How to Compress Video for Email [Free]

If you need to compress a large video to send it as an email attachment, use free Freemake Video Converter. The easy freeware will help you compress any video file (size and format) for sending via ANY email service. Compress HD, MP4, AVI, WMV, MKV, FLV and 500+ formats with 3 clicks.

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Quick summary:
1. Download Freemake Video Converter
2. Add video files
3. Choose the format
4. Select email video settings
5. Compress video for email

That’s how to compress any video for email free:


Download Freemake Video Converter

Freemake Video Converter perfectly works with Windows desktops and laptops. If you run Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8, or Windows 10, download the installation file on your PC. By default, it will be saved in the “Downloads” folder. Find a new file in the folder and double-click it to start the installation of the free utility.

The Freemake tool doesn’t show any ad offers so you can be sure that only Freemake Video Converter will be installed on your computer. The software will be installed on a C drive. Please make sure you have free space on it.

Add video files

Freemake Video Converter will start automatically when the installation process completes. Prepare the video files that you want to email. You can add small, medium and large files at the same time. They can also have different extension, resolution and other parameters.

Click the "+Video" blue button to add the video files or merely drag-n-drop them to the freeware. If you add many files, wait till the software detects them all.

Choose the format

Email services are not format sensitive and can send clips with almost any video extension. So you can select any output option available in Freemake Video Converter. The software offers all popular extensions for your media files literally.

To see the formats for output, click the arrow sign in Freemake Video Converter. You can create a custom formats bar. To do it, mark with a star sign the extensions that you will use more often. Thus next time when you launch the program, you will see only your favorite options on the main interface.

Set your video parameters

Click the format that you need. In the new window, you will see a menu with quality choices. If your file is huge, please select the smallest resolution available.

Most email service providers allow users to send files that don't exceed 25Mb. So in order to email a video, you need to resize it. Pay attention to the weight sign above the “Convert” button. Click on it to open the size options. Set a size range, for example, from 20 to 24Mb.

In case the minimum size recommended by the software is bigger than 25Mb, you will have to change the resolution and the bitrate of your file manually. To do it, click on the blue cog-wheel under the quality menu. Change the parameters to fit the email size.

Compress video for email

Now set a path for your new files. Please keep in mind that the software doesn’t change the original big videos, but create new small ones. Make sure you have free space on your hard drive for all the video files.

When you are done, click the “Convert” button to compress your videos for email. As soon as your video files are ready, open your browser or an email client and send videos via email.