Compressing a video

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

  1. Boulderer2001 macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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    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.

    Brian
     

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