Convert Zoom recording to Twitter video with Handbrake

Jeffrey asked me to create a short intro video for the first German Virtual Connect Day at GitLab. I'm lazy, started Zoom and recorded it.

Then I uploaded the video to LinkedIn, and this worked like a breeze. Twitter did not like it, unsupported format (and likely codec). A guide on the Internet mentioned Handbrake - which I had used a while ago to convert DV camera recordings into mp4/h264.

On macOS, I'm using Homebrew documented here. handbrake is a GUI enabled app available as cask.

brew cask install handbrake

Run it and open the video file to process. From the Preset menu, select Web > Vimeo Youtube HQ 720p60 and tick the Web optimized checkbox.

Voilà :)

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