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roddy_boy
09-03-2010, 01:17 AM
Hi guys,

I have 2 .mov files recorded on my camera which I would like to join together and compress so I can upload as a single video to youtube (current file sizes are 110 MB and 350 MB for a 1 min and 3 min video).

I know I've compressed videos in the past but can't remember what program I used. I think Windows Movie Maker would do fine to join them but won't accept the video files in their current file type.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated :)

Thanks.

bob_doe_nz
09-03-2010, 02:17 AM
If you are running VLC (Or if you download VLC Portable)
You can do a quick and dirty convert to WMV or AVI then use WMM to join and resave the video.

gary67
09-03-2010, 06:44 AM
any video converter is free and does what it says. I used to use handbrake but the newest version is crap

FoxyMX
09-03-2010, 07:48 AM
VirtualDub.

utopian201
09-03-2010, 10:55 AM
megui. Not exactly straightforward to use, but I use it for h.264 conversions. It compresses my videos from my digital camera (avi files in motion jpeg) to about 14% of the filesize with no drop in quality (mkv files using h.264).

Smaller file sizes mean better for archiving (but you wont want to edit them after, as h.264 isn't made for subsequent editing, it is made for final versions), and less time uploading onto youtube :)

wratterus
09-03-2010, 11:08 AM
VirtualDub.

x2 (I think it does .mov?)

bob_doe_nz
09-03-2010, 11:47 AM
Only AVI or Mpeg IIRC

KarameaDave
09-03-2010, 04:01 PM
http://www.squared5.com/svideo/mpeg-streamclip-win.html
should do it.

roddy_boy
10-03-2010, 12:05 AM
http://www.squared5.com/svideo/mpeg-streamclip-win.html
should do it.

Winner. Thanks man :D

VLC kinda worked too, but Windows Movie Maker couldn't handle the widescreen very well.

KarameaDave
10-03-2010, 10:41 AM
Your welcome.:)
Brilliant spot you have there roddy_boy.
Paradise.