How to Compress WMV Files (Windows 8 included)
I've made a video in Movie maker (wmv). And I want to make it a really small size so that I can put some up on a website. Is there any way to compress them? Surely, I want to keep a decent quality.
Maybe you also encounter the same trouble with Windows Movie Maker. It usually exports very large file which is impossible to be uploaded to YouTube, Google Video, Yahoo Video, or your own websites. Any way to compress them? Sure, to compress WMV files greatly and quickly, this stylish and intuitive WMV compressor - Wondershare Video Converter (Windows 8 included) is highly recommended. With it, you're able to resize your WMV files by adjusting its encoder, bitrate, resolution, frame rate, etc. If there's no format of any concern, you can convert WMV to any other popular format, like MP4, M4V, FLV, etc. which usually decodes smaller size file. Below is step-by-step guide on how to compress WMV files. It's as easy as 1-2-3.
Note: This program is cross-platform: Video Converter (supports Windows 8/7/XP/Vista) and Video Converter for Mac - WMV compressor Mac (supports Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 or 10.8). They share the same feature. Below guide takes Windows version screenshot, please download, install and run the right version.
1 Add WMV files to this WMV compressor
Click the "Add Files" button to locate your source video file from desk or folders. You can import more than one file by pressing "Ctrl" when selecting the WMV videos. Also, you can drag and drop your video directly into the primary window. After you import all of them, they will show as thumbnails in the item tray, and you can rearrange the list order, assign the output file name, etc.
2 Select "Small Size" to compress WMV files
Fisrt, click the format image on the right side of the main window. In the drop-down format list that appears, select WMV as the output format. Second, cick Settings button on the bottom right corner to reveal the settings panel. Third, check out "Small Size" option and let everything Smart Fit. It's worth mentioning that the Quality settings is a new feature of the latest upgrade, which is designed to let you compress video files more efficiently.
After that, click Ok to return to the primary window, and view the estimated file size in the item tray.
Note: Manually setting the parameters for both video and audio is also available if you're keen on it. When you click on the drop-down arrow, you can select from a number of options. For example, you can set resolution as 320*240,480*272,480*368, or 640*480 as per your needs. Lower parameters usually mean lower size, but also lower quality. Please play with the parameters until you are satisfied with the size vs quality issue.
3 Start WMV compression
Now, you come to the last step, just hit Convert button to activate compression. This program is very efficient on compression, and the progress bar will show the percentage and remaining time. When compressions are complete, you can smoothly upload to your favorite online website or your own site smoothly. Cheers!
Free download this WMV compressor and have a try.