Video Squishy is a video compression utility. It re-encodes videos recorded by your device into smaller files by reducing their size and/or quality. Unlike other apps, it can queue up videos and compress them in batch.
By compressing your videos you can save precious memory on your device and/or significantly speed up upload times when sharing them online.
The way it works:
1. Select one or more videos from your library's camera roll (or other album) to add to the video queue.
2. Configure the compression settings (output size, video bitrate, audio quality, ...) or select an easy preset that matches your purpose.
3. Tap "Squish" and leave Video Squishy to re-encode the video queue. It will save the new compressed versions back to your camera roll.
4. Use whichever app you like to share the squished videos online and/or delete the originals to free up space.
Note 1: Video Squishy focuses on the task of compressing videos in batch. It does not let you upload or share them. You should use other apps for that.
Note 2: Video Squishy only works with videos natively supported by Apple devices (such as those recorded on the device itself). It will not handle files such as .avi, .mkv files or any with DRM protection (e.g. iTunes purchases).
For more info, feature requests and support, please visit https://apps.dominicmanley.com/frosty-badger/video-squishy/, follow us on Twitter @dominicwa, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updates in 2.9.1:
- Updated the app so it functions and looks better on modern devices.
- Updated the support links/contacts.
- Various bug fixes.
To reduce library scan times, consider limiting Video Squishy's access to just a few videos (rather than all of them) in your Photo Library.
Note: iOS 13.0 or above is required for this version and all future versions of Video Squishy.
Ratings and Reviews
Desperately needs an update!
I’ve used this app for years and it’s been great when it worked! It filled a big gap in the iOS ecosystem, which was a proper video compressor/re-encoder app.
However, these days, it’s completely broken on newer devices & OS versions. It’s an absolute shame, considering there’s STILL not much available that had this level of control. It’s been 4 years since the last update, unfortunately, so I’m not very hopeful...
Developer Response ,
Hi, really sorry for the issues, especially as you were finding the app so useful. The 2.9.1 update should fix things for newer versions of iOS and newer devices. Please reach out to me via the in-app support if you have any further problems.
Does the Job
A dedicated video compressor. The app is definitely intuitive and user-friendly. The app copies the existing video into a temporary location and then for a brief time, compiles it into a lower-resolution file. When the conversion is complete, you end up with a compiled video that is exported to the camera roll as well as the uncompiled original file. Unfortunately, the process of copying and conversion requires a ton of internal memory; if you want to compress a 45+ minute, 1920x1080 iPad video recording, you will need devote practically 30 GB to do so. I was only able to successfully compress up to 25 minutes of video, which is fine; but for those of you who wish to use this app to compress large videos, the app is impractical. All-in-all, the app does it's job; definitely recommend for videos less than 30 minutes in length.
Great app to save memory
I've been using the app for a while now and can't figure out why I got such a poor review by the previous person. The app works well and has Compress videos as expected. One feature I would like to see his ability to delete the large videos from my iphone. I also got the app for my kids so that they cannot reduce the size of their videos.
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The developer does not collect any data from this app.
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- Dominic Manley
- 2 MB
- Photo & Video
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2012 Dominic Manley