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techguy41

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how can i compress a video file. i have some huge video files. i need to compress them and make them smaller in size (mb)

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What format are in the files in now? That would help me pick a compression scheme for you?
 

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Most video formats are already compressed, so any further compression will be achieved by reducing the quality of the video.
 
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Actually if its a dV25 file, there is very minimal compression done in camera---Where you run into problems is when you re-compress when outputting edited files to many times.
 
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I didn't want to start another post when this one has the same problem. I have video files (from VCR tapes I passed into my computer) that are MPEG-1 VCDs. What is the most efficient file type to compress these files? What is the one that will give me the smallest video size? I have tried WMV, and I'm not very happy with the results (there was a tremendous loss of quality). Is there another format that could shrink it down even more? A format that doesnt lose as much quality? (Those two formats dont have to be the same)
 

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jrnetwork said:
I didn't want to start another post when this one has the same problem. I have video files (from VCR tapes I passed into my computer) that are MPEG-1 VCDs. What is the most efficient file type to compress these files? What is the one that will give me the smallest video size? I have tried WMV, and I'm not very happy with the results (there was a tremendous loss of quality). Is there another format that could shrink it down even more? A format that doesnt lose as much quality? (Those two formats dont have to be the same)
thats exactly why i made this post, i put some vhs video from my vcr to comp and they are huge files.
 
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