Most people nowadays store quite a lot of videos that they find interesting or useful. However videos by nature tend to take up a lot of storage space, and as you start to store more and more videos you are likely to run into issues. Naturally the last thing you want to do is delete some of those videos, which is why it can help to know how to compress them and shrink their file size instead.
One of the easiest ways to compress videos is with the help of Movavi Video Converter – mostly because of its intuitive approach. To start using it as a video compressor, all you need to do is add the video that you wish to compress by either clicking ‘Add Media’ then ‘Add Video’ and selecting it, or dragging and dropping it into the main window.
Once the video has been added, you can then select the format that you’d like to convert it to. In this case it may help to choose one of the many formats in Movavi Video Converter that have good compression rates – such as those that use the H.264 codec. Alternatively you could choose from amongst the hundreds of built-in presets, each of which is designed to optimize your videos for a particular device or platform.
Assuming you’d like to shrink the file size of your videos further, you can manually adjust the output file size in Movavi Video Converter as well. In the main window you’ll be able to see the output file size and click on it to open a window that will let you adjust it to whatever value you desire. Keep in mind that as you shrink the file size the quality of the video will deteriorate however, so it is important to strike a balance.
That is really all that you need to do to compress videos with Movavi Video Converter, and the only thing left is to start the process by clicking ‘Convert’ when you’re ready. It is worth noting however that there are lots of other useful features that may come in handy as well, such as its ability to convert audio and image files, create animated GIFs, or extract audio tracks. In fact there are even several editing features available that will let you trim out unnecessary video segments, merge clips together, improve the video quality, or crop and rotate the video.
For now you should know more than enough to start compressing any (or all) of your videos with Movavi Video Converter so that you can reduce their file size and store more videos – rather than having to get rid of some. In time you’ll undoubtedly find that it will prove useful in many other ways as well, such as to make sure your videos are compatible or optimized for specific devices.