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How to Shrink Video File Size

Under some circumstances, you need to shrink video file size. For example:

  • The video file is too darn big to upload to YouTube. You need to shrink a video for smaller size, so you can share it on YouTube.
  • You want to put a video on a small-screen Android phone. But the video resolution is too large to be played on it. You have to shrink it down to fit the size of the screen and make it take up less space.
  • A smaller size is easy to email.

So if you want to shrink video files, please try Wondershare Filmora (Need a mac version? Check out Wondershare Filmroa for Mac(Originally Wondershare Filmroa for Mac(Originally Wondershare Video Editor for Mac))). It can be the best video shrinker in the industry. It supports almost any video & audio format files. With it, you can quickly and easily shrink videos that have big size or big resolution to fit the size of your device’s capacity or display screen etc. Now, I’ll show you how to shrink video file size by changing video resolution, bit rate, frame rate etc.

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1Import your original video

Import the video you want to this app by clicking the "Import" button on the top-left corner or directly drag it from the computer to this app’s album. Continue to drag the added video from this video shrinker’s album to its timeline.

video shrinker

2 Shrink your file with ease

Hit the "Create" button on the right side to open the output window of this video shrinker. Go to the Format tab and then keep its original video format as the output. Next, click the triangle button below to shrink video in the “Advanced settings” panel by choosing a lower video resolution, frame Rate or bit rate.

If the video format is not your concern, you can also select other formats like FLV, MP4, etc. which usually create smaller size file.

 video shrinker


3 Export the shrunk file

Now hit the Create icon to render a much smaller file you want. When it finishes, click "Find target" to get the compressed file, and then you may share it with your friends with no limit.

Tips: (Optional) If need, you can cut down video size by removing some unnecessary segments. Hit the video on the Timeline, drag the top of the red Time Indicator to any position of the video, click scissor-like button to cut it. Repeat the step to cut the video into multiple clips and then delete your unwanted clips.

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