How to compress AVI files on Mac or Windows (compatible with Windows 8)

on Saturday, 4 May 2013

Part 1: Solutions to compress AVI files

One idea is to compress old and AVI files with some standard compression utilities like pkzip or files. Rar. However, the result is less satisfactory, let's try something new.

Solution 1:

Turn your old file to new AVI files AVI files or other formats such as MP4, MKV, M4V. With the new decoding and encoding, will convert to a smaller comparatively.

Solution 2:

Compresses your AVI file editing it:
1) split AVI files: deletes parts nonsense and just keep the parts that you want.
2) cut the AVI video according to your taste.

Solution 3:

Reset the parameters: you can reduce the frame rate, bit rate, resolution, and to lower the size greatly.

Luckily, this video converter ultimate (compatible with Windows 8) all in one can perform all the functions mentioned above. You can convert your original AVI file virtually any other format with great compatibility. With its batch conversion capabilities and built-in tools, you can compress AVI files without a hitch. Below instructions for Windows. (For Mac users, you can download the compressor AVI for Mac here.)

Part 2: A step by step guide to compress AVI files

Preparation : Download and Video Converter and install it. Two versions (Mac version and Windows version (compatible with Windows 8), share the same functions) and here we take the version of windows as an example.

Step 1: Load your AVI files in this compressed AVI

Installs and starts the compressor AVI, drag and drop AVI files in the main interface or go to the Menu bar and choose "Convert" -> "Add Files" to load your AVI files. You can add a couple of AVI and make batch conversion to save valuable time.


Step 2: Compress your AVI files trimming (Optional)

Dividing Compress AVI files: Go to Edit-> Trim. And a window. Drag the slider to move it forward and backward. When you reach the correct position, click the scissor button to split your original video and ready. Then click OK to return to the main interface.


Compress AVI files by reducing its duration: Go to "Edit" in the menu bar of each video and then choose "Crop" from his down edit menu.


Step 3: Select the output format

Click the icon in the panel format "Output Format" to open the drop-down list and choose AVI or MKV, MP4, M4V, FLV, etc.. "Format"> "Video"


Go to the gear type button "Settings" to place parameters for both audio and video, including resolution, frame rate, encoder, transfer rates, etc.. This way you can reduce the size of your AVI lots.


Step 4: Start to compress AVI files now

Click "Convert" and let this fabulous drive (compatible with Windows 8) do the rest for you. If you do not want to be waiting for the conversion process, you can let it run in the background. That's it. Excellent job!

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