Tips. This video compressor runs perfectly on Windows 11/10/8/7 and lower.
Q: How do I compress a MOV file in Windows 10? I tried to send a large MOV video as mail attachment but failed. Could anyone help me please?
A: The file size limits might prevent you sharing or uploading large MOV video files to social networks. The best solution is to reduce the file size. But video file sizes can be tricky and have many technical variables with it. Don’t worry. In this article, we will show you how to use only one tool to fast compress a MOV file on Windows 10 in six ways.
The only decent program you’ll need is WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro. You can free downloadfree download and install it in advance. Then read on for the details of how to compress a MOV file on Windows 10.
If you are looking for a simple yet efficient MOV video compressor, WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is a worthwhile choice. It offers six effective methods of compressing large MOV files on Windows 10 and allows you to process multiple MOV videos in one go. The intuitive interface and straightforward operation enable even the novices to perform the compression process effortlessly. Besides compressing MOV videos, it can also compress 4K videos, downsize AVI files, shrink MKV movies, and more.
Some advanced encoders like HEVC (aka H265), and VP9 offer higher compression ratio while preserving high video quality. So you can make full use of these advanced encoders to compress MOV files without compromising quality. Here are the steps:
Step 1. Launch HD Video Converter Factory Pro and open the Converter. Then, hit + Add Files or simply drag your video(s) into the program.
Step 2. Expand the output format list on the right side. Under the Video category, choose one format from either H265 for MP4 (recommend), or H265 for MKV, or VP9.
Step 3. Hit Run to compress MOV video to smaller size.
HD Video Converter Factory Pro provides a Batch Compression mode, allowing you to reduce your MOV movies size by increasing the compression ratio. Here are the steps:
Step 1. Launch HD Video Converter Factory Pro and open the Converter. Then, click + Add Files or drag your MOV video(s) into the program directly.
Step 2: Click the output format image to unfold the output format list. Then either choose the original MOV video format or compress MOV to MP4 or any other format you need.
Step 3: Click the bottom Batch Compression button and drag the sliders to the right to increase the compression ratio. The slider goes more right; the video is compressed smaller. But it is worth noting that it may affect the video quality when the compression ratio is too high.
Step 4: Set the Output folder and press Run to start compressing MOV files in bulk on Windows 10.
The resolution of a video determines the size in height and width that the video will be created in. Generally, higher the resolution, sharper the video quality. While lower the video resolution, smaller the video file size. Therefore, downscaling video resolution is one of the most effective ways to reduce file size.
Step 1. Open HD Video Converter Factory Pro and select Converter. Next, click + Add Files to import source videos. Or you can drag and drop the files into the program directly.
Step 2. Enter the output format library by hitting the right-side output format image and select one output profile. You can also keep the MOV format unchanged.
Step 3. Go to the Quick setting below and drag the bar to your preferred resolution, e.g., convert 4K to 2K, downscale 1080p to 720p, and so forth. Also, you can open the Parameter settings to customize resolution for your MOV video.
Step 4. Hit Run to start the compression.
Video bitrate also has great impact on file size as it determines the amount of video data transferred per second. Thus, lower bitrate means less data is transferred and smaller file sizes. However, lower bitrate also degrades the video quality.
Step 1. Launch HD Video Converter and add your source MOV file(s).
Step 2. Select the needed output format from the right-side format library.
Step 3. Change video bitrate to a lower value in Parameter settings. You can also switch the CBR (Constant Bitrate) mode to VBR (Variable Bitrate) mode and then move the slider to low quality. Because VBR can adjust the rate depending on the complexity of video content, which will save storage space. Click OK to save the changes.
Step 4. Press Run to start compression.
Frame rate is another important factor affecting your MOV video file size. Frame rate, also referred to “frames per second” or “FPS”, means how quickly a number of frames appears within a second. This gives us the illusion of movement. It should be noted that the standard frame rate for movies and TV shows is 24fps. If the frame rate is too low, the video will look choppy. Let’s see how to compress a MOV file on Windows 10 by reducing frame rate as follows:
Step 1. Run HD Video Converter and load MOV videos into the program.
Step 2. Hit the right-side format image and select your preferred output format.
Step 3. Go to Parameter settings. You can either select an optimized frame rate from the drop-down list, customize another frame rate, or change VFR to CFR.
Step 4. Click Run to start compression.
Another good solution on “How to compress a MOV file on Windows 10” issue is to cut the unwanted part. With the built-in video editor, you can easily cut the MOV video into clips. Apart from being a video cutter, HD Video Converter Factory Pro comes with other editing tools, including cropping, rotating, adding special effects, watermarking your videos, merging video clips.
Step 1. Download and install the software on Windows 10. Then open the program and select Converter. Next, drag and drop your MOV videos into the converter.
Step 2. In the video taskbar, select the scissor icon to trim/cut the unnecessary parts and leave the clips you want to save.
Step 3. Select an output format from the right-side format library. You can choose the same format as the original video file. Make sure that the video bitrate is kept as the original as well.
Step 4. Finally, click Run to start the conversion.