compress movie

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  1. xiaoxu5101 macrumors member

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    #1
    Is any one know that can the .mpg format movie be compress? If it can, what program do I need to use in my Mac OSX? Thank You.
     
  2. abhishekit macrumors 65816

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    either you can use built in compressor of os x, just right click and select 'create archive' , it wd compress it in .zip format...
    or u can buy stuffit x..

    cheers
     
  3. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Not at all sure I understand the question; if you're asking if there's a way to take an existing .mpg file, and compress it into something smaller, like a .zip archive, then the answer of the poster above applies to you. There's not much point, though, since the video won't get any smaller even if you do compress it.

    If you're trying to CREATE an .mpg file, there are several other threads in this forum asking the exact same question. It's not all that easy, but there are some tools that will do it (ffmpeg is one of them).

    If you're trying to take an .mpg file and compress it into a different kind of video (like an .avi -- DivX or something), there are many free and shareware tools for doing it (again, ffmpeg is a good one).
     
  4. abhishekit macrumors 65816

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    actually it does get compressed although not much..like when i compress a .mpg of 780mb, i got a zip file of 708 mb..
     

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