Webflow video encoding makes video file sizes larger

I’ve noticed that Webflow’s video encoding sometimes actually makes my uploaded video filesize larger. I created a preset in Handbrake that is really effective at optimizing videos for web. However, sometimes I notice that the filesize goes up (sometimes drastically) after Webflow finishes encoding.

Easy example: I just uploaded an optimized video that is 953KB on my computer. After Webflow’s encoding, I downloaded it from Webflow and it was 2.1MB! That’s insane.

I would love for this to be fixed.

I can share more info, including the original video file if anyone cares…

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