Part 1: Introduction:

If you have several MP4 videos on your system that you hardly use but deleting them is also not an option then compressing the files and storing them at a convenient location is the ideal solution. Moreover, compression reduces the file size which makes them easier to share and send across mail and other networks. So to compress your MP4 videos in good quality and in a simple manner use a conversion program. Know more in detail about these tools in the following parts.

Part 2: Online tool to compress MP4 videos

To compress your MP4 videos quickly and easily, online tools work as good options and one of the popularly used programs is Online UniConverter. Compatible with Windows and Mac, the tool works from your browser and allows compressing your added videos by changing its resolution and size. Earlier known as, the program also allows changing the file format.

Steps to compress MP4 videos

Step 1: On your browser, open Click on the + button to load the MP4 videos to be compressed.

Step 2: At the Output Settings section, choose the expand the drop-down options at Resolution and Reset size and choose the desired value to compress the added video. You keep the output format same or change it from the given options

compression settings

Step 3: Click on the COMPRESS button to upload the file and start the compression process.
compress MP4 video

After the files are processed, you can download and save the compressed video to your PC.

Part 3: Professional software to compress MP4 videos

To look after all your video related needs, including video compression, Wondershare UniConverter works as the best software. This Windows and Mac-based program allows compressing single as well as multiple MP4 and other video files without any quality loss. File parameters like quality, resolution, and file size, format and bit rate. Option to preview the file before the actual compression process is also there. Additionally, the software also supports video conversion, download, editing, recording, transfer, and other functions.

Steps to convert single MP4 video using Wondershare UniConverter

Step 1: Add MP4 video to Wondershare UniConverter for compression

Run the software on your PC and from the Toolbox tab on the main interface select Video Compress option. A new pop-up window will open where click on the + sign to browse and load the MP4 video to be compressed 

Step 2: Choose compression settings

The details of the added video will appear on the interface. Next edit the file parameters related to File Size, Format, Quality, Resolution and Bit Rate from the give options to compress the video. Alternatively, you can also move the slider to choose the compression percentage that will accordingly change the file parameter values.

Step 3: Preview and compress MP4 video

Click on the Preview button to check the file before the actual process. At the Save file: tab choose the desktop location to save the processed video. Finally, click on the Compress button to start with the process. 

Steps to batch compress MP4 videos using Wondershare UniConverter

Step 1: Load MP4 videos to be compressed

Load MP4 videos
Launch the Wondershare UniConverter software on your PC and from the Convert tab, click on the +Add Files to browse and add MP4 files to be compressed. Multiple files can be added here.

Step 2: Choose the target format and edit file parameters

The added files appear on the interface with details and a thumbnail image. On the top-right corner, choose MP4 or any other desired target format from the Video list.

Next, click on the +Create Custom button and a pop-up Setting window will open. Under the Video tab, edit the Encoder, Frame Rate, Resolution, and Bitrate of the file to compress the added files. Once the changes are done, click on the Create button to confirm the same. A new custom format with selected compressed settings will be created.

Step 3: Compress and convert MP4 videos

Finally, click on the Convert All button to start compressing and converting the added files. On your system, the files are saved to the location selected at the Output tab.

Part 4: Difference between Desktop and Online MP4 compressor

Online and Desktop compression tools both have their set of functions and features. Depending on what are your requirements, you can choose between the two. Below listed are the major differences between the two tools.
  • Online tools work from the browser interface and are internet dependent. Desktop programs work independently of internet connection after being installed on your system
  • Online programs are basic tools that help to compress only one file at a time. Using a professional desktop software, single or multiple files as needed can be compressed at a time
  • Online programs support basic file parameter editing to compress the videos whereas desktop software, on the other hand, allows changing multiple file parameters
  • Online programs do not support additional functions but desktop-based tools come packed with a range of additional features
  • Online tools are free to use and desktop software are paid programs.

Part 5: About Wondershare Company

Wondershare is known to create multiple software that helps professionals and amateurs to deal with different needed tasks related to video and audio formats. This public listed company ensures that its products are simple to use and at the same time offers all needed functions. Wondershare UniConverter is one of their highly-rated software that is capable of performing a myriad of functions including video compression, conversion, editing, download, recording, and others. Another great tool by Wondershare is Filmora that is an excellent video editing program. So no matter whatever your video or audio related needs are Wondershare has software to take care.