MPG/MPEG is an old video format that is still in use today. However, files with .mpg or .mpeg extensions are usually large in size. If you have batches of MPG files stored on your device, you probably will need additional storage soon. Nevertheless, you can free up space by compressing MPG videos into much smaller files. Below I will introduce a powerful MPG Compressor and show you how to reduce MPG file size with this software in five ways.
The MPG Compressor we will use is called WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro. It is a feature-rich application consisting of a suite of programs for handling video and audio files. Here it can serve as a video size compressor to compress all kinds of videos, including MPG, efficiently.
Video compression in this software is simple, whether you are compressing a single file or batches of them. The software also enables you to shrink video files without losing quality by using an advanced video encoder HEVC/H265. The tutorial below gives you an example of how to compress MPG files without losing quality. Now, follow the instructions and start the MPG compression.
Launch HD Video Converter Factory Pro and select Converter among the five modules (Converter, Downloader, Recorder, GIF Maker, and Toolbox). In the next interface, click + Add Files to import the MPG file(s) you want to convert into this program. Or you can drag and drop these video(s) into the converter directly.
Tips: You can add multiple MPG files into the program for batch compression at once.
Click on the right-side format image to open the output format library. Next, go to the Video category and select your preferred output format. I suggest H265 for MP4 because of its wide compatibility and support for the H265 codec (an advanced video encoder). Alternatively, you can choose MP4 first and then change the encoder to H265 in the Parameter settings below.
Tips. Only MP4, MKV, and MOV support HEVC codec. So you can choose to compress MPG to MP4, MKV, or MOV if you need to use the HEVC encoder.
Back to the main workspace. Click the bottom triangle button to specify an output folder or leave it as default. When everything is ready, hit Run to start the compression.
Besides using the H265 codec to reduce video file size, the software also allows you to compress video files in other ways. The following methods will dramatically reduce your video file size from GB to MB. Yet, on the other hand, they will also cause a notably quality drop in your video. So measure the pros and cons before you go with these methods.
Step 1. Load your MPG videos into the converter.
Step 2. Choose an output video format from the format list. You can use the same format as the original or choose a different format.
Step 3. Go to the Quick setting over the lower-right of the workspace and drag the slider to change the resolution to 480P, 720P, 1080P, 2K, or 4K. If you want a more specific resolution, open the Parameter settings and customize resolution at will.
Step 4. Finally, click Run to start the compression process.
Step 1. Input MPG videos into the converter.
Step 2. Choose an output video format.
Step 3. There are two ways for you to reduce the video bitrate. One is by using the compression button at the bottom of the workspace. Click the button and drag the slider to the right to reduce the file size. Alternatively, you can go to Parameter settings and find the Bitrate option. Then you can choose or customize the bitrate as you want.
Step 4. Hit Run to compress an MPEF file.
Step 1. Load your MPG file(s) into the converter.
Step 2. Pick your preferred output format.
Step 3. Open Parameter settings and find the Frame rate option. Next, change the frame rates to a lower figure. Then click OK to save the changes.
Note: It is suggested that you keep the frame rates above 20fps, or the output video would have a visible inconsistency in the playback.
Step 4. Finally, click Run to start the compression.
Here is another method to help you reduce MPEG file size. If you only need part of the MPG file or you want to crop a portion of the video, you can also remove the unwanted parts with this software easily. Here is how to make MPG files smaller in this way:
Step 1. Import your MPG video into the converter.
Step 2. In the video taskbar, click the scissor button to trim the parts you want to save. If necessary, use the crop button to crop an area you want to watch.
Important: Remember to open the Parameters settings and keep the bitrate as the original.
Step 3. Finally, click Run to start the conversion.
These are the five simple methods to compress MPG videos. I have to say, with the best video compressor, you can get the job done without any hassle. If you have any questions about the compression process, you can let me know on Twitter. I’ll be glad to help. That’s all for now. Thanks for reading.