How do you shorten an AVI file

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Cfly, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. Cfly macrumors regular

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    I have a xvid movie i want to burn onto a cd, but it is 705mb, and the disc is 700mb. I tried burning in toast 6 titanium and using the mac os burner options and it says not enough space. Is there any way to take a few seconds off the video to get the file size to 700mb?

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  2. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Import it into iMovie and edit it? Otherwise FCE/FCP would do the trick as well. No shrink utilities come to mind off the top of my head, not to shrink a divx file at least... I haven't tried this type of fuinction on my copy of Toast 7, but it does have divx support and Popcorn built in, that might be an option too...
     
  3. Cfly thread starter macrumors regular

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    I get a disc space error when i try to import it into Imovie HD for some reason. I have over 10 gigs of free space. I dont have toast 7 or final cut either, anyone else have any ideas?
     
  4. aussie_geek macrumors 65816

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    Re-encode it to fit it on one cd using ffMpegx - a free app. ffmpegx can do wonderful things with video.

    ffmpegx

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  5. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Good call, can't believe I forgot about that handy little app. :cool:
     
  6. skimaxpower Guest

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    re-encoding will work, but the quality will suffer.

    Other options are:
    - buy a 750mb CD (they're out there if you look.)
    - zip the file with stuffit. Even if it only shaves off 1%, you'll be under 700mb.
     
  7. risc macrumors 68030

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    Why does everyone here keep saying ffmpegX is free? It's shareware, well worth the money too.
     

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