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.
How do I make a .MOV file smaller?
If compressing your MOV file doesn’t make it small enough for your needs, another option is to convert it to an MP4. You can do this with editing software or with an online converter. When you convert to an MP4, the resulting file size can be as small as one-tenth of the original size.
How do I reduce the size of a MOV file in Quicktime?
Unfortunately, QuickTime doesn’t support resizing, so if you need to reduce the dimensions of your video, you’ll need to use another program, or use a web-based video compression tool such as VEED, ClipChamp, or Kapwing (More on this below).
Why is my MOV file so big?
Why Is My MOV File So Big? MOV is a video container format which has nothing to do with the final file size. The thing that makes your MOV file large is the media data inside the capsule. A MOV can hold video data encoded by the advanced lossy codec like HEVC and H.
How do I compress a video file to email on a Mac?
How do I reduce file size on Mac?
If you don’t want to permanently change your original document, you can save a copy of it with a smaller file size instead. Choose File > Reduce File Size (from the File menu at the top of the screen).