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How to Convert 1080p to 720p without Installing a Video Converter to Cut Down Storage Space and Upload Time

Convert 1080p to 720p without software

How do you convert video with a resolution of 1920×1080 to 1280×720?

In other words how do you convert to ? You can do it with a or video converter software.

No Software Installation Required

You don’t need a video editor or converter installed in your computer to convert 1080p to 720p.

You can convert 1080p to 720p online for free

Provided your 1080p file size isn’t a large one.

Why Convert 1080p to 720p?

Before we go into that, let’s look at why you would want to convert 1080p video to 720p.

File size of 720p video is much smaller and you save storage space

720p offers smoother playback on older devices.

The lower resolution helps you save a lot of space, energy consumption and also provides a smooth picture playback.

If you’re uploading video to and you’ve an Internet connection with a slow upload speed, you can try converting your video to 720p.

What about the loss of quality then? Frankly, you would not see much of a difference, especially when you’re video is played back on devices. Your file size will be much lower.

Also, those who are on slower Internet connections will get to enjoy smooth playback of your video without buffering.

If you’re just uploading a talking head video or a tutorial video, it really doesn’t make much of a difference whether you’re uploading in 1080p or 720p.

The videos in my cooking channel are uploaded in 720p. I usually get 720p videos uploaded in 3 to 5 minutes.

Use Video Online Convert Service


Select Convert to

From the left Converter panel choose Convert to MP4

You’ll be brought to the File Upload section of the online video converter.

As you can see below, you’re allowed to upload your file by dragging and dropping the files or simply navigating to your file or via or Dropbox.

I’ve selected a 1080p file here and as we can see the resolution is 1920 x 1080 when I checked the properties.

So the next step is I’ll upload this file.

You’ll see the file uploading in progress.

Once the file is uploaded choose the output settings by clicking on Preset. We’ll choose 1280 x 720 as the resolution and match the frame rate of the original file -30p.

We’ll leave the other settings at default and hit the Start conversion button either above or below.

File is converted and processed.

You may then proceed to download the file.

Navigate to the download folder. We now want to check whether the 1080p file has been converted to 720p.

We’ will now play back the file in VLC Media and see if the 1080p file has been converted to 720p.

An free online converter service would work fine if you convert 1080p to 720 with a small file size.

Online Video Convert allows only an file size of 100MB each time under a free registered account. If you want to upload a bigger file size then you would have to sign up for a premium account.

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