How to Compress a Video without Losing Quality - Best Video Compressor in 2020

Lisa Ou

Feb 21, 2020 17:00 / Posted by Lisa Ou

With the growth of time, people always take videos with their mobile phone cameras. In addition, the video also is one of the most common entertainment ways in spare time. It is conceivable that video plays an important role in life.

Video has various different format, in some cases, people need to compress video files to save folder space or send it to others.

If you want to learn how to compress video files on Windows, Mac or online, by reading below solutions, you can always solve the problems with ease.

How to Compress a Video without Losing Quality - Best Video Compressor in 2020

1. How to Compress Video Files with FoneLab

First of all, FoneLab Video Compressor should be strongly recommended to you. It is a professional video compressor software on both Windows and Mac. You can easily use it to compress video file, convert video format, rotate video file and more within a few clicks.

What’s more, it supports MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV, 4K and more formats. No matter which format you want to shrink, you can follow below demonstration and have a try!

If you have no hand, you can’t make a fist. So you need to download the program from the official site on computer, and then install it by following the instructions.

Import video file to the program. You can simply drag and drop the video to the program directly. Or click Add File button, then choose video file and click Open.

Then you see the video in the windows, click Settings button next to the Profile box.

video converter ultimate main interface

Adjust the Encoder, Frame Rate, Resolution and other according to your needs, click OK.

video converter ultimate profile settings

Choose output format from the Profile drop-down list, and click Convert.

output format

As you can see, FoneLab Video Compressor has different features to help you solve problems of videos. It has a free-trial version, you can download and compress AVI or MOV now!

One is not too old to learn, of course you can move on to get more solutions to fix this issues.

2. How to Compress a Video File on Windows

How to Compress a Video File via Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker, a discontinued video editing program on Windows to make, edit and publish video. You might have used it on computer to edit your video before, and you can check below tutorial to compress videos on Windows.

Download Movie Maker on computer, and launch it.

Click Tasks > Capture > Import Video, then select video file and click Import button.

Choose one you want to compress and drag it to Timeline panel.

movie maker timeline

Click File > Save Movie File > Create custom setting.movie-maker-setting.jpg

Change the settings in the pop-up window and click Save.

Updating and upgrading is so important nowadays so you also can get the newer Movie Maker version on Windows in the next part.

How to Compress a Video File via Windows Photos

Windows Photos was first included in Windows 8 and later replaced Windows Movie Maker. It supports 64 languages and you can download and try it now.

Download Windows Photos from official site and then import video to the program.

movie maker photo export

Click Export on the upper-right corner, select one option from the list.

windows photos

You must be suddenly enlightened that there are some similar tools on Mac to compress a video on Mac.

3. How to Compress Videos on Mac

In the same way, Mac has its specialized video editing software, like iMovie and QuickTime. So can we use it to compress videos on Mac? And how to compress video files on Mac?

Please check below clear instructions.

How to Compress Videos with iMovie

iMovie is designed for macOS and iOS users. So you can easily get it on Mac and install it. Below is how.

Open video file with iMovie, click share button.

Choose File and select Resolution from the list and click Next.

imovie resolution

How to Compress Videos with QuickTime

QuickTime is a player on Mac, and it is a video compressor as well.

Open video with QuickTime, click File > Export As.

Under Export window, select a resolution.

What if you don’t want to use any program on computer at all? On no account can we ignore the online video compressors.

4. How to Compress Video Online

You can search online compressor on the internet, then you can simply upload the video files to the web page and compress the video without hesitation.

Here are 3 recommended online web sites to compress a video file on both Windows and Mac.

Option 1. https://clideo.com/compress-video

Clideo allows you click to upload video file and then one-click to reduce video file size online. And it also has other features, like MP3 converter, video maker, MP3 cutter and more.

Option 2. https://www.media.io/video-compressor.html

Online Uniconverter has both online and desktop versions for users. You can drag and drop the video file or hit to add file directly on web page or download then program on computer and shrink video file.

Option 3. https://www.onlineconverter.com/compress-video

You are allowed to set video size, audio quality before compressing video on this page. And MP4, MPG, MOV, MKV, AVI and more formats are supported.

Practice is the sole criterion for testing truth. You can easily choose one from above-mentioned ways according to your needs. Why not have a try now!

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