Decrease Video Size

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  1. oriolesprospect macrumors newbie

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    I'm making a digital prospect guide for my website. I am embedding video into a PDF.

    I need a way to convert these videos down to about 10-15 mb each. The videos will be small, maybe slightly larger than an iPod nano screen.

    What program will shrink these videos for me? I tried MPEG Stremclip but the video size actually went up.

    Thanks,
    Jordan
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    MPEG Streamclip can do this, but you have to use the right codec?

    Which one did you use and with what settings and what format?
     
  3. oriolesprospect thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry I dont know what codec is :confused:

    I was converting from 960 x 540 to 320 x 180.
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    A codec is used to compress data, for instance video. H264 is a very prominent one right now and often used with .mov or .mp4 files.

    Open the video in MPEG Streamclip, go to File > Export to QuickTime (CMD+E) and choose H264 as codec in the compression dropdown list at the top of that dialog.

    Then there is a limit data rate option, where you can select KB/sec and if you enter a value, you can see the final file size.

    If there is sound, you can also choose the MPEG-4 AAC (odec).
     

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