How to Compress Video Without Lossing Quality in Detail [Tried an Proven]

Top 5 easy methods to compress videos, reduce resolution and MB size without quality loss on Mac, Windows, and Online

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Updated on Nov 03, 2023

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Do you have a recording of an important or memorable event that takes up a lot of space on your device but you don't want to delete? Or you can't upload a video to your social media because of the enormous size or maybe you are running low on data and can't afford to upload or backup such videos to your cloud storage. This article will walk you through how to compress a large video file without losing quality.

Compress Video Without Losing Quality Online

online converter

Online tools have always been indispensable, which is why they always have a spot in almost all media editing articles. For compressing video without losing quality online, try Online Converter. It is relatively simple to use an online media Converter but it can also compress video and audio, resize, trim, and merge audio, video, and images.

Features of Online Converter

  • Supports conversion to and from 50 file formats
  • Manually input your desired compression size
  • Multimedia editing i.e. video, audio, and images
  • Audio extractor
  • Image and Video Resize

Steps to compress videos online without reducing quality

Step 1. Visit the website

Go to on your PC or smartphone

Step 2. Upload video and Compress

By default, the tab under Video Converter is already on Compressor, you just need to click on Go and it will take you to the upload page. Upload your video and select your desired compression size.

Step 3. Download

Wait for the website to process your video, then download your newly resized and compressed video

Compress Videos Without Losing Quality Offline with Movavi Video Converter

movavi video converter

A lot of video editors would also be familiar with Movavi Video Editor, it is fairly popular and is well-earned popularity in its own right. Movavi Video Editor lets you create stunning videos with effects and edits. It is a multimedia editor so of course, it deals with audio files as well. It supports conversion to and from most of the popular formats MP4, MP3, WAV, AAC, MKV, and lots more. You can use it for the most advanced video editing features like cropping, trimming, and rotating.

Features of MOVAVI Video Editor

  • Conversion and compression
  • Video editing; cropping, trimming, etc
  • Audio extraction
  • Create gifs stickers and animated stickers
  • AI video creator

Steps to Compress Video with Movavi

Step 1. Upload Video

Download and Launch the Movavi Video Editor, click on Add Media at the top left corner of the screen, and select Add Video.

Step 2. Change format and File size

Choose a format from the list at the bottom of the screen and move to the thumbnail to change the video size

Step 3. Convert

Click on convert at the bottom right corner to convert and compress your video

Compress a Video Without Losing Quality for Free with VLC

VLC media player

VLC is still one of the world-leading media players, as it is a free and open-source application that is available on all popular platforms; Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, and many more. The majority of movie lovers already have VLC on their device for watching movies, but now you can do much more on VLC for PC, like conversion, compression, audio, and video resizing, trimming video and audio, subtitle editing, and lots more

Features of VLC Media Player

  • A very good video and music player
  • Compression and conversion option
  • Resizing, cropping, and trimming videos
  • Editing subtitles
  • Supports just about any video format

Steps to Compress videos without losing quality in VLC

Step 1. Add a Video

Launch the VLC media player and click on Menu from the top bar and select Convert/Save. A new box pops up and you see the option to add video(s)

Step 2. Change Resolution

Click on the drop-down arrow beside the Convert/Save tab at the bottom and select Convert from the option. In the new box, click on the Edit profile icon. Change the tab to Video Codec, select Resolution, and reduce

Step 3. Save

Click on Save, select the save folder and click on Start. VLC will process and compress your video without quality loss

Bonus Tip - How to Lower the Resolution of a Video

The resolution is also one of the factors that contribute to a video's total size, lowering the resolution equals getting a lower video size.

EaseUS Video Converter is a multimedia video converter that can also perform a series of other video editing functions like audio extraction, video compression, audio converter, etc. It has an incredibly fast conversion speed and it can increase to up to 30X on the premium version.

EaseUS Video Converter supports conversion to and from over 500 formats free and without watermarks, plus, it can convert different formats simultaneously.

Features of EaseUS Video Converter

  • Supports over 500 formats and qualities including audio, video device and web-formats
  • Audio-only downloader function
  • 30X faster download and processing speed
  • Batch download
  • Download in High-quality as high as 8k

Steps to Lower Resolution of a Video easily using EaseUS Video Editor

Step 1. Upload Video

Launch EaseUS Video Editor software and click Create New Project, double on the designated box, and select the video that you want to upload

Step 2. Drag to Timeline and Export

To be able to work on a video in EaseUS Video Editor, you need to drag it from the upload location into the timeline at the bottom part of the screen.

Step 3. Adjust Resolution

A new box pops up when you click on Export, there you can change the name, save the location and select any one of the preset resolutions made available on the website

The Conclusion

The things that constitute a video size include its length, video quality, and resolution. To reduce video size without affecting quality, you need to target the other aspects, and normally, you wouldn't want to go for length, so that leaves video resolution. Most compression software and mobile applications however will use quality reduction to compress video. With the above-mentioned tools, you can choose to do quality or resolution reduction

1. Do Videos Lose Quality When Compressed?

Most of the time, yes. Most compression software just reduces the quality of the video and returns to you low-quality and low-sized video but with EaseUS, and since you don't want to reduce the length of the video, you can reduce the resolution without affecting the quality, the only downside would be that your video would look smaller, but that would matter less than the quality.

2. How Do I Reduce the MB Size of a Video?

Using any one of the tools mentioned in this article, you can compress videos and even audio thereby reducing their MB size

3. How Can I Compress a Video Without Losing Quality Offline?

VLC, MOVAVI, and EaseUS are some of the tools that can help you compress video offline. So you can edit your video anywhere even when you don’t have an internet connection.

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