iMovie makes files smaller?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Sambo110, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    I have a movie, it was around 9.6 megs big. I put it in iMovie, clicked upload to Youtube and apparently medium quality would only be around 3.1 megs. Any idea why? Seems like the best way to upload them.
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    iMovie is converting the video to a lower quality for upload, hence the smaller file size.
     
  3. Sambo110 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Oh, damn. Would the lower quality be a lot worse than just uploading it straight to Youtube?
     
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