Without losing quality, I need to compress video file to be under 100MB

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by justmyopinion, May 17, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    May 16, 2009
    First time using this forum, so I hope I'm doing this right. I have iMovie 08 and make videos to post on some video sharing sites. My problem is I changed my settings once and now all my videos look terrible and I can't for the life of me remember what the default settings were.

    After making a video, I click 'share', 'export to quick time movie' and then my problems start. My file is over 100MB and most sites don't allow this. How do I compress and not lose quality and/or what are the default settings that were on the Mac when I got it a few months ago?

    Thanks for any advice and help and let me know if this is in the wrong forum.
  2. macrumors 68000

    Feb 13, 2009
    United Kingdom
    You could try using Share > Export, and try exporting using a different size, this might improve quality. How long is/are the movie(s) btw?
  3. macrumors 65816


    May 5, 2007
    If that doesn't work, cut the video in half and upload is as parts 1 and 2.
  4. macrumors 65816


    Sep 9, 2008
    Below sea level
    digital video is the forum where you should have placed this. I assume you upload to youtube (as youtube has a limit of 100mb). Well there's a button for youtube built right into imovie. If you just won't the movie, try: share: export with quicktime. Now select Film to MPEG-4 or, Film to quicktime and select options. Do your thing. Don't make the resolution to high, or to low. If that doesn't work press command-e and pick the size you want. But not to big (it will be above 100 mb) and not to small (it'll look crap).

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