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Old 07-27-2006, 11:21 AM   #1
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Anyone know how to compress video files?

Well heres my situation:
My camera shoots videos, but those video's are huge, 5 minutes of video( and the quality is not DVD or tv like) takes up over 115MB's, i've seen videos with the same quality and length for only 20-30MB's.

The specs of the video from the camera are:
Video: MPEG1 Video 640x480 25.00fps 104857Kbps
Audio: MPEG Audio 32000Hz mono 64Kbps
Size: 100MB (105374644 bytes)
Media Length: 00:04:49

Any help or advice would appreciated
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Old 07-27-2006, 11:46 AM   #2
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You'll need to download some programs. Theres heaps of them really. You'll probably learn more and get more info if you check out video compressing or compression programs in google. Theres heaps.
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Old 07-27-2006, 01:00 PM   #3
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are you planning on editing the video, or do you just want to keep it as-is? It sounds like you're using a DV video camera, is that right?

If you want to edit it, I strongly suggest you leave the file size alone, and worry only about compressing the finished product. Believe it or not, 5 minutes of video at 100+ megs is already compressed. Compressing it more is going to affect the quality, so you will want to avoid that as much as possible.

If you're not looking to edit it, then look around for some good video compression software. Or ask Joe Redifer, since he's the pro.
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Old 07-27-2006, 03:03 PM   #4
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Download

GORDION KNOT

Its kinda difficult to use becuase it has alot of options, but there are guides for it.
I use it and take 7gb Dvds down to 1.7Gb without quality loss. Well noticible quality loss atleast
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Old 07-27-2006, 03:30 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by burpingcat
are you planning on editing the video, or do you just want to keep it as-is? It sounds like you're using a DV video camera, is that right?

If you want to edit it, I strongly suggest you leave the file size alone, and worry only about compressing the finished product. Believe it or not, 5 minutes of video at 100+ megs is already compressed. Compressing it more is going to affect the quality, so you will want to avoid that as much as possible.

If you're not looking to edit it, then look around for some good video compression software. Or ask Joe Redifer, since he's the pro.
Yes I am using DV video camera, Sony 6MP Cyber Shot, taking videos on medium setting, since the high quality setting gets me about 5 minutes=300mb file size.

Im planning to keep it as is, basically I just want to upload it to youtube, but it gets kind of annoying splitting filles just to meet youtubes 100mb per file rule. It also takes forever to upload large files.

I did use VirtualDub, but it has so many compression methods, kind of get confusing, and I tried some of them, and most of them give me either the same size as the original video, or just dish out at 400mb-800mb file.
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Old 07-27-2006, 06:11 PM   #6
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I have this prob too, I want to compress video files as small as possible without losing much quality
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Old 07-27-2006, 07:33 PM   #7
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I tried a few stuff today, one that did a good job was Blaze Media Pro:
http://www.blazemp.com/downloads.html

Instal it, run it
click Convert Video
click the add file button at the top, add in as many files as you want, I did 8 files(approx 700mbs) in about 20 minutes.
at the bottom check the WMV button, click video format, and choose:
Video for broadband NTSC(780 kbps)

A 100mb file became roughly a 30mb file, and the quality was still very good.
The only problem with this is that its a free trial for only 15 days, then you have to find cracks and hacks on some p0rno site.
EDIT:
Oh and someone said that Joe is a pro at this... Do I have to sacrifice some virgins to make him post here?
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Old 07-27-2006, 10:00 PM   #8
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hmm i may check this program out

and just find a keygen for it

psst

http://keygen.name/?1=b6
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