How to Reduce MOV Video File Size with High Quality?

Step by Step Guide to Compress MOV to Smaller File Size


I have recorded an MOV file but this MOV is too big and takes much of my storing space. I am Okay with MOV compression but I expect less video loss. Is there some MOV compressor which can meet my demand?

I have got an important MOV video and need to send to my coworkers by E-mail. But this MOV is too long to send by E-mail as attachment.  Any solution?

With Apple products widely accepted by users, MOV format, developed by Apple, is also initially adopted by most of Apple users to encode their video files.  And later, many other non-Apple products, such as some camcorders, or video websites, such as YouTube, also have MOV as their one of supported video formats. Sometimes, users will get big MOV video file which takes larger storing space, does not allow to send as attachment by E-mail due to the attachment size limitation or takes longer to upload to YouTube or some other video websites. When users encounter failure caused by MOV big file size compressing MOV often comes to their mind.

Normally, compressing MOV will cause MOV quality loss, but in order to get the highest possible MOV quality after the compression, most of users will choose Avdshare Video Converter as their MOV compressor.

Key Features of Avdshare Video Converter

  1. Compress any MOV with the relatively best video quality.
  2. Compress MOV with the original MOV format or with changing the original MOV to other formats, like MP4, AVI, MKV, WMV, FLV, 3GP, etc.
  3. Compress other video files in other video formats, like MP4, WMV, FLV, AVI, WTV, AVHCD, MKV, etc.
  4. Do other edition operation to MOV and other video formats, including rotating, trimming, splitting, merging, cropping, adding or removing subtitles, logo, watermark, etc, changing video codec, size, channel, sample rate, etc.
  5. Convert any video format to MOV or convert MOV to other video formats.

Guide on Compressing MOV

In the following guide, users will learn three methods to compress MOV. Choose one from the three methods.

Make Preparation: Free download MOV Compressor

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



Step 1 Upload MOV file

Click the "Add file" button to add the MOV that you want to compress to this MOV compressor. Dragging and dropping the MOV to this MOV compressor is also workable.



Step 2 Three methods to compress MOV

Method One: Reduce MOV video 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.

Note: The smaller MOV video size you have, the more you compress MOV and the worse MOV quality you will have, so reduce MOV size as you need.


Method two: Lower MOV bitrate

Click "Setting…" button>Advanced panel>Video Codec>Bitrate where you can lower the MOV bitrate.

Note: Lowering the MOV bitrate will also cause MOV quality loss, so lower your MOV bitrate as you need.

Method three: Re-encode MOV to MP4 H.264

Click the "Profile" button> "General Video" category where you need to choose MP4 H.264 as the output format.

Note: this method only works to compress MOV which is encoded with non-H.264 codec.



Step 3 Finish the MOV file size compression

Click "Convert" button to finish reducing your MOV video file size to smaller one.