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.

Best Video Compressor for Windows / Mac (Mavericks included)

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  • Easily compress different kinds of videos including MOV, MP4, AVI, WMV and more.
  • Enables you to easily change bitrate, resolution and frame rate.
  • Crop, merge, rotate and split within the program.
  • Finish the conversion process in a few seconds.
  • Supported OS: Windows 8/7/XP/Vista, Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 10.8, 10.9

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.

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2.Select "Small Size" in the output window

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 "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.

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.

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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.

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