I need to store a lot of video ...

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by igmolinav, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. igmolinav macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    My 11" MBA says that I have close to 20 GB in video files.
    I would be more than happy to transfer those files to an
    external hard drive. It would be amazing to be able to
    free up some space of the hard drive of the 11" MBA.
    For that, I would just need to recognize which files are
    video files. Would you please tell me which ending do
    they have or any other way to recognize them?

    Thank you, kind regards,

    igmolinav : ) !!!
     
  2. thats all folks macrumors 6502a

    thats all folks

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    #2
    when you said "a lot"...
    20GB isn't much of anything.

    .mp4, .m4v, .mov, .wmw, .avi, .mkv
    probably covers most, even all of it.
     
  3. HobeSoundDarryl macrumors 604

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    Yes, 20GB is not much at all in terms of videos. You could store all of it on a USB drive that costs less than about $10-$20.

    Or maybe spend about $50-$100 for 2TB so you have 100 times more space than that.

    Either option will offload them from your laptop. If they are important movies, I suggest at least 2 backups just in case one is damaged/lost.
     
  4. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    Thank you for your wonderful answers : ) !!!

    Kind regards,

    igmolinav : ) !!!
     
  5. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    If you only have 20GB to store you can pay Apple $1 per month for 50GB of space on iCloud. $12 per year is cheaper then any hard drive of USB stick. The backup problem is solved that way too. No need to spend $80 on a hard drive.

    That said. How are you backing up your MBA? You will need to buy at least one hard drive in any case for backup but Apple will keep your video data for $1 per month

    When people say "a lot" that typically means more then can fit even on a large hard drive, like 20TB not 20GB.
     

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