Off topic: How to compress video files
Thread poster: linadia
linadia
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Feb 7, 2006

Hello all,

I'd like to know if there is an effective way to reduce the size of video files.

Thanks,
Nadia


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Piotr Sawiec  Identity Verified
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it is possible Feb 7, 2006

Hi, definitely it is possible, that is what Divx, Xvid are about. It depends on the type of your source file. The best results are when you compress a file obtained from a DV or other digital camcorder. You compress them for example to mpg. You can also change the resolution of your film or compress the audio contents. What types of movies do you want to compress?

Piotr


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linadia
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I'd like to compress MPEG files Feb 7, 2006

Hi Piotr,

Thank you for the tip.
I have very large MPEG video files that I'd like to compress.
Will these softwares work with them?

Thanks again,
Nadia


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Piotr Sawiec  Identity Verified
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yes Feb 7, 2006

I have never done it myself, I mean further compressing mpeg files, I used to compress avi files to mpeg. I will not give you any hints then what software should be used, but you can find many freeware programmes to perform such compression. To my knowledge you can decrease resolution and frame rate/bitrate.

Piotr


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Fernando Toledo  Identity Verified
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linadia wrote:

Hi Piotr,

Thank you for the tip.
I have very large MPEG video files that I'd like to compress.
Will these softwares work with them?

Thanks again,
Nadia


It is free and very powerful.

http://www.virtualdub.org/

You will need to read a few tutorials but it is easy to work with it.

Regards



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John Walsh  Identity Verified
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go to... Feb 7, 2006

http://www.videohelp.com/

A must ref site for any digital video fan.

John


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linadia
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Thank you all. I will give it a try Feb 7, 2006

Thank you all for your kind help.
Nadia


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linadia
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What is the best format to compress MPEG Feb 8, 2006

I have more questions if you please:

I couldn't open MPEG files in VirtualDub.
Is there soemthing wrong with the download or the configuration of the programe?

I tried using Windows Movie Maker. It reduces the size of files but I don't know what is the best format to be used, because I noticed that it reduces quality as well when I choose "High Quality Video" small or big size.

Thanks,
Nadia


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neosen
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VidCrop Jun 5, 2007

This is old thread I apologize. But I wanna say my opinion too.

Well, for this task I use ''VidCrop''. This tool is able to compress, convert & crop videos.
http://www.geovid.com/VidCrop/


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