How to reduce the video file size
Follow the simple instructions below to be able to decrease the video size in 5 easy steps.
Step 1. Install Movavi Video Converter on your computer
As soon as you launch the downloaded file, the installation window will open. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the software on your PC or Mac.
Step 2. Add video file(s) to the program
Click the Add Media button and then Add Video in the upper left corner of the program interface to open the Open File dialog box. Choose one or more video files and click Open.
Step 3. Choose your preset and specify video settings
Click the Video tab, then choose your desired video format from the list. It’s probably best to choose one of the more popular video formats, such as MP4 since this is widely supported on both computers and mobile devices. If you want to change the video parameters as well as the format, click the Cogwheel button below the ribbon of presets and specify the desired settings: video and audio codecs, resolution, aspect ratio, frame rate, etc. If you need to really minimize the video size, use one of the latest video codecs like H.264 since these provide higher video quality for smaller file sizes.
If you want the output video to play on a mobile device, select the Devices tab, find your device on the list, and choose the appropriate preset. The converted video will be assigned the optimal parameters for viewing on that device.
Step 4. Set the size and quality for the output video file
The size and quality of the output video are determined by the bitrate value: the higher the bitrate, the better the quality and the larger the video file size. If you want to reduce the movie file size, you need to decrease the bitrate. Click the estimated size value of the output video in the file information to open the size adjustment window. Drag the File size slider to the desired output file size. Click Convert sample to quickly check the quality of your file after conversion.
Step 5. Choose the output folder and start the conversion
By default, all converted files are saved to the Movavi Library folder on your hard drive. If you want to specify another folder, click the Save to button, create a new folder or choose an existing one, and click OK.
To start the video conversion process, click the Convert button in the lower right corner of the program window. After the conversion is complete, the folder containing the converted video will open automatically (unless you disable this option in the program settings).
Now you know how to reduce the size of video files so that they take up less space on your computer or mobile device. With Movavi Video Converter, you can not only change a video format and shrink file size but also complete many other tasks. For example, you can use the program for reducing video resolution. To learn more about working with Movavi Video Converter, check the complete list of guides about video processing.
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