Everyone has a movie or two that they love. Now imagine if you have to delete it because of its file size. Nobody wants that. If a video file takes up a lot of space on the hard drive or if it no longer fits into the memory card of your portable device, you will feel the need to make it compressed. Often video compression comes with loss of video quality. Surely you don’t want that.
Many people like to see the films on their smartphone, tablet or multimedia players. To do so, you will have to find an alternate solution with which you can compress the size of the video as the data already stored is limited. On top of that, if you want to watch the video on a portable device, you will have to transfer it to a format supported by the device.
Other than watching the films on mobile devices, you need to compress them for another reason: to upload then on the web. Most of the online sites limit the size of video you can upload and the format in which the video has to be. The following tutorial will explain in detail about how to compress a video.
The best and easy way is to download and install the best video compression software there is. That is, the Movavi Video Converter from its official website. The software has abilities to compress DVDs into different formats like MP4, MOV, WMV, AVI, MPEG and many more depending on which format you need. To use this software, you do not need to be well versed in video engineering. You can even convert the HD movies to play on your mobile or to upload on the web. The software has many conversion presets mostly for mobiles and websites.
Follow the simple steps to compress a video:
Step 1: Add a Video File
Click on the Add Video button to add the file. Choose the file from the open file dialog box and then click on Open.
Step 2: Choose the Format
Now, choose the format you desire for your video from the list of presets given. Use the search function to do this faster and choose the format you need. Now, choose the folder where you want the output to be stored by clicking on the Browse button and then selecting the Destination File. If you do not do this, the file will be automatically saved into the C drive of your PC.
Step 3: give the Compression Rate
Now return to where the source file was and click on the size value on the Output column. A new dialog box opens. Drag the slider to choose the file size and bitrate as per your wish. Click on Apply.
Step 4: Start the Video Compression
Press the Convert button to start the process of compression. When the compression is all done, the folder having the converted file will open all by itself.