Feel your MP4 movies take up too much space on your iPhone or iPad? Find your MP4 movies too large when you try to email them to your friends or upload to YouTube? I bet many people have similar problems. Thus you need a qualified MP4 compressor like Aimersoft Video Editor to help you deal with MP4 compression. It offers you two different options for resizing video. One is to change the original video format; the other is to adjust the related video parameters like resolution, bit rate. This program can not only accept MP4, but also work well with many other formats, such as MOV, AVI, MKV, WMV, MPG, MPEG, VOB, TOD, MOD, FLV, etc.
If you want to personalize videos with basic editing features or touch it up with various effects, Video Editor is powerful enough to satisfy you. With simple clicks and drag-n-drop, you are able to better every detail of your video and get a perfect overall effect. With such wonderful videos in hand, you must be eager to share it with family and friends. Just have a try! Now, download the program and follow the guide below step by step.
Download MP4 Compressor:
If you are using a Mac, please turn to Video Editor for Mac. The way to accomplish the task is the same; here we just take Windows (Windows 8 compatible) version as an example.
After you install and run the program, click "Import" to locate your target files. Or you can also directly drag your files from local folder to the User’s Album. In the preview window, you can watch your video and take snapshot if you like.
Next you need to drag the video from User's Album to the timeline panel and then click “Create” to activate the Output interface. Now you are ready to slim down video size in the following two ways:
1) By changing output format
Formats like FLV, WMV, MOV have high compression rate. Video with these formats are relatively small in size. If you don't care to change the output format, then you can convert MP4 to any of those formats. To do this, you can hit “Format” and select a new format from the dropdown list.
2) By adjusting the parameters of video
If you'd like to keep the original video format, you can adjust the related video parameters to get a smaller file. Click the arrow beside "Advanced settings" to bring out the drop-down choices and put in your needed presets. Downgrade resolution and bit rate will make the video size smaller. But you’d better preview the clip to make sure the result is acceptable.
Note: Generally speaking, compressing a MP4 video will cause quality loss. But Video Editor won't let you see obvious reduction in picture quality.
Now you can click "Create" to start the process of compression. This program will automatically do the rest things for you at a fast speed. When the process completes, you can click "Find Target" to locate your video.
Below is a video tutorial on how to compress mp4: