How can I reduce my .mov files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jbrown, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. jbrown macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    #1
    Hi

    I have a bunch of .mov files ( 50 mb in size ) and I'd like to reduce them for emailling and uploading.

    Is there a simple program that will do this for me ( drag and drop style if possible )

    Many thanks :)
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    You'd have to put them into an app like iMovie and render them down to smaller resolution sizes in order to reduce their file size.
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    Adapter might be able to help, or MPEG Streamclip via its Batch List (CMD+B), though MPEG Streamclip is not drag and drop, you have to actually set some things.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Handbrake is free and will do that for you.
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    Seeing as we suggested applications to compress it further, what codec and resolutions do the .mov files use and have? You can check via opening one .mov file in QT Player and pressing CMD+I and telling use what it says behind FORMAT.

    I just ask, because 50 MB for a video file is quite small, unless it is already compressed and no further compression might actually help, or it is very, very short and small in resolution, or it is an old video.
     

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