Free AVI Compressor | How to Compress AVI files without Losing Quality

When you think of an Avi Compressor, the chance are you picture a random online tool site that you need to test one by one from Google. But why waste that much time and effort to upload and download files online? With a free avi compressor – Video Converter Ultimate ran on your PC and a detailed guide below, you can compress avi in seconds, without sacrificing on quality.

Last Updated on August 16, 2021 by Lucas Silva


Why Compress .avi File?

AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved) is probably one of the most popular and oldest video formats that have been published. AVI videos usually provide us good picture quality. It also adapts to most of the mainstream media players, which makes it very convenient to be operated. However, the video size of AVI files could be rather big and this may lead to many problems.

First of all, big AVI files could take too much storage of our PC and slow down the system. We may also get troubles when we need to upload the video online, especially if there is a maximum limit for the uploaded document.

To solve all these problems mentioned, the most straightforward way probably will be compressing those huge AVI files to smaller sizes. And this article will explain the ways of how to compress AVI files.

Video Converter Ultimate, the Best AVI Compressor

There might be many video compressing tools you can find online, but Video Converter Ultimate does not like any of them. It is a powerful compressor that could help you reduce the AVI files to a smaller size without losing quality. No matter you want to convert the format, change the parameter or edit the video content, you can do all of them just in Video Converter Ultimate.aiseesoft-video-converter-banner

How to Compress .avi Files Without Losing Quality Using Video Converter Ultimate

To compress AVI files, you can click the download button here to get the program’s free version and follow the solutions below.

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Solution 1. Compress AVI Files to a Smaller Size by Converting the Video Format

Converting the AVI video to another format could relatively reduce the size of the video file. And the best choice might be MP4, as it is also the format that being widely used in most media players.  By converting the video format from AVI to MP4, we found that the 1.7GB AVI video has been reduced by 18.8%.

Steps to Compress Avi by Converting video format

To convert video format in Video Converter Ultimate, you can follow the steps below:

Select the video file you’d like to convert. By using Video Converter Ultimate, you can even select several videos at once and process them all together.

After selecting the video, click on the “Convert All to” section. Then choose the video format you’d like to convert to, in this case, we choose MP4. To ensure the output video remains the same quality, we need to choose “Same as source” and then click on “Convert All”.convert avi to mp4

Solution 2. Change the Video Parameter to Shrink AVI Files

Changing some of the video parameters, such as resolution (width*height) and bit rate can also be the way to reduce the video size. The higher the video resolution and bit rate, the larger the video size. After changing the video resolution from 1280*720 to 720*480, it is found that its size has been reduced by 41.2%.

Steps to shrink avi file size by changing the video parameter

To reduce the video size by changing the parameter, we can firstly click on the button as shown in the picture below.video converter ultimate compress button

Then you can choose the resolution and bitrate you’d like to have and click on the “Save” button and then convert the video.compress avi file

Solution 3. Edit the Video Content to Reduce the Size of AVI Files

This is probably the most direct way to reduce the video size, editing the video content by cutting all the unnecessary or unwanted parts off and cropping some useless background out. The remained AVI video would be still in high quality but with a much smaller size. The compressing effect depends on how much the video has been edited.

Now I know the solution, but how can I do it?

Steps to make avi smaller by editing the video content

Click on the “Scissors” button, then you could cut the video into different segments. After that, select unwanted segments and delete them.cut avi video

Click on the “Crop” icon beside the “Scissors” button. Then adjust the crop area on the pop-up window. The preview of the video will be shown below the edit window.

Workaround: Compress AIV Files to .zip or .rar

If you just need to store those AVI files on your laptop, then compressing them to .zip or .rar should be the easiest way. Another advantage of it is that the data you get after decompression will be exactly the same as to be compression. This means the video quality will remain unchanged. However, the compressing effect is not very satisfying. After testing, we found that a 1.7GB AVI file has only been reduced by 11.8% after being compressed to zip format.

One last question: Why should I choose Video Converter Ultimate instead of other online compressors?

While compressing your AVI video online seems like a more attractive option compared with downloading software to your PC for video compressing, it might not be the best choice if you consider the potential problems. You need to upload the video, convert it, and then download the output to compress your video online. The whole process could take ages if the video file is too big or your internet speed is not ideal. Not to mention you need to start the whole process again if the internet is failed. What else? Most online compressors only support limited functions, they are usually not as powerful as the Video Converter Ultimate.

Video Converter Ultimate is the all-in-one compressor that could meet all your requirements for compressing AVI files to a smaller size. Converting video format, changing video parameters, and even editing your video, Video Converter Ultimate supports all those functions. You can even compress a bunch of videos at one time which will largely save your efforts and time, especially when you have many videos to work on.