I have a a video of an interview I did for a documentary. It's about 45 minutes long, and 28 GB. The interviewee requested a copy of the video, so I am trying to compress it to put it on a data DVD that I can send to him. The video file is currently on an external hard drive. However, I've tried several ways of compressing the file to a reasonable size, but every time, the external hard drive drops out before it can finish. I've tried using Quicktime Pro, Final Cut Express, and MPEG-Streamclip to compress it, but it seems that my Macbook just can't handle it. I need some suggestions on better compression programs, or anything you can think of that can help.