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what's the easiest way to shrink a video?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by jond1, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. jond1

    jond1 Junior Member

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    I have a large video that I need to email. What's the easiest way to compress it for an email attachment?
     
  2. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    Why email it? Host it and send them the link.
    I use dropbox for private files.

    http://www.dropbox.com/
    Dropbox rocks!

    I also use a password protected sky drive.
     
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  3. machines-in-motion

    machines-in-motion Junior Member

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    Alternatively, if you actually want to shrink it, you can open it in windows movie maker or imovie and re-export it with lower quality.
     
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    ahiddenman Elite Member

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    Put it into a folder and .zip it :)
     
  5. machines-in-motion

    machines-in-motion Junior Member

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    That likely won't work very well. Most video formats have a built-in algorithm for compression (to stop them from being as big as, say 2 hours of 20 JPGs/second) that closely approximates the ZIP compression algorithm, so compressing them like that provides little to no extra benefit.