Compressing mpeg Video Files.

  audeal 19:46 10 Jun 2009

Can anybody tell me if it is possible to compress mpg Video Files so I can archive my films and documentary's. If so what programs will handle this job. So far I have only compressed a file of 2.0gb by a total of 0.07gb giving a compressed file of 2.2gb. Not enough to save space. I have a 500gb drive on my XP Pro which is filling up fast. If it can't be done then I may have to delete these files and forget about keeping them.

Thanks for any help you may offer. Audeal

  Fingees 20:10 10 Jun 2009

Why not put them on to DVD, or CD according to size.
Blanks are cheap enough, and wont take up room on hard drive.

Just a thought.

  audeal 21:07 10 Jun 2009

Hi Fingees. Some files will not fit on a CD because of the size of the files. Some DVD's are only big enough for one or two films at full size. That is why I want to compress them smaller. Maybe archiving them is not such a good idea.

Does anyone else have any suggestions on this subject.

  InTheCity 21:34 10 Jun 2009

convert with click here
to less space hungry format?

  audeal 12:29 12 Jun 2009

InTheCity: I have downloaded and installed this program and it seems to convert to AVI format which is not a compressed format whereas mpeg is a compressed file. So therefore this does not do what I want. I have come to the conclusion that I can not reduce the mpeg files any smaller than they are now. So I will have to delete the files from my system.

I do have the films on DVD's but I just wanted to keep the originals in case any of my DVD's should become damaged.

Thanks for your help. Audeal

  UK Sub 12:56 12 Jun 2009

If you get an external hard drive. You could move all your movies on to that.

1TB USB Hard Drives are only around £70 now
click here

  InTheCity 13:18 12 Jun 2009

Ive just converted a 3.8gig mpeg to 1400 mb avi saving 2.4gig hard drive space using autogk.apologies,i thought you were trying to save space.

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