Anyone know how to shrink down a video file?

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  1. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    Yeah. What the title says. I took some videos on my camera yesterday and They're too large to upload on any hosting sites. I haven't dealt with this stuff much at all so any help would be awesome. Thanks! :) 
     
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    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    I'd like to know, too. I have a vid that's 2 mb too big to put on youtube.
     
  3. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    If you don't have any experience with working with video files, your best option is to load it up in Windows Movie Maker and shrinking it down to a .wmv file (WMM has an option to state how large you want the file to be).

    If you're a bit more experienced, you could use video editing software such as Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, etc. to encode the video as a .mpg or .avi, or you could use TMPGenc (great .mpg encoder). However, the options and settings in these software programs are a bit more advanced and if you're not sure what you're doing it could be a bit overwhelming.
     
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    Thanks Jux, I really appreciate it. I finally found the section on Youtube that allows you to upload multiple videos or large files, but I'm still really interested in video editing software. A friend of mine has Adobe Premiere and it seems fairly straight forward, so thats definitely something I'm going to invest in when I get a new PC.

    Thanks again taking the time to reply man.
     
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    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    Premiere has a pretty large learning curve, especially if you're not sure what you're doing when it comes to the encoding process, choosing which codec/format, settings, etc. so don't get frustrated if it takes some time.


    WinRAR won't produce a workable video file.
     
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    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    Took your VHS into a Box.

    Fill in a lot of spriritus

    Threw in a burning zippo

    Wait a while (5 Minutes)

    It´s done! :D 
     
  8. skywarp

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    To shrink your videos down. You can use Quicktime and go to the save dialog box and choose the option that best fits your file. I know it is simple but as figure things out with video, you can go to the advanced settings.

    Also if you really want to do video editing. I would start with Apples iMovie. Very nice and easy to learn. Then move up to a version of final cut pro or express. Either will blow preimer out of the water.
     

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