If you want to save storage space on your mobile device or share videos with family and friends, these video compression apps for Android will be useful.
There have been huge advances in mobile technology in recent years, and many people now use their Android smartphones as their go-to photography and video tool. That means it’s now easy to record videos at virtually any time and almost any place, and then share them for work or with family and friends on social media and other channels.
One of the advantages of modern and high-end smartphones is having the capability of High-Resolution video capture, and just a few years ago we couldn’t have dreamed of having a mobile device that could record video at 4K resolution. However, there are a couple of drawbacks to this – a) the large file size means that such videos eat up a lot of storage space and b) the length of time and bandwidth required when sharing high-resolution videos with others.
Considering some social channels and e-mail services have a restricted size limit for videos, you might want to use a video compression app. These work by compressing videos to reduce their file size. However, the difficulty here is to find an app that will convert and compress your videos without sacrificing too much quality and at the best resolution for your particular device screen.
There’s no doubt that some video compressing apps are better than others, and we found plenty that didn’t do a good job. However, technology has come a long way and there are certainly a few decent options. We’ve been checking out numerous video compression apps to find the best, and if you want to know how to convert & compress videos on Android without losing quality, these are our top picks.
1. VIDEO DIETER 2 – TRIM & EDIT
Video Dieter 2 is a solid app that works well and it’s free to use with no in-app purchases (although there are ads). The app has a user-friendly interface and videos can be stored at a smaller file size and shared through messenger apps such as Facebook, Telegram, WhatsApp and others, and you won’t need to be concerned about losing quality.
It’s simple to set the result video quality and resolution and there are plenty of nice features. For instance, you can add songs to videos, take out unwanted sections, share via SMS, email, YouTube and other apps with quick sharing options, save the encoded video without losing the original, or downsize them further using the time lapse option. We particularly like how easy it is to see the video file size, resolution, and playtime information.
2. VIDEO COMPRESS
Video Compress by Mel Studio apps offers an easy way to compress videos in low, normal or high quality and share them to WhatsApp, Facebook, YouTube, email, and other channels. It has a good clear interface, is quick, and supports virtually every video format, and it’s easy to keep organized as the gallery displays the albums with videos. If you choose to you can compress videos even further as the app gives you the option to remove audio, and the compression ratio is increased according to the length of the video.
Further features include video subtitle extraction, ARM and X86 CPU support, and ARMv7 NEON CPU optimizations, and it’s easy to recommend this app for compressing videos without loss of quality. If you want to remove the ads you can do so via an in-app purchase.
3. VIDEO CONVERTER VIDEO COMPRESSOR
This is one of the newer video compression apps and it looks promising so far. It enables users to compress videos and reduce the video frame height and width and save them to high-resolution with less size. The app also converts video files in multiple formats that include MP4, AVI, MOV, OGG, 3GP, MKS, MPG and more, and supports mpeg4 and copy Codec formats. This app has good user ratings so far and that looks likely to continue based on what we’ve seen of it.
4. VIDCOMPACT VIDEO CONVERTER, VIDEO COMPRESSOR – BETA
VidCompact is very nicely laid out, works smoothly, and is easy on the eye. It’s a relatively new app but has plenty of functionality, and it supports multiple formats and ultra-fast video conversion and compression. The app makes it simple to choose video duration and resolution and it has a clean and fresh interface that makes it a pleasure to use. VidCompact supports over 30 languages and more than 200 Android devices.
Using the app to shrink the sizes of your videos will free up a lot of extra storage on your device, and a nice touch with the app is that when uploading clips to Facebook, Google+, Instagram, WhatsApp and more, the app directly adjusts according to the requirements of the different platforms. It’s been rated with 4.5/5 stars on the Google Play Store so it’s well worth taking a look at this one.
5. VIDEO.GURU – VIDEO MAKER
This is a more general video editor app that’s packed with features, and although it contains a video compressor and converter supporting resolution up to 4K, that’s just one of its functions. The app from InShot Inc. also allows users to trim and cut videos, merge and join clips, add music or adjust the original volume of the video, adjust video speed with fast or slow motion, add filters and effects, and adjust color. Videos can then be exported in HD quality and shared to Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and more.
6. VIDEO CONVERTER FLIP COMPRESS – BETA
This is a powerful tools app from AppzCloud Technologies. The video converter supports numerous video and audio formats while the video compressor features low, medium, high, and custom modes, the latter of which allows you to try out various sizes. The app is free to use with no limits (in-app purchase is to remove ads), and it can also be used to flip videos horizontally or vertically or rotate videos with 90, 180, or 270-degree rotation.
7. VIDEO COMPRESSOR AND CUTTER
The app compresses videos to MP4 format and supports many different formats including WEBM, AVI, MKY, 3GP and more. Simply select the video you want to reduce in size and your converted files are saved in a VideoCompresser folder. You can open, share, rename, and delete videos that have been compressed, and the app also features notifications so you can monitor the compression progress. Alternatively, users can simply trim a video, in which case it will stay in its original format.
All of the above apps were satisfactory when we looked at them although some were faster than others. It’s worth saying that they may work differently according to the device you are using and that you may lose some quality if you choose to compress videos more. At least one of them should do the trick for you though, making it easy to convert and compress videos on Android smartphones and tablets.
This will allow you to save memory on your device, and the reduced size also means it will take less time and you’ll use less data if you want to share your videos. Of course, there are new apps constantly arriving on the Google Play Store. Therefore, if you come across any new video compression apps for Android that works well that we haven’t mentioned here, do tell us about them in the comments.