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    Default Shrinking Video?

    When I make a video on my Panasonic camera and save it to my computer, it is saved as a .mov file. The files are big! Even a 30 second file is over 40MB. Is there a way/program that will let me save it as a .wmv or .mpeg or something not as HUGE? Kind of like saving a .bmp as a .jpg and it shrinks....
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    Default Re: Shrinking Video?

    On linux, I type this:
    ffmpeg really_big.mov not_so_big.avi

    ffmpeg reads from/converts to just about any format you can think of. It's a text based program that functions as the back end for many gui video format converters.
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    Default Re: Shrinking Video?

    If you have winXP, you can use the included MovieMaker app to shrinkydink those .movs right up. just drag and drop the file into MM and output as a .wmv.
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    Default Re: Shrinking Video?

    Or AnyVideoConverter free edition: http://www.any-video-converter.com/
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    Or AnyVideoConverter free edition: http://www.any-video-converter.com/
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    Default Re: Shrinking Video?

    Or you could use, mediacoder does transcoding to and from just about anything (even Real video) and is opensource. It does do batch processing as well, which is handy if you have a lot of things to transcode. I use it all the time for transcoding video for my Creative ZEN, and it's remarkably good (quality wise of output) and fast (even on a p4).
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    Default Re: Shrinking Video?

    Try using 'Super' from eRightsoft, it's a free program and can convert nearly all types of video files into ... all types of video files. Also the size (pixels that is) is adjustable, as is the quality of both video and audio.
    The website might look a bit weird, but the program runs well and has always done the job for me.

    http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html

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    Default Re: Shrinking Video?

    You can download a free video converter like HandBrake, VideoSolo Free Video Converter to convert MOV to any other smaller size format.

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