Compress MP4

Free online MP4 compressor tool to reduce MP4 file size. Change resolution, quality or set a preferred output file size to make MP4 files smaller. No watermark added to the output files. Optionally, you can choose H.264 or H.265 as the encoder.

How to compress MP4 Video using XConvert for free?

  1. Use + Select Files button to open file upload options
  2. Select Google Drive, Dropbox or From Computer button to prompt file select dialog
    1. Google Drive and Dropbox allows fast upload
  3. Change options from General Options section to apply for MP4 video files
  4. Click on Compress Now to start MP4 video compression
  5. Click the green download button on the file card to download the compressed MP4 video file

What is MP4 Video?

MP4 is a video container for MPEG-4 Part 14. MP4 container supports motion pictures, audio, and text (subtitles). It can contain videos that encoded in H.264 and H.265(HEVC). You can read the (H.264 and H.265(HEVC) comparison) article to get a good understanding of both formats. H.256 is a new format that most browsers support but handful of desktop video players can handle. XConvert support compressing of MP4 with H.264 and H.265 (new). The main factor that relates quality to size in mp4 compression is called Constant Rate Factor. Constant Rate Factor(CRF) is a rate control factor (quality/file size) for H.264/H.264 encoders. Lower values of CRF produce larger output sizes but has higher quality. To reduce large high-quality videos, you can use slower Preset to compress it even more.

What is XConvert MP4 Video Compressor?

XConvert MP4 Video compressor allows you to compress MP4 files without a limit. It is the fastest online free MP4 video compressor on the web. You can compress a MP4 video (.mp4) by setting Constant Rate Factor (a General Option) to ~21 and Preset to medium to get an amazing quality compressed MP4 video.

Another way to compress MP4 Video files is to resize them to a smaller size. You can use the Resize dropdown on Output Dimension section to select a Preset Resolutions such as 8k, 4K, 1080p, 720p, 480p, 360p, 240p, and other non-standard options to reduce MP4 video width and height.

Or you can set MP4 Video width and height relatively or independently. Setting relative is preferred if you want to keep the aspect ratio intact.

How to open MP4 Video file on Windows Operating systems?

Most MP4 videos you take from Windows, iPhones and Androids converted to .MP4 format or .WEMB. These formats can be open using VLC Player . In fact, VLC can open almost any MP4 video format and support Linux and MacOS platforms.

How to open MP4 Video file on Linux Operating systems?

The default option is to install VLC player. On Ubuntu (Debian) you can run sudo apt-get install vlc. Make sure you have X11 installed.

How to open a MP4 Video file on MacOS?

Quick Time cannot open .mp4 files specially if it is encoded in H.265. You will need to install VLC player to be able to view MP4 video on MacOS.

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MP4 Video Compress Tool

Click and select or Drag and drop your .mp4 files to dark blue box. Once you add all of your MP4 videos , simply press Compress. This will compress all of your MP4 files. Just wait until we process your files to download them as a ZIP file or individual images.

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We don't compromise quality for anything. Our advance video converter detect the best quality for your output files. This feature enable us to keep the best quality while reducing MP4 file size.

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Makes your life little simpler. We do our best to separate all details need to compress MP4 video files so that you can just convert files with a press of a button

More About .mp4 Files

MP4 files (MPEG-4 Part 14) are multimedia files. MP4 is a container format that can store video, audio and subtitle data (as well as more depending on content). Since stores like iTunes uses this container format, and it is used with iPod and PlayStation Portable (PSP), MP4 files have become more common.
The MP4 files (MPEG-4) are the multimedia files which are used with multiple stations and video players simultaneously, they can store video, audio and other suitable amounts of data subtitle even. MP4 file format is an extremely common file format due to its very own container format and it is also used with multiple platforms such as iTunes, PlayStation, and portable PSP as well.
MPEG-4 Part 14 or MP4, formally ISO/IEC 14496-14:2003, is a multimedia container format standard specified as a part of MPEG-4. It is most commonly used to store digital video and digital audio streams, especially those defined by MPEG, but can also be used to store other data such as subtitles and still images. Like most modern container formats, MPEG-4 Part 14 allows streaming over the Internet. A separate hint track is used to include streaming information in the file. The only official filename extension for MPEG-4 Part 14 files is .mp4.
The technical details of MP4 files differ in great aspect and are unique as well, first released in 2001 under ISO/IEX 14496-1:2001 standards, it uses an AAC encoding to wear off unauthorized users from copying the data. The main purpose is the streaming rather than sending video or audio information. MP4 files can be used to store additional data such as text information, subtitles and still images while MPEG format cant do this, anyhow the processing of data into MPEG-4 part 14 requires the use of private streams such as the use of hint tracks to include the information.
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