Video compression means to reduce the amount of data on a video. It's normally done by decreasing and removing redunt data from the video. People needs video compression because video files take up a lot of storage space in the hard drive, and large files are burdensome and very heavy to transfer. You want to compress video files so as to release free space, compress video for YouTube, transfer to your device or email to others.
iSkysoft Video Converter for Mac, which is very suitable to compress video files to play on portable devices because the optimized presets are built-in the program.
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Download, install and run iSkysoft Video Converter for Mac/Windows, and then operate according to the following steps.
To compress video files on Mac with a video compressor Mac, there are 5 options that you can personalize to reduce the size of your video.
Option 1: Simply select a proper output format to reduce the video size such as MP4, FLV etc, because they are usually smaller than other files due to high compression rate. You can preview the video size on the main window before conversion. But make sure your recipient can play the video in the selected output format.
Option 2-5: You can set the Codec, Resolution, Frame Rate and Bit Rate to make your file smaller. The settings depend on the size and the quality of the video you want to compress too. Please keep reading to lean basic knowledgements about video compression settings.
To do so, after drag and drop the video into the window of program, click "File" on the top left corner, choose "Encode Settings" to open a dialog to set the parameters.
Be patient in compressing your video files, because large size and high quality video files can take minutes or even hours to be compressed.
Normal compression reduces the file size and keeps the video quality as much as possible. There are different ways on how to make video files smaller, and the popular ways include re-encoding with an effective video transcoder and using a file compressor.
The goal of loseless compression is to contain all quality of the original video. However, this is not so useful because it barely decrease the amount of data on a video. And most people want to do a video compression with the goal of reducing the video size.
There is no compression setting that is suitable for all users. The requirement differs from desired output dimensions, computer performance, specific compression artifacts and many other aspects. Here’re some suggestions that might help you to make the best video compression settings for you.
Knowing the video format, ratio and bit rate that influences the size of compressed video, it’ll be much easier for you to select the best video compression settings.
Recommended Video Compression Settings for Youtube & Vimeo
|Video compression settings for Youtube||Video compression settings for Vimeo|
|The same as the original video||24, 25, or 30 FPS|
1000 kbps (360p), 2500 kbps (480p), 5000kbps (720p), 8000kbps (1080p), 10Mbps (1440p), 35-35kbps (2160p)
2,000 – 5,000 kbit/s (SD) / 5,000 – 10,000 kbit/s (720p HD) / 10,000 – 20,000 kbit/s (1080p HD)
|426x240 (240p), 640x360 (360p), 854x480 (480p), 1280x720 (720p), 1920x1080 (1080p), 2560x1440 (1440p), 3840x2160 (2160P)||640 pixels wide (SD) or 1280 pixels wide (HD)|
There's an easy and free way to compress large videos to small size, on condition that your video is .MOV format and your Mac runs OS X 10.7 or above.
As a free and easy solution, it only changes the resolution of your MOV video. If you want to make the video smaller, you'll need the help from iSkysoft Video Converter for Mac or iMovie and Final Cut Pro.
There're many aspects that you need to consider when choosing the video compression tool that satisfies you most, such as the price, the compression quality and speed, ease of use, etc. The following table tells you why iSkysoft Video Converter for Mac is the best one that you should get to compress videos on Mac.
|Supported Formats||iSkysoft is able to compress HD videos (mts, m2ts, h.264), standard formats (mp4, mov, avi, mkv, flv, etc) and audio formats (MP3, AIFF, M4A).|
|Compressing Speed||This software compresses videos in an extremely fast speed, while most tools in the market doesn't .|
|Ease of Use||The compression settings is easy and flexible, which meets your most daily use. You can compress your video within 3 easy steps.|
|Price||iMovie, Quick Time Pro and Final Cut Pro are comprehensive and professional video tools. But they're expensive if you only look for a powerful and easy to use video compression tool. iSkysoft Video Converter for Macis much cheaper than them.|
|Additional Features||The additional video editor helps you to personalize videos as your wish|
|Customer Support||iSkysoft offers you 24-hour support that solves any minor problem that you might ecounter|