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How to Reduce the Size of MP4 (MPEG/MPG) Video

You may need to reduce the size of MP4 for different reasons, such as E-mailing video clips to a friend, saving the hard disk space, sharing videos online, playing it on mobile phones, ect. Whatever the reason is, the smaller video file can easily free memory space, distribute videos over the internet fast, and many more.

If you want to reduce MP4 file, a powerful tool – Wondershare Video Converter (Video Converter for Mac) is what you need.

Best AVI Video Reducer for Windows / Mac (Mavericks included)

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  • Easily reduce the size of AVI video files without any quality loss.
  • Enables you to adjust the video settings like bit rate, sample rate and more.
  • One-click to convert AVI video files to other formats.
  • Provides basic video editing functions like trim.
  • Supported OS: Windows 8/7/XP/Vista, Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 10.8, 10.9

1 Add your MP4 videos to the video reducer

After you install and run this video reducer, click the "Add Files" button to browse and select the MP4 files which you want to reduce the size. You can also drag them directly into the primary window.

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2 Start reducing the size of MP4

Click the format image on the right side of the primary window to launch the setting window. After that, you can manually adjust the output parameters by clicking the arrow beside the column to choose from the drop-down list or double-clicking the column and filling in your presets. You can also tick off "Small Size" option and let the program resize the size of MP4 immediately.

After that, hit OK and go back to the main interface. Then you may note that the video size becomes smaller compared to the original one.

Note: after reducing the size of MP4, the quality of the video will decrease. So you should strike a balance between the size and quality.

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3 Save the new MP4 file

When you're satisfied with the outcome, choose a suitable output format if you want to convert the MP4 file to other format. Then hit "Convert" to start exporting the new file. You can also go to the DVD primary window and burn the file to DVD with free and nice templates in minutes.

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