How to Compress Video Files for Email
Scratching your head to find a doable program to compress video for email attachment? You’re not alone. Since most email systems only allow for a limited file sending, you can’t include a large video successfully even after creating a zip file for it. So how to solve this problem? In fact, you can use a video compressor for email like Wondershare Video Converter. With it, you can compress a large video file efficiently in a few steps. No hassle. Below I’ll explain how to do this in detail.
Preparation: Download and install Wondershare Video Converter free trial:
This program is available on both Windows and Mac desktop, please download the right version for your operating system. The step by step guide below is based on Windows version, but Mac users can follow the same steps to compress video for email on Mac.
1 Add your video files
Click the "Add Files" button to locate your source videos. Also, you can drag and drop files direclty to the primary window. This program supports compressing multiple videos for email, so you can import several files together by holding down "Ctrl" button on keyboard. When all files displayed as thumbnails in the item tray, you can arrange the file order, change output file names, etc.
2 Select "Small Size" in the output window
To compress a video file for email, only a few clicks involved.
- Click on the format image on the right side of the primary window and select a video format in the drop-down list as the output.
- After you select a output format, click the bottom right Setting icon to access the Setting window.
- In the window that appears, tick off "Small Size" checkbox.
Tips: If there's no format of any concern, you can convert your video to other popular format like FLV, M4V, MP4, etc. which usually renders smaller size file.
Click "OK" to return to the primary window, and then check the estimated output file size shown in the item tray. You can also click the Play icon to preview the output effect.
Note: You can also manually customize the parameters for bit rate, frame rate, resolution, etc. in the Settings window to achieve any quality you want. When you setting very lower parameters, it will create much smaller size file, but also lower video quality. So bear this in mind and try multiple times to achieve the best effect based on accepted file size.
3 Starting compress your video to email
When you're satisifed with the result, just hit Convert to activate compression right away. This program is highly efficient on compression, and you can check the percentage and remaining on the progress bar.
When compressions are complete, you may click "Open Folder" to get the compresed files quickly, and then attach it in email to send to your friends very soon.
Try this video compressor for email for free now.