How to Resize AVI Files for Smaller Size
AVI is a very popular video format and has been used anywhere like camcorders, websites, and phones etc. However, there is a big disadvantage for AVI files. They are too darn big to distribute or share easily. So sometimes, you may want to resize AVI files for smaller size. For example:
You record AVI videos with your camera. And they’re too big to upload to YouTube. You want to resize them, so you can post them.
You have lots of AVI files. And they occupy too much space of your hard drive or portable devices. You want a smart AVI resize tool to help your release some spaces.
Under these circumstances, you can choose Wondershare Video Editor (Video Editor for Mac), a powerful yet easy-to-use AVI resizer to let you change resolution, bitrate and frame rate for smaller size. Please check out the detailed guide here.
1 Import AVI files to the User's album
Click "Import" option on the top-left corner to import your local AVI files to the album of this AVI resizer. Alternatively, directly drag AVI files from the computer to the Users' album. Then, drag one of your wanted AVI files from the Album to the Timeline at bottom for video editing.
Actually, cutting off some segments from a file can effectively resize AVI for smaller size. So if need, you can cut off some unnecessary clips from the AVI file. To do it, you can follow step 2. Otherwise, just skip to step 3.
2 Cut off some unnecessary clips if need
Click the AVI file on the Timeline, drag and drop the top of the red Time Indicator to the position you want, then hit "scissor" button to separate it. Repeat the process and you can cut it into several clips. At last, just delete your unwanted clips.
3 Save the video file
Hit the "Create" button. In the pop-up output window, you need go to Format tab and then select AVI as the output format. Next, click the triangle button beside “Advanced settings”. Now, you have some video options, Frame Rate, Resolution, Bit Rate etc.
Normally, lowering video resolution is the most effective way to resize AVI for smaller size. So here, you just choose a smaller video resolution. Not compressed enough? Just select lower the bit rate and/or frame rate to get a smaller output file as well. When it’s done, click the “Create” button again to export the new AVI file.
Also view a step by step video tutorial below: