Re: I need to reduce the size of a video file
"Flyrod" <Flyrod@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I have a 4 gig video that i need to reduce to 300 mb or less. I'm running
> vista with office 2007. Someone told me that i could do it in Movie Maker
> but can't find the option. Suggerstions?
Yes, it can be done, but you might not be able to get it as small as you
First import it into Movie Maker (it depends on the format whether you can
do that) using the "Import Media" button, and then drag it to the storyboard
or timeline. You might just like to preview it to check everything is OK.
Then click "Publish Movie". On the third set of options choose "Compress to"
and use the arrows to make the figure as small as possible. Click "Publish"
and wait. I've managed to compress a video by a factor of over 5 using this
method, of course quality will be reduced. If you want to make the video any
smaller you'll have to cut bits out.
> Thanks -