View Full Version : Compressing Video

07-13-2003, 01:06 AM
i was wondering how to compress a .wma type to a .avi or sometin that will save me some space on my hdd. what do i use to compress the .wma to a divx.avi or sometin like that.

07-13-2003, 01:23 AM
d/l a converter they are easy to find.

heres the name of one that converts other types of video into .mpg's
--- TEMPGEnc Plus 2.5 ---

but that wont save u space........sorry

07-13-2003, 01:27 AM
ok i just found out that wmv is about 10x less then avi so forget what i wrote up there any body know where i can find a converter that let me convert avi into wmv?

07-13-2003, 01:36 AM
look up "avi to wmv" in google and see what u find there i found one but its not free..(Easy Video Converter 3.0)...try d/l'ing it off K-lite.

here this web site has a good list of converters--
Converters (http://www.imagespro.com/search.php3?q=converter+avi+to+wmv)

07-13-2003, 01:43 AM
okay never that one too. i just conver a avi to a wmv which turn out to be 4x the original size so how bout sometin to compress the video file period.

p.s. thank you sirius 128 for the link.

07-13-2003, 01:46 AM
no prblem kazaaliterock

now when u say compress a video do u mean to compress it in a way so that when its compressed you can still watch it or do u mean compress it
to store (like a .zip)

07-13-2003, 02:04 AM
i mean compress it so i can still watch it.

07-13-2003, 02:19 AM
I don't suggest compressing an avi. If you wish to use your DVD player, then convert it to a mpg and make a VCD, nero works well.

07-13-2003, 02:32 AM
i know how to make it to a mpg what i want to know is how to compress the video file so the sze is smaller so i can save some hdd space.

07-13-2003, 02:42 AM
Can't unless you want to loose qulity. If it could be done all avi files would be 100k.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

07-13-2003, 02:47 AM
quess i'll just .rar it. i can extract the one i want to watch then .rar it again.

07-13-2003, 03:58 AM
how come when i use winrar to compress the file its still the same size.