best 4 compression

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by the_music_man, Jan 27, 2003.

  1. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    whats the best program to use for compressing things such as an *.avi or a movie. are winzip/win rar the best to use? also say if the the file is 700mb how much do u think it can compress it down to.
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    700mb .avi? probably around 698mb... .avi is already a compressed format, you can't really compress it much further no matter what program/method you use.
     
  3. chris

    chris Free to Fly

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    i have tried using winrar on a 720mb divx movie and all it did was take forever to finish and it got it down to 711mb. doesnt achieve much as SPeedY_B said, and it just wastes time trying imo
     
  4. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    ah that sucks
     
  5. melon

    melon MS-DOS 2.0 Political User

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    Get Cleaner 5/6 (whatever version it is now), and convert the file into a different video format. That'll shrink it down.

    Melon
     
  6. Luna64

    Luna64 Guest

    But that would cause a major loss in quality melon.
     
  7. sailgreg

    sailgreg Guest

    Best way to compress a movie is DivX, but that is probably what you already have :huh:
     
  8. Octopus

    Octopus Moderator

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    you can split it up and then re-join them.
     
  9. melon

    melon MS-DOS 2.0 Political User

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    Not really, if you know the right compression scheme to use.

    Melon
     
  10. Krux

    Krux Nissan Powered

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    winzip on the highest compression will take it down a good 20 or 30 mb's I know ive done it 3 times so I could fit movies onto cd-r that were to small.
     
  11. Luna64

    Luna64 Guest

    Using what codec ?

    .mpg and .mov don't even compare when it comes to compression/quality.

    Unless your refering to something else...
     
  12. melon

    melon MS-DOS 2.0 Political User

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    You can use the same codec--DivX AVI. My experience with Cleaner 5 is that it is just a far more efficient encoding program. I've made Sorenson MOVs with Adobe After Effects 5.5 and end up with a bloated file. I then use Cleaner 5 and then I can reduce it to a much smaller size; I really don't know what has changed really. Same codec and everything.

    If you can get a hold of it, try it. Even if it reduces the AVI by 20 MB even, that's really all you need in this instance, right?

    Melon