Compressing a video

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Boulderer2001, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. Boulderer2001 macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2007
    I have a video that is 30mb, right now. What settings will I need to use to get it to 15mb? Thanks in advance.
  2. Sdashiki macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2005
    Behind the lens
    Youll need to give us more info.

    It stands to reason that you could :

    cut half the video out = 50% size savings

    cut a different half of the video out = 50% savings

    shrink the resolution by half = ~50% savings

    there is no magical way to just cut a compressed file in half and keep it the same. something has to go, whether its the video footage, size or quality.
  3. bmcgonag macrumors 65816


    Mar 20, 2007
    Sarcasm aside, we need to know what filetype it is currently, mpg, wmv, avi, mp4, etc.

    Then we can offer you some software solutions to help you make it a smaller file. But to compress, you will almost always lose quality. No way around that.


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