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How can I reduce the size of my videos?

Asked by espearite (278points) July 26th, 2010

Hi, I have recorded some video on my camera (Canon PowerShot G9) and an 11:50 minute video is 723 MB! Is there a way I can get this file size down? Please let me know what other information you need. Thanks!

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jrpowell's avatar

What operating system does your computer use? And what do plan on doing with the video?

espearite's avatar

I am using Windows Vista 32-bit version. I am wanting to transfer the videos onto CD-Rs or DVDs (as many as I can) and in addition, possibly upload them to Youtube also. I know there are time limits with Youtube so I know that makes it more tricky. Thanks for the quick response!

SnowCloud's avatar

You can use Windows Movie Maker to greatly compress videos, according to a few youtube videos such as this one.

There are other options for doing this. If your not satisfied with WMM (it was always buggy for me… though I have the XP version), just know that what you need is video compression. If you have any video programs, you can check and see if they can do that.

I think other file formats would offer different kinds of compression/quality, but that’s just guessing on my part because that’s how it works for images and music as well.

XOIIO's avatar

Yeah ittl still be the same length, you understand this right? You gotta shave off 1:50.

espearite's avatar

Thanks to all. Will give some of these a try! Awesome! :)

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