In an age of rapid technological advancement, the surge in online video content is unstoppable. Platforms like Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok are just a few among the countless hubs continuously sharing and broadcasting videos around the clock.

When compared to audio and image files, videos stand as data giants, demanding a significant chunk of bandwidth. The solution? Compress HD video files. Why? Because compressed videos mean quicker downloads, seamless uploads, and smoother online streaming experiences.

Photo Displaying Compressing of Videos from 48.7 MB ro 3.5 MB
Compressing Videos is a necessity in modern Digital Media Stack

For individuals residing in remote areas and burgeoning regions, where internet speeds often hover between 720 kb and 1.5 Mb per second, video compression isn't a choice—it's a necessity. And with Front.Space, developers hold the power to shrink video file sizes and deliver optimized content to users. How? There are two pathways to choose from:

  1. Incorporate compression into the upload request.
  2. Opt for on-the-fly compression during content delivery.

On-the-Fly Compression During Video Delivery

Leveraging Front.Space's methodology, your video upload process directly engages the cloud. The magic happens during content delivery, where quality compression parameters are applied, ensuring an optimized experience for users. Moreover, Front.Space empowers you to seamlessly serve videos in various formats like (mp4, mkv, WebM etc.) compatible with diverse web browsers and mobile devices.

Quality (q) parameter operates on a scale of 0 to 100. The equation is simple: higher quality equals larger video size, while lower quality results in a smaller video size. To dynamically compress video sizes on-the-fly, all it takes is tweaking the quality parameter within a single line of code. Peek at the illustrative examples below for a clearer picture.

On-the-fly video compression through the URL:

In q_50 in the above URL, q stands for quality; 50 is the number of your choice on a 0-100 scale. star represents the name of the uploaded video, which is usually the public ID (publicId) on the Front.Space storage.

You can refer the detailed documentation at Front.Space's Transformation API Reference.


Compress video size automatically with Front.Space making media much more accessible. Furthermore, Front.Space's drop-in tools and services are effective, simple, and intuitive, saving you ample time to focus on your project.

For details, check out the following Front.Space documentation: A complete reference on video manipulation and transformation with Front.Space.