How to Compress Video in Adobe Media Encoder?

When exporting a video file with Adobe Media Encoder, you may find that the exported files are in large size with higher video bitrate, thus slowing down the uploading or sharing speed, taking up a lot of disk space, etc. Want to compress the large-sized videos? Actually, you can reduce the video size when exporting in Adobe Media Encoder. Don’t know how? Read this post, and you will learn how to make Adobe Media Encoder compress video.

Carina Carina | Updated on Jan 04, 2024

How to Compress Video in Adobe Media Encoder

Reduce File Size More Easily and Handily

FAQs about Compressing Video in Media Encoder

How to Compress Video in Adobe Media Encoder

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to compress videos with Adobe Media Encoder. Just read on!

Step 1. Import the Video to Media Encoder

Open Adobe Media Encoder on your computer and click “File” > “Add Source” to select the file you want to compress. You can also drag and drop the video file into the workspace and add items to the queue.

Import Video to Media Encoder

Step 2. Choose a Preset for Video Compression

On the right side of the interface, scroll down and select a lower resolution from the “Preset” menu. Generally, “H.264 HD 720p 25” is recommended for a good balance between file size and video quality. You can also choose other presets to compress video according to your desires.

If you want to upload the compressed video online, you can also select the YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc. presets under the “Preset Name” > “Web Video Preset” section.

Choose a Preset

* Keep in mind that higher resolution means a larger file size and better video quality, while lower resolution will inevitably sacrifice video quality.

Step 3. Save the Video

Click on the video file and then you can rename the video file and select the output path. Click “Save” to close the window.

Step 4. Change Export Settings to Reduce File Size in Media Encoder

Right-click on the file name and select the “Export Settings” option to get more detailed export options. You can check the estimated compressed file size at the bottom right corner of the window. And you can modify the bitrate and other settings to further compress the video.

Export Settings

Step 5. Start Processing Video in Media Encoder

Click the green triangle icon at the top of the interface and your video will start processing. It will show the processing bar and estimated finish time for the job.

Start Processing

Compressing video with Adobe Media Encoder isn’t a tough task. But you can still find an easier way to compress various video files with quality preserved.

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Step 1. Launch HD Video Converter Factory Pro and open the “Converter” module. Then click “+ Add Files” to import the video files you want to compress. Drag-n-drop is also supported.

Add Large Files

Step 2. Press the format image on the right side to enter the output format library. Select an output format (e.g., MP4) under the “Video” tab or just leave it as default.

Select Output Format

The video size is determined by many factors. This article mainly talks about ways to reduce video resolution to compress video size.

Step 3. Open the "Parameter settings" window to change the video parameters. Go to the "Resolution" section and select a desired output video resolution from the drop-down list. Then press OK to save the change. You can also adjust the video resolution in the "Quick settings" section below the "Parameter settings" button.

Downscale Video Resolution

Besides downscaling the video resolution, you can also lower the video bitrate, change an advanced video codec, decrease the frame rate, or use a combination of these methods to compress the video. See more detailed information in this post: 6 Effective Methods to Compress Large Video Files

Step 4. After you compress videos to the desired file size, select a destination path for the output files by clicking on the bottom inverted triangle button. Finally, press “Run” to start exporting files. With hardware acceleration, you can quickly get compressed video files.

Export Video

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FAQs about Compressing Video in Media Encoder

1. Does Adobe Media Encoder compress video?

Yes. Adobe Media Encoder can compress video via its export settings. It offers you many presets to lower the video resolution and bitrate to make video size smaller for faster workflow, uploading, and sharing. If you export a video in a larger file size than the original video, try the compressing steps shared in this post.

2. How do I change the size of a video in Adobe Media Encoder?

1. Open Media Encoder and import the video.

2. Choose and apply a lower resolution setting, such as 1080p or 720p.

3. Make a folder for the video, then choose an export location.

4. Click the Play icon in the video file queue to begin compressing videos in Adobe Media Encoder.

Tips: The output settings also include several options for reducing video file size. Lowering the bitrate is an effective approach to achieve a smaller file size.

3. Why should you compress your video files?

Video compression makes files easier to upload, save, work with, and manage. Moreover, smaller files are almost usually easier on bandwidth and system resources.

4. Which video formats are the most common to convert to?

The most common formats are MP4, MOV, AVI, and MKV. YouTube uses MP4 and AVI files. Anyway, you're recommended to convert video to MP4 since it has the best compatibility with various platforms and devices.

Final Words

That’s all I want to share with you about how to compress video with Adobe Media Encoder. You can also use the recommended application to compress video more efficiently.

Thanks for reading. Have a nice day!

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