How to Compress Video for Email on Mac and Windows?

 Compress MP4, FLV, MKV, MOV, AVCHD, etc for Email

Is it possible to compress my recorded video file so that I can attach it for my Email to send to my friend? If so, please share your experience for this.

I need a software to compress my video file for Email. Can someone recommend one?

Many users are posting their needs for compressing video file for Email. And now the following article will tell you how to compress video file for Email in an easy way.


Why Compress Video File for Email?

Email is often used for exchanging messages between users and users can carry video file, picture file, animation file, etc as well as carry text. Speaking of using Email to send video file, most of Email services have set the maximum file size for the video attachment. So what if our recorded video file or downloaded video file exceeds the Email allowed maximum size? In this case, most of users will choose to compress the video file.

How to Compress Video File for Email?

  1. To compress video file for Email, we need to use a professional video compressor. Avdshare Video Converter is just the most recommended video compressor. The following will list the key features of Avdshare Video Converter.
  2. Compress video file from any source and in any video format, MP4, AVI, WMV, MKV, AVCHD, FLV, MOV, etc for any Email client, like Novell GroupWise, Outlook Express, Lotus notes, Windows Mail, Postbox, Apple Mail, Gmail, Opera Mail, KMail, etc.
  3. Trim, split, merge, crop, cut, rotate video file, change video resolution, frame rate, bitrate, codec, size, etc, remove or add subtitles, logo, watermark, etc from or to the video file.
  4. Powerful video conversion function to enable to convert between all video formats.
  5. Finish video compression, video conversion, video edition in seconds.
  6. Fully compatible with all Mac and Windows system.

Compress Video for Email Guide

The following will show you the guide on how to compress video, like MP4, MKV, MOV, etc for Email.


Make Preparation: Free download Video Compressor

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


Step 1 Add video file

Click the "Add file" button to import the video file or drag and drop the video file to Avdshare Video Converter.


Step 2 Three methods to compress videos for email

Usually users will have three methods to compress video files for email.

Method One: Adjust video size

Click "Setting" button>Simple panel and then select your wanted video size or overwrite the default video size into the one you want. But please remember that the small the video size you choose, the more the video is compressed and the worse video quality you will get.

Method Two: Adjust video bitrate

Click "Setting" button>Advanced panel>Bitrate category and then select the smaller bitrate than the default one. But please remember that the smaller the video bitrate is, the more you compress the video file and the worse video quality you will get.


Method Three: Convert Video to H.264 MP4
Click the drop-down button of "Profile" to select "H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Video (*mp4)" as the output video format.


Step 3 Start and finish the compression

Click "Convert" button to finish your video compression process for email purpose.