I am looking for a good software that can resize .mkv or .ts movie to smaller resolution? I don’t think my smaller device need 720p or 1080p resolution. It there a good popular software that can do this?

An MKV file is a type of video file. Many movies or TV shows streamed over the internet are increasingly seen in .MKV extensions, particularly for high-definition videos (1080p). In this tutorial, let’s see how you can compress video on Mac and Windows.

Compress MKV on Mac

If you need to compress MKV file on Mac, iFunia Video Converter for Mac is recommended. This Mac video converter does a good job of compressing video and audio files while keeping quality. I can compress files in bulk, which is efficient and convenient. In addition, users can also use the software to convert the format of any video and audio file. It supports more than 400 formats. It can also work as a YouTube video downloader and a basic video editor. The steps below will show you how to use it to compress MKV on Mac.

 

 

Click here to free download iFunia MKV Converter for Mac

Step 1. Add MKV Video Files

Run iFunia MKV Video Converter for Mac, drag and drop your MKV video files to it. This Mac app supports batch conversion. You can convert several files at one time to save your time. You can also add MKV files by clicking the Media Browser icon at the upper right corner of the software.

import files or DVD via Media Browser

Step 2. Compress MKV on Mac

To compress MKV files to reduce the file size, you can select a proper output format from the formats list to smaller the video size. For example, you can convert MKV to FLV to resize your MKV files – FLV files are much smaller than MKV files when saving the same videos.

output formats of iFunia Video Converter for Mac

Or you can keep MKV as your output format and reset the output video settings. Just click the Advanced Settings button. Customize the output video settings to reduce your MKV video size. It’s available to lower down the video resolution for reducing the MKV video size.

Step 3. Start the Compression

Click the conversion icon. That’s all you are required to do. The MKV Video Converter will automatically finish the rest.

Compress MKV on Windows

The steps above shows Mac users how to compress MKV Mac. How do we do it on PC? Handbrake can rip MKV video files on Windows. Though some users complain that it takes a long time and sometimes fails and quits unexpectedly. It does works for some MKV files. Here, I’ll show you how to Resize MKV File with Handbrake on Windows.

1. Download the latest version of Handbrake. Handbrake is free and works for Windows, Mac, Linux, these instructions apply to all platforms.

2. load MKV video files you want to convert

handbrake-compress-mkv

Note: Not all videos can be imported to convert, and you can only convert video one by one with Handbrake, so if you can not load your videos successfully or wanna have batch conversions to save time, you can use Video Converter for Mac.

3. In the output settings tray on the right side, select the device you want to optimize the video for (you can select Universal if you plan on using it for multiple iOS devices)

Tips: Setting Introduction of handbrake Mac

Video Settings: Framerate(FPS): Select a frame rate that you prefer.

Quality: There are three options available: 1. Specify an output size and the quality will depend on the specified output size.2. Select a birate. The higher bitrate you choose, the bigger size the output file will be, and the better quality you will get. 3. Directly select a quality.

Encoder: 2-pass encoding (optional): This takes twice as long to encode, but it improves the video quality and doesn’t make the file any larger.

Picture Settings: Here you can set video resolution and crop video. Handbrake highest resolution for the output video depends on the original video resolution and optimized output video for player such as iPod, iPhone, QuickTime, Apple TV, PSP, PS3, Xbox 360. For example, the highest resolution optimized supported by iPod nano-chromatic and iPod Touch is 640*480, you can set up to 640*480 resolution for the output if the resolution of the original video is higher or set up to the same resolution with the original if the resolution of the original is lower. The crop function of handbrake for Mac is kind of like a decoration here, because it is not powerful or practical.

4. Click on “Start” and wait, Handbrake will convert the video to the format you chose.

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2 Responses to Best Ways to Compress MKV File on Mac and Windows

  1. Sharman says:

    I’ve never done it, but a quick Google search shows that you can use iMovie to achieve this.

  2. kdufphscv says:

    Do you have quicktime pro, or are you using imovie or Final cut pro. got o export as quicktime then click on option you will see a size button.

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