newbie: compress video ?

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by Howard9, May 1, 2006.

  1. Howard9

    Howard9 Guest

    Hi all,

    I just had a vid tape, of a tv program I was in, converted to a mpg file
    recently - and through a series of mad experimentations... I ended up
    finding an app called MPEG video wizard and managed to cut out and save
    the clip that I wanted.

    However the clip is 20 mins long and is still 960mb in size. I would
    love to be able to reduce it so that it fits on a CD or to a size I can
    send over the net to friends.

    Is this possible ? It is a one off so I am not into buying a program.
    Howard9, May 1, 2006
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    Trev Guest

    Yes Its possible Depends on what Applications you Have. If You are using XP
    then you should have Windows Movie Maker Or Movie maker 2 This Makes WMV
    with various setting suitable for the web or emailing to suit Different
    connection speeds. The smallest uses small image size so you may not want
    that. Note Not Many Set top DVD players can play WMV but PC and media player
    have no problems
    Trev, May 1, 2006
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    Tony Morgan Guest

    Problem with MM2 is that it doesn't support any easy path to producing
    VCDs, SVCDs or DVDs. You're stuck with playing your videos on PCs.
    Tony Morgan, May 1, 2006
  4. Howard9

    Howard9 Guest

    Unfortunately WMM won't open it. It says it doesn't have the requisite
    codec :-(
    Howard9, May 1, 2006
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