How to Compress a Video

You may want to learn how to compress a video if you are a movie lover, and like to have a collection of your favorite films on a storage device so that you can watch and re-watch them according to your convenience. However, if you continue saving large video files on your hard drive, you are likely to run out of space pretty soon.

In order to avoid such situations, it is imperative have an efficient and effective tool that not only helps you compress video file, but is also capable of performing batch compression, and that is exactly you will learn about in the following sections.

Part 1: How to Compress Video File

Even though there are many tools available in the market that can compress the videos easily, the best and most admired one by majority of people around the globe is UniConverter by Wondershare. The reason behind this is, Wondershare UniConverter is not only a video compressor but has many other tools integrated in it to help you with most of the post-production tasks such as video editing, applying effects, adding watermarks, etc.

You can learn how to compress a video with Wondershare UniConverter by following the method given below:

Step 1: Go to Toolbox and Open Video Compress

Launch Wondershare UniConverter, go to Toolbox from the top, and click Video Compress. Next, click the Add File icon, and import the video you want to compress.

steps to edit a video
compress the video

Step 2: Move the Slider and Decrease Size

Drag the slider to the left to decrease the file size. Alternatively, you can type your preferred size in the File Size field, and/or select a lower resolution from the Resolution drop-down list.

decrease the size of the video

Step 3: Compress the Video

Optionally click the Preview button to check the if the video quality remains acceptable post compression, and click Compress to compress video file.

compress the size of the video

Part 2: How to Compress Multiple Video Files with Wondershare UniConverter

Apart from compressing a single file, fortunately, Wondershare UniConverter is also capable of performing batch video compression. This comes in handy if you have multiple movies, and you want to compress all of them at once to save your valuable time.

You can follow the steps given below to learn how do bulk compression in Wondershare UniConverter:

Step 1: Click Add Files and Import Multiple Videos

After starting Wondershare UniConverter, confirm that the Convert tile is selected from the top, click the Add Files icon, and select and import all the videos you want compress at once.

Step 2: Create and Select Custom Preset

Click to open the Convert all files to menu from the top-right, click the Video tab from the top, select your preferred output format (MP4 here) from the left pane, and click the Edit icon next to the Same as source preset in the right. On the Setting window choose a resolution from the Resolution drop-down list, and click the Small Size button at the top when it appears. Click Create to create custom preset with the settings you specified, and back on the Convert all files to menu, click to select the newly created preset.

Step 3: Click Convert All to Begin Bulk Compression

Back on the Convert window, define a destination folder in the Output field at the bottom-left, and click Convert All from the bottom-right corner to compress all the video files in a single go.


Once you have learned how to compress a video with Wondershare UniConverter, you are highly encouraged to explore the software and try all the other features that it has to offer. With the built-in tools like video editor, screen recorder, optical media burner, virtual reality (VR) converter, GIF maker, and even image converter, there is nothing more that a professional or novice videographer would look for in an efficient post-production program.

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