How to Compress Large Video Files for Email on Windows and Mac?

When sending video via Email, many email servers refuse to accept email attachments over 10MB in size, sometimes, even the file size of your email attachment is under 10MB, it may still take long time to attache the video to the Email. Therefore, it is very essential for you to compress video into small size or convert video to a more compress video format for better emailing. The article below will show to how to compress video for email on Windows/Mac with a beneficial video compressor.

Compress video for Email Windows and Mac

Best video formats for Email

Generally, there’s no limit on the amount of the data or the video formats that you can attache to an Email. But limitation on the video file size requiring you to pick some good quality video formats such as Divx, WMV, RealVideo, H.264, etc with reasonably small file size for email, so that can you easily attache and send the Email swiftly with great quality.

How to Compress Video for Email on Windows/Mac?

If you happen to own some HD/2K/4K (H.265/HEVC, Prores, XAVC/XAVC S, etc) video with large file size for attaching to an email, you can easily compress video with our top ranked video compression software – Pavtube Video Converter, which can compress/convert virtually any file formats with the resolution of 4K/2K/HD/SD to small size Divx, WMV, RealVideo, H.264 for fast emailing but also keep the great quality.

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Besides converting video to a more compressed file format, you can also use the program to compress video for Email with other workable methods: trim to shorten video length, split video into small segments, lower video resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc.

For your convenience, the program has both Windows and Mac version, you can compress video for Email on Mac OS X El Capitan with Pavtube Video Converter for Mac (best Mac Video Converter).

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Step by Step to Compress Video for Emailing

Step 1: Add video files to the program.
Launch the video compressor program on your computer, on the main interface, click “File” > “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from folder” button to load source video files into the program.

Add video files for email compressing

Step 2: Output a more compress video format.
Click “Format” bar, from its drop-down list, select to output a good quality with reasonably small size file formats such as “Common Video” > “Baseline Profile Video(*.mp4)” or “Main Profile Video(*.mp4)” or “High Profile Video(*.mp4)”.

Output H.264 Baseline Profile formats

Tips: If you are sending email on most common smart phones or tablets (including older mobiles), you are suggested to choose “Baseline Profile Video” format, if you are sending email on good modern smart-phones or tablets, choose “Main Profile Video” format, for sending email on big screens with a good decoder, “High Profile Video” format is idea for you.

Step 3: Adjust parameters to compress video for Email.

Click “Settings” to open “Profile Settings” window, you can compress video by changing resolution from 1280×720 to SD video with 640×480 which is the best playback resolution for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, YouTube, Facebook and more or lower frame rate to 23.97 or 25 or lower bit rate 20-50% of the original to get file with smaller file size.

Adjust output profile parameters

Step 4: Start to compress video for Email.
After all the setting is completed, hit right-bottom “Convert” button to begin the video compression process. When the conversion is completed, feel free to email video on Windows/Mac with fast speed and good video quality.

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