Video Compression Software

Discussion in 'Macintosh' started by sean.ferguson, May 26, 2004.

  1. sean.ferguson

    sean.ferguson Moderator Folding Team

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    Ok, i have a few .avi files that i want to put on to a cd, primarily for storage not for viewing. I dont have a dvd-rw so i am limited to 700MB;

    for the sake of easier understanding here is an example.

    video.avi is 803.2MB the maximum available on my cd-r is 700MB; i need to compress the video.avi file by at least 103.2MB so it can fit onto a cd-r.

    Is there any software available for OSX that can allow me to compress this much? im not asking for a compression utility to compress it to a viewable format, but a storage format. (e.g. .sit / .zip / .rar) however zipping doesnt give the neccessary compression?
     
  2. NetRyder

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    Would 7zip compress it enough? It's had the best compression for certain types of files from my experience.
    http://www.7-zip.org/

    EDIT: Erm...sorry. Didn't realize 7z is Windows-only.
     
  3. SPeedY_B

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    Ahem... OSX.
     
  4. Lee

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    win ace can compress files (certain ones) to a very small size, it compressed some plugins I have from 120 megs down to 5 megs. It works well on some files and bad on others.

    Try this it got a download for it too.

    http://www.flydragonsoft.com/avi-compressor.htm
     
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  6. NetRyder

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    Damnit...I could have sworn 7zip was cross-platform. Apparently not. [​IMG]
    Maybe I was thinking of something else...
     
  7. SPeedY_B

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    It's in the mac section, he asked for an OSX app, and also said he doesn't want a file compression utility.

    I would of thought it was being o/s, guess not though :)
    In 10.3 you can right-click > zip stuff up anyway, and then there's StuffIt, and probably command line stuff for GZip etc :)
     
  8. NetRyder

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    Actually, I think he does want a file compression utility.
     
  9. SPeedY_B

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    So he does, I read it wrong, hah :p

    Stuffit it is then :D
     
  10. sean.ferguson

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    can stuffit really get it down that well tho :eek:
     
  11. SPeedY_B

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    Probably not, compressed video won't compress any further, the different algorithms of data/file compression will only give you another ~10mb of size reduction.
     
  12. Lee

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    Ohh I forget I am not geeky enuff to come here. (slams door in a sulk as he leaves!)
     
  13. Khayman

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    RAR has saved me a few hundred meg of some large wavs i have, might work on avi
     
  14. dreamliner77

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    For wavs use something like FLAC or Monkey's Audio. Much faster than rar.
     
  15. Khayman

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    not concerned with speed, compresion is good, plus has recovery records and such
     
  16. SPeedY_B

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    WAV is raw though, so it will compress better (the data equiv of making it an mp3/mp4) however avi is just a container, so if it contains compressed audio and video, it wont work, if it contains something like raw mpeg and wav audio.. then you could compress it down.