Need to compress an MOV file?

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How to Compress a QuickTime Video File (MOV)

Edited by Pat Bitton

November 14, 2018

Sometimes, we need to compress files to save space on our computer, for an email attachment, or just to optimize them for the Web, e.g., for uploading to YouTube or another social network. Of course, it is preferable that the files would be processed without losing any quality.

If you are new to compressing files, it can be challenging to figure out which video-compressing app is right for you.

Movavi Video Converter offers you a convenient way to compress MOV files. You can also use the software to convert video files to any format, including WebM, MKV, FLV, OGV, GIF, AVI, WMV, MP4, M4V, 3GP, and more.

To make things easier, Movavi Video Converter provides a full range of pre-made parameter sets for converting files depending on the desired output format or intended use. With this program, you can easily transfer any video to your phone, tablet, or any other mobile device. Read on to learn more about how to tackle MOV compression.

Install the Software

Download Movavi Video Converter by clicking the Download button. Find the distribution file and select it to start the installation. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.

Add the MOV Files to the Compressor

Launch the program, open the Add Media menu, and click Add Video. Select the MOV file you want to compress and click the Open button.

Select the Required Format

Select the video format or device type to specify the properties of the output file. You can also connect your device and click the Cell Phone icon – the program will automatically provide the appropriate preset.

Start the Conversion

Return to the main program window and right-click on the file size. In the window that opens, select the target file size using the slider bar. The quality and bitrate will be set automatically. You can also click Convert sample to preview how the file will look after conversion.

Start the Process of Compressing the File

To select a folder in which to save the converted files, click the Folder icon. Click Convert to launch the compression. On completion of the process, the selected folder will open automatically.

That's all it takes to compress an MOV file! Compressing videos is easier with Movavi Video Converter. The program is available for both Windows and Mac OS X.


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