Make Video Smaller: How to Convert Video to Smaller Size Quickly

by Brian Fisher • Apr 03,2019 • Proven solutions

Videos are generally large in size and especially when they are in HD quality. These videos occupy a lot of your storage space and are also difficult to share over the internet and other sources. Thus the best solution to overcome these issues is to compress video to smaller size. There are a number of tools available that help to make a video smaller and discussed below is one such excellent program.

Best Video Compressor to Convert Video to Smaller Size on Windows and Mac

iSkysoft Video Converter Ultimate is a versatile program to make video size smaller in lossless quality. It allows you to compress file size in a number of ways - editing files, changing parameters, and changing the file format to a smaller size. Simple interface, fast processing, batch conversion, and full editing suite makes this software an ideal choice for beginners as well as experts.

Get the Best Video Size Reducer:

  • Supports over 150 formats that can be reduced in size using the software.
  • Support batch processing for multiple file compression at a time.
  • Lossless quality file compression at fast speed.
  • Allows to make video size smaller by cutting and trimming unwanted.
  • Facilitates changing file parameters like bit rate, frame rate, resolution, size and others for file compression.
  • More features: It can download online video, record video, burn DVD/CD, make GIF, edit video, etc.
  • Software available for download on Windows and Mac system.

Part 1. How to Make a Video Smaller on Mac - 3 Easy Steps!

Step 1. Run iSkysoft video compressor and add video on Mac

Open the software on your Mac after successfully downloading and installing it on your system. From the main interface, click on the Toolbox tab and select Video Compress option. A pop-up window will appear where you can click on the + icon to browse and add video to be compressed.

Run iSkysoft video compressor and add video on mac

Step 2. Choose Compression settings

A new Compress Video window open as the file is added showing the original information of the file. You can select the compression settings by either choosing the parameter values manually, or by moving the compression bar to select the compression percentage. The video file size and other parameters will change accordingly.

Choose Compression settings

Step 3. Start convert video to smaller size on Mac

At Choose file: tab select the Mac location where you want to save the compressed file on your system. Finally, hit on the Compress button to make your video smaller.

Start convert video to smaller size on Mac

The process is about making video size smaller by compress the video. Alternatively, you can do it by trimming video. Learn how to trim video on Mac >>

Part 2. Part 2. How to Make Videos Smaller on Windows

Step 1. Add video files to iSkysoft Video Compressor

Open the iSkysoft software on your Windows PC and click on +Add Files on the Convert tab to add local video files. Multiple files can be added if you desire to process a batch.

Add video files to iSkysoft Video Compressor

Step 2. Choose the target format

Next, you need to select the output format for the added file. Open the drop-down options at Convert all files to: option. Choose the desired format from the list.

Choose the target format

Step 3. Select Compression settings

Individual file compression settings window can be opened by clicking on the compress icon on the Target menu. From the pop-up window select parameters of the file or move the compression bar to choose the settings. Preview of the file for 20 seconds can be done by clicking on the Preview button. Hit on OK button to confirm the settings.

Select Compression settings

Alternatively, you can also batch compress the videos. For the batch selection of target format, open drop-down menu at Convert all files to: option on the top-right corner and then select the format from the Video tab. Click on the +Create Custom button to open file settings window and select file parameters here for the compression. Click on Create button to confirm the changes. The changes will apply to all of the added videos.

Select Compression settings

Step 4: Convert and Compress videos on Windows

At Windows PC, the file location where processed files are saved can be selected at the Output tab. Finally hit on Convert All button. The compressed files can be managed from the Converted tab.

Convert and Compress videos on Windows

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