How to Compress MP4 Video (Windows 8 included)
Are you sweating over to figure out a way to compress your MP4 video? A big MP4 video always causes trouble. It takes much space of your hard disk, which leads to slow speed of your computer. It can't be saved successfully for entertainment on the go due to its flat body. It even curbs you to upload on the internet or send to our friends for sharing. Any way to compress it?
Definitely. With an easy and powerful MP4 compressor like Wondershare Video Converter (MP4 compressor Mac- Video Converter for Mac), you're able to compress MP4 videos in no time with lossless quality and high compatibility (batch compression supported). Below is the step-by-step guide (Windows 8 included). (Note: Mac users can also refer to this guide to compress MP4 Mac directly, for the basical steps are almost same.)
Preparation: Download, intall and run this video converter. Two versions share the same feature and below guide takes Windows version screenshot.
Step 1: Load MP4 videos to this MP4 compressor
Click "Add Files" icon to load your destination file from desk or folders. You can import more than one file, just press "Ctrl" when selecting the MP4 files. Or just drag and drop all MP4 videos you need to compress into this program.
Step 2: Customize video setting to cut down video size
Click "Output Format" option on the right side of the primary window to select MP4 as the output format. And then click the "Settings" button to adjust the parameters for both video and audio. Here, you can simply select "Small Size" to reduce your file size greatly. Alternatively, adjust the parameters by yourself:
Encoder: Click arrow to access drop down options, then choose one, or just let it as defaulted.
Resolution: 320*240,480*272,480*368,640*480, and more. If you want to play on iPod, iPhone 4/iPhone 4S, PSP (including PSP3), 480*272 works great.
Frame Rate: You can choose from different values to slow down or speed up your playing speed. Generally, value above 20 makes little difference.
Bit Rate: Value range: 256kbps to 2000kbps, choose a proper one as per your needs.
After setting all the parameters, click OK. Then you can check the output file size in the item tray. (Note: Lower parameter usually renders lower video size, but also decreases quality. Please play with the parameters until you are satisfied with the size vs quality issue. )
Step 3: Start MP4 compression
When all settings satisfied, hit "Convert" button and let this program take care of MP4 compression. Now you can enjoy the compressed MP4 video anytime, anywhere!
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