How to Compress Video Files
All of us like to make home videos and share them online with more people. But sometimes you may find that you videos are very large and take a lot of time uploading. If this is your case, compressing your video becomes a crucial step to upload and share smoothly.
Just get the smallest possible video size and share the video on Web. It will save you much time for uploading and will be easier and faster for people to watch your video. There are many free video editing software that can help you compress videos. But if you're looking for the most efficient and affordable video compressor, give Wondershare Video Converter (Video Converter for Mac) a try.
Note: Below I'll describle how to compress videos using Wondershare Video Converter (Windows XP/Vista/7/8 included). The method to compress video in Mac is almost the same. Just make sure you get the right version.
1 Add the videos you want to compress
Click "Add Files" button on the top left corner and select the videos you want to compress. Also, you can simply drag and drop them into the primary window. The added videos will display as thumbnails on the left item tray.
2 Compress your videos in a few clicks
To simply the steps to compress your videos, Wondershare Video Compressor designs a hassle-free way to cut down your video greatly. To do it, please follow below simple 3 steps:
- Click format image on the right screen to choose from an array of output formats. You can select MP4. MOV, or FLV that features efficient encoding, or select your original video format.
- Click Settings button on the bottom right corner of the main window to reveal the settings window.
- In the Quality menu bar, check out "Small Size" option and let everything Smart Fit.
If needed, you can also customize bit rate, frame rate, resolution, etc. to further compress your files. Generally speaking, lower value usually means the lower video quality, but you can view the original file information to play a balance between file size and video quality.
3 Start video compression now
Now you can check the estimated file size in the main window. Comparing with the original file size, you'll find it has cut down so much size. Magic! If satisfied, click Convert to start saving and compressing the videos files. After done, click "Open Folder" and you will get a much smaller video file.
If you want to edit your videos in Wondershare Video Compressor, just go to the corresponding functions and freely do whatever you like. For example, you can trim, cut, split your video to any length you want. Check more details at the User Guide.