MOV is an MPEG-4 video container format that is supported and natively used by the QuickTime framework. It can contain multiple tracks that store audio, video and subtitles. It’s similar to MP4 as they can both use the same MPEG-4 format and is usually interchangeable in a QuickTime-only environment.

MOV videos are common on both Mac and Windows. As is mentioned above, it can contain multiple video and audio tracks which could make the size of the MOV video file big. If you have a lot of MOV videos stored on your Mac or PC, you can consider compressing the MOV video to a smaller size to make room on your hard drive. Here’s how to compress mov files to a smaller size.

How to compress MOV file with a MOV Compressor

To compress MOV video first we are going to need a MOV compressor. Here I would recommend that you use Leawo Video Converter. There are a few things about Leawo Video Converter that make it the best choice to compress MOV files.

   

First is that it allows you to compress MOV video by changing the parameters of the video. You can change the video parameters like resolution, Bit Rate and Frame Rate and audio parameters like Bit Rate, Sample Rate to make the output MOV video smaller.

Another thing you can do with Leawo Video Converter is that you can select which audio track and subtitles you want to keep in the output file. That would allow you to remove the unwanted audio tracks and subtitles from the video, thus reducing the overall size of the MOV video.

With the help of Leawo Video Converter, it’s actually very easy to compress MOV files to a smaller size. And it’s an extremely user-friend piece of software. It’ll only take a few simple steps to compress an MOV video. Check out the content below to see how to compress a MOV file using Leawo Video Converter.

1. Add MOV videos to the program.

Launch Leawo Video Converter on your computer. It’s packed into a software bundle named Prof.Media. Just click on Video Converter tab to launch the converter. And then drag the MOV videos you want to compress to the interface of the program to add them to the program. You can also click the Add Video to add source MOV videos to the program.

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2. Set MOV as the default output format.

There’s a button to the left of the green Convert button above the file list. Click on it and a pop-up would appear. Click on the Change button on the menu to open the Profile page and select MOV as the default output format.

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3. Adjust parameters of the video.

This is the most important part of the MOV video compressing process. Click on the button to the left of the green Convert button again and then click on the Edit button on the following menu to open the Profile Settings page where you can adjust the parameters of the output video. To make the size of the output MOV video smaller, you can change video parameters like Resolution, Bit Rate and Frame Rate and audio parameters like Bit Rate and Sample Rate.

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4. Start the compression

After adjusting the parameters of the out MOV video, go back to the main interface and then click on the Convert button in the upper-right area of the interface. A sidebar would appear from the right side of the interface. Set output directory for the output MOV video and then click on the Convert button at the bottom to start compressing the MOV video.

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How to compress MOV online with an online MOV compressor

Of course, a video converter program is not the only way to compress MOV file. You can also compress mov file online with a free MOV compressor online. There are actually a lot of video converters online that can help you convert videos. And you can use them to help you convert MOV file online. It’s very easy to find a proper MOV video compressor online. Here I will show you how to use a MOV video compressor online to compress MOV video to a smaller size.

1. Open online-convert’s website with your browser. It’s an online video converter and compressor. On the home page of the website, scroll down and find Convert video to Quicktime MOV. And then click on Read more.

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2. Click on Choose File button to upload the MOV video you want to compress.

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3. Scroll down and you can see Optional Settings. You can change the screen size and bit rate of the output video to make the size of the video smaller. And other parameters can also help make the video smaller. Change the parameters that you think is helpful.

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4. To start the compression, scroll down and then click on the Convert file button.

If you only have a few small MOV videos to compress, a MOV video compressor online is obviously the better choice as it’s free and it requires no software installation. But if you are compressing a certain number of MOV videos and they are both in big sizes, then I would recommend that you use Leawo Video Converter. If you want to stick with the online video compressor, you are going to have to put up with uploading and downloading your MOV video every time you try to compress a MOV video, which could be time wasting and exhausting. But Leawo Video Converter would be able to handle your MOV videos with ease. And it’s not only MOV videos that Leawo Video Converter can compress, you can also compress MP4 or any other videos you want.