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How to Effortlessly Reduce MOV (QuickTime) File Size

by Christine Smith • 2020-02-24 11:21:41 • Proven solutions

"How do I reduce the size of a QuickTime movie?"

Sometimes you may find your QuickTime MOV movies taking up too much space on your devices, or time-consuming when sending them to others, then you should consider how to make a MOV file smaller. To help you easily make it, Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate) is a must-have tool. It enables you to make QuickTime MOV smaller either by adjusting the video parameters based on your needs or automatically reduce MOV file size via default settings. Now check out the instructions below to learn how to make MOV smaller step by step.

Part 1. How to Make MOV Smaller on Windows/Mac Without Losing Quality

Wondershare UniConverter is the best tool for PC/Mac to reduce MOV file size without losing quality. It allows you to change video format, bit rate, frame rate, encoder and more other settings to reduce MOV file size. Editing features like cropping, trimming, rotating are also available so that you can cut the unwanted parts of your QuickTime MOV files. Moreover, converting MOV to a smaller-sized format like FLV can also be done easily, over 1000+ video and audio formats are supported by it.

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  • Make MOV file smaller by changing video format, resolution, bitrate, codec, and other parameters.
  • Support 1000+ video formats including MOV, MP4, FLV, WMV, AVI, MPEG, etc.
  • Edit MOV files with trimming, cutting, cropping, or merging to reduce the size.
  • 30X super faster compressing speed than other online or free conversion tools.
  • Compress MOV file size with no quality loss at a real-time preview.
  • Transfer compressed MOV file size from PC/Mac to iPhone/iPad/Android devices via a USB cable.
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  • Supported OS: Windows 10/8/7/2003/Vista/XP, Mac OS 10.15 (Catalina), 10.14, 10.13, 10.12, 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6.
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Steps to Reduce MOV File Size with Wondershare UniConverter

Before proceeding with the tutorial of reducing MOV file size, let's free download Wondershare UniConverter and quickly install it on your computer first. Both Windows and Mac version are available here.

Step 1 Add QuickTime MOV Files Need to Make Smaller

Launch the program and click the Add Files button to browse your file folder and select the MOV files you want to reduce size. You can also directly drag them into the primary window.

Add QuickTime MOV files to smaller size

Step 2 Choose MOV as Output Format

You can select the output video format from the Convert all files to: button. Click the drop-down menu to open the format list, and then click the Video tab to find MOV and choose a resolution. You can convert video formats if you want.

choose MOV output format

Tips: You can also click + Create Custom to get the Setting window and manually change the settings like resolution, bit rate, frame rate, encoder.

Step 3 Customize Settings to Make MOV Smaller

Click the compress icon on the Target bar to make your MOV file smaller. A new window will open up, from where you can change video resolution, bit rate, quality, and file size easily. You can Preview the compressed video for 20 seconds, and click the OK button to save all changes.

customize MOV compression settings

Step 4 Start Compressing MOV File

You'll find the target MOV file size reduced after your customization, then click on the Convert All button to convert and save the newly-compressed MOV files. To get the converted smaller MOV files, you can switch to the Converted tab after the compression process finished.

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Part 2. 5 Extra Tips to Reduce MOV File Size

Below also lists 5 useful tips to help you to make .mov file size smaller.

  1. Compress Contents to Save Disk Space
  2. Select Low File Size Output Formats for Files
  3. Adjust MOV Video Frame Rate
  4. Change Output Resolution to Compress .mov Smaller
  5. Trim or Crop MOV to Reduce MOV File Size

Tip 1. Compress Contents to Save Disk Space

One of the easiest ways to make your MOV file smaller is to compress its contents. To do so, locate your desired MOV file and right click it to choose Properties. Next, go to General > Advanced. Mark the checkbox next to Compress contents to save the disk space. After that, click OK and the file will be saved in a smaller size version.

compress mov content to save space

Tip 2. Select Low File Size Output Formats for Files

There are some output formats occupying more space, whereas some like FLV takes less. Thus, you can choose the format that has a smaller size. For example, you can convert your MOV files to FLV so that your files become smaller without any extra efforts.

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Tip 3. Adjust MOV Video Frame Rate

You can adjust the frame rate and other specifications of your MOV file, as the lower the frame rate is, the smaller the file size is. You can do this on a free frame rate converter, many of which are available online. Just import the file, go to Profile Settings option and change the specifications. While entering the specifications, you can enter lower frame rates so that the file size becomes low.

adjust mov frame rate to make it smaller

Tip 4. Change Output Resolution to Compress .mov Smaller

Add your MOV files on QuickTime and edit the resolution of the videos by clicking File > Export and selecting the desired resolution. Do not lower it too much or else the video will become pix elated. Reduce the resolution so that you will get a smaller file. This can also be done on file conversion software.

change video resolution to reduce size

Tip 5. Trim or Crop MOV to Reduce MOV File Size

You can crop or trim MOV videos by cutting the unwanted parts, which will make your MOV file size smaller. Wondershare UniConverter can trim, crop, and cut videos as you need with real-time preview. Click the Trim icon on the video thumbnail and you'll open the video editing window, trim MOV video length and click on the Save button to confirm all changes. You can also crop black edges by using the Crop icon.

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