MPEG videos follow the standard set by the Moving Picture Experts Group(MPEG). MPEG standards include: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-3, MPEG-4, MPEG-4 Part 2, etc. These stands are widely used by a lot videos. So you might have a lot of MPEG videos in your computer hard drive. If you are having too many MPEG videos stored on your computer hard drive eating up your limited storage space, it’s time to consider compressing them to a smaller size. It’s a good way to make room on disc hard drive and at the same time keep your favorite videos intact on your hard drive.
How to Compress MPEG Video with A Video Converter Program
To compress MPEG video, you are going to need a powerful video compressor. There are a lot of video converters out there that are capable of doing this kind of MPEG video compression. To release you from going through the trouble of picking one among all those converters, here’s one that I think is among the best, Leawo Video Converter.
It’s a powerful video converter that can convert video and audio files between all kinds of popular formats you can think of. And as many of you that have used this kind of program should know, most video converters allow users to adjust the parameters of the videos they convert. And Leawo Video Converter would allow you to adjust video parameters like Resolution, Bit Rate, Frame Rate, etc. Parameters like those can decide the size of the video. So with Leawo Video Converter, you can adjust those video parameters to make your MPEG videos smaller. And it supports a wide range of video formats. No matter if you are trying to compress MPEG 4 or other MPEG standards, you shouldn’t find any compatibility problems.
Here’s how to do the MPEG compression using Leawo Video Converter.
Note: The software developer integrate Leawo Video Converter into a software bundle called Prof.Media. You can buy the program separately within the program.
Step 1. Open Leawo Prof.media. And then click on the Video Converter tab or click that Convert button at the top to launch Leawo Video Converter.
Step 2. There are two ways for you to import your MPEG videos to the program. The first one is to directly drag and drop the MPEG video files to the interface of the program. The second way is to click the Add Videos button on top of the interface and select the videos manually.
Step 3. To set the output format for the MPEG videos, find the button that lies on the left side of the green Convert button in the top right-hand corner of the file list and click on it. The following menu contains 3 buttons: Edit, Change and Apply to All. Click on Change button to select a format in the format list and set it as the default output format.
Step 4. To change the parameters of the output video, click the Edit button and go to the Profile Settings page. You will see audio and video parameters on it. If you want to make the output video smaller, you can change video parameters like Bit Rate, Resolution, Frame Rate and audio parameters like Bit Rate and Sample Rate. After changing those parameters, you can go back to the interface and check out the size of the output file shown on the file list.
Step 5. After making adjustments to the video parameters, you can start the MPEG video compression. Go back to the main interface and click on the green Convert button above the file list. A sidebar would appear on the interface. Before you start to compress MPEG file, set the default output directory for them first at the top of the sidebar. And then you can start the MPEG compression by clicking that Convert button at the bottom of the sidebar.
How to Compress MPEG Video Online With An Online Video Converter
There’s another way to compress MPEG videos: online video converter. But it’s only feasible when you only have a few small MPEG videos to compress. If you are thinking about massive MPEG video compression, then you should probably go for Leawo Video Converter.
The reason why I think it’s not suitable for massive MPEG compression is that you need to upload your MPEG videos to the website first and when the compression is done, you will have to download them from the website again, which could be troublesome and requires a high-speed internet connection. Nevertheless, you can always give it a shot first and see how things work out.
Google online video converter and you will see that there are a lot of them. I’ll be using onlinevideoconverter as an example to show you how to compress MPEG video.
1. Open onlinevideoconverter and click CONVERT A VIDEO OR AUDIO FILE.
2. Click SELECT OR DROP FILE to select the MPEG video you want to compress to upload to the website. Or you can directly drag the video to the website.
3. Click on the Format option box and select a format for the output video.
4. Click on the Video Quality option box and select the ideal resolution for the output video.
5. Click the Start button to start the compression. When the MPEG compression is done, you will be redirected to the download page, just click the Download button to download the compressed MPEG video.
Now you have two choices to compress MPEG video. For those who’s got plenty of MPEG videos to compress, then Leawo Video Converter is definitely the right choice. You can easily compress MP4 or other popular formats to make room on your hard drive.