- 1. How to Compress a Video
- 1.1 Compress MP4
- 1.2 Compress AVI
- 1.3 Compress MOV File
- 1.4 Compress WMV
- 1.5 Compress VOB
- 1.6 MPEG Video Compression
- 2. Top Video Compressor
- 3. Compress Audio Files
A number of media files are saved in AVI format. The typical downloaded AVI file will be around 700MB for an average length movie. As you can probably tell, storing such large files on your hard drive will have you running out of space quickly. As such, you may want to consider compressing your AVI files to smaller sizes/formats. General consumer converters will generally trade off quality for compression. Thus, you will get a much smaller media file with poor quality video and/or audio. If you want to retain the current quality of your AVI files after compressing them, then you might want to use iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe.
Compress AVI Videos with the Best Video Converter
iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe for Mac is one of the most reliable AVI compressor available to Mac users. It offers conversion to a number of different formats. Moreover, it also allows you to compress your uncompressed AVI files to smaller formats without quality loss. However, you will need to know how to work the program before you can comfortably watch your newly compressed videos.
More Features of iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe for Mac:
- Change the parameters (like resolution, bit rate, frame rate, etc.) of your AVI files for compressing them.
- Convert AVI videos to various formats, such as MP4, FLV, 3GP, MKV, WMV, M4V, and so on.
- Edit your AVI videos before converting them with built-in video editor.
- Extract audio from your AVI files as MP3, WMA, WAV, AC3, AAC, etc.
- Burn AVI videos to DVD if you want.
- Directly convert videos after downloading from YouTube, Vimeo, Vevo, Facebook, Hulu, Dailymotion, and other more sites.
- Perfectly compatible with Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, and 10.6 Snow Leopard.
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Simple Guide to Compress AVI Files on Mac with iSkysoft
Step 1. Add files to AVI compressor
Launch iSkysoft Video Converter when installation complete, and proceed to drag the AVI files that you would like to compress onto the interface of the program. You can also import AVI video files by "File" > "Load Media Files".
Step 2. Make compression settings
Method 1: Convert AVI files to other more compressed video format like MP4 with nearlly no quality loss. Here you need to select "MP4" as the output format.
Method 2: You could choose to lower the resolution while maintaining the Bitrate quality in order to maintain the quality of video while compressing your AVI files. To achieve this, please go to "File" > "Encode Settings". Then you will get a pop-up window to set the resolution, frame rate or bit rate of your AVI video.
Step 3. Start to compress or resize AVI files on Mac
Lastly, click on the "Convert" button to start the conversion and let the program run its course.
Video tutorial about compressing AVI Files on Mac (El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion)
Tips: Another Two Ways to Compress AVI Videos
In fact, aside from the above two ways to compress AVI videos, there are another two methods to help reduce the size of your AVI video:
Solution 1: Reduce AVI size by cutting unnecessary parts. You needn't change any settings of your video, and you can learn more detailed tutorial by checking how to cut a video.
Solution 2: Crop AVI video so as to compress it. After cropping unwanted area of your video, you will get a video with smaller size easily. To do so, you can turn to iSkysoft Video Editor to crop AVI videos with ease.