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Reducing Video File Size?


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#1 sammyd

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 02:47 PM

hi. wondering if its possible to reduce the size of a video file?

iv just finished editing a video and the export file comes out at 207mb. i want to upload it to youtube.com and such places and they have a 100mb video size limit. is there any easy way to reduce the size of videos??

cheers for any input

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Posted 07 June 2006 - 07:01 AM

Hi sammyd.
What format is the video in now? (file ext)
If it's an .avi, converting to mpeg will reduce the file size significantly.
To give you an idea, below is from YouTube:

What's the best format to upload for high quality?
We recommend the MPEG4 (Divx, Xvid) format at 320x240 resolution with MP3 audio. Resizing your video to these specifications before uploading will help your clips look better on YouTube.


Edited by HitSquad, 07 June 2006 - 07:04 AM.


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Posted 07 June 2006 - 08:01 AM

You may have to split the video to upload it. There are many free applications that will allow you to split the video and others to rejoin it after downloading.
I have heard that HJsplit is good:

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Posted 07 June 2006 - 08:33 AM

I have heard that HJsplit is good

HJSplit is great for splitting files for transfer. Used it many times.
Unfortunetly, sites like YouTube require an entire video in a "single" file and have a "total" file size limit of 100mb. :thumbsup:
They won't reassemble it for you, nor would you be able to upload the batch file needed for re-assembly as it's an unacceptable format.

Edited by HitSquad, 07 June 2006 - 08:43 AM.


#5 sammyd

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Posted 07 June 2006 - 03:42 PM

cheers for the replies. in the end i went back into nero and exported it again and fiddled with the settings until i got the size reduced enough. the quality obviously isnt as gd but its ok for youtube. cheers for ur help.

by the way, if anybodies interested i use winavi to convert my video files. i find its quite a gd program

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 08:37 AM

in the end i went back into nero and exported it again and fiddled with the settings until i got the size reduced enough

That's really about all you can do as you needed to reduce the file size by half.
Thanks for the comeback too.
Want to point us to your video? :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 02:33 PM

lol its nothing special in terms of editing. its a football goals video. its my first attempt aswell. bit gutted its not better quality but suppose these sites have to limit things.



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Posted 13 June 2006 - 03:00 AM

Running a video file through Windows Movie Maker will also reduce file size (it uses .wmv for the output file).
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Posted 16 June 2006 - 04:53 AM

Hello,

Just a suggestion that I find usefull.

I often times use Dr. DivX for reducing file size. I have taken .avi files that were 10 minutes long, and about 300 MB in size, ran them through Dr. DivX on the Portable setting, and ended up with a file that is about 20 - 25 MB.

Dr DivX is a Beta program, so keep that in mind, however, I have personally not had any problems, but others may not experience the same results as I have.


Hope this helps,


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