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Old 10-05-2007, 12:02 AM   #1
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how to shrink an avi ?

lo there all,
i have several movies, mostly home movies in avi mpg and ogg format.
When i first started loading them, i used max quality settings on all of them. most of them are around 2GB. Now that my hard drive is filling up, i am trying to find out how i may sacrifice a touch of quality and get some smaller files? what tool should i use for this ?

Old 10-05-2007, 03:56 AM   #2
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mencoder, for example. You'll have to re-encode the video file.

I can't tell you the perfect options; you'll have to tweak and fiddle a little bit.
Old 10-05-2007, 08:08 AM   #3
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cool, thanks.


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