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[Sep. 30th, 2008|11:42 am]
Listen in, listen Ian!
I have a video I made on my camera at the weekend that I want to upload to Youtube. It's about 4 minutes long, and the file I got off the camera is about 424MB. What free things do I need to download to my Mac (or maybe already have on there without realising it) to make it a more sensible size? It's running OS X 10.4 if that helps.

Stupid people update: Man gets on tube at Farringdon last night, leaves bike propped against door. At King's Cross where I want to get off, there's a bike in my way. As the door opens, naturally enough the bike falls out. Man looks astonished, and starts apologising to people as if he can't really understand what's happened. Who could possibly have forseen this?

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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2008-09-30 12:19 pm (UTC)
According to here it's AVI [Motion JPEG compression + WAVE (monaural)] but I don't really know what that means. I'm not very up on video codecs.

FFMPEGX could be what I need - I'll check it out. It looks familiar - I think I might have used it to make videos for the PSP before.

Edited at 2008-09-30 12:20 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: the_roofdog
2008-09-30 10:59 am (UTC)
HAHAHA that is marvellous.
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[User Picture]From: the_roofdog
2008-09-30 11:03 am (UTC)
If would've been even better if it had fallen under the wheels of the train and was destroyed though.
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[User Picture]From: uniquefergus
2008-09-30 11:00 am (UTC)
I used iMovie to solve this problem. Upload the thing, edit if you like, then select one of the options from the FILE > SHARE menu. You'll find various quick (and not-so-quick) options for reducing the file size to fit.
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[User Picture]From: katstevens
2008-09-30 11:10 am (UTC)
Yep, iMovie is what I use (because it came with my Mac). It does tend to hack down the quality something rotten though :(
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[User Picture]From: iansymes
2008-09-30 04:40 pm (UTC)
Try MPEG Streamclip - I use it on PC and Mac to re-encode files. Play about with the settings and spit it out as Quicktime. That ought to do it.
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