Compress MOV Videos to Smaller File Size on Mac/Windows

Three Methods to Easily Compress and Reduce MOV File Size

In the following article you will learn why compress MOV file size and how to compress and reduce MOV to smaller file size easily.

Why Compress MOV File Size?

Many camcorders, digital cameras or mobile phones record videos in MOV format and sometimes we have stored many MOV with big file size on our cameras, computers or mobile phones and these big MOV take most of storage space. What is worse, these big MOV are difficult to upload to social websites, personal blogs or send as

What is worse, these big MOV are difficult to upload to social websites, personal blogs or send as attachment via Email or share around internet. So to better avoid the inconvenience brought by big MOV, the widely used solution is to use a professional MOV compressor to compress the MOV to small file size.

The Most Professional MOV Compressor - Avdshare Video Converter

  1. Compress MOV from any source with the highest output quality.
  2. Compress MOV and convert the compressed MOV to MP4, AVI, FLV, WMV, MKV, ASF, etc.
  3. Compress AVI, FLV, MP4, WMV, MKV, etc and convert the compressed video file to another new video format.
  4. Compress MOV, MP4, AVI, FLV, etc on Mac and Windows.
  5. More editing features: crop, rotate, merge, split, change video resolution, codec, bitrate, etc. remove subtitles, logo, watermark, etc.


Guide on Compressing MOV File Size

The following guide will show you how to compress MOV easily.


Make Preparation: Free download MOV Compressor

Free download the professional MOV Compressor for Mac or Windows version - Avdshare Video Converter (for Windows, for Mac), install and then launch it, the following interface will pop up.


Step 1 Import MOV files

Click the "Add file" button to upload the MOV file that you want to compress to Avdshare Video Converter.  Also support to drag and drop MOV to this MOV Compressor.

Step 2 Three Methods to Compress MOV

There are many ways to compress the MOV. The following will list 3 popular used methods to help you to compress MOV.

Method 1: Reduce the MOV frame rate

Click "Setting…" button>Advanced panel>Video Codec>Frame Rate where choose the appropriate Frame Rate or directly overwrite the Frame Rate to the one that you need.


Method 2: Adjust MOV file size

Click "Setting…" button>Advanced panel> Video Codec>Video Size where choose the video size that you need. Also support to overwrite it to the video size you need.

Tips: The more video size you reduce, the worse video quality the MOV will have. So when reducing video size put the video quality under consideration.


Method 3: Convert MOV to MP4

Directly select MP4 h.264 as the output format after clicking "Profile" button > "General Video" category.

Tips: this method only works to compress MOV with codecs other than H.264.


Step 3 Finish the compressing and Reducing MOV videos

Click "Convert" button to finish your MOV video file size compression process.