How to Compress MP4 Files on Windows and Mac
How to use an MP4 compressor effectively
How to compress MP4 with Movavi Video Converter
Option 1. Compress MP4 files by changing the compression rate
Option 2. Compress MP4 video by lowering the video resolution
Option 3. Shrink MP4 by trimming the recording
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7 best tools to compress MP4 on Windows & Mac
1. Movavi Video Converter
2. The VLC media player
3. Windows Movie Maker
Frequently asked questions
🆓 How do I compress MP4 for free with Movavi Video Converter?
You can use the free version of Movavi Video Converter. It doesn’t have all the features of the full version, but it works fine for compressing MP4 files. You can change the format of your video, its bitrate and resolution.
🔄 How to compress MP4 on Windows 10?
To compress MP4 on Windows, use Movavi Video Converter:
Upload the file to the program.
Select MP4 as the target format.
Click the estimated file size. Set the compression rate to match the desired value.
Click Convert to shrink the MP4 video.
🗜️ Is MP4 compressed?
In general, all the videos you usually find online are compressed. The only industry using uncompressed video now is television since they need the highest video quality for broadcasting. However, when the same broadcasts are recorded and uploaded online or burned on DVDs, they get compressed.
There are two main kinds of video compression: lossy and lossless. The type of compression depends on the codec used to compress the video. Typically, the codec used for MP4 file compression is H.264. It’s a lossy codec that has a lossless mode, which is not widely used. We recommend using H.264 to downsize MP4 files since this codec is widely supported.
💻 How do I reduce the size of an MP4 video on a Mac?
You can use a desktop app like Movavi Video Converter for Mac. One other option is a free desktop program like the Mac version of VLC media player. Another way is online transformation using a special conversion service like the one linked below.
📧 How do I compress a video for emailing?
There are several ways you can reduce the size of a video file. Follow the link below to learn more.
🏆 Is MP4 the best video format?
If you’re looking for a video format that is widely supported on various platforms and devices, MP4 is your best choice. MP4 videos are normally good quality while their file size is relatively small.
🌐 How can I reduce the size of a video online without losing quality?
You can use, for example, Clideo. This service lets you change video formats and adjust video resolution and audio bitrate. Please note that you can’t compress a video with zero quality loss – read on to learn why.
❓ Does compressing a video reduce quality?
When you make video resolution and bitrate lower, you can’t help but reduce the quality of your video to some extent. But if you don’t reduce these parameters too far, you probably won’t notice the difference.
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