Can you recommend a video converter that allows to limit the output file size?

Mishbah Razzaque March 6, 2010

I want a video converter (paid or free) where I can limit the output file size. For example, how would I convert an 180MB video (.avi) to 100MB (.mp4/iphone) so I can share it with my friends on

Thanks in advance

  1. Suishanflying
    September 13, 2010 at 1:03 am

    You can try a good video converter now I am using.

    Easy to use and able to convert kinds of video formats.

    Try it yourself!

  2. Anonymous
    March 13, 2010 at 5:03 am

    DVD shrink

  3. ænon1mus
    March 10, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Are you running Windows? Actually, it doesn't matter. Handbrake is cross platform:

    You can specify a target output file size.

    • Farhan_cbk
      January 11, 2012 at 10:47 am

      yes u r right. i have also used handbrake and it can do it. but now i am having trouble with my queue downloads. whenever i add one by one all the files into the queue and pressing the encode button, it starts processing but when i minimize the window, it says "not encoding''

  4. Taty
    March 9, 2010 at 5:51 am

    You can import it into Windows Movie Maker, you can do that from the export option without having to install anything else. It's already on your computer.

  5. Rajeeva
    March 7, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    Use avidemux. It has an option of specifying a target video size when converting a video from a specific format to another. But please note that the target video size is for the video excluding the audio. However, if you get the hang of it, you can predict the audio size also and hence get the exact total video size.

    • Mishbah Razzaque
      March 10, 2010 at 9:54 am

      Thanks. I'm gone try this software.

  6. Aibek
    March 7, 2010 at 10:41 am

    I would suggest you check out following MakeUseOf articles for the video conversion software.

    - 5 Easy-to-use Freeware Video Converters
    - Top Free Media Converters for Windows.

    Now, when it comes to the output size it depends primarily on the output video format and the conversion settings. You need to know which settings/format result in larger video file size. Below are some quick reference articles that can help you with that.

    - Every Video Format You Need to Know (
    - Video Format Guide (
    - Digital Video Formats and Video Conversion Explained (

  7. Mayank
    March 7, 2010 at 10:31 am

    According To Me (As I Think)
    Size Is Dependent On The Format.
    For E.g If You Download A MP3 File Of Around 4-5 Min, It Would Be Of 4-6 MB In Size.
    But If U Convert It To WMA (Media Player Audio File Format), Size Would Be Around In KB's.

    So I Think Just Converting The Format And Then Compressing It Via Some Method Would Be Best.

    After Converting It To Ur Desired Format, Just Google Out On "How To Compress A .(Format Name After Compression) File."

  8. Saikat Basu
    March 7, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Try out these How-tos, as explained in the following posts -

    How To Compress Videos To Send Them By Email
    18 Online Tools to Edit, Mix and Enhance your Videos

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