How to Compress MP4 Videos to Smaller File Size?

MP4 Compressor - Compress MP4 File Size on Mac and Windows

I have got an MP4 file with big file size and now I want to compress it to reduce its file size. Can you tell me how can I compress the MP4 file? Do I need an MP4 compressor or what software?

I need a professional MP4 compressor to compress my two big MP4 files. Do you know one?

It is just due to the popularity of MP4 format that many users have stored many MP4 files on their computers or hard drives. Uses will have difficulty in uploading the MP4 file to YouTube with big file size, sending the MP4 Email attachment file with big file size, storing the MP4 file with big file size in limited storing space, etc. So now we will just focus on how to reduce the MP4 file size by compressing the MP4 file.

MP4 Compressor - Avdshare Video Converter

To compress MP4, a professional MP4 compressor, like Avdshare Video Converter, is needed. Avdshare Video Converter is just one of the best ones, if not the best. Check its key features of Avdshare Video Converter as below.

  1. Compress any MP4 file encoded with any codec or in any big file size without re-encoding the original MP4 format.
  2. Compress any MP4 file and convert the MP4 format to many other file formats, like converting the compressed MP4 to MOV, AVI, FLV, WMV, MKV, WEBM, etc.
  3. Compress AVI, FLV, MOV, WMV, MKV, WEBM and many other video formats as well as compress MP4.
  4. Do other video editing work to MP4 and many other video formats, like rotating, trimming, splitting, merging, changing video codec, sample rate, bitrate, size, etc, removing subtitles, watermark, etc.

Guide on Compressing MP4

The following guide will teach you how to easily compress MP4 with big file size.

Make Preparation: Free download MP4 Compressor Mac or Windows version

Free download the professional MP4 Compressor for Mac or Windows - Avdshare Video Converter (for Windows, for Mac), install and run it, the following interface will pop up.

Step 1 Import the MP4 video

Here we need to import the MP4 file with big file size. Two methods can help you with the MP4 import: clicking the "Add File" button or using the dragging and dropping function.

Step 2 Setting for compressing MP4

Method One: Adjust Video Size
Click "Setting" button -> "Advanced Setting" tab -> "Advanced" option. Select desired video size from the drop-down list of "Video Size". It also allows overwriting any desired video size.

Method Two: Adjust Video Bitrate
Click "Setting" button to open the "Advanced Setting" tab. In this tab, click "Advanced" option. Choose the parameter from the drop-down list of the right side of "Bitrate" or just enter parameter as your need. Then click "Apply To All" and "OK". Finally click "Convert" button to compress AVCHD video file size


Method Three: Convert AVCHD 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 Compress MP4 video

Finally click the "Convert" button to complete the MP4 compressing work.