How to Compress MOV (Quicktime) Files in Mac/Windows

I have a 120MB .mov file that I want to compress to less than 25MB so I can email it using Gmail. I right-clicked and selected "Compress," but it only got it down to 99MB as a zip file. Any hint to solve my problem?

Maybe you also come across above trouble. A large MOV file usually takes much space of our computer or portable devices like iPhone, iPod, PSP, etc. It even curbs us to send to our friends or share on the internet. Unfortunately, WinRAR or WinZip don't actually create new media in a newer, more compact format, they just compress it. In this case, you need a professional yet easy-to-master MOV compressor like Wondershare MOV Video Converter. It can compress MOV (QuickTime) files in a flash with loss-less quality (batch compression supported).

Best MOV Compressor for Windows / Mac (Yosemite included)

  • Easily compress MOV video without any quality loss.
  • Adjust video settings like bitrate, resolution, frame rate and more.
  • Convert to other video formats if you need.
  • Fast conversion speed compared with other video converters on the market.
  • Supported OS: Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6

1.Load MOV (QuickTime) files to this MOV compressor

Click "Add Files" button to load your destination file from desk or folders. You can import more than one file, press "Ctrl" when selecting the MOV videos. Or just drag and drop all MOV files you want to compress into this program. They will show as thumbnails, you can preview them in the right preview screen.

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2.Customize settings for MOV (QuickTime) video

Click the format image icon to reveal the drop-down format list. Select MOV as the output format, and then click the "Settings" button to manipulate video & audio parameters as per your needs:

Encoder: Click arrow to choose drop down options. or just let it as defaulted.
Resolution: There are many options. 240*160, 320*240,480*320,480*368,640*480, 1280*720 etc.
Frame Rate: Set it to slow down or speed up your playing speed. Generally, value above 20 makes little difference.
Bit Rate: You can choose from 256 to 2000kbps as per your needs.

Tips: If the output format is not your concern, you can also convert MOV to MP4, M4V, or FLV which is likely to render smaller size file. To do it, click the format image of each video item to access output format list, and then choose a desirable video format.

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3. Start MOV compression

When all settings or modification satisfied, all you need to do is hit Convert button to activate MOV compression. After the compression completed, click the Open Folder button to check the output quality and video size. If satisfied, you can smoothly put them into your portable devices or send to your friends for sharing now. Cheers!

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The interface of the trial version is the same as the paid version.
i downloaded the trial version. the user's interface is different. I don't see how this tutorial works for the trial version
u helpd me out.., thnkz ....
very good. I tested the quality, and the difference is not visible with naked eye but I could convert a 2GB video into 120Mbs
Unless you have purchased a licenced copy of Wondershare, you can expect to see a watermark on all video output when using the trial version.
Hi, Leila, when you adjust the resolution, bit rate, etc., it will affect the video quality. But you can achieve a balance between the file size and quality. After making the settings, return to the program window to check the estimated output file size, and also click the play icon to review the video quality. Hope it works for you. Best regards,
Hi, Does the compression of a .mov file to a smaller .mov afile ffect it's definition? I need to compress a film from 9GB (h.264 .mov HD) to 2-4GB (h.264 .mov HD or SD) Thanks! Leila
i know the software that truely compresses mov files by reducing its size. there is a bit rate calculator for you to control the size and video quality.
Thanks for sharing this steps with us. It is very useful.
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