video?
The result of uploading a video directly from your device to your website particularly if it is a large video is that the large video will slow down your website, upset visitors to your site and detrimentally affect your SEO. If your site happens to have a lot of traffic and the visitors play lots of videos on your site you might end up hitting some band usage limit in your hosting account. When you upload a video from your device to YouTube and subsequently embed it on your site, the video will play on YouTube servers and not on your hosting.
Over the years I have uploading videos to my website. I ended up having many videos (including videos of all the training I do) and the problem was that most of the videos had not been compressed.
The larger the files, the more data has to be downloaded. So, it takes longer for your site to appear on-screen. Compressing these files makes them smaller and cuts down the time needed to load them, often resulting in a significant boost to website speed.…