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Windows 7: Can I compress video files

09 Dec 2014   #1
Melita

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Can I compress video files

Is there a program to compress large video files like movies?

Thank you


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09 Dec 2014   #2
ThrashZone

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Hi,
Not sure why you'd want to any compression has the possibility to junk the files
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09 Dec 2014   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

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I would not recommend that. If you want smaller files, convert them to .flv. But you will lose a bit of the quality. I just made a test with the Freemake video converter. It converted a 85MB .wmv file to 59MB. But that is about as much as you can do.
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09 Dec 2014   #4
Melita

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Oh, I want to upload it for a friend's computer in another country. Compress it to save some band width for her. She does not have much.

Regards
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09 Dec 2014   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

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How about uploading it to Youtube or Vimeo. Then she can watch it there.
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09 Dec 2014   #6
Melita

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
How about uploading it to Youtube or Vimeo. Then she can watch it there.
My friend is in a South Asian country. I just called her and found that she has only 500MB per month! She can't afford more. Over there the Internet charges are quite disproportionate when compared to the income. So Youtube is also out.

I can't see how this can be done. All the support is greatly appreciated.

Kind regards
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09 Dec 2014   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

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One other option is to put the video on a USB stick or a large SD card and mail that. DVD is probably too small, only 4.7GBs.

500MB is really little. I use more each day, LOL
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09 Dec 2014   #8
ThrashZone

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I agree postage and a dvd is allot less trouble
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10 Dec 2014   #9
Melita

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
One other option is to put the video on a USB stick or a large SD card and mail that. DVD is probably too small, only 4.7GBs.

500MB is really little. I use more each day, LOL
I have 65GB in my package and most of it goes waste.

The SD card seems to be the best bet. I have never used one. Where can I get information about them (capacities and prices etc.)? It will be easier to post too.

Regards,
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10 Dec 2014   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Below you find SD cards on Newegg or Amazon. 64GB cards are relatively expensive but 32GB cards are reasonable. If you can reduce the size of the video to a bit less than 32GB, then that would be good.

An SD card is like a folder. You put it into the machine, open it and copy your file to it as if you were copying to another folder. No big deal.

You can take both full size cards or Micro SD cards. The Micro cards can also be inserted into many tablets or phones. But with the adaptor that they come with they work like a full size card on PCs. Class 10 cards are the fastest but for your purpose class 4 would be enough.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=sd+cards&N=-1&isNodeId=1

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=sd+crds
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