Compress muted videos by ~90%!

Compress muted videos by ~90%!

It's very useful for demo videos used on softwares/SaaS websites. This simple command is what I've been using to make all of my videos on and

(You need to install ffmpeg first)

Here is the before & after. Judge for yourself:

Before: 9.8MB

After: 0.97MB

You can adjust the -crf 28 parameter for even small file size, but I find the video quality start to decrease dramatically after 28.

Other useful ffmpeg commands to make demo videos:


Get the poster image (first frame of the video):

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